Awards & A Triple Play

The Anthony, Macavity, and Barry Awards were all presented during Bouchercon this past week. Congratulations to all of the winners. But, big congratulations to Louise Penny, who swept all three awards for Best Novel for A Great Reckoning.

Great Reckoning

Below is the list of the award winners. Don’t forget the books are available through the Web Store.

The Macavity Award Winners

Best Novel 
“¢ A Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

Best First Novel 
“¢ IQ, by Joe Ide (Mulholland Books)

Best Short Story 
“¢ “Parallel Play,” by Art Taylor (Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning, Wildside Press)

Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Novel 
“¢ Heart of Stone, by James W. Ziskin (Seventh Street Books)

Best Nonfiction 
“¢ Sara Paretsky: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction, Margaret Kinsman (McFarland)


The Barry Award Winners

Best Novel:
“¢ A Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

Best First Novel:
“¢ The Drifter, by Nicholas Petrie (Putnam)

Best Paperback Original:
“¢ Rain Dogs, by Adrian McKinty (Seventh Street)

Best Thriller:
“¢ Guilty Minds, by Joseph Finder (Dutton)


The Anthony Award Winners

Best Novel
A Great Reckoning ““ Louise Penny [Minotaur]

Best First Novel
IQ ““ Joe Ide [Mulholland]

Best Paperback Original

Heart of Stone ““ James W. Ziskin [Seventh Street]

Best Short Story 
“Oxford Girl” ““ Megan Abbott, Mississippi Noir [Akashic]

Best Critical Nonfiction Work
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life ““ Ruth Franklin [Liveright]

Best Children’s/YA Novel
The Girl I Used to Be ““ April Henry [Henry Holt]

Best Anthology
Blood on the Bayou: Bouchercon Anthology 2016 ““ Greg Herren, ed. [Down & Out]

Best Novella (8,000-40,000 words)
The Last Blue Glass ““ B.K. Stevens, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, April 2016 [Dell]