16 October 2010

Barry & Macavity & Book of the Decade Award winners

Many thanks to Janet Rudolph who blogs at Mystery Fanfare, and Lesa Holstine who blogs at Lesa's Book Critiques for the following information, confirmed by The Rap Sheet.

These awards were presented at Bouchercon by the Bay in San Francisco. 

The Macavity Awards 2010 were presented by Janet Rudolph, editor of Mystery Readers Journal, on behalf of the members of Mystery Readers International, who nominated and voted on the awards.  
Winners were:
  • 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:
  • 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 Readers of Deadly Pleasures Magazine vote on the Barry Awards.  
This year's winners were:
  • 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 RISE NOT (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)
As you can see there's a lot I haven't read!
I should also mention that the Fan Guest of Honor was Maddy Van Hertbruggen who is one of the founders of  4MA, a very successful Yahoo discussion group that I belong to, and have many cyber friends as a result of.

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