• 48°

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

About Post Lifestyles

Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SalPostLifestyle/ and Twitter @postlifestlyes for more content

email author More by Post



City fights invasive beetles by injecting trees with insecticide


City names downtown recipients for federal Parks Service grant

China Grove

China Grove Town Council weighs 2021-22 budget priorities, supports buying body cameras


Educators reflect on Teacher Appreciation Week


Livingstone College wins $30,000 Home Depot grant




Shield-A-Badge With Prayer program enters 26th year, accepting volunteers to pair with officers


COVID-19 infection, quarantine numbers in Rowan-Salisbury Schools reach new highs

High School

High school football: Offensive line came together for Hornets, who play for state title tonight


Pro baseball: White makes pro debut and says, ‘It felt amazing to be out there’


West Rowan Middle eighth grader wins investment writing contest


YSUP Rowan invites agencies to participate in youth-focused training


US backs waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines


As demand drops, Cooper visits vaccine clinic to urge usage


NC lawmakers advance bill barring mandatory COVID-19 shots


N.C. bill banning Down syndrome abortions nears floor vote


Rowan County sees 301st death from COVID-19


N.C. lawmakers advance bill barring mandatory COVID-19 shots


Rowan Public Library joins initiative to help people with digital connectivity


Mocksville to dissolve police department


Blotter: May 5


Salisbury’s McElroy named top city, county communications professional in state


Locals condemn use of force during 2019 traffic stop of Georgia woman


Back and better than ever: Cannon Ballers kick off inaugural season in Atrium Health Ballpark