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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Meritorious Mysteries: Macavity Nominees

The Macavity Awards will be presented during the Open Ceremonies at Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, on Thursday, September 28, in Madison, WI, U.S.A. Check the Bouchercon schedule for exact time, but 6:30 is what we've been told. Please plan to stop by and meet these wonderful writers. And, if you can't make it, you have a great list of mysteries to read. See below.

The Macavity Awards are nominated by and voted on by Members of Mystery Readers International. For more info on MRI, go to: Mystery Readers International.

See you in Madison!

Janet Rudolph, Editor, Mystery Readers Journal

Best Novel
One Shot by Lee Child (Delacorte Press)
The James Deans by Reed Farrell Coleman (Plume)
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
Vanish by Tess Gerritsen (Ballantine Books)
Strange Affair by Peter Robinson (William Morrow)
The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow (Knopf)
Solomon vs. Lord by Paul Levine (Bantam)

Best First Novel
Immoral by Brian Freeman (St. Martin's)
All Shook Up by Mike Harrison (ECW Press)
Baby Game by Randall Hicks (Wordslinger Press)

Nonfiction
Tracks to Murder by Jonathan Goodman (Kent State University)
Behind the Mystery: Top Mystery Writers Interviewed by Stuart Kaminsky; photographed by Laurie Roberts (Hothouse Press)
New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Novels, edited by Leslie S. Klinger (Norton)
Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak (Harcourt)
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach (Norton)

Best Short Story
'It Can Happen' by David Corbett in San Francisco Noir, Akashic Books
'Everybody's Girl' by Robert Barnard (EQMM, May 2005)
'The Big Road by Steve Hockensmith (AHMM, May 2005)
'There Is No Crime on Easter Island' by Nancy Pickard (EQMM, Sept-Oct 2005)

Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award
In Like Flynn by Rhys Bowen (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Spectres in the Smoke by Tony Broadbent (St. Martin

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