Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Nominees for the 2011 Macavity Awards Announced

Mystery Book Awards

The nominees for the 2011 Macavity Awards have been announced by Mystery Readers International. The winners will be announced at Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, which will be held this September in St. Louis.

The nominees are ...

◊ Best Mystery Novel

The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster)
Faithful Place by Tana French Review of Faithful Place by Tana French (Viking)
The Queen of Patpong by Timothy Hallinan Review of The Queen of Patpong by Timothy Hallinan (William Morrow)
Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer (Grove Atlantic)
Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard (Ballantine)

◊ Best First Mystery Novel

The Damage Done by Hilary Davidson (Forge Books)
Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva (Forge Books)
The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron (Minotaur Books)
Full Mortality by Sasscer Hill (Wildside Press)
A Thousand Cuts by Simon Lelic (Viking)

◊ Best Mystery Non-Fiction

The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum (Penguin)
Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: 50 Years of Mysteries in the Making by John Curran (HarperCollins)
Thrillers: 100 Must Reads by David Morrel and Hank W. Wagner, editors Review of Thrillers: 100 Must Reads by David Morrel and Hank W. Wagner, editors (Oceanview Publishing)
Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History by Yunte Huang by Yunte Huang (Norton)
Following the Detectives: Real Locations in Crime Fiction by Maxim Jakubowski (New Holland)

◊ Best Mystery Short Story

"The Scent of Lilacs" (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine) by Doug Allyn
"Swing Shift" (Crimes by Moonlight) by Dana Cameron
"Devil's Pocket" (Philadelphia Noir) by Keith Gilman
"The Gods for Vengeance Cry" (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine) by Richard Helms
"Bookworm" (Chesapeake Crimes) by G. M. Malliet

◊ Sue Feder Historical Mystery

A Marked Man by Barbara Hamilton (Berkley)
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell (Random House)
City of Dragons by Kelli Stanley (Minotaur Books)
The Red Door by Charles Todd (William Morrow)
The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia (William Morrow)

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(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare.)

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