Bouchercon XLVI

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Bouchercon XLVI
"Murder Under the Oaks"
DateOctober 8, 2015 (2015-10-08)
LocationRaleigh, NC
Hosted byAl Abramson

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 XLVI and the 2015 Anthony Awards ceremony.[1]


The convention was held at Raleigh, North Carolina from 8-11 October, 2015. The event was chaired by Al Abramson.

Special guests[edit]

  • Lifetime Achievement: Margaret Maron
  • American Guests of Honor: Dr. Kathy Reichs & Tom Franklin
  • International Guests of Honor: Zoë Sharp & Allan Guthrie
  • Toastmasters: Lori Armstrong & Sean Doolittle
  • Local Guest of Honor: Sarah Shaber
  • Fan Guests of Honor: Lucinda Surber & Stan Ulrich
  • The David Thompson Memorial Special Service Award: Bill and Toby Gottfried

Anthony Awards[edit]

The following list details the awards distributed at the 2015 annual Anthony Awards ceremony.[2]

Best Novel[edit]



  • Joe Clifford, Lamentation
  • Tana French, The Secret Place
  • Louise Penny, The Long Way Home
  • Hank Phillippi Ryan - Truth Be Told

Best First Novel[edit]



  • Kristi Belcamino, Blessed Are the Dead
  • M.P. Cooley, Ice Shear
  • Julia Dahl, Invisible City
  • Allen Eskens, The Life We Bury

Best Paperback Original[edit]



  • Alison Gaylin, Stay With Me
  • Alex Marwood, The Killer Next Door
  • Ben H. Winters, World of Trouble
  • James W. Ziskin, No Stone Unturned

Best Critical Non-fiction Work[edit]


  • Hank Phillippi Ryan, Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer’s Journey


  • Charles Brownson, The Figure of the Detective: A Literary History and Analysis
  • Kate Clark Flora, Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice
  • Dru Ann Love, Dru’s Book Musings
  • J.W. Ocker, Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe

Best Short Story[edit]


  • Art Taylor, “The Odds Are Against Us” from Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine


  • Craig Faustus Buck, “Honeymoon Sweet” from Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon Anthology 2014
  • Barb Goffman, "The Shadow Knows” from Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays
  • Paul D. Marks, “Howling at the Moon” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Nov 2014
  • John Shepphird, “Of Dogs and Deceit” from Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Nov 2014

Best Anthology or Collection[edit]


  • Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger, In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon


  • David Baldacci, FaceOff
  • Dana Cameron, Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon Anthology 2014
  • Joe Clifford, Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen
  • Karen Pullen, Carolina Crimes: 19 Tales of Love, Lust, and Longing

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Past Bouchercons". Bouchercon. August 10, 2015. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  2. ^ "Winners and Nominees". Bouchercon. August 10, 2015. Retrieved March 27, 2017.