Mystery Readers International has announced the nominees for the 2009 Macavity Awards. Each year the members of MRI vote for their favorite mysteries in several categories, three of which are listed below.
For Best Mystery Novel the nominees are:
Trigger City by Sean Chercover (William Morrow)
Where Memories Lie by Deborah Crombie (William Morrow)
The Price of Blood by Declan Hughes (William Morrow)
The Draining Lake by Arnaldur Indridason (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz (Simon & Schuster)
The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny (St. Martin's Minotaur)
The Fault Tree by Louise Ure (St. Martin's Minotaur)
For Best First Mystery Novel the nominees are:
Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (Knopf)
Death of a Cozy Writer by G. M. Malliet (Midnight Ink)
Calumet City by Charlie Newton (Simon & Schuster)
An Innocent Client by Scott Pratt (Onyx)
A Carrion Death by Michael Stanley (Harper)
The Blood Detective by Dan Waddell (St. Martin's Minotaur)
For the Sue Feder Memorial Historical Mystery the nominees are:
A Royal Pain by Rhys Bowen (Berkley Prime Crime)
Stealing Trinity by Ward Larsen (Oceanview)
The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss (Random House)
Compary of Liars by Karen Maitland (Delacorte)
Nox Dormienda by Kelli Stanley (Five Star)
Veil of Lies by Jeri Westerson (St. Martin's Minotaur)
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The winners will be announced during Bouchercon in October.
Congratulations from everyone at MBN to the nominees!
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