Bouchercon XLII

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Bouchercon XLII
"Spirits of St. Louis"
Date September 15, 2011 (2011-09-15)
Location Saint Louis, Missouri
Country USA
Hosted by Jon Jordan, David Thompson
Website http://www.bcon2011.com Edit this on Wikidata

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 XLII and the 26th Anthony Awards ceremony.

Bouchercon[edit]

The convention was held in the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel of Saint Louis, Missouri, on September 15, 2011, and ran until September 18.[3] The event was chaired by publisher and editors of Crimespree magazine, Jon Jordan.[4] David Thompson, the co-owner of Houston bookstore "Murder by the Book" was also supposed to chair, however died before the event.[5][6]

Special guests[edit]

Anthony Awards[edit]

The following list details the awards distributed at the twenty-sixth annual Anthony Awards ceremony.[7]

Novel award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

First novel award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

Paperback original award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

Short story award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

  • 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[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

  • 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[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

Website award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

  • Jen Forbus, Jen's Book Thoughts
  • J. Kingston Pierce, The Rap Sheet
  • Chantelle Aimée Osman, Sirens of Suspense
  • Sandra Ruttan, Spinetingler

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. ^ "Spirits of St. Louis: Bouchercon, Sep. 15-18, 2011". Bouchercon2011.com. September 13, 2010. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ "who's who of CrimeSpree Magazine". Crimespreemag.com. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ "David Thompson | Author Sara Paretsky". Saraparetsky.com. September 15, 2010. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ "Bouchercon World Mystery Convention : Anthony Awards Nominees". Bouchercon.info. Archived from the original on February 7, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 

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