Macavity Award Nominees 2014

Mystery readers may like to stay in the dark, guessing until the gripping climax, but now it’s time to reveal the Macavity Award nominees! The nominees are determined by Mystery Readers Journal subscribers and members of Mystery Readers International, who vote for their favorite mysteries of the year. The winners will be announced at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Long Beach, California, on November 13th. Find the nominees below along with links to Booklist reviews.

Best Novel

Sandrine’s Case, by Thomas H. Cook
Dead Lions, by Mick HerronHow the Light Gets in
Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger
The Wicked Girls, by Alex Marwood
How the Light Gets In, by Louise Penny
Standing in Another Man’s Grave, by Ian Rankin

Best First Novel

Yesterday’s Echo, by Matt Coyle
Rage Against the Dying, by Becky Masterman
Cover of Snow, by Jenny Milchman
Norwegian by Night, by Derek Miller
A Killing at Cotton Hill, by Terry Shames

Best Short Story 

“The Terminal”, by Reed Farrel Coleman
“The Caxton Private Lending Library Book Depository”, by John Connolly
“The Dragon’s Tail”, by Martin Limon
“The Hindi Houdini”, by Gigi Pandian
“Incident on the 405”, by Travis Richardson
“The Care and Feeding of Houseplants”, by Art Taylor

Best Nonfiction

The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece, by Roseanne Montillomuder_as_a_fine_art_cover
Being Cool: The Work of Elmore Leonard, by Charles J. Rzepka
The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War, by Daniel Stashower

Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award 

A Murder at Rosamund’s Gate, by Susanna Calkins
Saving Lincoln, by Robert Kresge
Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses, by Catriona McPherson
Murder as a Fine Art, by David Morrell
Ratlines, by Stuart Neville



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