|"Spirits of St. Louis"|
|Date||September 15, 2011|
|Location||Saint Louis, Missouri|
|Hosted by||Jon Jordan, David Thompson|
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 XLII and the 26th Anthony Awards ceremony.
The convention was held in the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel of Saint Louis, Missouri, on September 15, 2011, and ran until September 18. The event was chaired by publisher and editors of Crimespree magazine, Jon Jordan. David Thompson, the co-owner of Houston bookstore "Murder by the Book" was also supposed to chair, however died before the event.
- Lifetime Achievement award — Sara Paretsky
- American Guests of Honor — Robert Crais & Charlaine Harris
- International Guests of Honor — Colin Cotterill & Val McDermid
- Fan Guests of Honor — Kate Stine & Brian Skupin
- Toastmaster — Ridley Pearson
- Special Guests (local living legends) — Bob Randisi & John Lutz
- The David Thompson Memorial Special Service award — Ali Karim
The following list details the awards distributed at the twenty-sixth annual Anthony Awards ceremony.
- Tom Franklin, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
- Tana French, Faithful Place
- Steve Hamilton, The Lock Artist
- Laura Lippman, I'd Know You Anywhere
First novel award
- Bruce DeSilva, Rogue Island
- Paul Doiron, The Poacher's Son
- Graham Moore, The Sherlockian
- James Thompson, Snow Angels
Paperback original award
- Robert Goddard, Long Time Coming
- Bryan Gruley, The Hanging Tree
- Hank Phillippi Ryan, Drive Time
- Frank Tallis, Vienna Secrets
Short story award
- Doug Allyn, "The Scent of Lilacs", from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine September / October 2010
- Chris F. Holm, "The Hitter", from Needle: A Magazine of Noir Summer
- Mary Jane Maffini, "So Much in Common", from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine September / October 2010
- Patricia L. Morin, "Homeless", from Mystery Montage: A Collection of Short Story Mystery Genres
- Simon Wood, "The Frame Maker", from The Back Alley Webzine
Critical and non-fiction award
- Rafael Alvarez, The Wire: Truth Be Told
- Steven Doyle & David A. Crowder, Sherlock Holmes for Dummies
- Yunte Huang, Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History
- David Morrell, Thrillers: 100 Must Reads
Graphic novel award
- Jason Aaron, Scalped Vol 6: The Gnawing
- Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark's Parker, Vol 2: The Outfit
- Joshua Hale Fialkov & Noel Tuazon, Tumor
- Denise Mina, Sickness in the Family
- Jill Thompson & Evan Dorkin, Beasts of Burden
- Stan Ulrich & Lucinda Surber, Stop, You're Killing Me!
- Jen Forbus, Jen's Book Thoughts
- J. Kingston Pierce, The Rap Sheet
- Chantelle Aimée Osman, Sirens of Suspense
- Sandra Ruttan, Spinetingler
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- "David Thompson | Author Sara Paretsky". Saraparetsky.com. September 15, 2010. Retrieved March 1, 2012.
- Maggie Galehouse, Houston Chronicle (September 15, 2010). "David Thompson, of Houston's Murder By The Book, dies suddenly - Houston Chronicle". Chron.com. Retrieved March 1, 2012.
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