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October 10, 2007 / C.T. Henry

AWARDS AWARDS AWARDS!!!

Here are the results of this month’s mystery awards. There were some surprises, but it’s clear that mystery readers love Ken Bruen and newcomer Louise Penny.

The Anthony Award, named for mystery reviewer Anthony Boucher, is bestowed every Summer at the Boucheron World Mystery Convention. Eligible books must be published in the U.S. in English

2007 Anthony Award for Best Mystery Novel

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2007 Anthony Award for Best First Novel

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The Shamus Award is given by the Private Eye Writers of America (PWA). Eligible novels feature a professional private investigator (someone not employed by the government or police).

2007 Shamus Award for Best P.I. Novel

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2007 Shamus Award for First P.I. Novel

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The Barry Award, named for fan reviewer Barry Gardner, is bestowed annually at Bouchercon by fan-oriented Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine (DP). Eligible books must be published in English.

2007 Barry Award for Best Mystery Novel

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2007 Barry Award for Best First Novel

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The Macavity Award, named for the “mystery cat” of T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, is bestowed annually at Bouchercon by Mystery Readers International (MRI). Eligible novels must be published in the U.S. in English and be nominated by MRI members. Winners are determined by votes received from MRI members.

2007 Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel

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2007 Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel

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