2013 Anthony Awards
Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, has announced the 2013 Anthony Award Nominees.
Bouchercon XLIV will be held in Albany, New York, from September 19-22 and the winners will be chosen by the convention’s full time members.
BEST FIRST NOVEL
Donâ€™t Ever Get OldÂ â€“ Daniel Friedman
The ProfessionalsÂ â€“ Owen Laukkanen
The ExpatsÂ â€“ Chris Pavone
The 500Â â€“ Matthew Quirk
Black FridaysÂ â€“ Michael Sears
BEST SHORT STORY
â€œMischief in Mesopotamiaâ€ â€“ Dana Cameron, EQMM, Nov 2012
â€œKept in the Darkâ€ â€“ Shelia Connolly, Best New England Crime Stories: Blood Moon
â€œThe Lord is My Shamusâ€ â€“ Barb Goffman, Chesapeake Crimes: This Job is Murder
â€œPeachesâ€ â€“ Todd Robinson, Grift, Spring 2012
â€œThe Unremarkable Heartâ€ â€“ Karin Slaughter, MWA Presents: Vengeance,
BEST CRITICAL NONFICTION WORK
Books to Die ForÂ â€“ John Connolly and Declan Burke, editors
Blood RelationsÂ â€“ Joseph Goodrich, editor
More Forensics and FictionÂ â€“ DP Lyle, MD
The Grand TourÂ â€“ Mathew Prichard, editor
In Pursuit of SpenserÂ â€“ Otto Penzler, editor
BestCrimeBooks.com congratulates each and every nominee and wishes them all the very best of luck.
The Anthony Awards are given out annually at Bouchercon. The nominating ballots for the 2013 Anthony Awards have been e-mailed to most registered attendees, as of 3/2/13.Â Others will receive ballots as their registration is processed.
The Anthony Awards are named after the esteemed California-based writer and critic, Anthony Boucher (1911-1969).Â Boucher’s real name was William Anthony Parker White. From 1942 to 1947 he reviewed popular fiction for the San Francisco Chronicle. He became a popular and respected editor, Â giving many influential writers their start. He wrote five mystery novels under as Anthony Boucher â€“ starting with teh ground-breakingÂ The Case of the Seven of CalvaryÂ in 1937, Â and another two under another pseudonym HH Holmes.