2000 Macavity Awards Winners and Nominees

Nominated and voted on by members of Mystery Readers International, the Macavity Award is named for Macavity, the mystery cat from T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. Winners receive a certificate and a stuffed cat representing the elusive Macavity.

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BestMystery Novel

THE FLOWER MASTER by Sujata Massey (HarperCollins)


  • RIVER OF DARKNESS by Rennie Airth (Viking)
  • L.A. REQUIEM by Robert Crais (Random House)
  • IN A DRY SEASON by Peter Robinson (Morrow)

BestFirst Mystery Novel

INNER CITY BLUES by Paula L. Woods (W.W. Norton)


  • MURDER, WITH PEACOCKS by Donna Andrews (St Martin’s)
  • MURDER IN THE MARAIS by Cara Black (Soho)
  • REVENGE OF THE GYPSY QUEEN by Kris Neri (Rainbow Books)


ROSS MACDONALD by Tom Nolan (Simon & Schuster)


  • A TASTE OF MURDER edited by Jo Grossman and Robert Weibezahl (Dell)
  • TELLER OF TALES: THE LIFE OF ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE by Daniel Stashower (Henry Holt)

BestShort Story

MAUBI AND THE JUMBIES by Kate Grilley, in Murderous Intent, Fall 1999


  • PALETA MAN by Laurie King in Irreconcilable Differences, ed. by Lia Matera (HarperCollins)
  • HEROES by Anne Perry in Murder & Obsession, ed. by Otto Penzler (Delacorte Press)
  • SHOW ME THE BONES by Carolyn Wheat in Diagnosis Dead, ed. by Jonathan Kellerman (PocketBooks)


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