Macavity Award - Best Nonfiction
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The Macavity Awards are a literary award for mystery writers. Nominated and voted upon annually by the members of the Mystery Readers International, the award is named for the "mystery cat" of T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.
Awards are presented for five categories - Best Novel; Best First Novel; Best Nonfiction; Best Short Story and beginning in 2006, the Sue Feder Historical Mystery.
Until 2004, the Best Nonfiction category was named "Best Critical/Biographical Mystery Work"
1988. A humorous guide to 'bad' mystery fiction.
2012. A reader'scomprehensive guide to the characters and happenings in the world of Sookie Stackhouse.
2014. Relates story of the Baltimore Plot - the alleged conspiracy to murder Abraham Lincoln during his train journey to his inauguration.
2005. One of the 'For Dummies' reference book series. Written by a doctor and former TV consultant. Provides insights into the difference between forensics in the real world and what is protrayed on film and TV.
1994. Co-edited by Martin Harry Greenberg & Jon L. Breen. A collection of essays, interviews, photographs and recommended reading suggested by authors including Robert Bloch, Dorothy Cannell and Bill Pronzini.
1993. A bibliography of the Crime Club's 62 years of American and British crime fiction publications including plot synopses.
2009. An analysis of the writing of African American mystery and crime authors.
2004. Categorises and sub-categorises nearly 2500 mystery and crime titles.
1991. An in-depth look into some of the intriguing aspects of the mystery writer's own life.
2002. A step by step guide through the writing process by the science fiction and mystery author.
2015. Advice, guidance, quotes and inspirational stories from 58 mystery writers.
1990. A book of facts and commentary in the world of crime fiction.
1998. Recommened reading lists as well as interviews, photos and stories relating to female mystery writers.
1995. Anthology of acclaimed female writers including author profiles, titles and plot summeries.
1999. "A Readers Guide to Exploring the Popular World of Mystery and Suspense"
2007. A follow-up to the 2003 award winner 'They Died in Vain: Overlooked, Underappericiated and Forgotten Mystery Novels.
2003. Collected essays, reviews and suggestions by acclaimed mystery writers of neglected titles.
2013. An anthology of essays by some of the worlds best mystery writers discussing the books they themselves enjoy.
2011. Reveals the contents of 73 recently discovered notebooks of Agatha Christie.
1987. Reviews more than 1000 popular short stories and novels in the mystery/crime genre & includes extensive plot summaries and comments on the authors.
2017. A reference book on the short stories, essays, journalism and novels written by the creator of V.I Warshawski series.
2016. The story of the British mystery writers group the Detection Club which formed in 1930 and included many eminent authors such as Dorothy L. Sayers, G. K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Margaret Cole and Hugh Walpole.
2018. Discusses crime fiction written during the first half of the 1900s.
2001. A recommended reading list of American mystery stories paying particular attention to (American) locale.
2006. Discusses the two original ghostwriters behind the pseudonym Carolyn Keene: Mildred Wirt Benson and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.
2010. The celebrated crime author gives her insight into the mystery genre running the gamut from old to new.
2008. A comprehensive list of nominees and winners of many literary mystery awards.
2019. Looks at the real-life case of the 1948 abduction of an 11 year old girl which was the inspiration for the nove written by Vladimir Nabokov.
2000. A biography of the highly regarded crime writer Kenneth Millar who used several pseudonyms. He produced his best known work, the Lew Archer detective series writing as Ross Macdonald.
1992. Tony Hillerman discusses his approach to his writing of detective novels and his well known series of Navaho tribal Police Mysteries with his friend, the author and scholar of Navho literature, Ernie Bulow.
1989. A reference list of female crime/mystery writers and the characters created by them.
1997. The follow up volume to Dectecting Women. A 3rd edition was published in 2000
1996. A reference guide of female mystery writers
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