Anthony Award Nominees

Following close on the heels of the announcements of two other major mystery awards, the Edgars and the Agathas, the 25th annual Anthony Award nominees were announced last night.

Several titles crossed over from the other lists. One of the nominees in the Best Critical/ Non-Fiction category, Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History, Yunte Huang, (W.W. Norton) has already won both an Edgar and an Agatha. The book received considerable attention when it was released last summer.

Winners will be chosen by the vote of attendees of the 2011 Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in St. Louis (Sept. 15 – 18).

Below are the nominees in the book categories (for the short story category, go to the full list) as well as the Website/Blog category. We have noted titles that also recieved Edgar or Agatha nods, as well as information on other available formats.

Best Novel

Bury Your Dead, Louise Penny (Minotaur; Large Type, Thorndike) — Agatha Winner and ALA RUSA Reading List, Mystery Winner

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, Tom Franklin  (William Morrow; Large Type, Thorndike; OverDrive, audio and ebook) — Edgar Finalist

Faithful Place – Tana French, (Viking; Large Type, Thorndike; Audio, Recorded Books; OverDrive, ebook) — Edgar Finalist and ALA RUSA Reading List, Mystery Finalist

I’d Know You Anywhere - Laura Lippman, (William Morrow; Audio, HarperAudio; Large Type, HarperLuxe; OverDrive, ebook) — Edgar Finalist

The Lock Artist(Steve Hamilton, (Minotaur/Thomas Dunne; Audio, Brilliance; Large Type, Center Point) — Edgar Winner. Also an Alex Award winner

Best First Novel

Damage Done – Hilary Davidson – (Forge/Macmillan)

The Poacher’s Son – Paul Doiron – (Minotaur/Macmillan; Audio, Macmillan Audio; Large Type, Center Point) — Edgar Finalist

Rogue Island, Bruce DeSilva, (Forge/Macmillan; Audio, Tantor; Large Print, Thorndike) — Edgar Winner

The Sherlockian – Graham Moore, (Twelve/Grand Central; Large Print, Thorndike; Audio, Hachette Audio; OverDrive, audio)

Snow Angels – James Thompson – (Berkley Prime Crime/Putnam; Large Print, Thorndike;  Overdrive, ebook) – Edgar Finalist

Best Paperback Original

Drive Time – Hank Phillippi Ryan, (Mira/Harlequin; Large Type, Thorndike; Overdrive ebook); – Agatha Finalist for Best Novel

Expiration Date – Duane Swierczynski, (Minotaur/Macmillan) — Edgar Finalist

The Hanging Tree – Bryan Gruley, (Touchstone /S&S; Audio, Recorded Books)

Long Time ComingRobert Goddard, (Bantam; OverDrive, ebook)– Edgar Winner

Vienna Secrets – Frank Tallis, (Random House; OverDrive, ebook) — Edgar Finalist

Best Graphic Novel

Beasts of Burden – Jill Thompson/Evan Dorkin, (Dark Horse)

The Chill – Jason Starr, (Vertigo Crime)

Richard Stark’s Parker, Vol. 2: The Outfit – Darwyn Cooke, (IDW Press)

Scalped Vol 6 – The Gnawing – Jason Aaron, (Vertigo)

Sickness in the Family – Denise Mina, (Vertigo Crime)

Tumor – Joshua Hale Fialkov/ Noel Tuazon, (Archaia Studios Press)

Best Critical /Non-Fiction

Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks: 50 Years of Mysteries in the Making, John Curran (Harper; OverDrive, ebook) — Edgar Finalist; Agatha Winner

Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History, Yunte Huang, (W.W. Norton)– Agatha and Edgar Winner

Sherlock Holmes for Dummies – Steve Doyle  (Dummies Series/Wiley; OverDrive, ebook) — Agatha and Edgar Finalist

Thrillers: 100 Must Reads – David Morrell, (Oceanview) — Edgar Finalist

The Wire: Truth Be Told – Rafael Alvarez, (Grove Press)– Edgar Finalist

Best Website/Blog

Jen’s Book Thoughts – Jen Forbus

The Rap Sheet – J. Kingston Pierce

Sirens of Suspense – Chantelle Aimée Osman

Spinetingler – Sandra Ruttan

Stop. You’re Killing Me – Surber/Ulrich

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