The Macavity Award Nominations Announcement:

Mystery Readers International/Mystery Readers Journal has announced the nominees for the 2011 Macavity Awards as follows:

Best Mystery Novel

The Glass Rainbow, by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster)

Faithful Place, by Tana French (Viking)

The Queen of Patpong, by Timothy Hallinan (William Morrow)

Thirteen Hours, by Deon Meyer (Grove Atlantic)

Bury Your Dead, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

The Scent of Rain and Lightning, by Nancy Pickard (Ballantine)

Best First Mystery Novel

The Damage Done, by Hilary Davidson (Forge)

Rogue Island, by Bruce DeSilva (Forge)

The Poacher’s Son, by Paul Doiron (Minotaur)

Full Mortality, by Sasscer Hill (Wildside)

A Thousand Cuts, by Simon Lelic (Viking)

Best Mystery-Related Nonfiction

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: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making, by John Curran (HarperCollins)

Following the Detectives: Real Locations in Crime Fiction, edited by Maxim Jakubowski (New Holland)

Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His

Rendezvous with American History, by Yunte Huang (Norton)

Thrillers: 100 Must Reads, edited by David Morrell and Hank W Wagner (Oceanview Publishing)

Best Mystery Short Story

“The Scent of Lilacs,” by Doug Allyn (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine,

September-October 2010)

“Swing Shift,” by Dana Cameron (in Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the

Dark Side, edited by Charlaine Harris; Berkley)

“Devil’s Pocket,” by Keith Gilman (in Philadelphia Noir, edited by Carlin

Romano; Akashic)

“The Gods for Vengeance Cry,” by Richard Helms (Ellery Queen’s Mystery

Magazine, November 2010)

“Bookworm,” by G.M. Malliet (in Chesapeake Crimes: They Had It Comin’,

edited by Marcia Talley; Wildside)

Sue Feder Memorial 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)

The Red Door, by Charles Todd (William Morrow)

The Fifth Servant, by Kenneth Wishnia (William Morrow)

The winners will be announced at Bouchercon to be held in St. Louis,

Missouri this September.