In the order announced, the winners were:
|Best Critical Nonfiction Work - The Sookie Stackhouse Companion by Charlaine Harris, ed.|
Best Paperback Original - Buffalo West Wing by Julie Hyzy
Best First Mystery - Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry
Best Mystery Novel - A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny
Congratulations to all of the winners, but I'm sending hugs to Julie Hyzy and Louise Penny. I finally met Julie the day before she received her Anthony. And, she was so thrilled to win the award with her husband in the audience. Julie is just wonderful. I've read and reviewed her books for years, but never had the chance to meet her. Congratulations! And, of course, congratulations to Louise Penny. A Trick of the Light was my favorite book of 2011, so I was pleased to see it win Best Mystery Novel.