The freshest word on the street comes from Donna Moore, then sent by very fast pony to me by Ken Bruen:

Mystery Readers International announces the Nominees for the Macavity Awards. Awards are for works published in the US in 2003. Members of Mystery Readers International nominate and vote. The Macavity Awards will be given at Bouchercon, the World Mystery convention, in October in Toronto.

Of special note: Ken’s in place for best novel for The Guards, and I’m in place for best first novel along with my fellow Edgar nominees—James Hime and Rebecca Pawel (who, incidentally, won on that outing).

To all, good luck.

(Originally posted at the Contemporary Nomad)