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2010 Anthony Award Nominations

Anthony nominations appeared on Friday. Sorry for the delay. All sorts of non-THD things happened on Friday and Saturday to delay me getting this post up in a timely fashion. Sunday, well I was just being lazy. My only concern with the list is the number of repeat Edgar nominees. One in PBO, two for Best Novel, three for Best First Novel, Four for Short Story and Nonfiction. A good book is a good book. And,I am not saying these aren't worthy nominees, just lacking a bit in imagination.

Surprisingly, I have read a good number of them. I'll probably be able to pick of a few more between now and when the awards are handed out at the San Francisco B'Con. Which, unfortunately, I'll be passing up this year. Boo. There is a word that describes having to pay $269 dollars a night for a room, but this is a family blog....

The Hungry Detective extends their congratulations to all of the nominees and wishes them the best of luck.

BEST NOVEL
THE LAST CHILD - John Hart  - Minotaur Books
THE MYSTIC ARTS OF ERASING ALL SIGNS OF DEATH - Charlie Huston - Ballantine Books
THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE - Stieg Larsson, translated by Reg Keeland - Quercus/Knopf
THE BRUTAL TELLING - Louise Penny - Minotaur Books
THE SHANGHAI MOON - S.J. Rozan - Minotaur Books

BEST FIRST NOVEL
THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE - Alan Bradley - Delacorte Press
STARVATION LAKE - Bryan Gruley - Touchstone
A BAD DAY FOR SORRY - Sophie Littlefield - Minotaur Books
THE TWELVE/THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST - Stuart Neville - Harvill Secker/Soho Press
IN THE SHADOW OF GOTHAM - Stefanie Pintoff - Minotaur Books


BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
BURY ME DEEP - Megan Abbott - Simon & Schuster]
TOWER - Ken Bruen and Reed Farrel Coleman - Busted Flush Press
QUARRY IN THE MIDDLE - Max Allan Collins - Hard Case Crime
STARVATION LAKE - Bryan Gruley - Touchstone
DEATH AND THE LIT CHICK - G.M. Malliet Midnight Ink
AIR TIME - Hank Phillippi Ryan - Mira

BEST SHORT STORY
"Last Fair Deal Gone Down" - Ace Atkins, CROSSROAD BLUES - Busted Flush Press
"Femme Sole" - Dana Cameron, BOSTON NOIR - Akashic Books
"Animal Rescue" - Dennis Lehane, BOSTON NOIR - Akashic Books
"On the House" - Hank Phillippi Ryan, QUARRY: Crime Stories by New England Writers - Level Best Books]
"Amapola" - Luis Alberto Urrea, PHOENIX NOIR Akashic Books


BEST CRITICAL NONFICTION WORK
TALKING ABOUT DETECTIVE FICTION - P.D. James - Bodleian Library/Knopf
THE LINE UP: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives - Otto Penzler, ed. Little, - Brown and Co
HAUNTED HEART: The Life and Times of Stephen King - Lisa Rogak - Thomas Dunne Books
DAME AGATHA'S SHORTS: An Agatha Christie Short Story Companion - Elena Santangelo - Bella Rosa Books
THE TALENTED MISS HIGHSMITH: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith - Joan Schenkar - St. Martin's Press

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