2013 Anthony Awards and Bouchercon Pix!

The 2013 Boucheron Award for Best Critical Nonfiction Work: Blurs added for artistic value.
The 2013 Boucheron Award for Best Critical Nonfiction Work: Blurs added for artistic value.

The Anthony Awards were held during Bouchercon in Albany last weekend, and here are the shortlists, with winners in bold:

BEST NOVEL
Dare Me by Megan Abbott
The Trinity Game by Sean Chercover
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
* The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan

BEST FIRST NOVEL
Don’t Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman
The Professionals by Owen Laukkanen
* The Expats by Chris Pavone
The 500 by Matthew Quirk
Black Fridays by Michael Sears

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
Whiplash River by Lou Berney
Murder for Choir by Joelle Charbonneau
And She Was by Alison Gaylin
Blessed are the Dead by Malla Nunn
* Big Maria by Johnny Shaw

BEST SHORT STORY
* “Mischief in Mesopotamia” by Dana Cameron, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
“Kept in the Dark” by Sheila Connolly, Best New England Crime Stories: Blood Moon
“The Lord is My Shamus” by Barb Goffman, Chesapeake Crimes: This Job is Murder
“Peaches” by Todd Robinson, Grift
“The Unremarkable Heart” by Karin Slaughter, MWA Presents: Vengeance

BEST CRITICAL NONFICTION WORK
* Books to Die For by John Connolly and Declan Burke, editors
Blood Relations by Joseph Goodrich, editor
More Forensics and Fiction by D.P. Lyle, M.D.
The Grand Tour by Mathew Prichard, editor
In Pursuit of Spenser by Otto Penzler, editor

Congratulations to the winners and all the nominees!

As usual, a phalanx of crime awards were given during Bcon (such as the Macavity, the Shamus, the Barry, and the Dillinger), and we'll get those great shortlists and deserving winners posted very soon as well.

Up at Crime HQ's Pinterest and Facebook pages, we have more pictures of the winners, nominees, attendees, and panelists who make these events so much fun—some of them are even in focus!

Louise Penny holding her 2013 Anthony Award for Best Novel: She was entirely in focus. The photographer...?
Louise Penny holding her 2013 Anthony Award for Best Novel: She was entirely in focus. The photographer…?

(Whew! There's a lot to celebrate! Did we happen to mention it's also officially release day for our inaugural e-issue of short crime fiction, Criminal Element's Malfeasance Occasional: Girl Trouble?)

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