Oline Cogdill

Bouchercon in San Francisco has been amazing. I am already looking forward to next year in St. Louis.

We've already posted the Anthony winners (see below) and here are the other well-deserved honors. I still believe that every author who is nominated is already a winner.

Congratulations to all.

Shamus Award Winners

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel: *Locked In*, by Marcia Muller (Grand Central)
First P.I. Novel: *Faces of the Gone*, by Brad Parks (Minotaur)
Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel: *Sinner’s Ball*, by Ira Berkowitz (Three
Rivers Press)
Best P.I. Short Story: “Julius Katz,” by Dave Zeltserman (*Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine,* September/October 2009)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Robert Crais

Macavity Award Winners

Best Mystery Novel: Ken Bruen & Reed Farrel Coleman: *Tower* (Busted Flush
Best First Mystery Novel: Alan Bradley: *The Sweetness at the Bottom of the
Pie* (Delacorte)
Best Mystery Nonfiction: P.D. James: *Talking about Detective
Fiction*(Alfred A. Knopf)
Best Mystery Short Story: Hank Phillippi Ryan: "On the House" (*Quarry: Crime Stories* by New England Writers, Level Best Books)
Sue Feder Historical Mystery: Rebecca Cantrell: *A Trace of Smoke* (Forge)

Barry Award Winners

Best Novel: John Hart: *The Last Child* (Minotaur)
Best First Novel: Alan Bradley: *The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie*(Delacorte)
Best British Novel: Philip Kerr: *If the Dead Not Rise* (Quercus)
Best Paperback Original: Bryan Gruley: *Starvation Lake* (Touchstone)
Best Thriller: Jamie Freveletti: *Running From the Devil* (Morrow)
Best Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade: Stieg Larsson: *The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo* (Knopf)
Best Short Story: Brendan DuBois, "The High House Writer" (*AHMM*July-August 2009)