Such a thrill to start off this year’s Bouchercon with news that my story “Better Days” has won the Macavity Award for Best Short Story—and that my wife, Tara Laskowski, won the Macavity for Best First Novel too for her book One Night Gone. Thrills for the whole household!
Thanks so much to Janet Rudolph, Mystery Readers Journal, and Mystery Readers International for all their support and enthusiasm for our work.
The awards were announced as part of Bouchercon’s opening ceremonies, and the official announcement from Mystery Fanfare is here as well. The full list of winners follows:
Best Mystery Novel
The Chain by Adrian McKinty (Mulholland)
Best First Mystery
One Night Gone by Tara Laskowski (Graydon House)
Best Mystery Short Story
“Better Days,” by Art Taylor (EQMM, May/June 2019)
Best Mystery Nonfiction/Critical
Hitchcock and the Censors by John Billheimer (University Press of Kentucky)
Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery
The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott (Vintage)