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Here Come Bouchercon 2015's Anthony Award Nominees!

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Just in time for Summer Reading - the World Crime Convention, alias: Bouchercon, has announced the 2015 nominees for outstanding mysteries published in 2014. Enjoy some fun reading -- and maybe get some selections to vote on for our 2016 discussion books... ;-)

For more information on the 2015 Bouchercon itself, click here.

Anthony Awards Nominees 2015

The following are the nominees for the 2015 Anthony Awards. Winners are selected at Bouchercon by vote by attendee vote.


Best Novel

Lamentation    secret place   after im gone   long way home   tbt

LamentationJoe Clifford [Oceanview]
The Secret PlaceTana French [Hodder & Stoughton/Viking]
After I’m GoneLaura Lippman [William Morrow]
The Long Way HomeLouise Penny [Minotaur]
Truth Be ToldHank Phillippi Ryan [Forge]


Best First Novel

Blessed Are the Dead   Ice Shear   81GJrBmlliL   The Life We Bury   The Black Hour

Blessed Are the Dead (on order) – Kristi Belcamino [Witness Impulse]
Ice ShearM.P. Cooley [William Morrow]
Invisible CityJulia Dahl [Minotaur]
The Life We BuryAllen Eskens [Seventh Street]
The Black HourLori Rader-Day [Seventh Street]


Best Paperback Original

Stay With Me   The Killer Next Door   The Day She Died   World of Trouble   No Stone Unturned

Stay With Me by Alison Gaylin (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)

The Killer Next Door – Alex Marwood [Penguin]
The Day She Died – Catriona McPherson [Midnight Ink]
World of Trouble – Ben H. Winters [Quirk]
No Stone Unturned – James W. Ziskin [Seventh Street]



Best Critical or Non-Fiction Work

The Figure of the Detective   Death Dealer   drus-book-musings-web-site   Poe-Land   Writes of Passage

The Figure of the Detective: A Literary History and Analysis – Charles Brownson [McFarland]
Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice – Kate Clark Flora [New Horizon]
Dru’s Book Musings – Dru Ann Love []
Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe – J.W. Ocker [Countryman]
Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer’s Journey – Hank Phillippi Ryan, ed. [Henery]


Best Short Story

Click each story to read it in full

“Honeymoon Sweet” Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon Anthology 2014 – Craig Faustus Buck [Down & Out]
“The Shadow Knows” Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays – Barb Goffman [Wildside]
“Howling at the Moon” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Nov 2014 – Paul D. Marks [Dell]
“Of Dogs & Deceit” Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Nov 2014 – John Shepphird [Dell]
“The Odds Are Against Us” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Nov 2014 – Art Taylor [Dell]


Best Anthology or Collection

FaceOff   Murder at the Beach   Trouble in the Heartland   In the Company of Sherlock Holmes   Carolina Crimes

FaceOff – David Baldacci, ed. [Simon & Schuster]
Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon Anthology 2014 – Dana Cameron, ed. [Down & Out]
Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen – Joe Clifford, ed. [Gutter/Zelmer Pulp]
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon – Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger, eds. [Pegasus Crime]
Carolina Crimes: 19 Tales of Love, Lust, and Longing – Karen Pullen, ed. [Wildside]

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