Sunday, October 15, 2017

Who Won the Anthonys?

Today’s cheers-filled, brunch-time issuance of the Anthony Awards was the final prize presentation of Bouchercon 2017, which has been taking place in Toronto, Ontario, since Thursday. It also completed a “triple crown” win for Canadian author Louise Penny, whose 2016 Chief Inspector Armand Gamache yarn, A Great Reckoning, not only scored the Best Novel Anthony, but had already captured this conference’s Macavity Award and Barry Award in the same category.

Below you will find the full list of 2017 Anthony Award recipients.

Best Novel: A Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

Also nominated: You Will Know Me, by Megan Abbott (Little, Brown); Where It Hurts, by Reed Farrel Coleman (Putnam); Red Right Hand, by Chris Holm (Mulholland); and Wilde Lake, by Laura Lippman (Morrow)

Best First Novel: IQ, by Joe Ide (Mulholland)

Also nominated: Dodgers, by Bill Beverly (Crown); Decanting a Murder, by Nadine Nettmann (Midnight Ink); Design for Dying, by Renee Patrick (Forge); and The Drifter, by Nicholas Petrie (Putnam)

Best Paperback Original: Heart of Stone, by James W. Ziskin
(Seventh Street)

Also nominated: Shot in Detroit, by Patricia Abbott (Polis); Leadfoot, by Eric Beetner (280 Steps); Salem’s Cipher, by Jess Lourey (Midnight Ink); Rain Dogs, by Adrian McKinty (Seventh Street); and How to Kill Friends and Implicate People, by Jay Stringer (Thomas & Mercer)

Best Short Story: “Oxford Girl,” by Megan Abbott (from Mississippi Noir, edited by Tom Franklin; Akashic)

Also nominated: “Autumn at the Automat,” by Lawrence Block (from In Sunlight or in Shadow, edited by Lawrence Block; Pegasus); “Gary’s Got a Boner,” by Johnny Shaw (from Waiting to Be Forgotten: Stories of Crime and Heartbreak, Inspired by The Replacements, edited by Jay Stringer; Gutter); “Parallel Play,” by Art Taylor (from Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning, edited by Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, and Marcia Talley; Wildside Press); and “Queen of the Dogs,” by Holly West (from 44 Caliber Funk: Tales of Crime, Soul, and Payback, edited by Gary Phillips and Robert J. Randisi; Moonstone)

Best Critical Non-fiction Work: Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, by Ruth Franklin (Liveright)

Also nominated: Alfred Hitchcock: A Brief Life, by Peter Ackroyd (Nan A. Talese); Letters from a Serial Killer, by Kristi Belcamino and Stephanie Kahalekulu (CreateSpace); Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, by David J. Skal (Liveright); and The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer, by Kate Summerscale (Bloomsbury/Penguin)

Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel: The Girl I Used to Be,
by April Henry (Henry Holt)

Also nominated: Snowed, by Maria Alexander (Raw Dog Screaming); Tag, You’re Dead, by J.C. Lane (Poisoned Pen Press); My Sister Rosa, by Justine Larbalestier (Soho Teen); and The Fixes, by Owen Matthews (HarperTeen)

Best Anthology: Blood on the Bayou: Bouchercon Anthology 2016, edited by Greg Herren (Down & Out)

Also nominated: Unloaded: Crime Writers Writing Without Guns, edited by Eric Beetner (Down & Out); In Sunlight or in Shadow, edited by Lawrence Block (Pegasus); Cannibals: Stories from the Edge of the Pine Barrens, edited by Jen Conley (Down & Out); and Waiting to Be Forgotten: Stories of Crime and Heartbreak, Inspired by The Replacements, edited by Jay Stringer (Gutter)

Best Novella (8,000-40,000 words): The Last Blue Glass, by B.K. Stevens (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, April 2016)

Also nominated: Cleaning Up Finn, by Sarah M. Chen (CreateSpace); No Happy Endings, by Angel Luis Colón (Down & Out); Crosswise, by S.W. Lauden (Down & Out); and Beware the Shill, by John Shepphird
(Down & Out)

The winners of these Anthony Awards were selected by a vote of the approximately 1,800 attendees at this year’s Bouchercon. Congratulations to the winners and other nominees!

(Hat tip to Classic Mysteries.)

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