Saturday, September 21, 2013

And Finally, We Have the Anthonys

I’ve been watching the Bouchercon 2013 Facebook page to find out which authors and books have won this year’s Anthony Awards. Here are the results reported there.

Best Novel: The Beautiful Mystery, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

Also nominated: Dare Me, by Megan Abbott (Reagan Arthur); Trinity Game, by Sean Chercover (Thomas & Mercer); Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn (Crown); and The Other Woman, by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge)

Best First Novel: The Expats, by Chris Pavone (Crown)

Also nominated: Don’t Ever Get Old, by Daniel Friedman (Minotaur/Thomas Dunne); The Professionals, by Owen Laukkanen (Putnam); The 500, by Matthew Quirk (Reagan Arthur); and Black Fridays, by Michael Sears (Putnam)

Best Paperback Original:
Big Maria, by Johnny Shaw (Thomas & Mercer)

Also nominated: Whiplash River, by Lou Berney (Morrow); Murder for Choir, by Joelle Charbonneau (Berkley Prime Crime); And She Was, by Alison Gaylin (Harper); and Blessed Are the Dead, by Malla Nunn (Emily Bestler)

Best Short Story: “Mischief in Mesopotamia,” by Dana Cameron (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 2012)

Also nominated: “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); and “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)

Also nominated: 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); and In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero, edited by Otto Penzler (Smart Pop)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Sue Grafton

David Thompson Special Services Award: Marv Lachman

Congratulations to all of the winners and other nominees!

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