gillianflynn1The Macavity-Barry-Anthony-Shamus Awards and The Lou Berney Conspiracy

Man, I had no idea how many awards there were at Bouchercon. I seriously thought that they presented only the Anthony (Boucher) awards. But nooooooo. It's kind of like Oscar season for mystery books.

We'll look at the Macavity, Barry, Anthony, and Shamus Awards and investigate the Lou Berney Conspiracy. How does Lou Berney win so many awards? Well, I don't know. Many people are saying, I'm not saying myself, but many people are saying...well, draw your own conclusions.

By the way, special Mysterious News tip of the hat to Janet Rudolph who hunted these down and posted them first!

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Macavity Awards

Macavity Awards presented by Mystery Readers International went to:

Best Mystery: The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney (Morrow)

Best First Mystery: Past Crimes by Glen Erik Hamilton (Morrow)

Best Critical/Biographical: The Golden Age of Murder: The Mystery of the Writers Who Invented the Modern Detective Story by Martin Edwards (HarperCollins)

Best Short Story: "The Little Men" by Megan Abbott (MysteriousBookstore/Open Road)

Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award: The Masque of a Murder by Susanna Calkins

taylorstevens1Barry Awards

Deadly Pleasures Barry Awards went to:

Best Novel - C. J. Box, BADLANDS (Minotaur)

Best First Novel - Ausma Zehanat Khan, THE UNQUIET DEAD (Minotaur)

Best Paperback Original - Lou Berney, THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE (Morrow) Wait, didn't he just win the Macavity Award?

Best Thriller - Taylor Stevens, THE MASK (Crown) Yay, Mysterious News's podcast writing buddy scores!

Taylor and Stephen Campbell talk Bouchercon on this episode of The Taylor Stevens Show.

arttayloranthony2Anthony Awards

The Boucheron Anthony Awards went to:

BEST NOVEL - The Killing Kind - Chris Holm [Mulholland]

BEST FIRST NOVEL - Past Crimes - Glen Erik Hamilton [William Morrow] Wow, a Macavity and an Anthony. Congrats.

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL - The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney - Oh, come on now, Lou. A Macavity, a Barry and an Anthony? Really?

BEST CRITICAL OR NONFICTION WORK - Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime by Val McDermid

BEST SHORT STORY - "The Little Men: A Bibliomystery" - Megan Abbott [ Road]

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL - Need - Joelle Charbonneau [HMH Books for Young Readers]

BEST ANTHOLOGY/COLLECTION - Murder Under the Oaks: Bouchercon Anthology 2015, Art Taylor, Editor (Down & Out) Yay! Chalk up another Newsian win.

Art Taylor So thrilled to accept the Anthony Award for Best Anthology/Collection tonight on behalf of all the great contributors to MURDER UNDER THE OAKS: J. L. Abramo, J.D. Allen, Lori Armstrong, Rob Brunet, P.A. De Voe, Sean Doolittle, Tom Franklin, Toni Goodyear, Kristin Kisska, Robert Lopresti, Robert Mangeot, Margaret Maron, Kathleen Mix, Britni Patterson, Karen Pullen, Ron Rash, Karen E. Saller, Sarah Shaber, Zoe Sharp, B.k. Stevens, and Graham Wynd (Kate Laity). Congrats to them all, and hooray for Down & Out Books!

Mysterious News notices that both our winners are named Taylor, but we don't seeany conspiracy theories behind that.

Late breaking news:

Stories by Art Taylor and a story from the Art Taylor edited anthology appear in The Best Mystery Stories of 2016, edited by Elizabeth George and Otto Penzler.

Shamus Awards

Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Awards went to:

Best Original Private Eye Paperback - CIRCLING THE RUNWAY by J.L. Abramo. Down & Out Books

Best First Private Eye Novel - THE DO-RIGHT by Lisa Sandlin. Cinco Puntos Press

Best Private Eye Short Story - “The Dead Client” by Parnell Hall in Dark City Lights: New York Stories (edited by Lawrence Block)

Best Hardcover Private Eye Novel - BRUTALITY by Ingrid Thoft. G.P. Putnam's Sons

The Eye: Lifetime Achievement Award - S.J. Rozan

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