Sadly, I did not make it to Dallas for Bouchercon this year.
It's always a good time and I missed seeing so many good friends.
It's a time to reconnect with readers and writers I only get to see at mystery conventions.
So, I didn't get to collect hugs, and I didn't get to give out congratulatory hugs, but I am proud as punch to share award winners here. And prouder yet to call some of these folks "friend."
ANTHONY AWARD WINNERS: BOUCHERCON
The 2019 Barry Award Winners from Deadly Pleasure Mystery Magazine.
Lou Berney, NOVEMBER ROAD (Morrow)
Best First Novel
C. J. Tudor, THE CHALK MAN (Crown)
Best Paperback Original
Dervla McTiernan, THE RUIN (Penguin)
Dan Fesperman, SAFE HOUSES (Knopf)
The Macavity Awards are nominated by members of Mystery Readers International, subscribers to Mystery Readers Journal and friends of MRI. Congratulations to all.
November Road by Lou Berney (William Morrow)
Best First Novel
Dodging and Burning by John Copenhaver (Pegasus Books)
The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman (HarperCollins)
Best Short Story
“English 398: Fiction Workshop” by Art Taylor (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Jul/Aug 2018)
Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey (Soho Crime)
BEST PI HARDCOVER
What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka (Minotaur Books)
BEST FIRST PI NOVEL
The Best Bad Things by Katrina Carrasco (MCD Farrar, Straus, Giroux)
BEST PI PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
The Questionable Behavior of Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone (Redhook Books)
BEST PI SHORT STORY
"Chin Yong-Yun Helps a Fool" by S.J. Rozan (EQMM)