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Bouchercon Awards

Here’s the list of Anthony Awards:
BEST NOVEL: Laura Lippman, NO GOOD DEEDS (William Morrow)
BEST FIRST NOVEL: Louise Penny, STILL LIFE (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL: Dana Cameron, ASHES AND BONES (Avon)
BEST SHORT STORY: Simon Wood, “My Father’s Secret” (Crimespree Magazine, B’con Special Issue 2006)
BEST CRITICAL NONFICTION: Jim Huang & Austin Lugar, ed. MYSTERY MUSES (Crum Creek Press)
SPECIAL SERVICES AWARD: Jim Huang

We are especially proud of Simon Wood winning with a short story we ran in Crimespree. Simon is an amazing writer and it’s great to see people noticing!
Also, Congrats to Jim Huang, he one the award we were up for, but let me assure you losing to Jim Huang is just fine by us. Jim rocks!

Shamus Awards:
BEST NOVEL: Ken Bruen, The Dramatist (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL: P.J. Parrish, An Unquiet Grave (Pinnacle)
BEST FIRST NOVEL: Declan Hughes, The Wrong Kind of Blood (William Morrow)
BEST SHORT STORY: O’Neil DeNoux, “The Heart Has Reasons” (AHMM, September 2006)
THE EYE FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: Stuart Kaminsky
THE HAMMER FOR BEST PI SERIES CHARACTER: Shell Scott (created by Richard Prather)

The MacCavity Awards:
Best Novel: THE VIRGIN OF SMALL PLAINS, Nancy Pickard (Ballantine)
Best First Novel: MR. CLARINET, Nick Stone (Penguin/Michael Joseph)
Best Nonfiction: Mystery Muses: 100 Classics That Inspire Today’s Mystery Writers edited by Jim Huang and Austin Lugar (Crum Creek)
Best Short Story: “Til Death Do Us Part” by Tim Maleeny (MWA Presents Death Do Us Part: New Stories about Love, Lust, and Murder, edited by Harlan Coben; Little, Brown)
Sue Feder Historical Mystery: Oh Danny Boy by Rhys Bowen (Minotaur)

And The Barry Awards:
Best Novel – The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos
Best First Novel – Still Life by Louise Penny
Best British Mystery Novel – Priest by Ken Bruen
Best Thriller – The Messenger by Daniel Silva
Best Paperback Original – The Cleanup by Sean Doolittle
Best Short Story – “The Right Call” by Brendan DuBois
The Don Sandstrom Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Mystery Fandom was presented to Beth Fedyn

Everbody who won is truly great at what they do and congrats to them all.