Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Macavity Award Nominees

Yesterday, Janet Rudolph, editor of Mystery Readers Journal, announced the nominees for the Macavity Awards. The winners will be announced at Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention. Bouchercon will be held in St. Louis in September. This award is named for Macavity, the "mystery cat" of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats). Congratulations to all of the nominees!

Best Mystery Novel

The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster)
Faithful Place by Tana French (Viking)
The Queen of Patpong by Timothy Hallinan (HarperCollins-William Morrow)
Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer (Grove Atlantic)
Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard (Ballantine)

Best First Mystery Novel

The Damage Done by Hilary Davidson (Forge)
Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva (Forge-Tom Doherty Associates)
The Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron (Minotaur)
Full Mortality by Sasscer Hill (Wildside)
A Thousand Cuts by Simon Lelic (Viking)

Best Mystery-Related Nonfiction

The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum (Penguin)
Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making by John Curran (HarperCollins)
Following the Detectives: Real Locations in Crime Fiction edited by Maxim Jakubowski (New Holland)
Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History by Yunte Huang (W.W. Norton)
Thrillers: 100 Must Reads, edited by David Morrell and Hank W Wagner (Oceanview Publishing)

Best Mystery Short Story

“The Scent of Lilacs” by Doug Allyn (EQMM)
“Swing Shift” by Dana Cameron in Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side (Berkley)
“Devil’s Pocket” by Keith Gilman in Philadelphia Noir (Akashic)
“The Gods for Vengeance Cry” by Richard Helms (EQMM)
“Bookworm” by G.M. Malliet in Chesapeake Crimes: They Had It Comin’ (Wildside)

Sue Feder Memorial Historical Mystery

A Marked Man by Barbara Hamilton (Berkley)
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell (Random House)
City of Dragons by Kelli Stanley (Minotaur)
The Red Door by Charles Todd (HarperCollins- William Morrow)
The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia (HarperCollins-William Morrow)


Beth Hoffman said...

Thanks so much for sharing this list, Lesa! My gosh, so many wonderful titles! I need to read more!

Hugs to you and the kitties.

Lesa said...

Thank you, Beth! And, hugs back. Oh, I'm going to make it worse. Friday is my treasures in the closet post & Saturday is hot titles. It isn't that we need to read more - we need more time to read!

Hugs back, Beth, to you and your kitties!

Beth Hoffman said...

Yay! I'll look forward to seeing what goodies you have in store for us!

Lesa said...

Oh, there are some good titles, including one you've already read. (smile)

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks so much for listing the Macavity Awards. Such terrific choices this year. They're all winners!

Lesa said...

You're right, Janet. It's a great selection. They are all winners!

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I'm casually waiting on the side for someone to mention how many women are on this nominee list...

Lesa said...

Nine for sure, but I'm not sure about a couple of the names that could be either male or female.