Sunday, September 18, 2011

Anthony Sends Regards from St. Louis

As Bouchercon 2011 in St. Louis winds down, J. Kingston Pierce, our man on the scene, gives us the winners of this year’s Anthony Awards, pretty much as they happened.

Here are the winners and all of the nominees:

Best Novel: Bury Your Dead, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

Also nominated: I’d Know You Anywhere, by Laura Lippman (Morrow); Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin (Morrow); The Lock Artist, by Steve Hamilton (Minotaur); Faithful Place, by Tana French (Viking)

Best First Novel: Damage Done, by Hilary Davidson (Forge)

Also nominated: Rogue Island, by Bruce DeSilva (Forge); The Poacher’s Son, by Paul Doiron (Minotaur); Snow Angels, by James Thompson (Putnam); and The Sherlockian, by Graham Moore (Twelve)

Best Paperback Original: Expiration Date, by Duane Swierczynski (Minotaur)

Also nominated: The Hanging Tree, by Brian Gruley (Touchstone); Drive Time, by Hank Phillipi Ryan (Mira); Long Time Coming, by Robert Goddard (Bantam); and Vienna Secrets, by Frank Tallis (Random House)

Best Short Story: “Swing Shift,” by Dana Cameron (from Crimes by Moonlight, edited by Charlaine Harris; Berkley)

Also nominated:
“The Frame Maker,” by Simon Wood (The Back Alley); “Homeless,” by Pat L. Morin (from Mystery Montage; Top); “Scent of Lilacs,” by Doug Allyn (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2010; “The Hitter,” by Chris Holm (Needle); and “So Much in Common,” by Mary Jane Maffini (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2010

Best Graphic Novel: The Chill, by Jason Starr (Vertigo Crime)

Also nominated: A Sickness in the Family, by Denise Mina (Vertigo Crime); Beasts of Burden, by Jill Thompson and Evan Dorkin (Dark Horse); Richard Stark’s Parker, Vol. 2: The Outfit, by Darwyn Cooke (IDW); Scalped Vol. 6: The Gnawing, by Jason Aaron (Vertigo); and Tumor, by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon (Archaia Studios Press)

Best Critical/Non-Fiction: Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks: 50 Years of Mysteries in the Making, by John Curran (Harper)

Also nominated: Thrillers: 100 Must Reads, edited by David Morrell and Hank Wagner (Oceanview Publishing); Sherlock Holmes for Dummies, by Steven Doyle and David A. Crowder (Wiley/For Dummies): The Wire: Truth Be Told, by Rafael Alvarez (Grove Press); and Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History, by Yunte Huang (Norton)

Best Web Site/Blog: Stop, You’re Killing Me!, edited by Stan Ulrich and Lucinda Surber

Also nominated: Jen’s Book Thoughts, edited by Jen Forbus; The Rap Sheet, edited by J. Kingston Pierce; The Sirens of Suspense, edited by Chantelle Aimée Osman; Spinetingler Magazine, edited by Sandra Ruttan

David Thompson Special Services Award: Ali Karim

Congratulations to all the winners!


John said...

Sorry you lost the Web site award. I voted for you at least. Also sorry I didn't get to meet you. Maybe next time.

Iden Pierce Ford said...

I am beginning to think that the "Agatha Award" soon will be retired and renamed "The Louise Penny Award". She has won every award multiple times they will soon have to name some award after Louise as she seems to have raised the bar amongst readers and fans. They did retire Bath from the national flower competition years ago in the UK after it won it 5 years standing. Clearly she deserves all this.