Oline Cogdill

The nominees for this year’s Anthony Awards, which are given at the annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, have been announced by conference chair, Jon Jordan, and awards chair, John Purcell.

Bouchercon 2011 will be Sept. 15-18 in St. Louis.

Our congratulations to all the nominees.

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
Sherlockian, The - 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
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