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Anthony Award Winners - 2008

This is the second awards ceremony that I have attended. The other one was 2007 Academy Awards. Slightly better seats for this one. I'll add some commentary on Monday. Columbus Day tomorrow means I have the day to recover.

Let me refer you to our picks... made all the way back in June.

Winners are in Red and bold. THD picks in Blue. I picked against Laura Lippman because why again? Oh yes, stupidity.

Best Novel
Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
Bad Luck and Trouble - Lee Child
The Watchman - Robert Crais
Thunder Bay - William Kent Krueger
What the Dead Know - Laura Lippman

Best First Novel
Big City, Bad Blood - Sean Chercover
In the Woods - Tana French
The Spellman Files - Lisa Lutz
Head Games - Craig McDonald
The Blade Itself - Marcus Sakey

Best Paperback Original
Queenpin - Megan Abbott
Slide - Ken Bruen and Jason Starr
Blood of Paradise - David Corbett
Baby Shark's Beaumont Blues - Robert Fate
A Thousand Bones - P.J. Parrish

Short Story
Watch Your Step - Rhys Bowen (The Strand Magazine)
Dear Dr. Watson - Steve Hockensmith (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
How Stella Got Her Grave Back - Toni L.P. Kelner (Many Bloody Returns)
Hardly Knew Her - Laura Lippman (Dead Man's Hand)
Uncle - Daniel Woodrell ( A Hell of Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir)

Critical Work
Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letter - Jon Lellenberg
The Essential Mystery Lists - Roger Sobin
The Triumph of the Thiller: How Cops, Crooks, and Cannibals Captured Popular Fiction - Patrick Anderson
Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction - Christiana Gregoriou

Special Services
Jon and Ruth Jordan - Crimespree Magazine
Ali Karim - Shotz Magazine
Maddy Van Hertbruggen - 4MA
Sarah Weinman - Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind
Judy Babalik - for being one of the best friends and supporters of mystery writers anywhere.

Web Site
Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind - Sarah Weinman
Rap Sheet/January Magazine - J Kingston Pierce
Murderati - A Writer's Blog
Stop You're Killing Me - Stan Ulrich and Lucinda Surber
Crime Fiction Dossier - David Montgomery

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