2010 Macavity Award Nominees

The Mystery Readers International has announced the nominees for the 2010 Macavity Awards as follows:

Best Mystery Novel:

・ Bury Me Deep, by Megan Abbott (Simon & Schuster)

・ Tower, by Ken Bruen and Reed arrel Coleman (Busted Flush Press)

・ Necessary as Blood, by Deborah Crombie (Morrow)

・ Nemesis, by Jo Nesb〓 ; translated by Don Bartlett (HarperCollins)

・ The Brutal Telling, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

・ The Shanghai Moon, by S.J. Rozan (Minotaur)

Best First Mystery Novel:

・ The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley (Delacorte)

・ Running from the Devil, by Jamie Freveletti (Morrow)

・ A Bad Day for Sorry, by Sophie Littlefield (Minotaur)

・ The Ghosts of Belfast, by Stuart Neville (Soho Crime)

・ A Beautiful Place to Die, by Malla Nunn (Picador)

Best Mystery Non-fiction:

・ L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City, by John Buntin (Random House)

・ Talking about Detective Fiction, by P.D. James (Knopf)

・ Rogue Males: Conversations & Confrontations About the Writing Life, by Craig McDonald (Bleak House Books)

・ The Line Up: The World’s Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives, edited by Otto Penzler (Little, Brown)

・ Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art, by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo (Penguin Press)

・ Dame Agatha’s Shorts: An Agatha Christie Short Story Companion, by Elena Santangelo (Bella Rosa Books)

Best Mystery Short Story:

・ “Last Fair Deal Gone Down”, by Ace Atkins (from Crossroad Blues; Busted Flush Press)

・ “Femme Sole”, by Dana Cameron (from Boston Noir, edited by Dennis Lehane; Akashic Books)

・ “Digby, Attorney at Law”, by Jim Fusilli (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, May 2009)

・ “Your Turn”, by Carolyn Hart (from Two of the Deadliest: New Tales of Lust, Greed, and Murder from Outstanding Women of Mystery, edited by Elizabeth George; Harper)

・ “On the House”, by Hank Phillippi Ryan (from Quarry: Crime Stories by New England Writers, edited by Kate Flora, Ruth McCarty, and Susan Oleksiw; Level Best Books)

・ “The Desert Here and the Desert Far Away”, by Marcus Sakey (from Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can’t Put Down, edited by Clive Cussler; Mira)

・ “Amapola”, by Luis Alberto Urrea (from Phoenix Noir, edited by Patrick Millikin; Akashic Books)

Sue Feder Historical Mystery:

・ A Trace of Smoke, by Rebecca Cantrell (Forge)

・ In the Shadow of Gotham, by Stephanie Pintoff (Minotaur)

・ A Duty to the Dead, by Charles Todd (Morrow)

・ Serpent in the Thorns, by Jeri Westerson (Minotaur)

・ Among the Mad, by Jacqueline Winspear (Henry Holt)

The winners will be announced during Bouchercon to be held in San Francisco this October.