Saturday, October 06, 2012

Passing Out the Anthonys

In an out-of-the-ordinary Saturday ceremony, the 2012 Anthony Awards were handed out this evening at Bouchercon in Cleveland, Ohio. Indomitable Rap Sheet correspondent Ali Karim was on hand to collect (and subsequently phone in) all of the results.

Best Novel: A Trick of the Light, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

Also nominated: The End of Everything, by Megan Abbott (Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown); Hurt Machine, by Reed Farrel Coleman (Tyrus); The Drop, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown); and One Was a Soldier, by Julia Spencer-Fleming (Thomas Dunne/Minotaur)

Best First Novel: Learning to Swim, by Sara J. Henry (Crown)

Also nominated: Nazareth Child, by Darrell James (Midnight Ink); All Cry Chaos, by Leonard Rosen (The Permanent Press); Who Do, Voodoo?, by Rochelle Staab (Berkley Prime Crime); The Informationist, by Taylor Stevens (Crown); Purgatory Chasm, by Steve Ulfelder (Thomas Dunne/Minotaur); and Before I Go to Sleep, by S.J. Watson (HarperCollins)

Best Paperback Original: Buffalo West Wing, by Julie Hyzy
(Berkley Prime Crime)

Also nominated: The Company Man, by Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit); Choke Hold, by Christa Faust (Hard Case Crime); Death of the Mantis, by Michael Stanley (HarperCollins); Fun & Games, by Duane Swierczynski (Mulholland); and Vienna Twilight, by Frank Tallis (Random House)

Best Short Story: “Disarming,” by Dana Cameron (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, June 2011)

Also nominated: “The Case of Death and Honey,” by Neil Gaiman (from A Study in Sherlock, edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger; Bantam); “Palace by the Lake,” by Daryl Wood Gerber (from Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology, edited by Ramona DeFelice Long; Wildside); “Truth and Consequences,” by Barb Goffman (from Mystery Times Ten, edited by MaryChris Bradley; Buddhapuss Ink); “The Itinerary,” by Roberta Isleib (from Mystery Writers of America Presents The Rich and the Dead, edited by Nelson DeMille; Grand Central); and
“Happine$$,” by Twist Phelan (from Mystery Writers of America Presents The Rich and the Dead)

Best Critical Non-fiction Work: The Sookie Stackhouse Companion, edited by Charlaine Harris (Ace)

Also nominated: Books, Crooks and Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure, by Leslie Budewitz (Quill Driver/Linden); Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making: More Stories and Secrets from Her Notebooks, by John Curran (HarperCollins); On Conan Doyle: Or, The Whole Art of Storytelling, by Michael Dirda (Princeton University Press); and Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film, by Philippa Gates
(SUNY Press)

In addition, Len and June Moffatt, founding editors of The JDM Bibliophile and erstwhile Bouchercon co-chairs, were declared as the winners of this year’s David Thompson Memorial Special Service Award. Ali tells me that the Moffatts weren’t on hand to accept their prize, but Julie Hyzy and Dana Cameron both made “emotional speeches” upon receiving their own commendations.

So that concludes this year’s Bouchercon-related awards presentations. In case you missed any of the previous ones, here they are again: Shamus Awards, Macavity, Barry, and Dilys Awards.

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