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The Macavity Awards

THE SECRET LIFE OF ANNA BLANC has been nominated for the Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award by the members of Mystery Readers International.

It's a huge honor! Thank you Mystery Readers International!!!!

Here are the nominees.

  • Susanna Calkins: The Masque of a Murderer (Minotaur)

  • Shelley Freydont: A Gilded Grave (Berkley Prime Crime)

  • C. Joseph Greaves: Tom & Lucky (and George & Cokey Flo) (Bloomsbury)

  • Philip Kerr: The Lady from Zagreb (Putnam)

  • Jennifer Kincheloe: Secret Life of Anna Blanc (Seventh Street

  • Laurie R. King: Dreaming Spies (Bantam)

Congratulations to all the Macavity Award Nominees. They are listed below.

Best Mystery Novel:
  • Sharon Bolton: Little Black Lies (Minotaur)

  • Lou Berney: The Long and Faraway Gone (Morrow)

  • Tim Hallinan: The Hot Countries (Soho)

  • Catriona McPherson: The Child Garden (Midnight Ink)

  • Michael Robotham: Life or Death (Mulholland)

  • Don Winslow: The Cartel (Knopf)

Best First Mystery:
  • Patricia Abbott: Concrete Angel (Polis)

  • Glen Erik Hamilton: Past Crimes (Morrow)

  • Chris Holm: The Killing Kind (Mulholland)

  • David Joy: Where All Light Tends to Go (Putnam)

  • Ausma Zehanat Khan: The Unquiet Dead (Minotaur)

  • Art Taylor: On the Road with Del and Louise (Henery)

Best Critical/Biographical:
  • Martin Edwards: The Golden Age of Murder: The Mystery of the Writers Who Invented the Modern Detective Story (HarperCollins)

  • Kathryn Harkup: A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie (Bloomsbury Sigma)

  • Suzanne Marrs & Tom Nolan, editors: Meanwhile There Are Letters: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald (Arcade)

  • Val McDermid: Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime (Grove)

  • Nathan Ward: The Lost Detective: Becoming Dashiell Hammett (Bloomsbury)

Best Short Story:
  • Megan Abbott: “The Little Men” (MysteriousPress.com/Open Road)

  • Mat Coward: “On Borrowed Time” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, June 2015)

  • Loren D. Estleman: “Sob Sister” (Detroit Is Our Beat: Tales of the Four Horsemen, Tyrus)

  • Barb Goffman: “A Year Without Santa Claus” (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, January/February 2015)

  • Travis Richardson: “Quack and Dwight” (Jewish Noir, ed. Kenneth Wishnia, PM Press)

  • B.K. Stevens: “A Joy Forever” (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, March 2015)


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