The winners of the 2010 Macavity Awards were announced last night at Bouchercon. Named for the "mystery cat" of T. S. Eliot, members of Mystery Readers International vote for their favorite mysteries in several categories.
◊ Best Mystery Novel: Tower by Ken Bruen and Reed Farrell Coleman (Busted Flush Press)
◊ Best First Mystery Novel: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Delacorte Press)
◊ Best Mystery Non-Fiction: Talking about Detective Fiction by P. D. James (Knopf)
◊ Best Mystery Short Story: "On the House" in Quarry: Crime Stories by New England Writers by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Level Best Books)
◊ Sue Feder Historical Mystery: A Trace of Smoke by Rebecca Cantrell (Forge)
indicates a review by Mysterious Reviews.