|Date||September 7, 2000|
|Hosted by||Rebecca Bates, Tom Schantz|
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 XXXI and the 15th Anthony Awards ceremony.
- Lifetime Achievement award — Jane Langton
- Guest of Honor — Elmore Leonard
- Fan Guest of Honor — Steve Stilwell
- Toastmaster — Val McDermid
The following list details the awards distributed at the fifteenth annual Anthony Awards ceremony. The awards this year included celebrating those works which had had the biggest impact during the 20th century as a whole.
- Rennie Airth, River of Darkness
- Jan Burke, Bones
- Robert Crais, L.A. Requiem
- Janet Evanovich, High Five
First novel award
- Cara Black, Murder in the Marais
- April Henry, Circles of Confusion
- Kris Neri, Revenge of the Gypsy Queen
- Paula Woods, Inner City Blues
Paperback original award
- Robin Burcell, Every Move She Makes
- Tony Dunbar, Lucky Man
- Jose Latour, The Outcast
- Caroline Roe, An Antidote for Avarice
Short story award
- Barry Baldwin, "A Bit of a Treat", from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine September 1999
- Judy & Bill Crider, "At the Hop", from Till Death Do us Part: ...stories of love, marriage, and murder
- Jeffery Deaver, "Triangle", from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine March 1999
- Laurie R. King, "Paleta Man", from Irreconciable Differences
Critical / Non-fiction award
- Barbara Davey, The Mystery Review
- George Easter, Deadly Pleasures
- Tom Nolan, Ross MacDonald: a Biography
- Daniel Stashower, Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle
Novel of the century award
- Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep
- Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night
- Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon
- Agatha Christie, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Series of the century award
- Ed McBain, 87th Precinct
- Marcia Muller, Sharon McCone series
- Dorothy L. Sayers, Lord Peter Wimsey series
- Rex Stout, Nero Wolfe series
Writer of the century award
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