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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Anthony Awards (1986-20010)

2009 info from Bouchercon 2009 accessed 10/22/09

The Anthony Awards are literary awards for mystery writers presented at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention since 1986. The awards are named for Anthony Boucher (1911-1968), one of the founders of the Mystery Writers of America.

The Anthony Awards are among the most prestigious awards in the world of mystery writers and have helped boost the careers of numerous recipients.

According to Bouchercon rules, the awards are given in the following categories:

* Best Novel
* Best First Novel
* Best Paperback Original
* Best Short Story
* Best Critical Nonfiction Work
* Special Service Award
* Up to three wild card awards

2010 Nominees:
Best Novel
THE LAST CHILD by John Hart (Minotaur Books)
THE MYSTIC ARTS OF ERASING ALL SIGNS OF DEATH by Charlie Huston (Ballantine Books)
THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE by Stieg Larsson, translated by Reg Keeland 
THE BRUTAL TELLING by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
THE SHANGHAI MOON by S.J. Rozan (Minotaur Books)

Best First Novel
STARVATION LAKE by Bryan Gruley 
A BAD DAY FOR SORRY by Sophie Littlefield (Minotaur Books)
THE TWELVE/THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST by Stuart Neville (Harvill Secker/Soho Press)
IN THE SHADOW OF GOTHAM by Stefanie Pintoff (Minotaur Books)

Best Paperback Novel
BURY ME DEEP by Megan Abbott (Simon & Schuster)
TOWER by Ken Bruen and Reed Farrel Coleman (Busted Flush Press)
QUARRY IN THE MIDDLE by Max Allan Collins (Hard Case Crime)
STARVATION LAKE by Bryan Gruley 
DEATH AND THE LIT CHICK by G.M. Malliet (Midnight Ink)
AIR TIME by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Mira)

Best Short Story
“Last Fair Deal Gone Down” by Ace Atkins, from CROSSROAD BLUES (Busted Flush Press)
“Femme Sole” by Dana Cameron, from BOSTON NOIR (Akashic Books)
“Animal Rescue” by Dennis Lehane, from BOSTON NOIR (Akashic Books)
“On the House” by Hank Phillippi Ryan, from QUARRY: Crime Stories by New England Writers (Level Best Books)
“Amapola” by Luis Alberto Urrea, from PHOENIX NOIR (Akashic Books)

Best Critical Nonfiction Work
TALKING ABOUT DETECTIVE FICTION by P.D. James (Bodleian Library/Knopf)
THE LINE UP: The World’s Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives by Otto Penzler, ed. (Little, Brown and Co)
HAUNTED HEART: The Life and Times of Stephen King by Lisa Rogak (Thomas Dunne Books)
DAME AGATHA’S SHORTS: An Agatha Christie Short Story Companion by Elena Santangelo (Bella Rosa Books)
THE TALENTED MISS HIGHSMITH: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith by Joan Schenkar

2009 Anthony Awards
Best Novel: The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly
Best first novel: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (Knopf)
Best paperback original: State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy (Berkley)
Best short story: "A Sleep Not Unlike Death" by Sean Chercover, from Hardcore Hardboiled (Kensington)
Best critical nonfiction work: Anthony Boucher: A Biobibliography by Jeffrey Marks (McFarland)
Best children's/young adult novel: The Crossroads by Chris Grabenstein (Random House)
Best cover art: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, designed by Peter Mendelsund (Knopf)
Special Service Award: Jon and Ruth Jordan

2009 Anthony Award Nominees
(see above for winners)
Best Novel
Trigger City by Sean Chercover [William Morrow]
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly [Little, Brown and Company]
Red Knife by William Kent Krueger [Atria]
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson [Knopf]
The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny [Minotaur]

Best First Novel
Pushing Up Daisies by Rosemary Harris [Minotaur]
Stalking Susan by Julie Kramer [Doubleday]
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson [Knopf]
Death of a Cozy Writer by G. M. Malliet [Midnight Ink]
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith [Grand Central]

Best Paperback Original
The First Quarry by Max Allan Collins [Hard Case Crime]
Money Shot by Christa Faust [Hard Case Crime]
State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy [Berkley]
In a Dark Season by Vicki Lane [Dell]
South of Hell by P. J. Parrish [Pocket Star]

Best Short Story
“The Night Things Changed” by Dana Cameron from Wolfsbane and Mistletoe [Ace]
“A Sleep Not Unlike Death” by Sean Chercover from Hardcore Hardboiled [Kensington]
“Killing Time” by Jane K. Cleland from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (November)
“Skull and Cross Examination” by Toni L. P. Kelner from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (February)
“Scratch a Woman” by Laura Lippman from Hardly Knew Her [William Morrow]
“The Secret Lives of Cats” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (July)

