Sunday, October 17, 2010

Winners of the 2010 Anthony Awards Announced

Mystery Book Awards: The Edgars, The Agathas, The Anthonys, and many more.

The winners of the 2010 Anthony Awards were announced earlier today at Bouchercon. The award (and conference) is named in honor of Anthony Boucher, well-known writer and critic from the New York Times, who helped found the Mystery Writers of America. The winners are selected by conference attendees.

◊ Best Novel: The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)

◊ Best First Novel: A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield Review of A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield (Minotaur Books)

◊ Best Paperback Original: Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley Review of Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley (Touchstone)

◊ Best Short Story: "On the House" in Quarry: Crime Stories by New England Writers by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Level Best Books)

◊ Best Critical Non-Fiction: Talking about Detective Fiction by P. D. James (Knopf)

Mystery Book Reviews by Mysterious Reviews indicates a review by Mysterious Reviews.


  1. As wonderful as SJ Rozan's book "Shanghai Moon" is, the actual winner of the 2010 Anthony for best novel is "The Brutal Telling" by Louise Penny. Thanks!

  2. Many, many, many thanks to Majorie to pointing out our error. Without going into too many details, we maintain the nomination list in an Excel spreadsheet and when the winners were announced we checked the wrong row. Cutting and pasting and such led us to post the wrong winner. We sincerely apologize for our error, which has now (thanks to Marjorie) been corrected.