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Anthony Awards
Bouchercon XLIV
Awarded for Best in Mystery fiction
Presented by Bouchercon World Mystery Convention
First awarded 1986
Official website www.bouchercon.info

The Anthony Awards are literary awards for mystery writers presented at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention since 1986. The awards are named for Anthony Boucher (1911–1968), one of the founders of the Mystery Writers of America.[1] Among the most prestigious awards in the world of mystery writers, the Anthony Awards have helped boost the careers of many recipients.[2]

Categories[edit]

Awards are voted for by members attending the annual event and are given in the following categories:

The ceremony may also include a number of "wild card" awards.

Anthony Award winners[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XLIII

2011[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XLII
  • Best Novel award — Louise Penny, Bury your Dead
  • Best First novel award — Hilary Davidson, Damage Done
  • Best Paperback original award — Duane Swierczynski, Expiration Date
  • Best Short story award — Dana Cameron, "Swing Shift", from Crimes By Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side
  • Best Critical / Non-fiction work — John Curran, Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks
  • Special Service award — Ali Karim, Shots

Wildcard awards:

  • Best Graphic novel — Jason Starr, The Chill
  • Best Website / Blog — Lucinda Surber & Stan Ulrich, "Stop, You're Killing Me!"
  • Lifetime Achievement award — Sara Paretsky

2010[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XLI
  • Best Novel award — Louise Penny, The Brutal Telling
  • Best First novel award — Sophie Littlefield, A Bad Day for Sorry
  • Best Paperback original award — Bryan Gruley, Starvation Lake
  • Best Short story award — Hank Phillippi Ryan, "On the House", from Quarry: Crime Stories by New England Writers
  • Best Critical / Non-fiction work — P.D. James, Talking About Detective Fiction
  • Special Service award — no award issued

2009[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XL

Wildcard awards:

  • Best Children's / Young-adult novel — Chris Grabenstein, The Crossroads
  • Best Cover art — Peter Mendelsund, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Lifetime Achievement award — Allen J. Hubin

2008[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XXXIX
  • Best Novel award — Laura Lippman, What the Dead Know
  • Best First novel award — Tana French, In the Woods
  • Best Paperback original award — P. J. Parrish, A Thousand Bones
  • Best Short story award — Laura Lippman, "Hardly Knew Her" from Dead Man's Hand
  • Best Critical / Non-fiction work — Jon Lellenberg & Daniel Stashower & Charles Foley, Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters
  • Special Service award — Jon and Ruth Jordan, publishers and editors of Crimespree magazine

Wildcard awards:

  • Best Website / Blog — Lucinda Surber & Stan Ulrich, "Stop, You're Killing Me!"
  • Lifetime Achievement award — Robert Rosenwald and Barbara G. Peters

2007[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XXXVIII
  • Best Novel award — Laura Lippman, No Good Deeds
  • Best First novel award — Louise Penny, Still Life
  • Best Paperback original award — Dana Cameron, Ashes and Bones
  • Best Short story award — Simon Wood, "My Father's Secret", from Crimespree Magazine B'con 2006 Special Ed, pp 20–22
  • Best Critical / Non-fiction work — Jim Huang & Austin Lugar – Mystery Muses
  • Special Service award — Jim Huang, Crum Creek Press and The Mystery Company

Wildcard awards:

2006[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XXXVII
  • Best Novel award — William Kent Krueger, Mercy Falls
  • Best First novel award — Chris Grabenstein, Tilt-a-Whirl
  • Best Paperback original award — Reed Farrel Coleman, The James Deans
  • Best Short story award — Barbara Seranella, "Misdirection", from Greatest Hits
  • Best Critical / Non-fiction work — Marv Lachman, Heirs Of Anthony Boucher
  • Special Service award — Janet Rudolph, Mystery Readers International

Wildcard awards:

  • Best Fan Publication — Jon and Ruth Jordan, Crimespree Magazine
  • Lifetime Achievement award — Robert B. Parker

2005[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XXXVI
  • Best Novel award — William Kent Krueger, Blood Hollow
  • Best First novel award — Harley Jane Kozak, Dating Dead Man
  • Best Paperback original award — Jason Starr, Twisted City
  • Best Short story award — Elaine Viets, "Wedding Knife", from Chesapeake Crimes
  • Best Critical / Non-fiction work — Max Allan Collins & et al., Men's Adventure Magazines
  • Special Service award — no award issued

Wildcard awards:

2004[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XXXV
  • Best Novel award — Laura Lippman, Every Secret Thing
  • Best First novel award — P. J. Tracy, Monkeewrench
  • Best Paperback original award — Robin Burcell, Deadly Legacy
  • Best Short story award — Rhys Bowen, "Doppelganger", from Blood on Their Hands
  • Best Critical / Non-fiction work — Gary Warren Niebuhr, Make Mine a Mystery: A Reader's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction
  • Special Service award — no award issued

Wildcard awards:

2003[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XXXIV
  • Best Novel award — Michael Connelly, City of Bones
  • Best First novel award — Julia Spencer-Fleming, In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Best Paperback original award — Robin Burcell, Fatal Truth
  • Best Short story award — Marcia Talley, "Too Many Cooks", from Much Ado About Murder
  • Best Critical / Non-fiction work — Jim Huang, They Died In Vain: Overlooked, Underappreciated and Forgotten Mystery Novels
  • Special Service award — no award issued

Wildcard awards:

  • Best Cover art — Michael Kellner from photograph by Christopher Voelker, Measures of Poison

