Here is a list of the 2022 Macavity Award winners that were announced at the opening ceremonies of Bouchercon 2022 in Minneapolis. The Macavity Awards are a literary award for mystery writers. They are nominated and voted on by the members of the Mystery Readers International. The award is named for the ‘mystery cat’ of T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.
The 2022 Macavity Awards winners are:
Best Mystery Novel
S.A. Cosby, Razorblade Tears (Flatiron Books)
Best First Mystery
Mia P. Manansala, Arsenic and Adobo (Berkley)
Best Mystery Short Story
Richard Helms, “Sweeps Week” (EQMM, July/August 2021)
Lee Child with Laurie R. King, Eds., How to Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America (Scribner)
Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery
Naomi Hirahara, Clark and Division (Soho Crime)
Congratulations to the nominees and winners. I can’t wait to add these books to my library.