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Friday, May 6, 2016

Anthony Award Nominee - 2016



BEST NOVEL

Night Tremors – Matt Coyle [Oceanview]


The Killing Kind – Chris Holm [Mulholland]

The Child Garden – Catriona McPherson [Midnight Ink]

The Nature of the Beast – Louise Penny [Minotaur/Sphere]

What You See – Hank Phillippi Ryan [Forge]



BEST FIRST NOVEL

Concrete Angel – Patricia Abbott [Polis]

Past Crimes – Glen Erik Hamilton [William Morrow]

New Yorked – Rob Hart [Polis]

Bull Mountain – Brian Panowich [G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Head of Zeus]

On the Road with Del & Louise – Art Taylor [Henery Press]



BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

The Long and Faraway Gone – Lou Berney [William Morrow]

Gun Street Girl – Adrian McKinty [Seventh Street/Serpent’s Tail]

Little Pretty Things – Lori Rader-Day [Seventh Street]

Young Americans – Josh Stallings [Heist]

Stone Cold Dead – James W. Ziskin [Seventh Street]



BEST CRITICAL OR NONFICTION BOOK

The Golden Age of Murder: The Mystery of the Writers Who Invented the Modern Detective Story – Martin Edwards [HarperCollins]

Meanwhile There Are Letters: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald – Suzanne Marrs & Tom Nolan, editors [Arcade]

Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime – Val McDermid [Grove]

The Lost Detective: Becoming Dashiell Hammett – Nathan Ward [Bloomsbury USA]

The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For – Kate White, editor [Quirk]



BEST SHORT STORY

“The Little Men: A Bibliomystery” – Megan Abbott [MysteriousPress.com/Open Road]

“The Siege” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Dec 2015 – Hilary Davidson [Dell]

“Feliz Navidead” Thuglit Presents: Cruel Yule – Brace Godfrey/Johnny Shaw [CreateSpace]

“Old Hands” Dark City Lights – Erin Mitchell [Three Rooms]

“Quack and Dwight” Jewish Noir – Travis Richardson [PM]

“Don’t Fear the Ripper” Protectors 2: Heroes – Holly West [Goombah Gumbo]



BEST ANTHOLOGY OR COLLECTION

Safe Inside the Violence – Christopher Irvin [280 Steps]

Protectors 2: Heroes-Stories to Benefit PROTECT – Thomas Pluck, editor [Goombah Gumbo]

Thuglit Presents: Cruel Yule: Holiday Tales of Crime for People on the Naughty List – Todd Robinson, editor [CreateSpace]

Murder Under the Oaks: Bouchercon Anthology 2015 – Art Taylor, editor [Down & Out]

Jewish Noir: Contemporary Tales of Crime and Other Dark Deeds – Kenneth Wishnia, editor [PM]



BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

Need – Joelle Charbonneau [HMH Books for Young Readers]

How to Win at High School – Owen Matthews [HarperTeen]

A Madness So Discreet – Mindy McGinnis [Katherine Tegen]

The Sin Eater’s Daughter – Melinda Salisbury [Scholastic]

Fighting Chance – B.K. Stevens [The Poisoned Pencil]

Ask the Dark – Henry Turner [Clarion]



BEST CRIME FICTION AUDIOBOOK

Dark Waters – Chris Goff – Assaf Cohen, narrator [Crooked Lane]

The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins – Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey & India Fisher, narrators [Penguin Audio/Random House Audiobooks]

Causing Chaos – Deborah J. Ledford – Christina Cox, narrator [IOF Productions]

The Nature of the Beast – Louise Penny – Robert Bathurst, narrator [Macmillan Audio]

Young Americans – Josh Stallings – Em Eldridge, narrator [Josh Stallings]


As always, it is especially thrilling to see names of friends on this list.  It gladdens my heart, for sure.

I wish all the nominees a loud and hearty congratulations, and can't wait to see you all in New Orleans in September!



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