Friday, June 04, 2010

Anthony Award Nominees

The nominees for the 2010 Anthony Awards have been announced. The awards will be presented at Bouchercon 2010, the World Mystery Convention, held Oct. 14-17 in San Francisco. Congratulations to the nominees!

BEST NOVEL

THE LAST CHILD - John Hart [Minotaur Books]
THE MYSTIC ARTS OF ERASING ALL SIGNS OF DEATH - Charlie Huston [Ballantine Books]
THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE - Stieg Larsson, translated by Reg Keeland [Quercus/Knopf]
THE BRUTAL TELLING - Louise Penny [Minotaur Books]
THE SHANGHAI MOON - S.J. Rozan [Minotaur Books]

BEST FIRST NOVEL

THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE - Alan Bradley [Delacorte Press]
STARVATION LAKE - Bryan Gruley [Touchstone]
A BAD DAY FOR SORRY - Sophie Littlefield [Minotaur Books]
THE TWELVE/THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST - Stuart Neville [Harvill Secker/Soho Press]
IN THE SHADOW OF GOTHAM - Stefanie Pintoff [Minotaur Books]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

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

BEST SHORT STORY

"Last Fair Deal Gone Down" - Ace Atkins, CROSSROAD BLUES, pp.1-20 follow Afterword [Busted Flush Press]
"Femme Sole" - Dana Cameron, BOSTON NOIR, pp.95-115 [Akashic Books]
"Animal Rescue" - Dennis Lehane, BOSTON NOIR, pp.38-64 [Akashic Books]
"On the House" - Hank Phillippi Ryan, QUARRY: Crime Stories by New England Writers, book's 5th story [Level Best Books]
"Amapola" - Luis Alberto Urrea, PHOENIX NOIR, pp.103-125 [Akashic Books]

BEST CRITICAL NONFICTION WORK

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

2 comments:

Bev Stephans said...

Hi Lesa,

These nominations are really interesting. Of the fiction, I've only read "The Brutal Telling". I started "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie", but couldn't finish it. Flavia just wasn't my idea of a heroine. She bored me!

Of the non-fiction, I've read three of the five books nominated: "Dame Agatha's Shorts", "Talking About Detective Fiction" and "The Line Up". All are very good and I highly recommend them.

I'll have to check out some of the titles that I haven't read.

Bev Stephans

Lesa said...

I'm much more familiar with these titles, Bev, than I was with the Edgars. I've read 3 of the ones nominated for Best First; 1 of the paperbacks, 1 of the best. But, at least I know who all of these authors are.