Announcing the 2018 Anthony Award Nominees

Bouchercon, the Anthony Boucher Memorial World Mystery Convention, is an annual convention held to honor the best in mystery and crime fiction (there is a “Best Critical or Nonfiction Book” section, as well). This year, the annual banquet will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida.

As always, it’s a fantastic list of great work that deserves to be checked out! What have you read already?

*Follow the linked titles to exclusive excerpts or reviews!

Best Novel

The Late Show by Michael Connelly

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Glass Houses by Louise Penny

The Force by Don Winslow

Best First Novel

Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett

She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper

The Dry by Jane Harper

Ragged; or, The Loveliest Lies of All by Christopher Irvin

The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka

Best Paperback Original

Uncorking a Lie by Nadine Nettmann

Bad Boy Boogie by Thomas Pluck

What We Reckon by Eryk Pruitt

The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day

Cast The First Stone by James W. Ziskin

Bill Crider Award for Best Novel in a Series

Give Up the Dead (Jay Porter #3) by Joe Clifford

Two Kinds of Truth (Harry Bosch #20) by Michael Connelly

Y is for Yesterday (Kinsey Millhone #25) by Sue Grafton

Glass Houses (Armand Gamache #13) by Louise Penny

Dangerous Ends (Pete Fernandez #3) by Alex Segura

Best Anthology

Just to Watch Them Die: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash by Joe Clifford, ed.

Killing Malmon by Dan & Kate Malmon, ed.

Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea by Andrew McAleer & Paul D. Marks

Passport to Murder, Bouchercon Anthology 2017 by John McFetridge, ed.

The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir by Gary Phillips, ed.

Best Short Story

“The Trial of Madame Pelletier” by Susanna Calkins, Malice Domestic 12: Mystery Most Historical

“God’s Gonna Cut You Down” by Jen Conley, Just to Watch Them Die: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash

“My Side of the Matter” by Hilary Davidson, Killing Malmon

“Whose Wine Is it Anyway” by Barb Goffman, 50 Shades of Cabernet

“The Night They Burned Miss Dixie’s Place” by Debra GoldsteinAlfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, May/June 2017

“A Necessary Ingredient” by Art TaylorCoast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea

Best Online Content

Writer Types PodcastEric Beetner and S. W. Lauden

Do Some Damage: An Inside Look at Crime Fiction: Group Blog

Jungle Red Writers: Group Blog

Dru’s Book Musings: Dru Ann Love

BOLO Books: Kristopher Zgorski

Best Critical/Nonfiction Work

From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon by Mattias Boström

The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books by Martin Edwards

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

Chester B. Himes: A Biography by Lawrence P. Jackson

Rewrite Your Life: Discover Your Truth Through the Healing Power of Fiction by Jessica Lourey

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