Better late than never: The 2014 Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus Award winners!

Shame on me for not posting these results sooner! The 2014 Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus Award winners were presented last weekend at Bouchercon 2014. Huge congrats to all the winners!


Anthony Award Winners (voted on by Bouchercon attendees)

  • Best Audiobook: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  • Best Television Episode Teleplay: “Pilot” for The Blacklist by John Bokenkamp
  • Best Children’s or Young Adult Novel: The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
  • Best Critical or Non-Fiction Work: The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower
  • Best Short Story: “The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository” by John Connolly
  • Best First Novel: Yesterday’s Echo by Matt Coyle
  • Best Paperback Original: As She Left It by Catriona McPherson
  • Best Novel: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger


Macavity Award Winners (voted upon by Mystery Readers International)

  • Best Mystery Novel: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
  • Best First Novel: A Killing at Cotton Hill by Terry Shames
  • Best Mystery Short Story: “The Care and Feeding of Houseplants” by Art Taylor (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine)
  • Best Non-Fiction: The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower
  • Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award: Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell

Shamus Award Winners (presented by the Private Eye Writers of America)

  • Best P.I. Short Story: “So Long, Chief,” by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane (The Strand Magazine)
  • Best First P.I. Novel: Bear is Broken by Lachlan Smith
  • Best Indie P.I. Novel: Don’t Dare a Dame by M. Ruth Myers
  • Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel: Heart of Ice by P.J. Parrish
  • Best Hardcover P.I. Novel: The Good Cop by Brad Parks
  • Lifetime Achievement: Sue Grafton

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