So without further ado... the Macavity Award winners 2008. Congratulations.
The Macavity Award is named for the "mystery cat" of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats). Each year the members of Mystery Readers International nominate and vote for their favorite mysteries in four categories.
Best Mystery Novel: Laura Lippman: What the Dead Know (Morrow)
Best First Mystery: Tana French: In the Woods (Hodder & Stoughton*/Viking)
Best Mystery Non-Fiction: Roger Sobin, editor/compiler: The Essential Mystery Lists: For Readers, Collectors, and Librarians (Poisoned Pen Press)
Sue Feder Memorial Historical Mystery: Ariana Franklin: Mistress of the Art of Death (Putnam)