Best Critical Nonfiction Work
African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study by Frankie Y. Bailey [McFarland]
How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries by Kathy Lynn Emerson [Perseverance Press]
Anthony Boucher: A Biobibliography by Jeffrey Marks [McFarland]
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale [Walker & Company]

Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel
The Crossroads by Chris Grabenstein [Random House]
Paper Towns by John Green [Dutton Juvenile]
Kiss Me, Kill Me by Lauren Henderson [Delacorte]
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart [Little, Brown]
Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash by Wendelin Van Draanen [Knopf]

Best Cover Art
Death Was the Other Woman designed by David Rotstein and written by Linda L. Richards [Minotaur]
Death Will Get You Sober designed by David Rotstein and written by Elizabeth Zelvin [Minotaur]
The Fault Tree designed by David Rotstein and written by Louise Ure [Minotaur]
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo designed by Peter Mendelsund and written by Stieg Larsson [Knopf]
Money Shot designed by Steve Cooley and written by Christa Faust [Hard Case Crime]

Previous Winners:
Best Novel
* 2008 Laura Lippman, What the Dead Know
* 2007 Laura Lippman, No Good Deeds
* 2006 William Kent Krueger, Mercy Falls
* 2005 William Kent Krueger, Blood Hollow
* 2004 Laura Lippman, Every Secret Thing
* 2003 Michael Connelly, City of Bones
* 2002 Dennis Lehane, Mystic River
* 2001 Val McDermid, A Place of Execution
* 2000 Peter Robinson, In a Dry Season
* 1999 Michael Connelly, Blood Work
* 1998 S. J. Rozan, No Colder Place
* 1997 Michael Connelly, The Poet
* 1996 Mary Willis Walker, Under the Beetle's Cellar
* 1995 Sharyn McCrumb, She Walks These Hills
* 1994 Marcia Muller, Wolf in the Shadows
* 1993 Margaret Maron, Bootlegger's Daughter
* 1992 Peter Lovesey, The Last Detective
* 1991 Sue Grafton, "G" Is for Gumshoe
* 1990 Sarah Caudwell, The Sirens Song of Murder
* 1989 Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs
* 1988 Tony Hillerman, Skinwalkers
* 1987 Sue Grafton, "C" Is for Corpse
* 1986 Sue Grafton, "B" Is for Burglar

Best First Novel
* 2008 Tana French, In The Woods
* 2007 Louise Penny, Still Life
* 2006 Chris Grabenstein, Tilt-a-Whirl
* 2005 Harley Jane Kozak, Dating Dead Man
* 2004 P. J. Tracy, Monkeewrench
* 2003 Julia Spencer-Fleming, In the Bleak Midwinter
* 2002 C. J. Box, Open Season
* 2001 Qiu Xiaolong, Death of a Red Heroine
* 2000 Donna Andrews, Murder with Peacocks
* 1999 William Kent Krueger, Iron Lake
* 1998 Lee Child, Killing Floor
* 1997 Dale Furutani, Death in Little Tokyo
and Terris McMahan Grimes, Somebody Else's Child
* 1996 Virginia Lanier, Death in Bloodhound Red
* 1995 Caleb Carr, The Alienist
* 1994 Nevada Barr, Track of the Cat
* 1993 Barbara Neely, Blanche on the Lam
* 1992 Sue Henry, Murder on the Iditarod Trail
* 1991 Patricia Cornwell, Postmortem
* 1990 Karen Kijewski, Katwalk
* 1989 Elizabeth George, A Great Deliverance
* 1988 Gillian Roberts, Caught Dead in Philadelphia
* 1987 Bill Crider, Too Late to Die
* 1986 Jonathan Kellerman, When the Bough Breaks

Best Paperback Original
* 2007 Dana Cameron, Ashes and Bones
* 2006 Reed Farrel Coleman, The James Deans
* 2005 Jason Starr, Twisted City
* 2004 Robin Burcell, Deadly Legacy
* 2003 Robin Burcell, Fatal Truth
* 2002 Charlaine Harris, Dead Until Dark
* 2001 Kate Grilley, Death Dances to a Reggae Beat
* 2000 Laura Lippman, In Big Trouble
* 1999 Laura Lippman, Butcher's Hill
* 1998 Rick Riordan, Big Red Tequila
* 1997 Terris McMahan Grimes, Somebody Else's Child
* 1996 Harlan Coben, Deal Breaker
* 1995 no award given
* 1994 no award given
* 1993 no award given
* 1992 no award given
* 1991 James McCahery, Grave Undertaking and Rochelle Krich, Where's Mommy Now?
* 1990 Carolyn Hart, Honeymoon with Murder
* 1989 Carolyn Hart, Something Wicked
* 1988 Robert Crais, The Monkey's Raincoat
* 1987 Robert Campbell, The Junkyard Dog
* 1986 Nancy Pickard, Say No To Murder

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