Where Memories Lie by Deborah Crombie is the 2009 recipient of the Mystery Readers International Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel. 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 four categories. The categories in addition to Best Mystery Novel include Best First Mystery (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Best Nonfiction/Critical (African American Mystery Writers: A Historical & Thematic Study), and Best Short Story (The Night Things Changed).
Best Mystery Novel