Thursday, June 14, 2012

Filing the Macavitys

Sara Gran, Marcus Sakey, John Curran, Dana Cameron, Michael Koryta, and Jim Fusilli are among the numerous authors nominated for 2012 Macavity Awards. As editor and Macavity organizer Janet Rudolph explains in Mystery Fanfare, “This award is nominated by and voted on by members and supporters of Mystery Readers International, as well as subscribers to Mystery Readers Journal.” Winners will be announced in October during Bouchercon in Cleveland, Ohio.

Best Mystery Novel:
1222, by Anne Holt, translated by Marlaine Delargy (Scribner)
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, by Sara Gran
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
The House of Silk, by Anthony Horowitz (Mulholland)
The Ridge, by Michael Koryta (Little, Brown)
A Trick of the Light, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes, by Marcus Sakey (Dutton)
Hell & Gone, by Duane Swierczynski (Mulholland)

Best First Mystery Novel:
Learning to Swim, by Sara J. Henry (Crown)
Nazareth Child, by Darrell James (Midnight Ink)
Turn of Mind, by Alice LaPlante (Atlantic Monthly)
All Cry Chaos, by Leonard Rosen (Permanent Press)
The Informationist, by Taylor Stevens (Crown)
Before I Go to Sleep, by S.J. Watson (Harper)

Best Mystery-Related Non-fiction:
Books, Crooks and Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure, by Leslie Budewitz (Linden)
Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making: More Stories and Secrets from Her Notebooks, by John Curran (HarperCollins)
Wilkie Collins, Vera Caspary and the Evolution of the Casebook Novel, by A.B. Emrys (McFarland)
The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge,
by T.J. English (Morrow)
The Sookie Stackhouse Companion, edited by Charlaine Harris (Ace)

Best Mystery Short Story:
“Disarming,” by Dana Cameron (Ellery Queen Mystery
, June 2011)
“Facts Exhibiting Wantonness,” by Trina Corey
(EQMM, November 2011)
“Palace by the Lake,” by Daryl Wood Gerber (from Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology, edited by Ramona DeFelice Long; Wildside)
“Truth and Consequences,” by Barb Goffman (from Mystery Times Ten, edited by MaryChris Bradley; Buddhapuss Ink)
“Heat of Passion,” by Kathleen Ryan (A Twist of Noir, February 2011)
“The Man Who Took His Hat Off to the Driver of the Train,”
by Peter Turnbull (EQMM, March/April 2011)

Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award:
Naughty in Nice, by Rhys Bowen (Berkley)
Narrows Gate, by Jim Fusilli (AmazonEncore)
Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains, by Catriona McPherson (Thomas Dunne/Minotaur)
Mercury’s Rise, by Ann Parker (Poisoned Pen Press)
Troubled Bones, by Jeri Westerson (Minotaur)
A Lesson in Secrets, by Jacqueline Winspear (Harper)

Congratulations to all of this year’s contenders!

1 comment:

Naomi Johnson said...

Congrats to all the nominees, certainly. Special congratulations to Kathleen Ryan. Good on yer, girl!