Monday, May 04, 2009

Nominees Announced for 2009 Macavity Awards

Mystery Book Awards: The Edgars, The Agathas, The Anthonys, and many more.

Mystery Readers International has announced the nominees for the 2009 . 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 (William Morrow)
Where Memories Lie by (William Morrow)
The Price of Blood by (William Morrow)
The Draining Lake by (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Curse of the Spellmans by (Simon & Schuster)
The Cruelest Month by (St. Martin's Minotaur)
The Fault Tree by (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 (Knopf)
Death of a Cozy Writer by (Midnight Ink)
Calumet City by (Simon & Schuster)
An Innocent Client by (Onyx)
A Carrion Death by (Harper)
The Blood Detective by (St. Martin's Minotaur)

For the Sue Feder Memorial Historical Mystery the nominees are:

A Royal Pain by (Berkley Prime Crime)
Stealing Trinity by (Oceanview)
The Whiskey Rebels by (Random House)
Compary of Liars by Karen Maitland (Delacorte)
Nox Dormienda by (Five Star)
Veil of Lies by (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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