Monday, May 09, 2011

Nominations for the 2011 Anthony Awards Announced

Mystery Book Awards

The nominees for the 2011 Anthony Awards have been announced. These awards are given at the annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention with the winners selected by attendees. The award is named for the late Anthony Boucher (William Anthony Parker White), well-known writer and critic from the New York Times, who helped found the Mystery Writers of America. The winners will be announced at an awards brunch on September 18th, 2011 at Bouchercon in St. Louis.

◊ Best Novel
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (William Morrow)
Faithful Place by Tana French Review of Faithful Place by Tana French (Viking)
The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton (Minotaur Books)
I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman (William Morrow)
Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)

◊ Best First Novel
Damage Done by Hilary Davidson (Forge Books)
Rogue Island by Bruce DiSilva (Forge Books)
The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron (Minotaur Books)
The Sherlockian by Graham Moore (Twelve)
Snow Angels by James Thompson (Putnam)

◊ Best Paperback Original
Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard (Bantam)
The Hanging Tree by Bryan Gruley Review of The Hanging Tree by Bryan Gruley (Touchstone)
Drive Time by Hank Phillipi Ryan Review of Drive Time by Hank Phillipi Ryan (Mira)
Expiration Date by Duane Swierczynski (Minotaur Books)
Vienna Secrets by Frank Tallis Review of Vienna Secrets by Frank Tallis (Random House)

◊ Best Short Story
"Scent of Lilacs" by Doug Allyn (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
"Swing Shift" by Dana Cameron (Crimes By Moonlight)
"The Hitter" by Chris Holm (Needle)
"So Much in Common" by Mary Jane Maffini (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
"Homeless by Pat Morin" (Mystery Montage)
"The Frame Maker" by Simon Wood (The Back Alley)

◊ Best Graphic Novel
Scalped Volume 6: The Gnawing by Jason Aaron (Vertigo Crime)
Richard Stark's Parker Volume 2: The Outfit by Darwyn Cooke (IDW Press)
Beasts of Burden by Jill Thompson and Evan Dorkin (Dark Horse)
Sickness in the Family by Denise Mina (Vertigo Crime)
The Chill by Jason Starr (Vertigo Crime)
Tumor by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon (Archaia Studio Press)

◊ Best Critical Non-Fiction
The Wire: Truth Be Told by Rafael Alvarez (Grove Press)
Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks by John Curran (HarperCollins)
Sherlock Holmes for Dummies by Steve Doyle (For Dummies)
Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History by Yunte Huang (Norton)
Thrillers: 100 Must Reads by David Morrell (Oceanview)

◊ Best Website/Blog
Jen's Book Thoughts
The Rap Sheet
Sirens of Suspense
Stop. You're Killing Me

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Hap tip to Mystery Fanfare for alerting us to this list of nominations.


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