Thanks so much to the members of Mystery Readers International and the subscribers to Mystery Readers Journal for naming “The Boy Detective & The Summer of ’74” as a finalist for this year’s Macavity Award for Best Short Story! Originally published in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and then the title story of my collection from Crippen & Landru, “The Boy Detective” has also been named a finalist for the Agatha and Anthony Awards in the same category and recently won the Derringer Award for Best Novelette. For a limited time, you can read the story for free here.
I’m in good company on the Macavity slate, alongside stories by Barb Goffman, Gabriel Valjan, Elaine Viets, and James Ziskin and across the full list of finalists, with so many friends and fine writers start to finish!
Below is the list of finalists, and you can see the official announcement at Mystery Fanfare here.