|Date||October 10, 1986|
|Hosted by||Gail M. Larson|
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 XVII and the inaugural Anthony Awards ceremony.
- Guest of Honor — Donald E. Westlake
- Fan Guest of Honor — Chris Steinbrunner
- Toastmaster — Mary Higgins Clark
The following list details the awards distributed at the first annual Anthony Awards ceremony.
- Sarah Caudwell, The Shortest Way to Hades
- John D. MacDonald, The Lonely Silver Rain
- Charlotte MacLeod, The Plain Old Man
- Sara Paretsky, Killing Orders
First novel award
- Susan Kelly, The Gemini Man
- Dick Lochte, Sleeping Dog
- Robert Reeves, Doubting Thomas
- Andrew Vachss, Flood
Paperback original award
- P.M. Carlson, Murder is Academic
- Earl Emerson, Poverty Bay
- Kate Green, Shattered Moon
- Patrick A. Kelley, Sleightly Murder
Short story award
- Linda Barnes, "Lucky Penny", from The New Black Mask, No. 3
- Loren Estleman, "Eight Mile and Dequindre", from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine May 1986
- Peter Lovesey, "Vandals", from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine December 1985
- John Lutz, "Ride the Lightning", from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine January 1985
- Ruth Rendell, "The Convolvulus Clock", from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine August 1985
TV Series award
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