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The Macavity Awards 2012 Nominees

 

The Macavity Award is named for the "mystery cat" of T.S. Eliot's OLD POSSUM'S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS. Each year, the members of Mystery Readers International nominate and vote for their favorite mysteries in five categories.

Week of November 14, 2011

In SMOKIN' SEVENTEEN by Janet Evanovich, dead bodies are showing up on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. No one is sure who the killer is, or why the victims have been offed, but Stephanie Plum’s name is on the killer’s list. Meanwhile, Stephanie must deal with her high-maintenance family and decide between two different, very charming men.

Jim Fusilli's NARROWS GATE tells of the dangerous immigrant neighborhood of Narrows Gate, overlooking the Hudson River. A young neighborhood boy named Sal Benno is pulled into the Mafia, and a complex web of secrets and crime gradually unfolds.