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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Awards Given During Bouchercon 2015



I've plucked these lists of winners from the Boucheron 2015 webpage to help me remember there are some terrific books that I missed this past year.

You may want to use this list to help add to your own TBR list. 


The winners of the 2015 Anthony Awards were announced at Bouchercon on October 10, 2015.

Best Novel

After I’m Gone – Laura Lippman [William Morrow]

Best First Novel

The Black Hour – Lori Rader-Day [Seventh Street]

Best Paperback Original

The Day She Died – Catriona McPherson [Midnight Ink]

Best Critical or Non-Fiction Work

Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer’s Journey – Hank Phillippi Ryan, ed. [Henery]

Best Short Story

“The Odds Are Against Us” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Nov 2014 – Art Taylor [Dell]

Best Anthology or Collection

In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon – Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger, eds. [Pegasus Crime]



Here are the winners of the Barry Award, presented by Deadly Pleasures magazine at the Bouchercon 2015 Opening Ceremonies.

natchezInvisible CityBest Novel

NATCHEZ BURNING, Greg Iles

Best First Novel

INVISIBLE CITY, Julia Dahl

The Life We Burythose whoBest Paperback Original

THE LIFE WE BURY, Allen Eskens

Best Thriller

THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD, Michael Koryta




Here are the Macavity Award winners, presented at the Bouchercon 2015 opening ceremonies.
The Macavity Awards are nominated on and voted on by members of Mystery Readers International, subscribers to Mystery Readers Journal, and friends and supporters of MRI.

The Killer Next DoorInvisible CityBest Mystery Novel

Alex Marwood: The Killer Next Door

Best First Mystery Novel

Julia Dahl: Invisible City

Writes of PassageMurder at the BeachBest Mystery-Related Nonfiction

Hank Phillippi Ryan, editor: Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer’s Journey

Best Mystery Short Story

Craig Faustus Buck: “Honeymoon Sweet” (Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon Anthology 2014, edited by Dana Cameron)

A Deadly Measure of BrimstoneSue Feder Historical Mystery Award

Catriona McPherson: A Deadly Measure of Brimstone









The Shamus Awards
The Private Eye Writers of America
The Shamus Award was first presented in1982 for work published in 1981. Bill Pronzini was the first winner in the Best Novel Category. In 1982 the awards were given for Best Novel and Best Paperback Novel. The Short Story award was added in 1983. In 1985 the Best First Novel category was added, and this year, the first Shamus for Best Indie P.I. Novel will be presented.
2015 SHAMUS AWARD WINNERS
The winners of the 2015 PWA's Shamus Awards, for works published in 2014, were announced at the PWA Banquet at Bouchercon in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday, October 9, 2015.
The winners were:
THE EYE FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Parnell Hall
BEST HARDCOVER P.I. NOVEL
Hounded by David Rosenfelt
BEST FIRST P.I. NOVEL
Invisible City 
by Julia Dahl
BEST ORIGINAL PAPERBACK P.I. NOVEL
Moonlight Weeps by Vincent Zandri
BEST P.I. SHORT STORY
"Clear Recent History" by Gon Ben Ari (Tel Aviv Noir)
BEST INDIE P.I. NOVEL
The Shadow Broker by Trace Conger


My "Bouchercon Report" coming soon - check back!  

Quick little summary:  It was great!

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