Nominees for the 2012 Macavity Awards

Janet Rudolph has announced the nominees for the 2012 The Macavity Awards! Voted on by members and supporters of Mystery Readers International and subscribers to Mystery Readers Journal, the nominees must have been released in 2011. Winners will be announced at Bouchercon, in October, in Cleveland, OH this year. The Award will be presented at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Best Mystery Novel

1222 by Anne Holt, translated by Marlaine Delargy (Scribner)
CLAIRE DEWITT AND THE CITY OF THE DEAD by Sara Gran (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
THE HOUSE OF SILK by Anthony Horowitz (Mulholland Books)
THE RIDGE by Michael Koryta (Little, Brown)
A TRICK OF THE LIGHT by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
THE TWO DEATHS OF DANIEL HAYES by Marcus Sakey (Dutton)
HELL & GONE by Duane Swierczynski (Mulholland Books)

Best First Mystery Novel

LEARNING TO SWIM by Sara J. Henry (Crown)
NAZARETH CHILD by Darrell James (Midnight Ink)
TURN OF MIND by Alice LaPlante (Atlantic Monthly)
ALL CRY CHAOS by Leonard Rosen (Permanent Press)
THE INFORMATIONIST by Taylor Stevens (Crown)
BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP by S. J. Watson (Harper)

Best Mystery-Related Nonfiction

BOOKS, CROOKS AND COUNSELORS: HOW TO WRITE ACCURATELY ABOUT CRIMINAL LAW AND COURTROOM PROCEDURE by Leslie Budewitz (Linden)
AGATHA CHRISTIE: MURDER IN THE MAKING: MORE STORIES AND SECRETS FROM HER NOTEBOOKS by John Curran (HarperCollins)
WILKIE COLLINS, VERA CASPARY AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE CASEBOOK NOVEL by A.B. Emrys (McFarland)
THE SAVAGE CITY: RACE, MURDER, AND A GENERATION ON THE EDGE by T.J. English (William Morrow)
THE SOOKIE STACKHOUSE COMPANION by Charlaine Harris (Ace)

Best Mystery Short Story

“Disarming” by Dana Cameron (EQMM, June 2011)
“Facts Exhibiting Wantonness” by Trina Corey (EQMM, Nov. 2011)
“Palace by the Lake” by Daryl Wood Gerber (Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology, Wildside Press)
“Truth and Consequences” by Barb Goffman (Mystery Times Ten, Buddhapuss Ink)
“Heat of Passion” by Kathleen Ryan (A Twist of Noir, Feb. 14, 2011)
“The Man Who Took His Hat Off to the Driver of the Train” by Peter Turnbull (EQMM, March/April 2011)

Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award

NAUGHTY IN NICE by Rhys Bowen (Berkley)
NARROWS GATE by Jim Fusilli (AmazonEncore)
DANDY GILVER AND THE PROPER TREATMENT OF BLOODSTAINS by Catriona McPherson (Thomas Dunne/Minotaur)
MERCURY’S RISE by Ann Parker (Poisoned Pen)
TROUBLED BONES by Jeri Westerson (Minotaur)
A LESSON IN SECRETS by Jacqueline Winspear (Harper)

Congratulations to all of the nominees.