Monday, May 09, 2011

Anthony Award Nominees 2011

This time, I really want to say congratulations to friends who have been nominated for Anythony Awards for best website/blog.  I'm glad I'm not voting! Congratulations to Jen Forbus at Jen's Book Thoughts and Chantelle Aimée Osman at Sirens of Suspense. And, I was the Spinetingler Reviewer of the Year for 2009 and 2010, so I owe Sandra Ruttan. I read The Rap Sheet all the time, so have to thank J. Kingston Pierce. As a librarian, I couldn't live without Stop, You're Killing Me. This would be a tough category for me.

Here are the rest of the nominees, as announced today.

Milwaukee - May 10, 2011 – The nominees for this year’s Anthony Awards, which are given at the annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, were announced today by conference chair, Jon Jordan and Awards Chair John Purcell.

Best Novel

Bury Your Dead - Louise Penny - Minotaur Books
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter - Tom Franklin – William Morrow
Faithful Place - Tana French - Viking
I'd Know You Anywhere - Laura Lippman - William Morrow
The Lock Artist - Steve Hamilton - Minotaur

Best First Novel

Damage Done - Hilary Davidson - Forge Books
The Poacher's Son - Paul Doiron - Minotaur Books
Rogue Island- Bruce DeSilva - Forge Books
The Sherlockian - Graham Moore - Twelve
Snow Angels - James Thompson - Putnam

Best Paperback Original

Drive Time - Hank Phillipi Ryan - Mira
Expiration Date - Duane Swierczynski - Minotaur Books
The Hanging Tree - Bryan Gruley – Touchstone (Simon and Schuster)
Long Time Coming - Robert Goddard - Bantam
Vienna Secrets - Frank Tallis - Random House

Best Short Story

"The Frame Maker" - Simon Wood - The Back Alley
"The Hitter" - Chris Holm – Needle
"Homeless" - Pat Morin - Mystery Montage
"Scent of Lilacs" - Doug Allyn – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Sept/Oct 2010
"So Much in Common" - Mary Jane Maffini - EQMM Sept/Oct. 2010
"Swing Shift" - Dana Cameron - Crimes By Moonlight

Best Graphic Novel

Beasts of Burden – Jill Thompson/Evan Dorkin – Dark Horse
The Chill - Jason Starr – Vertigo Crime
Richard Stark's Parker, Vol. 2: The Outfit –Darwyn Cooke - IDW Press
Scalped Vol 6 - The Gnawing - Jason Aaron – Vertigo
Sickness in the Family - Denise Mina – Vertigo Crime
Tumor - Joshua Hale Fialkov/ Noel Tuazon - ARCHAIA STUDIOS PRESS

Best Critical /Non-Fiction

Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks - John Curran – Harper Collins
Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History - Yunte Huang - W. W. Norton & Company
Sherlock Holmes for Dummies - Steve Doyle - For Dummies
Thrillers: 100 Must Reads - David Morrell - Oceanview
The Wire: Truth Be Told - Rafael Alvarez - Grove Press

Best Website/Blog

Jen's Book Thoughts - Jen Forbus
The Rap Sheet - J. Kingston Pierce
Sirens of Suspense - Chantelle Aimée Osman
Spinetingler - Sandra Ruttan
Stop. You're Killing Me - Surber/Ulrich

According to the news release, "The nominations are taken from votes cast by members of Bouchercon, the current year (2011) and the previous year (2010). The awards are named after Anthony Boucher, a book reviewer and early champion of the mystery genre.

"Attendees will vote for this year’s winners at the 2011 Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in St. Louis (Sep 15 – 18). The winners will be announced at the awards brunch on the morning of September 18th."


bermudaonion said...

I'm so excited for Jen!

Lesa said...

Isn't it great, Kathy? I'm so pleased for Jen, too.

Kris said...

I'm excited for Jen and Stop, You're Killing Me...that would be a tough one to vote for. I looked at going since it takes place in STL...but at almost $'s just not something I can do.

Lesa said...

I understand, Kris. I've been encouraged to go, but I'm making several trips this year, and Bouchercon wasn't in the budget.

That is a tough category, isn't it?

kathy d. said...

I've got my fingers crossed for Jen; she has a wonderful, creative website/blog.

And the best mysteries; that is hard. I'm reading "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter," which is very well-written, and have read two others.

Tough choices.

Lesa said...

You're right, Kathy. Tough choices for the Anthonys.