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Mystery Awards   2000 Macavity Awards

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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Best Mystery Novel
 
THE FLOWER MASTER
(HarperCollins)
by Sujata Massey
NOMINEES
RIVER OF DARKNESS
(Viking)
by Rennie Airth
L.A. REQUIEM
(Random House)
by Robert Crais
IN A DRY SEASON
(Morrow)
by Peter Robinson

Best First Mystery Novel
 
INNER CITY BLUES
(W.W. Norton)
by Paula L. Woods
NOMINEES
MURDER, WITH PEACOCKS
(St Martin's)
by Donna Andrews
MURDER IN THE MARAIS
(Soho)
by Cara Black
REVENGE OF THE GYPSY QUEEN
(Rainbow Books)
by Kris Neri

Best Non-Fiction
 
ROSS MACDONALD
(Simon & Schuster)
by Tom Nolan
NOMINEES
A TASTE OF MURDER
(Dell)
edited by Jo Grossman and Robert Weibezahl
TELLER OF TALES: THE LIFE
OF ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

(Henry Holt)
by Daniel Stashower

Best Short Story
 
MAUBI AND THE JUMBIES by Kate Grilley, in Murderous Intent, Fall 1999
NOMINEES
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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