Bouchercon 36, a major mystery convention, just ended in Chicago. Their web site at http://home.comcast.net/~bouchercon/2005/awards.html, listed all the awards won, and the nominees for those awards. I'm going to list winners, and those nominees of interest to me in each category. For any other nominees, check out Bouchercon's site.
The Anthony Awards are given each year at Bouchercon, the award and conference named for Anthony Boucher. Nominees are suggested by fans and winners are chosen by a vote of registed convention attendees.
Best Novel - William Kent Krueger - Blood Hollow
Julia Spencer-Fleming was nominated for Out of the Deep I Cry. (Met her at the Poisoned
Pen's Mystery Conference.)
Best First Novel - Harley Jane Kozak - Dating Dead Men
J.A. (Joe) Konrath was nominated for Whiskey Sour. (Met him at The Poisoned Pen.)
Best Paperback Original - Jason Starr - Twisted City
Best Short Story - Elaine Viets - Wedding Knife, in Chesapeake Crimes (Elaine did the Lee County Reading
Festival for me a couple times.)
The Barry Awards are given each year by Deadly Pleasures Magazine for the best crime fiction.
Best Novel - Lee Child - The Enemy
Best First Novel - The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Will Thomas was nominated for Some Danger Involved. He's a librarian who spoke at
Poisoned Pen's Mystery Conference.
Best British Crime Novel - John Harvey - Flesh & Blood
Best Paperbac Original - Elaine Flinn - Tagged for Murder
Best Thriller - Barry Eisler - Rain Storm
The Shamus Awards - The Private Eye Writers of America honors the best "P.I." mysteries each year.
Best P.I. Novel - Ed Wright - While I Disappear
Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel - Fade to Blonde by Max Phillips
P.J. Parrish, sisters who spoke twice at the Lee County Reading Festival, were nominated for
Island of Bones.
Best First P.I. Novel - Ingrid Black - The Dead
Will Thomas' Some Danger Involved was also nominated.
The Macavity Awards - Mystery Readers International give out this award, as voted by the members.
Best Mystery Novel - The Killing of the Tinkers by Ken Bruen
Best First Mystery Novel - Dating Dead Men by Harley Jane Kozak
J.A. Konrath's Whiskey Sour was also nominated.