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The Anthony nominations were announced last week. A number of blogs posted them, and initially THD felt it would be overkill..... not to mention the cut and paste job we would be doing from one blog to this one.

Anyway it was decided that it never hurts to keep the buzz going. Awards will be given at the Anchorage Bouchercon.

Early THD Handicapping gives the edge to Pickard, Penny, Huston (in a killer category), Abbott, Niebuhr, and Ardai.

BEST NOVEL
ALL MORTAL FLESH, Julia Spencer-Fleming
THE DEAD HOUR, Denise Mina
KIDNAPPED, Jan Burke
NO GOOD DEEDS, Laura Lippman
THE VIRGIN OF SMALL PLAINS, Nancy Pickard

BEST FIRST NOVEL

A FIELD OF DARKNESS, Cornelia Read
THE HARROWING, Alexandra Sokoloff
HOLMES ON THE RANGE, Steve Hockensmith
THE KING OF LIES, John Hart
STILL LIFE, Louise Penny

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

ASHES AND BONES, Dana Cameron
BABY SHARK, Robert Fate
THE CLEANUP, Sean Doolittle
A DANGEROUS MAN, Charlie Huston
47 RULES OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE BANK ROBBERS, Troy Cook
SHOTGUN OPERA, Victor Gischler
SNAKESKIN SHAMISEN, Naomi Hirahara

BEST SHORT STORY
“After the Fall,” Elaine Viets, Alfred Hitchcock Mag
“Cranked”Bill Crider, DAMN NEAR DEAD, Busted Flush Press
“The Lords of Misrule,” Dana Cameron, SUGARPLUMS AND SCANDAL, Avon
“My Father’s Secret,”Simon Wood, Crime Spree Magazine, Bcon Spec Issue
“Policy,”Megan Abbott, DAMN NEAR DEAD, Busted Flush Press
“Sleeping with the Plush,” Toni Kelner, Alfred Hitchcock Mag

BEST CRITICAL NONFICTION

THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL, Daniel Stashower
DON’T MURDER YOUR MYSTERY, Chris Roerden
MYSTERY MUSES, Jim Huang/Austin Lugar, Editors
READ ‘EM THEIR WRITES, Gary Warren Niebuhr
THE SCIENCE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, E.J. Wagoner

SPECIAL SERVICES AWARD

Charles Ardai, Hard Case Crime
George Easter, Deadly Pleasures
Barbara Franchi & Sharon Wheeler, reviewingtheevidence.com
Jim Huang, Crum Creek Press and The Mystery Company
Jon & Ruth Jordan, CrimeSpree Magazine
Ali Karim, Shots Magazine
Lynn Kaczmarek & Chris Aldrich, Mystery News
Maddy Van Hertbruggen, 4 Mystery Addicts


The Hungry Detective congratulates all the nominees and urges all of our readers to pick up any one of these fine books!

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