Monday, June 11, 2012

Nominees for the 2012 Anthony Awards Announced

Mystery Book Awards

The nominees for the 2012 Anthony Awards have been announced. The winners will be selected by the attendees of the annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Cleveland this October. The award is named after Anthony Boucher, who helped found the Mystery Writers of America.

Best Novel …
The End of Everything by Megan Abbott (Little, Brown)
Hurt Machine by Reed Farrel Coleman (Tyrus)Review of Hurt Machine by Reed Farrel Coleman
The Drop by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
One Was a Soldier by Julia Spencer-Fleming (Minotaur Books)

Best First Novel …
Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry (Crown)
Nazareth Child by Darrell James (Midnight Ink)
All Cry Chaos by Leonard Rosen (The Permanent Press)Review of All Cry Chaos by Leonard Rosen
Who Do, Voodoo? by Rochelle Staab (Berkley Prime Crime)
The Informationist by Taylor Stevens (Crown)
Purgatory Chasm by Steve Ulfelder (Minotaur Books)
Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson (HarperCollins)

Best Paperback Original …
The Company Man by Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit)
Choke Hold by Christa Faust (Hard Case Crime)
Buffalo West Wing by Julie Hyzy (Berkley Prime Crime)
Death of the Mantis by Michael Stanley (HarperCollins)
Fun & Games by Duane Swierczynski (Mulholland Books)
Vienna Twilight by Frank Tallis (Random House)Review of Vienna Twilight by Frank Tallis

Best Short Story …
• "Disarming" (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine) by Dana Cameron
• "The Case of Death and Honey" (A Study in Sherlock) by Neil Gaiman (Bantam)
• "Palace by the Lake" (Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology) by Daryl Wood Gerber (Wildside)
• "Truth and Consequences" (Mystery Times Ten) by Barb Goffman (Buddhapuss Ink)
• "The Itinerary" (The Rich and the Dead) by Roberta Isleib (Grand Central)
• "Happine$$" (The Rich and the Dead) by Twist Phelan (Grand Central)

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

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