Bouchercon XL

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Bouchercon XL
"Elementary, My Dear Indy!"
Date October 15, 2009 (2009-10-15)
Location Indianapolis, Indiana
Country USA
Hosted by Jim Huang, Mike Bursaw

Bouchercon is an annual convention of creators and devotees of mystery and detective fiction.[1] It is named in honour of writer, reviewer, and editor Anthony Boucher; also the inspiration for the Anthony Awards, which have been issued at the convention since 1986.[2] This page details Bouchercon XL and the 24th Anthony Awards ceremony.

Bouchercon[edit]

The convention was held in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 15, 2009; running until the 18th. The event was chaired by critical / non-fiction writer and owner of The Mystery Company bookshop Jim Huang;[3] and Mike Bursaw, owner of the Indianapolis "Mystery Mike's" book store.[4]

Special Guests[edit]

Anthony Awards[edit]

The following list details the awards distributed at the twenty-fourth annual Anthony Awards ceremony, located at the Hilbert Circle Theatre.[5][6]

Novel award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

First novel award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

Paperback original award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

Short story award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

Critical / Non-fiction award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

  • Frankie Y. Bailey, African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study
  • Kathy Lynn Emerson, How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries
  • Kate Summerscale, The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective

Young adult award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

Cover art award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

  • David Rotstein; for Linda L. Richards, Death Was the Other Woman
  • David Rotstein; for Elizabeth Zelvin, Death Will Get You Sober
  • David Rotstein; for Louise Ure, The Fault Tree
  • Steve Cooley; for Christa Faust, Money Shot

Special service award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

  • Ali Karim, Shots magazine
  • David Montgomery
  • Gary Warren Niebuhr
  • Sarah Weinman

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bouchercon World Mystery Convention : Home". Bouchercon.info. Retrieved January 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ Jacobsen, Teresa (November 4, 2010). "Bouchercon 2010 by the Bay: The World Series of Mystery". Libraryjournal.com. Retrieved January 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ Don Babwin Associated Press (October 14, 2006). "Small bookstores fight back". Pantagraph.com. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bouchercon 2008 - CHARMED TO DEATH: September 2006". Bouchercon2008.blogspot.com. September 18, 2006. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bouchercon World Mystery Convention : Anthony Awards Nominees". Bouchercon.info. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Rap Sheet: Finally, the Anthony Awards". Therapsheet.blogspot.com. October 17, 2009. Retrieved February 27, 2012.