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2010 Macavity Award Nominations

Mystery Readers International recently announced their 2010 nominations. And like the Barry's and Anthony's the winners will be announced at this year's B'Con in Shake Town.

The Hungry Detective extends their congratulations to all of the nominees and wishes them the best of luck.

Best Mystery Novel
BURY ME DEEP - Megan Abbott - Simon & Schuster
TOWER - Ken Bruen and Reed Farrel Coleman - Busted Flush Press
NECESSARY AS BLOOD - Deborah Crombie - Wm. Morrow
NEMESIS - Jo Nesbø, translated by Don Bartlett - HarperCollins
THE BRUTAL TELLING - Louise Penny - Minotaur
THE SHANGHAI MOON - S.J. Rozan - Minotaur

Best First Mystery Novel
THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE - Alan Bradley - Delacorte
RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL - Jamie Freveletti - Wm. Morrow
A BAD FOR SORRY - Sophie Littlefield - Minotaur
THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST - Stuart Neville - Soho Crime
A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DIE - Malla Nunn - Picador

Best Mystery Nonfiction

L.A. NOIR: THE STRUGGLE FOR THE SOUL OF AMERICA'S MOST SEDUCTIVE CITY - John Buntin - Random House: Harmony Books
TALKING ABOUT DETECTIVE FICTION - P.D. James - Alfred A. Knopf
ROGUE MALES" CONVERSATIONS & CONFRONTATIONS ABOUT THE WRITING LIFE - Craig McDonald - Bleak House Books
THE LINE UP: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives - Otto Penzler, ed. Little, - Brown and Co
PROVENANCE: HOW A CON MAN AND FORGER REWROTE THE HISTORY OF MODERN ART - Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo - Penguin Press
DAME AGATHA'S SHORTS: AN AGATHA CHRISTIE SHORT STORY COMPANION - Elena Santangelo - Bella Rosa Books

Best Mystery Short Story 
“Last Fair Deal Gone Down” - Ace Atkins in CROSSROAD BLUES - Busted Flush Press
“Femme Sole” - Dana Cameron in BOSTON NOIR - Akashic Books
“Digby, Attorney at Law” - Jim Fusilli, - AHMM, May 2009
“Your Turn” - Carolyn Hart in TWO OF THE DEADLIEST - Harper
“On the House” - Hank Phillippi Ryan in QUARRY: CRIME STORIES BY NEW ENGLAND WRITERS - Level Best Books
“The Desert Here and the Desert Far Away” - Marcus Sakey in THRILLER 2: STORIES YOU JUST CAN'T PUT DOWN - Mira
“Amapola” - Luis Alberto Urrea in PHOENIX NOIR - Akashic Books

Sue Feder Historical Mystery
A TRACE OF SMOKE - Rebecca Cantrell - Forge
IN THE SHADOW GOTHAM - Stefanie Pintoff - Minotaur
A DUTY TO THE DEAD -  Charles Todd - Wm. Morrow
SERPENT IN THE THORNS - Jeri Westerson - Minotaur
AMONG THE MAD - Jacqueline Winspear - Henry Holt

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