Thursday, 27 July 2017

2017 Anthony Award Nominations

Best Novel
You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott [Little, Brown]
Where It Hurts by Reed Farrel Coleman [G.P. Putnam’s Sons]
Red Right Hand by Chris Holm [Mulholland]
Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman [William Morrow]
A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny [Minotaur]

Best First Novel
Dodgers by Bill Beverly [Crown]
IQ by Joe Ide [Mulholland]
Decanting a Murder by Nadine Nettmann [Midnight Ink]
Design for Dying by Renee Patrick [Forge]
The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie [G.P. Putnam’s Sons]

Best Paperback Original
Shot in Detroit by Patricia Abbott [Polis]
Leadfoot by Eric Beetner [280 Steps]
Salem’s Cipher by Jess Lourey [Midnight Ink]
Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty [Seventh Street]
How to Kill Friends and Implicate People by Jay Stringer [Thomas & Mercer]
Heart of Stone by James W. Ziskin [Seventh Street] 

Best Short Story
Oxford Girl” by Megan Abbott, Mississippi Noir [Akashic]
Autumn at the Automat” by Lawrence Block, In Sunlight or in Shadow [Pegasus]
Gary’s Got A Boner” by Johnny Shaw, Waiting to Be Forgotten [Gutter]
Parallel Play” by Art Taylor, Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning [Wildside]
Queen of the Dogs” by Holly West, 44 Caliber Funk: Tales of Crime, Soul and Payback [Moonstone] 

Best Critical Nonfiction Work
Alfred Hitchcock: A Brief Life by Peter Ackroyd [Nan A. Talese]
Letters from a Serial Killer by Kristi Belcamino & Stephanie Kahalekulu [CreateSpace]
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin [Liveright]
Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker by David J. Skal [Liveright]
The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer by Kate Summerscale [Bloomsbury/Penguin] 

Best Children’s/YA Novel
Snowed by Maria Alexander [Raw Dog Screaming]
The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry [Henry Holt]
Tag, You’re Dead by J.C. Lane [Poisoned Pen]
My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier [Soho Teen]
The Fixes by Owen Matthews [HarperTeen] 

Best Anthology
Unloaded: Crime Writers Writing Without Guns – Editor Eric Beetner, [Down & Out]
In Sunlight or in Shadow - Editor Lawrence Block, [Pegasus]
Cannibals: Stories from the Edge of the Pine Barrens - Editor Jen Conley [Down & Out]
Blood on the Bayou: Bouchercon Anthology 2016 – Greg Herren, ed. [Down & Out]
Waiting To Be Forgotten: Stories of Crime and Heartbreak, Inspired by the Replacements – Editor Jay Stringer, [Gutter] 

Best Novella (8,000-40,000 words)
Cleaning Up Finn by Sarah M. Chen [All Due Respect Books]
No Happy Endings by Angel Luis Colón [Down & Out]
Crosswise by S.W. Lauden [Down & Out]
Beware the Shill by John Shepphird [Down & Out]
The Last Blue Glass by B.K. Stevens, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, April 2016 [Dell]

The winner in each category will be announced immediately following the Sunday Brunch on October 15 2017.   The Anthony Award is named for the late Anthony Boucher (William Anthony Parker White), well-known writer and critic from the New York Times, who helped found the Mystery Writers of America.

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