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Macavity Awards

Macavity Awards

Best Mystery Novel

1980s-2010s

The Macavity Award for Best Novel has been awarded since 1987.

1987

A Taste for Death by P. D. James

1988

Marriage is Murder by Nancy Pickard

1989

A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman

1990

A Little Class on Murder by Carolyn Hart

1991

If Ever I Return Pretty Peggy-O by Sharyn McCrumb

1992

I. O. U. by Nancy Pickard

1993

Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron

1994

The Sculptress by Minette Walters

1995

She Walks These Hills by Sharyn McCrumb

1996

Under the Beetle's Cellar by Mary Willis Walker

1997

Bloodhounds by Peter Lovesey

1998

Dreaming of the Bones by Deborah Crombie

1999

Blood Work by Michael Connelly

2000

The Flower Master by Sujata Massey

2001

A Place of Execution by Val McDermid

2002

Folly by Laurie R. King

2003

Winter and Night by S. J. Rozan

2004

The House Sitter by Peter Lovesey

2005

The Killing of the Tinkers by Ken Bruen

2006

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

2007

The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard

2008

What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman

2009

Where Memories Lie by Deborah Crombie

2010

Tower by Ken Bruen and Reed Farrel Coleman

 

2011

Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny

2012

Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran

2013

The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

2014

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

2015

The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood

2016

The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney

2017

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

2018

Magpie Murders by Anthony Howard

2019

November Road by Lou Berney

2020s

WINNER

The Chain by Adrian McKinty

FINALISTS

  • Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha

  • This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

  • Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman

  • The Murder List by Hank Phillipi Ryan

  • Sarah Jane by James Sallis




WINNER

Blacktop Wasteland by S. A. Cosby

FINALISTS

  • Before She Was Helen by Caroline B. Cooney

  • Blind Vigil by Matt Coyle

  • All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny

  • These Women by Ivy Pochada

  • When She Was Good by Michael Robotham