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Friday, October 13, 2017

Awards - Barry and Macavity - Presented at Bouchercon in Toronto


I'm unable to be in Toronto for this year's Bouchercon and I'm missing seeing all my reader and writer book loving pals.

But, winners of some awards have been announced, and it's heart-warming to see some friends' names.



The Macavity Award Winners 2017

The Macavity Awards are nominated by members of Mystery Readers International, subscribers to Mystery Readers Journal and friends of MRI. The winners were announced tonight at opening ceremonies at Bouchercon in Toronto. Congratulations to all.

Best Novel 
• A Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

Best First Novel 
• IQ, by Joe Ide (Mulholland Books)

Best Short Story 
• “Parallel Play,” by Art Taylor (Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning, Wildside Press)

Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Novel 
• Heart of Stone, by James W. Ziskin (Seventh Street Books)

Best Nonfiction 
• Sara Paretsky: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction, Margaret Kinsman (McFarland)



AND . . . 


BARRY AWARD WINNERS 2017



Best Novel:
• A Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

Best First Novel:
• The Drifter, by Nicholas Petrie (Putnam)

Best Paperback Original:
• Rain Dogs, by Adrian McKinty (Seventh Street)

Best Thriller:
• Guilty Minds, by Joseph Finder (Dutton)



My congratulations to all the nominees and winners of these two prestigious awards.



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