2015 Macavity Award Nominees Announced


Mystery Readers International has announced the nominees for the 2015 Macavity Awards as follows:

Best Mystery Novel

The Lewis Man, by Peter May (Quercus)

The Last Death of Jack Harbin, by Terry Shames (Seventh Street)

The Killer Next Door, by Alex Marwood (Penguin)

The Day She Died, by Catriona McPherson (Midnight Ink)

The Missing Place, by Sophie Littlefield (Gallery)

The Long Way Home, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

Best First Mystery Novel

Invisible City, by Julia Dahl (Minotaur)

The Black Hour, by Lori Rader-Day (Seventh Street)

Someone Else’s Skin, by Sarah Hilary (Penguin)

Dear Daughter, by Elizabeth Little (Viking)

Blessed Are the Dead, by Kristi Belcamino (Witness Impulse)

Dry Bones in the Valley, by Tom Bouman (W. W. Norton)


Best Mystery-Related Nonfiction

Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer’s Journey, edited by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Henery Press)

The Figure of the Detective: A Literary History and Analysis, by Charles Brownson (McFarland)

Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe, by J. W. Ocker (Countryman)

400 Things Cops Know: Street Smart Lessons from a Veteran Patrolman, by Adam Plantinga (Quill Driver)

Best Mystery Short Story

“Honeymoon Sweet,” by Craig Faustus Buck, in Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon Anthology 2014, edited by Dana Cameron (Down & Out)

“The Shadow Knows,” by Barb Goffman (in Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays, edited by Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, and Marcia Talley (Wildside)

“Howling at the Moon,” by Paul D. Marks (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, November 2014)

“The Proxy,” by Travis Richardson (Thuglit #13, September/October 2014)

“The Odds Are Against Us,” by Art Taylo (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, November 2014)

Sue Feder Memorial Award: Best Historical Mystery

Queen of Hearts, by Rhys Bowen (Berkley Prime Crime)

Present Darkness, by Malla Nunn (Atria)

A Deadly Measure of Brimstone, by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur)

An Officer and a Spy, by Robert Harris (Knopf)

Hunting Shadows, by Charles Todd (Wm. Morrow)

Things Half in Shadow, by Alan Finn (Gallery)

The winners will be announced on October 8 during Bouchercon 2015 to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina.