Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mystery Awards at Bouchercon ... drum roll, please!

Later today, the Crimespree, Derringer, and Anthony awards will be announced at Bouchercon in San Francisco. Here are the other awards that have already been given:

The Macavity Awards 2010 were presented by Janet Rudolph, editor of Mystery Readers Journal, on Members of Mystery Readers International nominated and voted on these.
Best Mystery Novel: Ken Bruen & Reed Farrel Coleman: Tower (Busted Flush Press)

Best First Mystery Novel: Alan Bradley: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Delacorte)

Best Mystery Nonfiction: P.D. James: Talking about Detective Fiction (Alfred A. Knopf)

Best Mystery Short Story: Hank Phillippi Ryan: "On the House" (Quarry: Crime Stories by New England Writers, Level Best Books)

Sue Feder Historical Mystery: Rebecca Cantrell: A Trace of Smoke (Forge)
The Barry Awards 2010 were selected by readers of Deadly Pleasures Magazine:
Best Novel:  John Hart:  The Last Child (Minotaur)

Best First Novel: Alan Bradley: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Delacorte)

Best British Novel:  Philip Kerr:  If the Dead Not Rise (Quercus)

Best Paperback Original:  Bryan Gruley:  Starvation Lake (Touchstone) 

Best Thriller:  Jamie Freveletti:  Running From the Devil (Morrow)

Best Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade:  Stieg Larsson:  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Knopf)

Best Short Story:  Brendan DuBois, "The High House Writer" (AHMM July-August 2009)
 The 2010 Shamus Awards were presented  by the Private Eye Writers of America:
Best Hardcover P.I. Novel: Locked In, by Marcia Muller (Grand Central)

Best First P.I. Novel: Faces of the Gone, by Brad Parks (Minotaur)

Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel: Sinner’s Ball, by Ira Berkowitz (Three Rivers Press)

Best P.I. Short Story: “Julius Katz,” by Dave Zeltserman (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2009)

Best P.I. Character: Sharon McCone

Lifetime Achievement Award: Robert Crais
Congrats to the authors and their publishers -- and to the eagle-eyed readers. Gotta love the way the bedside stack of "must reads" is growing!

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