Thursday, June 26, 2008

Anthony Award Nominees

If you write mystery or are going to Bouchercon this year, you’ll be interested in hearing who the nominees are for the 2008 Anthony Awards. So here are the Fiction ones:

Best Novel:

James Lee Burke- Tin Roof Blowdown- Simon and Schuster
Lee Child - Bad Luck and Trouble Delacorte Press
Robert Crais- The Watchman Simon and Schuster
William Kent Krueger- Thunder Bay Atria
Laura Lippman - What the Dead Know William Morrow

Best First Novel:

Sean Chercover- Big City, Bad Blood William Morrow
Tana French- In the Woods Viking Adult
Lisa Lutz- The Spellman Files Simon and Schuster
Craig McDonald- Head Games Bleak House Books
Marcus Sakey- The Blade Itself St. Martin Minotaur

Best Paperback Original:

Megan Abbott- Queenpin Simon and Schuster
Ken Bruen and Jason Starr - Slide Hard Case Crime
David Corbett- Blood of Paradise Ballantine Books
Robert Fate- Baby Shark's Beaumont Blues Capital Crime Press
P.J. Parrish- A Thousand Bones Pocket

Short Story:

Rhys Bowen- Please Watch Your Step- (The Strand Magazine-Spring 07)
Steve Hockensmith- Dear Dr. Watson- (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
Toni L. P. Kelner- How Stella Got her Grave Back - (Many Bloody Returns edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner) for Ace Hardcover
Laura Lippman- Hardly Knew Her - (Dead Man's Hand edited by Otto Penzler) for Harcourt
Daniel Woodrell- Uncle - (A Hell of A Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir edited by Megan Abbott) for Busted Flush Press

You can go to the Charmed to Death site to get the complete list and to learn more abut Bouchercon.

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