So thrilled with today’s announcement of the Macavity Award finalists—and to see my story “A Necessary Ingredient” and two more stories from Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea on the slate as well: “The #2 Pencil” by Matt Coyle and “Windward” by Paul D. Marks, also a co-editor of the anthology. The rest of the slate has fine writers, fine friends as well: “As Ye Sow,” by Craig Faustus Buck, in Passport to Murder: Bouchercon Anthology 2017; “Infinite Uticas,” by Terence Faherty in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, May/June 2017; and “Whose Wine is it Anyway?” Barb Goffman, in 50 Shades of Cabernet.
This is the third major award that “A Necessary Ingredient” has been nominated for, and with both the Anthony Awards and the Macavity Awards to be announced at Bouchercon in September, I’m even more eager for our time in St. Pete!
The full list of Macavity Award finalists can be found here. Thanks to Janet Rudolph for all her hard work on the Macavity Awards and to the members of Mystery Readers International and the subscribers to Mystery Readers Journal for all their support of everyone’s books and stories!