|"Bouchercon by the Bay"|
|Date||October 14, 2010|
|Location||San Francisco, California|
|Hosted by||Rae Helmsworth|
Bouchercon is an annual convention of creators and devotees of mystery and detective fiction. 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. This page details Bouchercon XLI and the 25th Anthony Awards ceremony.
The convention was held in the Hyatt Regency San Francisco of San Francisco, California, on October 14, 2010; running until the 17th. The event was chaired by crime fiction reviewer Rae Helmsworth.
- Distinguished Contribution to the Genre — Lee Child
- International Guest of Honor — Denise Mina
- American Guest of Honor — Laurie R. King
- Toastmaster — Eddie Muller
- Fan Guest of Honor — Maddy Van Hertbruggen
The following list details the awards distributed at the twenty-fifth annual Anthony Awards ceremony.
- John Hart, The Last Child
- Charlie Huston, The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death
- Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Played with Fire
- S. J. Rozan, The Shanghai Moon
First novel award
- Alan Bradley, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
- Bryan Gruley, Starvation Lake
- Stuart Neville, The Twelve
- Stefanie Pintoff, In the Shadow of Gotham
Paperback original award
- Megan Abbott, Bury Me Deep
- Ken Bruen & Reed Farrel Coleman, Tower
- Max Allan Collins, Quarry in the Middle
- G. M. Malliet, Death and the Lit Chick
- Hank Phillippi Ryan, Air Time
Short story award
- Ace Atkins, "Last Fair Deal Gone Down", from Crossroad Blues
- Dana Cameron, "Femme Sole", from Boston Noir
- Dennis Lehane, "Animal Rescue", from Boston Noir
- Luis Alberto Urrea, "Amapola", from Phoenix Noir
Critical / Non-fiction award
- Otto Penzler, The Line Up: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives
- Lisa Rogak, Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King
- Elena Santangelo, Dame Agatha's Shorts: An Agatha Christie Short Story Companion
- Joan Schenkar, The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith
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