Friday, May 06, 2016

Now in Line for the Anthonys

Organizers of Bouchercon 2016, which is to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana (September 15-18), today announced the nominees for this year’s Anthony Awards. Winners will be voted on during that convention, and the prizes handed out on Friday, September 16. I’m particularly pleased to see Patricia Abbott, Art Taylor, Lori Rader-Day, Martin Edwards, and Tom Nolan among the contenders.

Best Novel:
Night Tremors, by Matt Coyle (Oceanview)
The Killing Kind, by Chris Holm (Mulholland)
The Child Garden,
by Catriona McPherson (Midnight Ink)
The Nature of the Beast,
by Louise Penny (Minotaur/Sphere)
What You See,
by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge)

Best First Novel:
Concrete Angel, by Patricia Abbott (Polis)
Past Crimes, by Glen Erik Hamilton (Morrow)
New Yorked, by Rob Hart (Polis)
Bull Mountain, by Brian Panowich (Putnam)
On the Road with Del & Louise, by Art Taylor (Henery Press)

Best Paperback Original:
The Long and Faraway Gone, by Lou Berney (Morrow)
Gun Street Girl, by Adrian McKinty (Seventh Street)
Little Pretty Things, by Lori Rader-Day (Seventh Street)
Young Americans, by Josh Stallings (Heist)
Stone Cold Dead, by James W. Ziskin (Seventh Street)

Best Critical or Non-fiction Book:
The Golden Age of Murder: The Mystery of the Writers Who Invented the Modern Detective Story, by Martin Edwards (HarperCollins)
Meanwhile, There Are Letters: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald, edited by Suzanne Marrs and Tom Nolan (Arcade)
Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime, by Val McDermid (Grove)
The Lost Detective: Becoming Dashiell Hammett, by Nathan Ward (Bloomsbury USA)
The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For, by Kate White, editor (Quirk)

Best Short Story:
“The Little Men,” by Megan Abbott (Mysterious Press/Open Road)
“The Siege,” by Hilary Davidson (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, December 2015)
“Feliz Navidead,” by Brace Godfrey and Johnny Shaw (from ThugLit Presents: Cruel Yule, edited by Todd Robinson; ThugLit)
“Old Hands,” by Erin Mitchell (from Dark City Lights, edited by Lawrence Block; Three Rooms)
“Quack and Dwight,” by Travis Richardson (from Jewish Noir, edited by Kenneth Wishnia; PM Press)
“Don’t Fear the Ripper,” by Holly West (from Protectors 2: Heroes, edited by Thomas Pluck; Goombah Gumbo Press)

Best Anthology or Collection:
Safe Inside the Violence, by Christopher Irvin (280 Steps)
Protectors 2: Heroes, edited by Thomas Pluck (Goombah Gumbo Press)
ThugLit Presents: Cruel Yule, edited by Todd Robinson (ThugLit)
Murder Under the Oaks: Bouchercon Anthology 2015, edited by
Art Taylor (Down & Out)
Jewish Noir, edited by Kenneth Wishnia (PM Press)

Best Young Adult Novel:
Need, by Joelle Charbonneau (HMH Books for Young Readers)
How to Win at High School, by Owen Matthews (HarperTeen)
A Madness So Discreet, by Mindy McGinnis (Katherine Tegen)
The Sin Eater’s Daughter, by Melinda Salisbury (Scholastic)
Fighting Chance, by B.K. Stevens (Poisoned Pencil)
Ask the Dark, by Henry Turner (Clarion)

Best Crime Fiction Audiobook:
Dark Waters, by Chris Goff; narrated by Assaf Cohen (Crooked Lane)
The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins; narrated by Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, and India Fisher (Penguin Audio/
Random House Audiobooks)
Causing Chaos, by Deborah J. Ledford; narrated by
Christina Cox (IOF)
The Nature of the Beast, by Louise Penny; narrated by Robert Bathurst (Macmillan Audio)
Young Americans, by Josh Stallings; narrated by Em Eldridge
(Josh Stallings)

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

(Hat tip to The Gumshoe Site.)


pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks so much, Jeff.
I was surprised GIRL ON A TRAIN was only nominated for audio.

Martin Edwards said...

Thanks for the kind mention, Jeff.