2018 MACAVITY AWARD WINNERS

The Mystery Readers International has announced the winners for the 2018 Macavity Awards as follows:

Best Mystery Novel:
The Marsh King's Daughter, by Karen Dionne (Putnam)
WINNER Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz (Harper)
Bluebird, Bluebird, by Attica Locke (Mulholland)
Glass Houses, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
The Old Man, by Thomas Perry (Mysterious)
The Force, by Don Winslow (Morrow)

Best First Mystery Novel:
Hollywood Homicide, by Kellye Garrett (Midnight Ink)
The Dry, by Jane Harper (Flatiron)
She Rides Shotgun, by Jordan Harper (Ecco)
WINNER The Lost Ones, by Sheena Kamal (Morrow)
The Last Place You Look, by Kristen Lepionka (Minotaur)
Lost Luggage, by Wendall Thomas (Poisoned Pen)

Best Mystery-Related Nonfiction<:BR> From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon, by Mattias Bostrom (Mysterious)
WINNER The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books, by Martin Edwards (Poisoned Pen/British Library)
Chester B. Himes: A Biography, by Lawrence P. Jackson (Norton)
The Man From the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery, by Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James (Scribner)
Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes, by Michael Sims (Bloomsbury)
Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History, by Tori Telfer (Harper)

Best Mystery Short Story::
"As Ye Sow," by Craig Faustus Buck (in Passport to Murder: Bouchercon Anthology 2017, edited by John McFetridge; Down and Out)
"The #2 Pencil," by Matt Coyle (in Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea, edited by Andrew McAleer & Paul D. Marks; Down & Out)
"Infinite Uticas," by Terence Faherty (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, May/June 2017)
"Whose Wine is it Anyway?" by Barb Goffman (in 50 Shades of Cabernet; Koehler Books)
WINNER "Windward," by Paul D. Marks (in Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea, edited by Andrew McAleer & Paul D. Marks; Down & Out)
"A Necessary Ingredient," by Art Taylor (in Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea, edited by Andrew McAleer & Paul D. Marks; Down & Out)

Best Historical Mystery (Sue Feder Memorial Award):
Dangerous to Know, by Renee Patrick (Forge)
The Devouring, by James R. Benn (Soho Crime)
WINNER In Farleigh Field, by Rhys Bowen (Lake Union)
Cast the First Stone, by James W. Ziskin (Seventh Street)
Racing the Devil, by Charles Todd (Morrow)
A Rising Man, by Abir Mukherjee (Pegasus)

The winners were announced at the Bouchercon opening ceremonies on September 6 in St Petersburg, Florida.


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