Announcing the Bouchercon 2014 Anthony Award Nominees!

Murder is coming to Long Beach, CA, and Bouchercon has announced the nominees for the 2014 Anthony Awards! Congratulations to the nominees listed below:

Best Mystery Novel

Suspect by Robert Crais

A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming


Best First Mystery Novel

Yesterday's Echo by Matt Coyle

Ghostman by Robert Hobbs

Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

The Hard Bounce by Todd Robinson


Best Paperback Original

The Big Reap by Chris F. Holm

Purgatory Key by Darrell James

Joyland by Stephen King

The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

As She Left It by Catriona McPherson


Best Short Story

“Dead Ends” by Craig Faustus Buck

“The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository” by John Connolly

“Annie and the Grateful Dead” by Denise Dietz

Incident on the 405” by Travis Richardson*

“The Care and Feeding of Houseplants” by Art Taylor


Best Critical Non-Fiction Work

Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova

The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines by Cate Linberry

All the Wild Children by Josh Stallings

The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower

Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives edited by Sarah Weinman


Best Children's or Young Adult Novel

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Escape Theory by Margaux Froley

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy by Elizabeth Kiem

The Code Busters Club: The Mystery of the Pirate's Treasure by Penny Warner


Best Television Episode/Teleplay

The Blacklist, Pilot, by Jon Bokenkamp

Breaking Bad, “Felina,” by Vince Gilligan

The Fall, “Dark Descent,” by Allan Cubitt

The Following, Pilot, by Kevin Williamson

Justified, “Hole in the Wall,” by Graham Yost


Best Audio Book

Crescendo by Deborah J. Ledford, read by Christina Cox

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith, read by Robert Glenister

Death and the Lit Chick by G.M. Malliet, read by Davina Porte

Hour of the Rat by Lisa Brackmann, read by Tracy Sallows

Man in the Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell, read by Mauro Hantman


*Congratulations to Travis Richardson whose short story “Incident on the 405” was featured in our inauguarl issue of The Malfeasance Occasional: Girl Trouble! Check out the issue page to learn more about the story and e-collection of short fiction, including the chance to read three of the stories in their entirety.

Good luck to all the nominees, we couldn't be more thrilled!


  1. Deborah Lacy

    Such a great list of nominees. It should be an awesome conference!

  2. Travis Richardson

    Honored to be on this list. Thank you Clare and Criminal Element for putting out an open call for Malfeasance Occasional: Girl Trouble!

  3. June Gillam

    Congratulations to the nominees!

    June Gillam

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