Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Piling On with the Anthonys

Close on the heels of announcements regarding the 2014 CrimeFest award winners, the first batch of Dagger Award shortlists (courtesy of Britain’s Crime Writers’ Association), and the longlists of nominees for the 2014 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award comes today’s alert about contenders for the 2014 Anthony Awards. The Anthonys will be presented during the 45th annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention to be held in Long Beach, California, in November. There are contenders in eight categories.

Best Novel:
Suspect, by Robert Crais (Putnam)
A Cold and Lonely Place, by Sara J. Henry (Crown)
Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger (Atria)
The Wrong Girl, by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge)
Through the Evil Days, by Julia Spencer-Fleming (Minotaur)

Best First Novel:
Yesterday’s Echo, by Matt Coyle (Oceanview)
Ghostman, by Roger Hobbs (Knopf)
Rage Against the Dying, by Becky Masterman (Minotaur)
Reconstructing Amelia, by Kimberly McCreight (HarperCollins)
The Hard Bounce, by Todd Robinson (Tyrus)

Best Paperback Original Novel:
The Big Reap, by Chris F. Holm (Angry Robot)
Purgatory Key, by Darrell James (Midnight Ink)
Joyland, by Stephen King (Hard Case Crime)
The Wicked Girls, by Alex Marwood (Penguin)
As She Left It, by Catriona McPherson (Midnight Ink)

Best Short Story:
“Dead End,” by Craig Faustus Buck (Untreed Reads)
“The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository,” by John Connolly (The Mysterious Press)
“Annie and the Grateful Dead,” by Denise Dietz (from The Sound and the Furry, edited by Denise Dietz and Lillian Stewart Carl; Amazon Digital)
“Incident on the 405,” by Travis Richardson (from The Malfeasance Occasional: Girl Trouble, edited by Clare Toohey; St. Martin’s Press)
“The Care and Feeding of Houseplants,” by Art Taylor (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2013)

Best Critical or Non-Fiction Work:
Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, by Maria Konnikova (Viking)
The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines, by Cate Lineberry (Little, Brown)
All the Wild Children, by Josh Stallings (Snubnose Press)
The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War, by Daniel Stashower (Minotaur)
Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives, edited by Sarah Weinman (Penguin)

Best Children’s or Young Adult Novel:
The Testing, by Joelle Charbonneau (Houghton Mifflin)
Escape Theory, by Margaux Froley (Soho Teen)
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, by Chris Grabenstein (Random House)
Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy, by Elizabeth Kiem (Soho Teen)
The Code Busters Club: Mystery of the Pirate’s Treasure, by Penny Warner (Edgmont USA)

Best Television Episode Teleplay (First Aired in 2013):
The Blacklist, “Pilot,” teleplay by Jon Bokenkamp (Davis Entertainment, NBC)
The Fall, “Dark Descent,” teleplay by Allan Cubitt (Netflix Original)
Breaking Bad, “Felina,” teleplay by Vince Gilligan (AMC)
The Following, “Pilot,” teleplay by Kevin Williamson (Fox/Warner Bros. Television)
Justified, “Hole in the Wall,” teleplay by Graham Yost (Fox/Warner Bros. Television)

Best Audiobook:
Crescendo, by Deborah J, Ledford, read by Christina Cox (Audible)
The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith, read by Robert Glenister (Hachette)
Man in the Empty Suit, by Sean Ferrell, read by Mauro Hantman (AudioGO)
Death and the Lit Chick, by G.M. Malliet, read by Davina Porter (Dreamscape)
Hour of the Rat, by Lisa Brackmann, read by Tracy Sallows (Audible)

Congratulations to all of the contenders!

(Hat tip to Bill Crider’s Pop Culture Magazine.)

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