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2012 Anthony Award Nominations

Anthony Award nominations peeked their head out the other day. It is a good mix of old guard and fresh young faces. Especially happy to see the awards limited to five this year. I know in the past other awards have been given, but I like the look of the Big Five. Classy.

Award will be given at the 2012 Bouchercon in Cleveland Ohio. Congratulations to all of the nominees.


Best Novel
THE END OF EVERYTHING - Megan Abbott  - Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown

HURT MACHINE - Reed Farrel Coleman - Tyrus
THE DROP - Michael Connelly - Little, Brown
A TRICK OF LIGHT - Louise Penny - Minotaur
ONE WAS A SOLDIER - Julia Spencer-FlemingThomas Dunne/Minotaur

Best First Novel
 LEARNING TO SWIM - Sara J. Henry - Crown
NAZARETH CHILD - Darrell James - Midnight Ink
ALL CRY CHAOS - Leonard Rosen - The Permanent Press
WHO DO, VOODOO? - Rochelle Staab - Berkley Prime Crime
THE INFORMATIONIST - Taylor Stevens - Crown
PURGATORY CHASM - Steve Ulfelder - Thomas Dunne/Minotaur
BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP - S.J. Watson - HarperCollins

Best Paperback Original

THE COMPANY MAN - Robert Jackson Bennett - Orbit
CHOKE HOLD - Christa Faust - Hard Case Crime
BUFFALO WEST WING - Julie Hyzy - Berkley Prime Crime
DEATH OF THE MANTIS - Michael Stanley - HarperCollins
FUN & GAMES - Duane Swierczynski - Mulholland
VIENNA TWILIGHT - Frank Tallis - Random House

Best Short Story
DISARMING - Dana CameronEllery Queen Mystery Magazine, June 2011
THE CASE OF DEATH AND HONEY - Neil Gaiman - from A Study in Sherlock, edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger - Bantam
PALACE BY THE LAKE - Daryl Wood Gerber - from Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology - edited by Ramona DeFelice Long - Wildside
TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES - Barb Goffman from Mystery Times Ten - edited by MaryChris Bradley - Buddhapuss Ink
THE ITINERARY - Roberta Isleib - from Mystery Writers of America Presents The Rich and the Dead, edited by Nelson DeMille - Grand Central
HAPPINE$$ - Twist Phelan - from Mystery Writers of America Presents The Rich and the Dead

Best Critical Non-fiction Work:

BOOKS, CROOKS, AND COUNSELORS: HOW TO WRITE ACCURATELY ABOUT CRIMINAL LAW ANS COURTROOM PROCEDURE - Leslie BudewitzQuill Driver/Linden
AGATHA CHRISTIE: MURDER IN THE MAKING; MORE STORIES AND SECRECTS FROM HER NOTEBOOKS - John Curran - HarperCollins
ON CONAN DOYLE; OR, THE WHOLE ART OF STORYTELLING - Michael Dirda - Princeton University Press
DETECTING WOMEN; GENDER AND THE HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE FILM - Philippa Gates - SUNY Press
THE SOOKIE STACKHOUSE COMPANION - edited by Charlaine Harris - Ace

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