Tuesday, May 05, 2015

In Line for the Anthonys

Organizers of Bouchercon 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina, today broadcast the list of nominees for this year’s Anthony Awards. There are a number of easily anticipated contenders, along with a few out-of-left-field choices. The winners will be determined by a vote of Bouchercon attendees, and then announced during a ceremony at the conference on Saturday, October 10.

Best Novel:
Lamentation, by Joe Clifford (Oceanview)
The Secret Place, by Tana French (Viking)
After I’m Gone, by Laura Lippman (Morrow)
The Long Way Home, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
Truth Be Told, by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge)

Best First Novel:
Blessed Are the Dead, by Kristi Belcamino (Witness Impulse)
Ice Shear, by M.P. Cooley (Morrow)
Invisible City, by Julia Dahl (Minotaur)
The Life We Bury, by Allen Eskens (Seventh Street)
The Black Hour, by Lori Rader-Day (Seventh Street)

Best Paperback Original:
Stay with Me, by Alison Gaylin (Harper)
The Killer Next Door, by Alex Marwood (Penguin)
The Day She Died, by Catriona McPherson (Midnight Ink)
World of Trouble, by Ben H. Winters (Quirk)
No Stone Unturned, by James W. Ziskin (Seventh Street)

Best Critical or Non-fiction Work:
The Figure of the Detective: A Literary History and Analysis, by Charles Brownson (McFarland)
Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice, by Kate Clark Flora (New Horizon)
Dru’s Book Musings, by Dru Ann Love
Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe, by J.W. Ocker (Countryman)
Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer’s Journey, edited by Hank Phillippi Ryan  (Henery Press)

Best Short Story:
“Honeymoon Sweet,” by Craig Faustus Buck (from Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon Anthology 2014; Down & Out)
“The Shadow Knows,” by Barb Goffman (from Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays, edited by Barb Goffman and Marcia Talley; Wildside Press)
“Howling at the Moon,” by Paul D. Marks (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine [EQMM], November 2014)
“Of Dogs & Deceit,” by John Shepphird (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, November 2014)
“The Odds Are Against Us,” by Art Taylor (EQMM, November 2014)

Best Anthology or Collection:
FaceOff, edited by David Baldacci (Simon & Schuster)
Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon Anthology 2014, edited by Dana Cameron (Down & Out)
Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen, edited by Joe Clifford (Gutter)
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon, edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger (Pegasus)
Carolina Crimes: Nineteen Tales of Lust, Love, and Longing, edited by Karen Pullen; Wildside Press)

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

In addition, North Carolina author Margaret Maron will be presented with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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