Macavity Awards shortlist announced

We are so honoured that TWO of our Guests of Honour are on the list for this prestigious award!  And over half of the shortlist will be attending @Bouchercon2017!!

Best Novel:

  • Megan Abbott: You Will Know Me (Little, Brown)  – coming to #Bcon2017 (Guest of Honour!)
  • Matt Coyle: Dark Fissures (Oceanview)   – coming to #Bcon2017
  • Noah Hawley: Before the Fall (UK, Hodder & Stoughton; US, Grand Central Publishing)
  • Mick Herron: Real Tigers (UK, John Murray; US, Soho)
  • Laura Lippman: Wilde Lake (Wm. Morrow)
  • Louise Penny: A Great Reckoning (Minotaur)  – coming to #Bcon2017 (Guest of Honour!)

Best First Novel:

  • Fiona Barton: The Widow (UK, Bantam; US, NAL)
  • Flynn Berry: Under the Harrow (Penguin)
  • Bill Beverly: Dodgers (No Exit Press)  – coming to #Bcon2017
  • Joe Ide: IQ (Mulholland Books)   – coming to #Bcon2017
  • Renee Patrick: Design for Dying (Forge)

Best Short Story:

  • Lawrence Block: “Autumn at the Automat” (In Sunlight or in Shadow, Pegasus Books)   – coming to #Bcon2017
  • Craig Faustus Buck: “Blank Shot” (Black Coffee, Darkhouse Books)  – coming to #Bcon2017
  • Greg Herren: “Survivor’s Guilt” (Blood on the Bayou: Bouchercon Anthology 2016, Down & Out Books)  – coming to #Bcon2017
  • Paul D. Marks: “Ghosts of Bunker Hill” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Dec. 2016)
  • Joyce Carol Oates: “The Crawl Space” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Sept.-Oct. 2016)
  • Art Taylor: “Parallel Play” (Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning, Wildside Press)  – coming to #Bcon2017

Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Novel:

  • Susanna Calkins: A Death Along the River Fleet  (Minotaur)  – coming to #Bcon2017
  • Lyndsay Faye: Jane Steele  (UK: Headline Review; US, G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
  • Edith Maxwell: Delivering The Truth  (Midnight Ink)  – coming to #Bcon2017
  • Catriona McPherson: The Reek of Red Herrings (US: Minotaur; UK: Houghton Stodder)  – coming to #Bcon2017
  • Ann Parker: What Gold Buys (Poisoned Pen Press)  – coming to #Bcon2017
  • James W. Ziskin: Heart of Stone (Seventh Street Books)  – coming to #Bcon2017

Best Nonfiction:

  • Jane K. Cleland: Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot: How to Write Gripping Stories that Keep Readers on the Edge of Their Seats  (Writer’s Digest Books)  – coming to #Bcon2017
  • Ruth Franklin: Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Liveright Publishing)
  • Margaret Kinsman: Sara Paretsky: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction (McFarland)
  • David J. Skal: Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Dracula (Liveright Publishing)
  • Kate Summerscale: The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer (Penguin)