Monday, May 9, 2011

The Anthony Award Nominees

Today the 2011 Anthony Award Nominees were officially released, and they are:

Best Novel
Bury Your Dead - Louise Penny - Minotaur Books
I'd Know You Anywhere - Laura Lippman - William Morrow
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter - Tom Franklin – William Morrow
The Lock Artist - Steve Hamilton - Minotaur
Faithful Place - Tana French - Viking

Best First Novel
Rogue Island- Bruce DeSilva - Forge Books
The Poacher's Son - Paul Doiron - Minotaur Books
Snow Angels - James Thompson - Putnam
Damage Done - Hilary Davidson - Forge Books
The Sherlockian - Graham Moore - Twelve

Best Paperback Original
The Hanging Tree - Brian Gruley – Touchstone (Simon and Schuster)
Expiration Date - Duane Swierczynski - Minotaur Books
Drive Time - Hank Phillipi Ryan - Mira
Long Time Coming - Robert Goddard - Bantam
Vienna Secrets - Frank Tallis - Random House

Best Short Story
"The Frame Maker" - Simon Wood - The Back Alley
"Homeless" - Pat Morin - Mystery Montage
"Scent of Lilacs" - Doug Allyn – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine  Sept/Oct 2010
"Swing Shift" - Dana Cameron - Crimes By Moonlight
"The Hitter" - Chris Holm – Needle
"So Much in Common" - Mary Jane Maffini - EQMM Sept/Oct. 2010

Best Graphic Novel
Sickness in the Family - Denise Mina – Vertigo Crime
Beasts of Burden – Jill Thompson/Evan Dorkin – Dark Horse
Richard Stark's Parker, Vol. 2: The Outfit –Darwyn Cooke  - IDW Press
The Chill - Jason Starr – Vertigo Crime
Scalped Vol 6 - The Gnawing - Jason Aaron – Vertigo
Tumor -  Joshua Hale Fialkov/ Noel Tuazon - ARCHAIA STUDIOS PRESS

Best Critical /Non-Fiction (tie for 5th)
Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks - John Curran – Harper Collins
Thrillers: 100 Must Reads - David Morrell - Oceanview
Sherlock Holmes for Dummies - Steve Doyle - For Dummies
The Wire: Truth Be Told - Rafael Alvarez - Grove Press
Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History - Yunte Huang - W. W. Norton & Company

Best Website/Blog
Jen's Book Thoughts - Jen Forbus
Stop. You're Killing Me - Surber/Ulrich
Rap Sheet, The - J. Kingston Pierce
Sirens of Suspense - Chantelle Aimée Osman
Spinetingler - Sandra Ruttan
For those of you who might have heard that bone-chilling scream earlier today. Yes, that would have been me. Thank you so much to everyone who included the blog on their nomination form. You have truly touched my heart...and put one huge, goofy smile on my face. Thank you all! Thank you for coming and indulging my obsession with crime fiction. Thank you for being my friends. I am honored!

O.k., I'll stop gushing. Anyone who attends Bouchercon in St. Louis this September will be eligible to vote on the Anthony Awards. Of course that's far from the only reason to attend. It's going to be a blow-out bash. So, if you haven't already registered, do that soon. Just jump in and make the commitment. You won't regret it! 

And I'll get back to the Crime Readers Caught Reading an Indie Bookstore tomorrow. Check back! Happy Reading.


Perry St Lawyer May 9, 2011 at 10:16 PM  

I've read 2 and maybe 3 of the best novels (I don't remember the title of the Lippman book I read; is this one about the 2 sisters?)

The Lock Artist was great. . .Faithful Place was good, but French's earlier novel was better.

I scanned down the list and don't believe I've read any others ! Now I have a list to take with me to the book store.

Still looking for a copy of "A Quiet Belief in Angels" ?

le0pard13 May 10, 2011 at 12:25 AM  

Well deserved blog nomination, Jen! Congrats.

picky girl May 10, 2011 at 1:24 AM  

Wow! Fantastic news.

I've read Faithful Place (bleh) and loved The Lock Artist, as you know.

Other than that, I've read The Sherlockian and really don't understand the hype. The book, to me, was only ok, and I certainly would not have nominated it. Ah well. Now I'm curious and will have to read a few more off this list.

Liza May 10, 2011 at 6:13 AM  

Congratulations, Jen!!! Best of luck to all the nominees!

bermudaonion May 10, 2011 at 7:04 AM  

Congratulations, Jen! I'm thrilled for you!!

Karen B May 10, 2011 at 7:11 AM  

Congratulations - love your blog!

Rochelle Staab May 10, 2011 at 2:16 PM  

Congratulations on the well deserved nomination, Jen! Warm wishes for the win in St. Louis.

Jen May 10, 2011 at 8:07 PM  

Thank you all for the wonderful congrats.

Michael, you have been my cheering section from the get-go. I consider you a part of this accomplishment. Hugs, my friend!

Karen, you've made my day!

Perry, I have a copy of A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS that I believe I got while I was at the last Bouchercon. I also borrowed the audiobook from my library. But here's a link that might be helpful for you:

BookDepository QBiA

or if you'd prefer a used book:

BetterWorldBooks QBiA

I have an interview with Roger I need to get on the ball and put on the blog. Look for it soon...I hope! ;-)

Thanks again everyone. I'm so excited. Thanks for sharing that with me.

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