Nominees for the 2012 Anthony Awards

The nominees have been announced for the 2012 Anthony Awards. The awards will be presented during Bouchercon, held October 4-7th, in Cleveland Ohio.

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 THE LIGHT – Louise Penny (Minotaur)
ONE WAS A SOLDIER – Julia Spencer-Fleming (Thomas 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/Hachette)
CHOKE HOLD – Christa Faust (Hard Case Crime/Titan)
BUFFALO WEST WING – Julie Hyzy (Berkley Prime Crime/Tekno)
DEATH OF THE MANTIS – Michael Stanley (HarperCollins)
FUN & GAMES – Duane Swierczynski (Mulholland)
VIENNA TWILIGHT – Frank Tallis (Random House)

BEST SHORT STORY
“Disarming” – Dana Cameron, EQMM June’11, p.24
“The Case of Death and Honey” – Neil Gaiman, A Study In Sherlock, p.167 (Bantam)
“Palace by the Lake” – Daryl Wood Gerber, Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology, p.184 (Wildside)
“Truth and Consequences” – Barb Goffman, Mystery Times Ten, ~p.128 (Buddhapuss Ink)
“The Itinerary” – Roberta Isleib, MWA Presents The Rich and The Dead, p.189 (Grand Central)
“Happine$$” – Twist Phelan, MWA Presents The Rich and The Dead, p.276 (Grand Central)

BEST CRITICAL NONFICTION WORK
BOOKS, CROOKS AND COUNSELORS: HOW TO WRITE ACCURATELY ABOUT CRIMINAL LAW AND COURTROOM PROCEDURE – Leslie Budewitz (Quill Driver/Linden)
AGATHA CHRISTIE: MURDER IN THE MAKING: MORE STORIES AND SECRETS 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 – Charlaine Harris, ed. (Ace)

Congratulations to all of the nominees.