2017 Anthony Award Nominees May17

2017 Anthony Award Nominees

About the Anthony Awards: 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.   ANTHONY AWARD NOMINATIONS Best Novel You Will Know Me – Megan Abbott [Little, Brown] Where It Hurts – Reed Farrel Coleman [G.P. Putnam’s Sons] Red Right Hand – Chris Holm [Mulholland] Wilde Lake – Laura Lippman [William Morrow] A Great Reckoning – Louise Penny [Minotaur]   Best First Novel Dodgers – Bill Beverly [Crown] IQ – Joe Ide [Mulholland] Decanting a Murder – Nadine Nettmann [Midnight Ink] Design for...

Bouchercon 2016 – Jon’s Take Sep23

Bouchercon 2016 – Jon’s Take

This year’s Bouchercon was a whirlwind for Ruth and me. And now, just a week later, a lot of it is already blurring together. First and foremost a huge thank you to Heather Graham and Connie Perry. This duo did not merely host a Bouchercon but put on a show. Having talked to Connie a number of times in the last year I know how much work they did and it showed in every aspect of Bouchercon. The book room was well organized, the Opening ceremonies and Anthony Awards were spectacular. Aside from panels there were any number of other things going on from teas to special meet and greets. From start to finish they have raised the bar for what...

BOUCHERCON 2016: THE FEELS Sep20

BOUCHERCON 2016: THE FEELS

  Bouchercon, you hit like a truck. Since Bouchercon 2016 was held in New Orleans (or NOLA, as the locals say,) perhaps the thing that hit me was a zombie, or even a pissed off Swamp Thing. Whatever. The point is, Bouchercon has come and gone. And left me with THE FEELS. And a ton of laundry. If you’re reading this, then chances are you know that Bouchercon is the name of the worldwide mystery conference. Held annually in any number of host cities, Bouchercon is a fan-friendly event that gives readers the chance to meet, greet, and drink with their favorite authors. Readers and writers are a notoriously solitary group. But once a year,...

2016 Shamus Award Winners Sep17

2016 Shamus Award Winners

Last night, in New Orleans, the Private Eye Writers of America handed out the 2016 Shamus Awards. Best Original Private Eye Paperback CIRCLING THE RUNWAY by J.L. Abramo. Down & Out Books Other finalists THE LONG COLD by O’Neil De Noux. Big Kiss Productions SPLIT TO SPLINTERS by Max Everhart. Camel Press THE MAN IN THE WINDOW by Dana King. Independent RED DESERT, Clive Rosengren by Moonshine Cove Publishing Best First Private Eye Novel THE DO-RIGHT by Lisa Sandlin. Cinco Puntos Press Other finalists THE RED STORM by Grant Bywaters. St. Martins/Minotaur NIGHT TREMORS by Matt Coyle. Oceanview Publishing TROUBLE IN ROOSTER PARADISE by T.W....

2016 Anthony Award Winners Sep16

2016 Anthony Award Winners

Tonight, at Bouchercon New Orleans, the 2016 Anthony Awards were handed out. There was an extremely strong batch of contenders, with Chris Holm (The Killing Kind) taking home the Best Novel Award. BEST NOVEL The Killing Kind – Chris Holm [Mulholland] Other nominees: Night Tremors – Matt Coyle [Oceanview] The Child Garden – Catriona McPherson [Midnight Ink] The Nature of the Beast – Louise Penny [Minotaur/Sphere] What You See – Hank Phillippi Ryan [Forge] BEST FIRST NOVEL Past Crimes – Glen Erik Hamilton [William Morrow] Other nominees: Concrete Angel – Patricia Abbott [Polis] New Yorked – Rob...