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And the Winner of the Anthony Award Is . . .

October 17, 2009 by Reader's Connection

This afternoon at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis, the Anthony awards were given out. These annual mystery awards are named for Anthony Boucher, the author and fan and critic for whom the Bouchercon World Mystery Conference–which wraps up tomorrow morning–is named.

 

Best Novel: The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly

The Brass Verdict
And the other titles nominated were:

Trigger City by Sean Chercover (Read a review by an IMCPL patron.)

 

Red Knife by William Kent Krueger

 

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

 

The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny

 

 

 

 

 
Best First Novel:  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Other titles nominated:

Pushing Up Daisies by Rosemary Harris

 

Stalking Susan by Julie Kramer

 

Death of a Cozy Writer by G. M. Malliet

 

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

 

 

 

 

 

Best Paperback Original: State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy

State of the Onion

Other titles nominated:

The First Quarry by Max Allan Collins

 

Money Shot by Christa Faust

 

In a Dark Season by Vicki Lane

 

South of Hell by P.  J. Parrish

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Short Story:A Sleep Not Unlike Death” by Sean Chercover, from Hardcore, Hardboiled

Hardcore Hardboiled

Other titles nominated:

“The Night Things Changed” by Dana Cameron, from Wolfsbane and Mistletoe

“Killing Time” by Jane K. Cleland, from Alfred Hitchcock´s Mystery Magazine

“Skull and Cross Examination” by Toni L. P. Kelner, from Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

“Scratch a Woman” by Laura Lippman, from Hardly Knew Her

“The Secret Lives of Cats” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch from Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

 

 

Best Critical Nonfiction Work: Anthony Boucher: A Biobibliography by Jeffrey Marks (Yes, this is the Anthony after whom the award and the convention are named. Mr. Marks suggested in his acceptance speech that his choice of subject won him the award.)

Anthony Boucher: A Biobibliography
Other titles nominated:

African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study by Frankie Y. Bailey

How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries by Kathy Lynn Emerson

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel The Crossroads by Chris Grabenstein

The Crossroads

Other titles nominated:

 

Paper Towns by John Green

 

Kiss Me Kill Me by Lauren Henderson

 

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart

 

Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash lby Wendelin Van Draanen

 

 

 

 

Best Cover Art

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Design by Peter Mendelsund

Look familiar? This title also won the Anthony for Best First Novel.

Since we’re celebrating cover art,  here,  I should display the other nominated artwork.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Death Was the Other Woman

Death Was the Other Woman by Linda L. Richards

Design by David Rotstein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Death Will Get You Sober

Death Will Get You Sober by Elizabeth Zelvin

Design by David Rotstein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fault Tree

The Fault Tree by Louise Ure

Design by David Rotstein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Money Shot

Money Shot by Christa Faust

Design by Steve Cooley

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