This week in awards season brings the Anthony Award nominations, to be conferred during Bouchercon, the world mystery convention, held in Raleigh, NC. (You can also check out our Lowdown Calendar for more information about the many awards given during the convention, dates, guests of honor, etc.)
BEST FIRST NOVEL
Blessed Are the Dead by Kristi Belcamino
Ice Shear by M.P. Cooley
Invisible City by Julia Dahl
The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
Stay With Me by Alison Gaylin
The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood
The Day She Died by Catriona McPherson
World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters
No Stone Unturned by James W. Ziskin
BEST CRITICAL OR NON-FICTION WORK
The Figure of the Detective: A Literary History and Analysis by Charles Brownson
Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice by Kate Clark Flora
Dru’s Book Musings by Dru Ann Love
Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe by J.W. Ocker
Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer’s Journey by Hank Phillippi Ryan, ed.
BEST SHORT STORY
“Honeymoon Sweet” by Craig Faustus Buck, Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon Anthology 2014
“The Shadow Knows” by Barb Goffman, Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays
“Howling at the Moon” by Paul D. Marks,
“Of Dogs & Deceit” by John Shepphird, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
“The Odds Are Against Us” by Art Taylor, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
BEST ANTHOLOGY OR COLLECTION
FaceOff by David Baldacci, ed.
Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon Anthology 2014 by Dana Cameron, ed.
Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen by Joe Clifford, ed.
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon by Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger, eds.
Carolina Crimes: 19 Tales of Love, Lust, and Longing by Karen Pullen, ed.
Tough choices for October's convention attendees. Congratulations to all the nominees!