Macavity Best First Mystery Novel

 

2007 selection

Mr. Clarinet

Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 2007

by Nick Stone HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

There was nothing waiting for ex-cop Max Mingus when he walked out of Attica Prison after serving hard time for murder—his adored wife died in a car crash while he was locked up. Now Miami's one-time top detective...


1999 selection

Sympathy for the Devil

Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 1999

by Jerrilyn Farmer HarperCollins e-books (June 15, 2010)

Madeline Bean, caterer to the stars, is in the middle of the biggest job of her career. She and her partner Wesley have pulled off Hollywood's most outrageous A-list Halloween party for notorious producer Bruno...


1987 selection

The Ritual Bath

Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus #1

Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 1987

by Faye Kellerman William Morrow (October 13, 2009)

Detective Peter Decker of the LAPD is stunned when he gets the report. Someone has shattered the sanctuary of a remote yeshiva community in the California hills with an unimaginable crime. One of the women was...