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Macavity Awards - 2008

Mystery Readers International announced their Awards tonight at the opening reception to the Baltimore Bouchercon.

The Hungry Detective made no picks for these awards, but we do wish all the nominees and the eventual winners, Congratulations!

Winners in Red

Best Mystery Novel:

Reed Farrel Coleman: Soul Patch (Bleak House)

John Connolly: The Unquiet (Hodder & Stoughton*/Atria)

David Corbett: Blood of Paradise (Ballantine Mortalis)

Deborah Crombie: Water Like a Stone (Morrow)

Laura Lippman: What the Dead Know (Morrow)

Best First Mystery:

Tana French: In the Woods (Hodder & Stoughton*/Viking)

Joe Hill: Heart-Shaped Box (William Morrow)

Lisa Lutz: The Spellman Files (Simon & Schuster)

Tim Maleeny: Stealing the Dragon (Midnight Ink)

Matt Beynon Rees: The Collaborator of Bethlehem (Soho)

Best Mystery Short Story:

Donna Andrews: "A Rat's Tale" (EQMM, Sep-Oct 2007)

Rhys Bowen: "Please Watch Your Step" (The Strand Magazine, Spring 2007)

Jon L. Breen: "The Missing Elevator Puzzle" (EQMM, Feb 2007)

Beverle Graves Myers: "Brimstone P.I." (AHMM, May 2007)

Gillian Roberts: "The Old Wife's Tale" (EQMM, Mar-Apr 2007)

Best Mystery Non-Fiction:

Barry Forshaw: Rough Guide to Crime Fiction (Penguin Rough Guides)

Jean Gould O'Connell: Chester Gould: A Daughter's Biography of the Creator of Dick Tracy (McFarland & Company)

Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower & Charles Foley, editors: Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters (HarperPress*/Penguin)

Lee Lofland: Police Procedure and Investigation: A Guide for Writers (Howdunit Series, Writers Digest Books)

Roger Sobin, editor/compiler: The Essential Mystery Lists: For Readers, Collectors, and Librarians (Poisoned Pen Press)

Sue Feder Memorial Historical Mystery:

Rhys Bowen: Her Royal Spyness (Penguin)

Ariana Franklin: Mistress of the Art of Death (Putnam)

Jason Goodwin: The Snake Stone (Faber & Faber*/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Clare Langley-Hawthorne: Consequences of Sin (Viking*/Penguin)

Joyce Carol Oates: The Gravedigger's Daughter (HarperCollins Ecco)

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