Macavity Award Nominations Announced
My congratulations to all the nominees!!!
Janet Rudolph, editor of Mystery Readers Journal, announced this year's Macavity Award nominations yesterday (6/8/2010), as follows: "The Macavity Awards are nominated and voted on by members of Mystery Readers International. The 2010 Macavity Nominations are for books and stories published in 2009. Mystery Readers Journal is MRI's publication. The winners will be announced at Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, in October. Bouchercon will be held in San Francisco in 2010. This award is named for the "mystery cat" of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats)." *Best Mystery Novel* • *Bury Me Deep* by Megan Abbott (Simon & Schuster) • *Tower* by Ken Bruen and Reed Farrel Coleman (Busted Flush Press) • *Necessary as Blood* by Deborah Crombie (Wm. Morrow) • *Nemesis* by Jo Nesbø, translated by Don Bartlett (HarperCollins) • *The Brutal Telling* by Louise Penny (Minotaur) • *The Shanghai Moon* by S.J. Rozan (Minotaur) *Best First Mystery Novel* • *The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie* by Alan Bradley (Delacorte) • *Running from the Devil* by Jamie Freveletti (Wm. Morrow) • *A Bad Day for Sorry* by Sophie Littlefield (Minotaur) • *The Ghosts of Belfast *by Stuart Neville (Soho Crime) • *A Beautiful Place to Die* by Malla Nunn (Picador) *Best Mystery Nonfiction* • *L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City* by John Buntin (Random House: Harmony Books) • *Talking about Detective Fiction* by P.D. James (Alfred A. Knopf) • *Rogue Males: Conversations & Confrontations About the Writing Life* by Craig McDonald (Bleak House Books) • *The Line Up: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives*, edited by Otto Penzler (Little, Brown & Co) • *Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art*by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo (Penguin Press) • *Dame Agatha’s Shorts: An Agatha Christie Short Story Companion* by Elena Santangelo (Bella Rosa Books) *Best Mystery Short Story* • “Last Fair Deal Gone Down” by Ace Atkins in *Crossroad Blues* (Busted Flush Press) • “Femme Sole” by Dana Cameron in *Boston Noir* (Akashic Books) • “Digby, Attorney at Law” by Jim Fusilli, (*AHMM*, May 2009) • “Your Turn” by Carolyn Hart in *Two of the Deadliest *(Harper) • “On the House” by Hank Phillippi Ryan in *Quarry: Crime Stories by New England Writers* (Level Best Books) • “The Desert Here and the Desert Far Away” by Marcus Sakey in *Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can’t Put Down* (Mira) • “Amapola” by Luis Alberto Urrea in *Phoenix Noir* (Akashic Books) *Sue Feder Historical Mystery* • *A Trace of Smoke* by Rebecca Cantrell (Forge) • *In the Shadow of Gotham* by Stephanie Pintoff (Minotaur) • *A Duty to the Dead* by Charles Todd (Wm. Morrow) • *Serpent in the Thorns* by Jeri Westerson (Minotaur) • *Among the Mad* by Jacqueline Winspear (Henry Holt)