2022 MACAVITY AWARD WINNERS


The Mystery Readers International has announced the winners for the 2021 Macavity Awards as follows:

BEST MYSTERY NOVEL (6):
The Dark Hours, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown and Co.)
WINNER Razorblade Tears, by S. A. Cosby (Flatiron Books)
1979, by Val McDermid (Atlantic Monthly)
Bobby March Will Live Forever, by Alan Parks (World Noir)
We Begin at the End, by Chris Whitaker (Henry Holt)
Harlem Shuffle, by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday)

BEST FIRST MYSTERY NOVEL (5):
Who is Maude Dixon?, by Alexandra Andrews (Little, Brown)
Girl A, by Abigail Dean (Viking)
Deer Season, by Erin Flanagan (University of Nebraska Press)
WINNER Arsenic and Adobo, by Mia P. Manansala (Berkley)
All Her Little Secrets, by Wanda M. Morris (William Morrow)

BEST MYSTERY SHORT STORY (7):
"Lucky Thirteen," by Tracy Clark (Midnight Hour, edited by Abby L. Vandiver; Crooked Lane Books)
WINNER "Sweeps Week," by Richard Helms (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine [EQMM], July/August 2021)
"Curious Incidents," by Steve Hockensmith (EQMM, January/February 2021)
"The Road to Hana," by R.T. Lawton (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, May/June 2021)
"The White Star," by G.M. Malliet (EQMM, July/August 2021)
"The Locked Room Library," by Gigi Pandian (EQMM, July/August 2021)
"Julius Katz and the Two Cousins," by Dave Zeltserman (EQMM, July/August 2021)
BEST NONFICTION/CRITICAL (7):
Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World, by Mark Aldridge (HarperCollins)
WINNER How to Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America, edited by Lee Child with Laurie R. King (Scribner)
The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History, by Margalit Fox (Random House)
The Unquiet Englishman: A Life of Graham Greene, by Richard Greene (W.W. Norton)
Tony Hillerman: A Life, by James McGrath Morris (University of Oklahoma)
The Reason for the Darkness of the Night: Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science, by John Tresch (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock: An Anatomy of the Master of Suspense, by Edward White (W.W. Norton)
BEST HISTORICAL MYSTERY (6):
The Venice Sketchbook, by Rhys Bowen (Lake Union)
WINNER Clark and Division, by Naomi Hirahara (Soho Crime)
The Hollywood Spy, by Susan Elia MacNeal (Bantam)
The Bombay Prince, by Sujata Massey (Soho Crime)
Velvet Was the Night, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey)
Death at Greenway, by Lori Rader-Day (William Morrow)

The winners were announced at opening ceremonies on Thursday, September 08 at Bouchercon held in Minneapolis, MInnesota.


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