Bouchercon XXXIX

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Bouchercon XXXIX
"Charmed to Death"
Date October 9, 2008 (2008-10-09)
Location Baltimore, Maryland
Country USA
Hosted by Ruth Jordan, Judy Bobalik

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 XXXIX and the 23rd Anthony Awards ceremony.

Bouchercon[edit]

The convention was held in Baltimore, Maryland on October 9, 2008; running until the 12th. The event was chaired by Ruth Jordan, publisher and editor of Crimespree magazine,[3] and Judy Bobalik, editor of the Reflections in a Private Eye magazine.[4][5]

Special Guests[edit]

Anthony Awards[edit]

The following list details the awards distributed at the twenty-third annual Anthony Awards ceremony.[6]

Novel award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

First novel award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

Paperback original award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

Short story award[edit]

Winner:

  • Laura Lippman, "Hardly knew Her", from Dead Man's Hand: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table

Shortlist:

Critical / Non-fiction award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

  • Roger Sobin, The Essential Mystery Lists
  • Patrick Anderson, The Triumph of the Thriller: How Cops, Crooks and Cannibals Captured Popular Fiction
  • Christiana Gregoriou, Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction

Website award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

Special service award[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

  • Ali Karim, Shots magazine
  • Maddy Van Hertbruggen, 4 Mystery Addicts
  • Sarah Weinman, Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind
  • Judy Bobalik, for being one of the best friends and supporters of mystery writers

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. Archived from the original on September 5, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "who's who of CrimeSpree Magazine". Crimespreemag.com. Retrieved February 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Judy Bobalik's Page - CrimeSpace". Crimespace.ning.com. Archived from the original on March 6, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Off the Page: On books and culture | Sun-Sentinel Blogs | Awards Archives". Weblogs.sun-sentinel.com. Retrieved February 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Bouchercon World Mystery Convention : Anthony Awards Nominees". Bouchercon.info. Retrieved February 13, 2012.