Monday, June 11, 2012

Anthonys Make a Showing

First it was New Zealand’s Ngaio Marsh Awards. Now this morning brings the nominees, in five categories, for the 2012 Anthony Awards. The winners of these commendations will be announced in October during Bouchercon in Cleveland, Ohio.

Best Novel:
The End of Everything, by Megan Abbott
(Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown)
Hurt Machine, by Reed Farrel Coleman (Tyrus)
The Drop, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
A Trick of the Light, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
One Was a Soldier, by Julia Spencer-Fleming
(Thomas Dunne/Minotaur)

Best First Novel:
Learning to Swim, by Sara J. Henry (Crown)
Nazareth Child, by Darrell James (Midnight Ink)
All Cry Chaos, by Leonard Rosen (The Permanent Press)
Who Do, Voodoo?, by Rochelle Staab (Berkley Prime Crime)
The Informationist, by Taylor Stevens (Crown)
Purgatory Chasm, by Steve Ulfelder (Thomas Dunne/Minotaur)
Before I Go to Sleep, by S.J. Watson (HarperCollins)

Best Paperback Original:
The Company Man, by Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit)
Choke Hold, by Christa Faust (Hard Case Crime)
Buffalo West Wing, by Julie Hyzy (Berkley Prime Crime)
Death of the Mantis, by Michael Stanley (HarperCollins)
Fun & Games, by Duane Swierczynski (Mulholland)
Vienna Twilight, by Frank Tallis (Random House)

Best Short Story:
“Disarming,” by Dana Cameron (Ellery Queen Mystery
, June 2011)
“The Case of Death and Honey,” by Neil Gaiman (from A Study in Sherlock, edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger; Bantam)
“Palace by the Lake,” by Daryl Wood Gerber (from Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology, edited by Ramona DeFelice Long; Wildside)
“Truth and Consequences,” by Barb Goffman (from Mystery Times Ten, edited by MaryChris Bradley; Buddhapuss Ink)
“The Itinerary,” by Roberta Isleib (from Mystery Writers of America Presents The Rich and the Dead, edited by Nelson DeMille;
Grand Central)
“Happine$$,” by Twist Phelan (from Mystery Writers of America Presents The Rich and the Dead)

Best Critical Non-fiction Work:
Books, Crooks and Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure, by Leslie Budewitz
(Quill Driver/Linden)
Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making: More Stories and Secrets from Her Notebooks, by John Curran (HarperCollins)
On Conan Doyle: Or, The Whole Art of Storytelling, by Michael Dirda (Princeton University Press)
Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film,
by Philippa Gates (SUNY Press)
The Sookie Stackhouse Companion, edited by Charlaine Harris (Ace)

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare.)

1 comment:

Ben said...

The End of Everything was a tremendous book. Very atypical crime. Hopefully it can nab the win.