The 2014 Macavity Award nominees have been announced!

The 2014 Macavity Award nominees have been announced, and the winners will be announced at Bouchercon on Nov. 13th. Congrats to all of the nominees!


Best Mystery Novel

  • Sandrine’s Case by Thomas H. Cook (Mysterious Press)
  • Dead Lions by Mick Herron (Soho Crime)
  • Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger (Atria Books)
  • The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood (Penguin Books)
  • How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
  • Standing in Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin (Reagan Arthur Books)


Best First Mystery

  • Yesterday’s Echo by Matt Coyle (Oceanview Publishing)
  • Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman (Minotaur Books)
  • Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman (Ballantine Books)
  • Norwegian by Night by Derek Miller (Faber & Faber)
  • A Killing at Cotton Hill by Terry Shames (Seventh Street Books)

Best Mystery Short Story

  • “The Terminal” by Reed Farrel Coleman (Kwik Krimes, edited by Otto Penzler; Thomas & Mercer)
  • “The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository” by John Connolly (Bibliomysteries: Short Tales about Deadly Books, edited by Otto Penzler; Bookspan)
  • “The Dragon’s Tail” by Martin Limon (Nightmare Range: The Collected Sueno and Bascom Short Stories, Soho Books)
  • “The Hindi Houdini” by Gigi Pandian (Fish Nets: The Second Guppy Anthology, edited by Ramona DeFelice Long; Wildside Press)
  • “Incident on the 405” by Travis Richardson (The Malfeasance Occasional: Girl Trouble, edited by Clare Toohey; Macmillan)
  • “The Care and Feeding of Houseplants” by Art Taylor (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, March/April 2013)

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 Montillo (William Morrow)
  • Being Cool: The Work of Elmore Leonard by Charles J. Rzepka (Johns Hopkins University Press)
  • The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower (Minotaur Books)

Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award

  • A Murder at Rosamund’s Gate by Susanna Calkins (Minotaur Books)
  • Saving Lincoln by Robert Kresge (ABQ Press)
  • Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur Books)
  • Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell (Little, Brown)
  • Ratlines by Stuart Neville (Soho Crime)

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