Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Now on to the Anthonys

This year’s Bouchercon convention isn’t scheduled to take place in Albany, New York, until the weekend of September 19-22. However, this morning brings news of the nominees for five Anthony Awards to be handed out during that event. They are as follows:

Best Novel:
Dare Me, by Megan Abbott (Reagan Arthur)
The Trinity Game, by Sean Chercover (Thomas & Mercer)
Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn (Crown)
The Beautiful Mystery, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
The Other Woman, by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge)

Best First Novel:
Don’t Ever Get Old, by Daniel Friedman (Minotaur/Thomas Dunne)
The Professionals, by Owen Laukkanen (Putnam)
The Expats, by Chris Pavone (Crown)
The 500, by Matthew Quirk (Reagan Arthur)
Black Fridays, by Michael Sears (Putnam)

Best Paperback Original:
Whiplash River, by Lou Berney (Morrow)
Murder for Choir, by Joelle Charbonneau (Berkley Prime Crime)
And She Was, by Alison Gaylin (Harper)
Blessed Are the Dead, by Malla Nunn (Emily Bestler)
Big Maria, by Johnny Shaw (Thomas & Mercer)

Best Short Story:
“Mischief in Mesopotamia,” by Dana Cameron (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 2012)
“Kept in the Dark,” by Shelia Connolly (in Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon, edited by Mark Ammons, Katherine Fast, Barbara Ross, and Leslie Wheeler; Level Best)
“The Lord Is My Shamus,” by Barb Goffman (in Chesapeake Crimes: This Job Is Murder, edited by Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, and Marcia Talley; Wildside Press)
“Peaches,” by Todd Robinson (Grift, Spring 2012)
“The Unremarkable Heart,” by Karin Slaughter (in Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance, edited by Lee Child; Mulholland)

Best Critical Non-fiction Work:
Books to Die For: The World’s Greatest Mystery Writers on the World’s Greatest Mystery Novels, edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke (Atria/Emily Bestler)
Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen, 1947-1950, edited by Joseph Goodrich (Perfect Crime)
More Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered, by D.P. Lyle (Medallion Press)
The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie, edited by Mathew Prichard (Harper)
In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero, edited by Otto Penzler (Smart Pop)

Congratulations to all of the authors and works in contention!

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