2002[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XXXIII

Wildcard awards:

  • Best Cover art — Michael Storrings, from photograph by Josef Beck, Reflecting the Sky
  • Best Young-adult mystery — Penny Warner, The Mystery of the Haunted Caves

2001[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XXXII

Wildcard awards:

  • Best Anthology / Short-story collection — Lawrence Block, Master's Choice II
  • Best Fan publication — Chris Aldrich & Lynn Kaczmarek, Mystery News
  • Lifetime Achievement award — Edward D. Hoch

2000[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XXXI
  • Best Novel award — Peter Robinson, In a Dry Season
  • Best First novel award — Donna Andrews, Murder with Peacocks
  • Best Paperback original award — Laura Lippman, In Big Trouble
  • Best Short story award — Meg Chittenden, "Noir Lite", from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine January 1999
  • Best Critical / Non-fiction work — Willetta L. Heising, Detecting Women (3rd edition)

Wildcard awards:

1999[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XXX
  • Best Novel award — Michael Connelly, Blood Work
  • Best First novel award — William Kent Krueger, Iron Lake
  • Best Paperback original award — Laura Lippman, Butcher's Hill
  • Best Short story award — Barbara D'Amato, "Of Course You Know that Chocolate Is a Vegetable", from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine November 1998
  • Best Critical / Non-fiction work — George Easter, Deadly Pleasures Magazine

Wildcard awards:

  • Lifetime Achievement award — Len & June Moffatt

1998[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XXIX
  • Best Novel award — S. J. Rozan, No Colder Place
  • Best First novel award — Lee Child, Killing Floor
  • Best Paperback original award — Rick Riordan, Big Red Tequila
  • Best Short story award — Jan Grape, "A Front Row Seat", from Vengeance is Hers and Edward D. Hoch, "One Bag of Coconuts", from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine November 1997
  • Best Critical / Non-fiction work — no award issued

Wildcard awards:

  • Best Cover art — Michael Kellner, Night Dogs

1997[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XXVIII
  • Best Novel award — Michael Connelly, The Poet
  • Best First novel award — Dale Furutani, Death in Little Tokyo and Terris McMahan Grimes, Somebody Else's Child
  • Best Paperback original award — Terris McMahan Grimes, Somebody Else's Child
  • Best Short story award — Carolyn Wheat, "Accidents Will Happen", from Malice Domestic 5
  • Best Critical / Non-fiction work — Willetta L. Heising, Detecting Women 2: Reader's Guide and Checklist for Mystery Series Written by Women

Wildcard awards:

1996[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XXVII

Wildcard awards:

  • Best Cover art — Pamela Patrick, The Body In The Transept
  • Best Editor — Sara Ann Freed
  • Best Magazine / Digest / Review publication — The Armchair Detective
  • Best Movie — The Usual Suspects
  • Best Publisher — St. Martin's Press
  • Best Short story collection — Marcia Muller, The McCone Files: The Complete Sharon McCone Stories
  • Best True crimeAnn Rule, Dead By Sunset: Perfect Husband, Perfect Killer?
  • Best TV show — The X-Files

1995[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XXVI
  • Best Novel award — Sharyn McCrumb, She Walks These Hills
  • Best First novel award — Caleb Carr, The Alienist
  • Best Paperback original award — no award issued
  • Best Short story award — Sharyn McCrumb, "The Monster of Glamis", from Royal Crimes
  • Best Critical work — B.A. Pike & J. Cooper, Crime Fiction, 2nd Edition

Wildcard awards:

1994[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XXV
  • Best Novel award — Marcia Muller, Wolf in the Shadows
  • Best First novel award — Nevada Barr, Track of the Cat
  • Best Paperback original award — no award issued
  • Best Short story award — Susan Dunlap, "Checkout", from Malice Domestic 2
  • Best Critical work — Ed Gorman & Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff, The Fine Art Of Murder: The Mystery Reader's Indispensable Companion

Wildcard awards:

  • Best Anthology / Short story collection — Martin H. Greenberg, Mary Higgins Clark presents Malice Domestic 2
  • Best True crime — Ann Rule, A Rose For Her Grave: and Other True Cases
  • Lifetime Achievement award — Tony Hillerman

1993[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XXIV

Wildcard awards:

1992[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XXIII
  • Best Novel award — Peter Lovesey, The Last Detective
  • Best First novel award — Sue Henry, Murder on the Iditarod Trail
  • Best Paperback original award — no award issued
  • Best Short story award — Liza Cody, "Lucky Dip", from A Woman’s Eye
  • Best Critical work — Maxim Jakubowski, 100 Great Detectives

Wildcard awards:

1991[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XXII

Wildcard awards:

1990[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XXI
  • Best Novel award — Sarah Caudwell, The Sirens Song of Murder
  • Best First novel award — Karen Kijewski, Katwalk
  • Best Paperback original award — Carolyn Hart, Honeymoon with Murder
  • Best Short story award — Nancy Pickard, "Afraid All The Time", from Sisters in Crime

Wildcard awards:

1989[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XX

Wildcard awards:

1988[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XIX

Wildcard awards:

1987[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XVIII

1986[edit]

Main article: Bouchercon XVII

Wildcard awards:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Langshaw, Mark (2011-09-19). "'The Chill' wins Anthony Award for 'Best Graphic Novel' - Comics News". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
  2. ^ New Mexico Business Weekly (2008-06-10). "UNM Press mystery writer recognized for blog site - New Mexico Business Weekly". Bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 

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