Announcing the 2018 Anthony Award Nominees
By Crime HQMay 10, 2018
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?
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The Late Show by Michael Connelly
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
Best First Novel
Ragged; or, The Loveliest Lies of All by Christopher Irvin
Best Paperback Original
Uncorking a Lie by Nadine Nettmann
What We Reckon by Eryk Pruitt
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
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 Goldstein, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, May/June 2017
“A Necessary Ingredient” by Art Taylor, Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea
Best Online Content
Writer Types Podcast: Eric 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
Chester B. Himes: A Biography by Lawrence P. Jackson
Rewrite Your Life: Discover Your Truth Through the Healing Power of Fiction by Jessica Lourey