2012 Macavity and Barry Award Winners Announced


Mystery Readers International has announced the winners of the 2012 Macavity Awards as follows:


Best Mystery Novel:

Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, by Sara Gran (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Best First Mystery Novel:

All Cry Chaos by Leonard Rosen (Permanent Press)

Best Mystery-Related Non-Fiction:

The Sookie Stackhouse Companion, edited by Charlaine Harris (Ace)

Best Mystery Short Story:

Disarming,” by Dana Cameron (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, June 2011)

Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award:

Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains, by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur Books)


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Deadly Pleasures has announced the winners of the 2012 Barry Awards as follows:


Best Novel:

The Keeper of Lost Causes (in UK, Mercy), by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Dutton)

Best First Novel:

The Informationist, by Taylor Stevens (Crown)

Best British Novel:

Dead Man’s Grip, by Peter James (Macmillan)

Best Paperback Original:

Death of the Mantis, by Michael Stanley (Harper)

Best Thriller:

The Informant, by Thomas Perry (Atlantic Monthly)

Best Short Story:

The Gun Also Rises,” by Jeffrey Cohen (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, January/February 2011)

Don Sandstrom Fan Award:

Allen J. Hubin