Friday, October 15, 2010

Macavity and Barry Award Winners

They gave out the Macavity and Barry Awards last night at Bouchercon in San Francisco.  For those of us who couldn't be there, here are the winners.

The Macavity Awards 2010 were presented by Janet Rudolph, editor of Mystery Readers Journal, on behalf of the members of Mystery Readers International, who nominated and voted on the awards.  Winners were:

Best Mystery Novel: Ken Bruen & Reed Farrel Coleman: Tower (Busted Flush Press)

Best First Mystery Novel: Alan Bradley: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Delacorte)

Best Mystery Nonfiction: P.D. James: Talking about Detective Fiction (Alfred A. Knopf)

Best Mystery Short Story: Hank Phillippi Ryan: "On the House" (Quarry: Crime Stories by New England Writers, Level Best Books)

Sue Feder Historical Mystery: Rebecca Cantrell: A Trace of Smoke (Forge)

The Readers of Deadly Pleasures Magazine vote on the Barry Awards.  This year's winners were:

Best Novel:  John Hart:  The Last Child (Minotaur)

Best First Novel: Alan Bradley: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Delacorte)

Best British Novel:  Philip Kerr:  If the Dead Not Rise (Quercus)

Best Paperback Original:  Bryan Gruley:  Starvation Lake (Touchstone) 

Best Thriller:  Jamie Freveletti:  Running From the Devil (Morrow)

Best Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade:  Stieg Larsson:  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Knopf)

Best Short Story:  Brendan DuBois, "The High House Writer" (AHMM July-August 2009)

Congratulations to all the winners!


Maria said...

At least this year I've read some books by SOME of the winners, if not the winning books! And I did recognize the titles of many!



Beth Hoffman said...

Thanks for sharing this list with us, Lesa. And congrats to the winners!

Lesa said...


I've only read one of the books on the lists, but, like you, I know all the names. I've met a few of the authors, and I love Hank Phillippi Ryan, although I've never met her nor read that short story.

Lesa said...

It's always fun to share the award winners with readers, Beth.

Bev Stephans said...

I'm so glad to see that P.D. James won. I have her delightful book and have enjoyed it so much.

I have "Starvation Lake", but haven't started it yet.

Lesa said...

I haven't read P.D. James' book, Bev. Glad to hear it was so good. I really like a few of the authors as people, but I've only read Alan Bradley's book.

Sheila Beaumont said...

Two of the books I voted for won: The Last Child and The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. I almost voted for Stieg Larsson's book for best of the decade, but wound up voting for Louise Penny's Still Life.

Lesa said...

Ah, Shelia. Like you, I voted for Still Life. Louise Penny's books are my books of the decade.