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Book awards: Macavity Award

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1001 Midnights: The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction by Bill PronziniCritical/Biographical, 1987
A Case of Loyalties by Marilyn WallaceFirst Novel, 1987
The Ritual Bath (Peter Decker / Rina Lazarus) by Faye KellermanFirst Novel, 1987
A Taste for Death by P. D. JamesNovel, 1987
Marriage is Murder by Nancy PickardBest Novel, 1988
The Monkey's Raincoat by Robert CraisFirst Novel, 1988
Son of Gun in Cheek by Bill PronziniCritical/Biographical, 1988
E Is for Evidence by Sue GraftonBest Novel, 1989
The Killings at Badger's Drift by Caroline GrahamFirst Novel, 1989
A Thief of Time by Tony HillermanNovel, 1989
The Bedside Companion to Crime by H. R. F. KeatingCritical/Biographical, 1990
Grime and Punishment by Jill ChurchillFirst Novel, 1990
A Little Class on Murder by Carolyn G. HartNovel, 1990
Agatha Christie : the woman and her mysteries by Gillian GillCritical/Biographical, 1991
If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O by Sharyn McCrumbNovel, 1991
Postmortem by Patricia CornwellFirst Novel, 1991
I.O.U. by Nancy PickardNovel, 1992
Murder on the Iditarod Trail by Sue HenryFirst Novel, 1992
Talking mysteries by Tony HillermanCritical/Biographical, 1992
Zero at the Bone by Mary Willis WalkerFirst Novel, 1992
Blanche on the Lam by Barbara NeelyFirst Novel, 1993
Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret MaronNovel, 1993
Doubleday Crime Club Compendium 1928-1991 by Ellen NehrCritical/Biographical, 1993
Death Comes as Epiphany by Sharan NewmanFirst Novel, 1994
The Fine Art of Murder: The Mystery Reader's Indispensable Companion by Edward GormanCritical/Biographical, 1994
The Sculptress by Minette WaltersNovel, 1994
By a Woman's Hand: A Guide to Mystery Fiction by Women by Jean SwansonCritical/Biographical, 1995
Do Unto Others by Jeff AbbottFirst Novel, 1995
She Walks These Hills by Sharyn McCrumbNovel, 1995
Detecting Women: 3rd Edition by Willetta L. HeisingCritical/Biographical, 1996
The Strange Files of Fremont Jones by Dianne DayFirst Novel, 1996
Bloodhounds by Peter LoveseyNovel, 1997
Death in Little Tokyo by Dale FurutaniFirst Novel, 1997
Detecting Women 2: Reader's Guide and Checklist for Mystery Series Written by Women by Willetta L. HeisingNon-Fiction, 1997
Dead Body Language by Penny WarnerFirst Novel, 1998
Deadly Women: The Woman Mystery Reader's Indispensable Companion by Jan GrapeNon-Fiction, 1998
Dreaming of the Bones by Deborah CrombieNovel, 1998
Blood Work by Michael ConnellyNovel, 1999
Killer Books by Jean SwansonCritical/Biographical, 1999
Sympathy for the Devil by Jerrilyn FarmerFirst Novel, 1999
Inner City Blues by Paula L. WoodsFirst Novel, 2000
Ross Macdonald : A Biography by Tom NolanNon-Fiction, 2000
The American Regional Mystery by Marvin LachmanNon-Fiction, 2001
A Conspiracy of Paper by David LissFirst Novel, 2001
A Place of Execution by Val McDermidNovel, 2001
Folly by Laurie R. KingNovel, 2002
Open Season by C. J. BoxFirst Novel, 2002
Writing the Mystery: A Start to Finish Guide for Both Novice and Professional by G. Miki HaydenCritical/Biographical, 2002
In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-FlemingFirst Novel, 2003
They Died in Vain: Overlooked, Underappreciated and Forgotten Mystery Novels by Jim HuangCritical/Biographical, 2003
Winter and Night by S. J. RozanNovel, 2003
The House Sitter by Peter LoveseyNovel, 2004
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline WinspearFirst Novel, 2004
Make Mine a Mystery: A Reader's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction by Gary Warren NiebuhrCritical/Biographical, 2004
Second Helping of Murder, A: More Diabolically Delicious Recipes from Contemporary Mystery Writers by Robert WeibezahlBio/Critical Mystery, 2004
Dating Dead Men by Harley Jane KozakFirst Novel, 2005
Forensics For Dummies by Douglas P. LyleNonfiction, 2005
The Killing of the Tinkers by Ken BruenNovel, 2005
Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie RehakNonfiction, 2006
Immoral by Brian FreemanFirst Novel, 2006
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael ConnellyNovel, 2006
Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline WinspearHistorical Mystery, 2006
Mr. Clarinet by Nick StoneFirst Novel, 2007
Mystery Muses: 100 Classics That Inspire Today's Mystery Writers by Jim HuangNonfiction, 2007
Oh Danny Boy by Rhys BowenHistorical Mystery, 2007
The Virgin of Small Plains: A Novel by Nancy PickardNovel, 2007
The Essential Mystery Lists: For Readers, Collectors, and Librarians by Roger M SobinNon-Fiction, 2008
In the Woods by Tana FrenchFirst Novel, 2008
Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana FranklinHistorical Mystery, 2008
What the Dead Know by Laura LippmanNovel, 2008
African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study by Frankie Y. BaileyNonfiction/Critical, 2009
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonFirst Novel, 2009
A Royal Pain by Rhys BowenHistorical Mystery, 2009
Where Memories Lie by Deborah CrombieNovel, 2009
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery by Alan BradleyFirst Novel, 2010
Talking About Detective Fiction by P. D. JamesNonfiction, 2010
Tower: A Novel by Ken BruenNovel, 2010
A Trace of Smoke by Rebecca CantrellHistorical Mystery, 2010
Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making by John CurranNonfiction, 2011
Bury Your Dead by Louise PennyNovel, 2011
City of Dragons by Kelli StanleyHistorical Mystery, 2011
Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilvaFirst Novel, 2011
All Cry Chaos (Henri Poincare) by Leonard RosenFirst Novel, 2012
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara GranNovel, 2012
Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains by Catriona McPhersonHistorical Mystery, 2012
The Sookie Stackhouse Companion by Charlaine HarrisNonfiction, 2012
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise PennyNovel, 2013
Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels by John ConnollyNonfiction, 2013
Don't Ever Get Old by Daniel FriedmanFirst Novel, 2013
An Unmarked Grave by Charles ToddHistorical Mystery, 2013
The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel StashowerNon Fiction, 2014
A Killing at Cotton Hill by Terry ShamesFirst Novel, 2014
Murder as a Fine Art by David MorrellHistorical Mystery, 2014
Ordinary Grace by William Kent KruegerNovel, 2014
Dandy Gilver and a Deadly Measure of Brimstone by Catriona McPhersonnot in English Common KnowledgeHistorical Mystery, 2015
Invisible City by Julia DahlFirst Novel, 2015
The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwoodnot in English Common KnowledgeNovel, 2015
Writes of Passage by Hank Phillippi Ryannot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2015
The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwardsnot in English Common KnowledgeCritical/Biographical, 2016
The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berneynot in English Common KnowledgeBest Mystery, 2016
The masque of a murderer by Susanna Calkinsnot in English Common KnowledgeSue Feder Historical Mystery Award, 2016
Past Crimes by Glen Erik HamiltonBest First Mystery, 2016
A Great Reckoning by Louise PennyNovel, 2017
IQ by Joe IdeFirst Novel, 2017
Heart of Stone: An Ellie Stone Mystery (Ellie Stone Mysteries) by James W. ZiskinHistorical, 2017
Sara Paretsky: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction (Mcfarland Companions to Mystery Fiction) by Margaret KinsmanNonfiction, 2017

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The Macavity Award is named for the "mystery cat" of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats). Each year the members of Mystery Readers International nominate and vote for their favorite mysteries in four categories: Best Mystery Novel, Best First Mystery, Best Nonfiction/Critical, Best Mystery Short Story.

Awards are presents annually at the Boucheron conference.

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