Oline Cogdill

Here are the awards presented during the Bouchercon 2013 weekend.

Congratulations to all the winners as well as to the nominees. In each category, competition was stiff.

Winners have ** in front

Best Novel

**The Beautiful Mystery – Louise Penny

Best First Novel
**The Expats – Chris Pavone

Best Paperback Original
**Big Maria – Johnny Shaw

Best Short Story
**“Mischief in Mesopotamia” – Dana Cameron, EQMM, Nov 2012

Best Critical Nonfiction Work
**Books to Die For – John Connolly and Declan Burke, eds


The Shamus Award is presented by the Private Eye Writers of America. The winner were announced at the PWA Banquet at Bouchercon.

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel
**Taken by Robert Crais

Best First P.I. Novel
**Black Fridays by Michael Sears

Best Original Paperback P.I. Novel
**And She Was by Alison Gaylin

Best P.I. Short Story
**“Ghost Negligence” by John Shepphird in AHMM

Best Indie P.I. Novel
**White Heat by Paul Marks


The Macavity Award is named for the "mystery cat" of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats). The winners are selected by the members of Mystery Readers Internationa. nominate and vote for their favorite mysteries in four categories.

Best Mystery Novel
**Louise Penny: The Beautiful Mystery (Minotaur)

Best First Mystery Novel
**Daniel Friedman: Don't Ever Get Old (Minotaur Books - Thomas Dunn)

Best Mystery Non-Fiction
**John Connolly and Declan Burke, editors: Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels (Simon & Schuster - Atria/Emily Bestler)

Best Mystery Short Story
**Barb Goffman: "The Lord Is My Shamus" (Chesapeake Crimes: This Job Is Murder, Wildside)

Sue Feder Historical Memorial Award
**Charles Todd: An Unmarked Grave (HarperCollins)

The winners were announced during the opening ceremonies of Bouchercon 2013

Best Mystery Novel
**THE BLACK HOUSE by Peter May (Silver Oak)

Best First Mystery Novel
**A KILLING IN THE HILLS by Julia Keller (Minotaur)

Best Paperback Original
**MR. CHURCHILL’S SECRETARY by Susan Elia McNeal (Bantam)

Best Thriller
**THE FALLEN ANGEL by Daniel Silva (Harper