Bouchercon XXIV

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Bouchercon XXIV
DateOctober 1, 1993 (1993-10-01)
LocationOmaha, Nebraska
CountryUSA
Hosted byCharles Levitt

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 XXIV and the 8th Anthony Awards ceremony.

Bouchercon[edit]

The convention was held in Omaha, Nebraska on October 1, 1993; running until the 3rd. The event was chaired by bookseller Charles Levitt.[3]

Special Guests[edit]

Anthony Awards[edit]

The following list details the awards distributed at the eighth annual Anthony Awards ceremony.[4]

Novel award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

First novel award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

Short story award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

  • Doug Allyn, "Candles in the Rain", from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine November 1992
  • Edward D. Hoch, "The Summer of Our Discontent", from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine November 1992
  • Gabrielle Kraft, "One Hit Wonder", from Sisters in Crime 5
  • Rochelle Krich, "A Golden Opportunity", from Sisters in Crime 5

Critical / Non-fiction award[edit]

Winner:

  • Ellen Nehr, Doubleday Crime Club Compendium 1928-1991

Shortlist:

  • David Coomes, Dorothy L. Sayers: A Careless Rage for Life
  • John Loughery, Alias S.S. Van Dine

True crime award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

  • Jana Bommersbach & Bruce Henderson, The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd
  • Thomas H. Cook & William Wright, Blood Echoes: The True Story of an Infamous Mass Murder and Its Aftermath
  • Philip E. Ginsburg & Eric Stover, The Shadow Of Death : The Hunt for a Serial Killer
  • Ann Rule, Everything She Ever Wanted: A True Story of Obsessive Love, Murder, and Betrayal

Motion picture award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bouchercon World Mystery Convention : Home". Bouchercon.info. Archived from the original on January 12, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  2. ^ Jacobsen, Teresa (November 4, 2010). "Bouchercon 2010 by the Bay: The World Series of Mystery". Libraryjournal.com. Archived from the original on September 5, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  3. ^ "The Book On Oprah - Oh Yes! - Orlando Sentinel". Articles.orlandosentinel.com. June 6, 1993. Retrieved February 3, 2012.
  4. ^ "Bouchercon World Mystery Convention : Anthony Awards Nominees". Bouchercon.info. October 2, 2003. Retrieved January 31, 2012.