Monday, June 11, 2012

Anthony Award Nominations

Thanks to Janet Rudolph for posting the Anthony Award nominations. The Anthony Awards are presented at each annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention with the winners selected by attendees. The award is named for the late Anthony Boucher (William Anthony Parker White), writer and critic from the New York Times, who helped found the Mystery Writers of America. This year, the awards will be presented in October at Bouchercon in Cleveland. Congratulations to all the nominees!


The End of Everything - Megan Abbott [Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown]
Hurt Machine - Reed Farrel Coleman [Tyrus]
The Drop - Michael Connelly [Little, Brown]
A Trick of the Light - Louise Penny [Minotaur]
One Was a Soldier - Julia Spencer-Fleming [Thomas Dunne/Minotaur]

Learning to Swim - Sara J. Henry [Crown]
Nazareth Child - Darrell James [Midnight Ink]
All Cry Chaos - Leonard Rosen [The Permanent Press]
Who Do, Voodoo? - Rochelle Staab [Berkley Prime Crime]
The Informationist - Taylor Stevens [Crown]
Purgatory Chasm - Steve Ulfelder [Thomas Dunne/Minotaur]
Before I Go to Sleep - S.J. Watson [HarperCollins]

The Company Man - Robert Jackson Bennett [Orbit/Hachette]
Choke Hold - Christa Faust [Hard Case Crime/Titan]
Buffalo West Wing - Julie Hyzy [Berkley Prime Crime/Tekno]
Death of the Mantis - Michael Stanley [HarperCollins]
Fun & Games - Duane Swierczynski [Mulholland]
Vienna Twilight - Frank Tallis [Random House]


"Disarming" - Dana Cameron, EQMM June'11, p.24
"The Case of Death and Honey" - Neil Gaiman, A Study In Sherlock, p.167 [Bantam]
"Palace by the Lake" - Daryl Wood Gerber, Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology, p.184 [Wildside]
"Truth and Consequences" - Barb Goffman, Mystery Times Ten, ~p.128 [Buddhapuss Ink]
"The Itinerary" - Roberta Isleib, MWA Presents The Rich and The Dead, p.189 [Grand Central]
"Happine$$" - Twist Phelan, MWA Presents The Rich and The Dead, p.276 [Grand Central]

Books, Crooks and Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure - Leslie Budewitz [Quill Driver/Linden]
Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making: More Stories and Secrets from Her Notebooks - John Curran [HarperCollins]
On Conan Doyle: or, The Whole Art of Storytelling - Michael Dirda [Princeton University Press]
Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film - Philippa Gates [SUNY Press]
The Sookie Stackhouse Companion - Charlaine Harris, ed. [Ace]


Barb Goffman said...

Thanks, Lesa!

Lesa said...

You're welcome, Barb. In case readers didn't notice, Barb was one of the authors nominated for an Anthony for Best Short Story!

Bev Stephans said...

It is interesting to see that three of the nominees for best novel are women. It seems that at one time, the Anthony awards were dominated by men.

I've only read two of the books: "A Trick of the Light" and "One Was a Soldier". I liked both of them, and would have a hard time choosing which one I liked best.

Lesa said...

Those are the only two nominees for Best Novel that I've read, Bev. I've read 4 of the Best First nominees, though. And, there are some good books on this list.

Jane R said...

I've already read a few of these books and I think this is going to be a tough decision. Meanwhile, thanks for the information. My reading list has just grown a tad bit longer!

Lesa said...

I agree, Jane. I see at least one more title I want to pick up soon.