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Friday, October 15, 2010

2010 ANTHONY AWARDS, MACAVITY AWARDS, BARRY AWARDS and SHAMUS AWARDS

2010 ANTHONY AWARDS

BEST NOVEL
THE BRUTAL TELLING - Louise Penny [Minotaur Books]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
A BAD DAY FOR SORRY - Sophie Littlefield [Minotaur Books]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
STARVATION LAKE - Bryan Gruley [Touchstone]

BEST SHORT STORY
"On the House" - Hank Phillippi Ryan, QUARRY: Crime Stories by New England Writers, [Level Best Books]

BEST CRITICAL NONFICTION WORK
TALKING ABOUT DETECTIVE FICTION - P.D. James [Bodleian Library/Knopf]

2010 MACAVITY AWARDS

The Macavity Award is named for the "mystery cat" of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats). Each year the members of Mystery Readers International nominate and vote for their favorite mysteries in four categories. 

The awards were presented at Bouchercon by the Bay on Thursday evening by Janet Rudolph - 


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 BARRY AWARDS

The Barry Awards are nominated on and voted on by subscribers to Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine.

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

SHAMUS AWARD WINNERS

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel:
LOCKED IN, by Marcia Muller (Grand Central)
Best First P.I. Novel: FACES OF THE GONE, by Brad Parks (Minotaur)

Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel:  SINNER'S BALL, by Ira Berkowitz (Three Rivers Press)

Best P.I. Short Story:
"Julius Katz," by Dave Zeltserman (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2009)

Lifetime Achievement Award: ROBERT CRAIS


Congratulations, everyone!!!! 

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