September 19, 2017

Mystery Readers Present Macavity Awards

By LJ Staff

Mystery Readers International (MRI) presented its annual Macavity Awards during a recent ceremony. Named for the "mystery cat" of T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the awards are the favorite mysteries in four categories as selected by the members of MRI. This year’s winners are:

  • Best Novel: Ken Bruen, The Killing of the Tinkers
  • Best First Novel: Harley Jane Kozak, Dating Dead Men
  • Best Nonfiction: D.P. Lyle, Forensics for Dummies
  • Best Short Story: Terence Faherty, "The Widow of Slane," appearing in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine
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