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Nominations in for Anthony Awards


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The World Mystery Convention, Bouchercon announced the nominees for the 2018 Anthony Awards.

The World Mystery Convention is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization which holds an annual convention attended by readers, writers, publishers, editors, agents, booksellers and others. First presented in 1986, the Anthony Awards are among the most prestigious literary awards.

Best novel

“The Late Show” by Michael Connelly

“Magpie Murders” by Anthony Horowitz

“Bluebird, Bluebird” by Attica Locke

“Glass Houses” by Louise Penny

“The Force” by Don Winslow

Best first novel

“Hollywood Homicide” by Kellye Garrett

“She Rides Shotgun” by Jordan Harper

“The Dry” by Jane Harper

“Ragged; or, The Loveliest Lies of All” by Christopher Irvin

“The Last Place You Look “by Kristen Lepionka

Best paperback original

“Uncorking a Lie” by Nadine Nettmann

“Bad Boy Boogie” by Thomas Pluck

“What We Reckon” by Eryk Pruitt

“The Day I Died” by Lori Rader-Day

“Cast the First Stone” by James W. Ziskin

Bill Crider Award for best novel in a serie

“Give Up the Dead” (Jay Porter #3) by Joe Clifford

“Two Kinds of Truth” (Harry Bosch #20) by Michael Connelly

“Y is for Yesterday” (Kinsey Millhone #25) by Sue Grafton

“Glass Houses” (Armand Gamache #13) by Louise Penny

“Dangerous Ends” (Pete Fernandez #3) by Alex Segura

Best short story

“The Trial of Madame Pelletier” by Susanna Calkins from Malice Domestic 12: Mystery Most Historical

“God’s Gonna Cut You Down” by Jen Conley from Just to Watch Them Die: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash

“My Side of the Matter” by Hilary Davidson from Killing Malmon

“Whose Wine Is It Anyway” by Barb Goffman from 50 Shades of Cabernet

“The Night They Burned Miss Dixie’s Place” by Debra Goldstein from Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, May/June 2017

“A Necessary Ingredient” by Art Taylor from Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea

Best anthology     

“Just to Watch Them Die: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash,” Joe Clifford, editor

“Killing Malmon,” Dan & Kate Malmon, editors

“Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea,” Andrew McAleer & Paul D. Marks, editors

“Passport to Murder,” Bouchercon Anthology 2017, John McFetridge, editor

“The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir, “Gary Phillips, editor

Best critical/non-fiction book

“From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon” by Mattias Boström

“The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books” by Martin Edwards

“Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann

“Chester B. Himes: A Biography” by Lawrence P. Jackson

“Rewrite Your Life: Discover Your Truth Through the Healing Power of Fiction” by Jessica Lourey

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