Friday, May 22, 2009

I take my voting job VERY seriously so...

The Anthony Award nominations have been announced! Anthony Award winners are decided by the attendees at Bouchercon. This year B/con is in Indianapolis in October. Since I take my voting responsibilities VERY seriously, I'm left with no choice but to read ALL these books! It's a tough job of course, but someone has to do it (that odd sound you hear? polishing my halo!)

2009 Anthony Award Nominations

Best Novel
Trigger City by Sean Chercover [William Morrow]
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly [Little, Brown and Company]
Red Knife by William Kent Krueger [Atria]
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson [Knopf]
The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny [Minotaur]

Best First Novel
Pushing Up Daisies by Rosemary Harris [Minotaur]
Stalking Susan by Julie Kramer [Doubleday]
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson [Knopf]
Death of a Cozy Writer by G. M. Malliet [Midnight Ink]
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith [Grand Central]

Best Paperback Original
The First Quarry by Max Allan Collins [Hard Case Crime]
Money Shot by Christa Faust [Hard Case Crime]
State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy [Berkley]
In a Dark Season by Vicki Lane [Dell]
South of Hell by P. J. Parrish [Pocket Star]

Best Short Story
“The Night Things Changed” by Dana Cameron from Wolfsbane and Mistletoe [Ace]

“A Sleep Not Unlike Death” by Sean Chercover from Hardcore Hardboiled [Kensington]

“Killing Time” by Jane K. Cleland from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (November)

“Skull and Cross Examination” by Toni L. P. Kelner from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (February)

“Scratch a Woman” by Laura Lippman from Hardly Knew Her [William Morrow]

“The Secret Lives of Cats” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (July)

Best Critical Nonfiction Work
African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study by Frankie Y. Bailey [McFarland]

How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries by Kathy Lynn Emerson [Perseverance Press]

Anthony Boucher: A Biobibliography by Jeffrey Marks [McFarland]

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale [Walker & Company]

Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel
The Crossroads by Chris Grabenstein [Random House]
Paper Towns by John Green [Dutton Juvenile]
Kiss Me, Kill Me by Lauren Henderson [Delacorte]
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart [Little, Brown]
Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash by Wendelin Van Draanen [Knopf]

Best Cover Art
Death Was the Other Woman designed by David Rotstein and written by Linda L. Richards [Minotaur]
Death Will Get You Sober designed by David Rotstein and written by Elizabeth Zelvin [Minotaur]
The Fault Tree designed by David Rotstein and written by Louise Ure [Minotaur]
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo designed by Peter Mendelsund and written by Stieg Larsson [Knopf]
Money Shot designed by Steve Cooley and written by Christa Faust [Hard Case Crime]

Special Service Award
Jon and Ruth Jordan
Ali Karim
David Montgomery
Gary Warren Niebuhr
Sarah Weinman


Vicki Lane said...

Dear Janet,

As a long-time devotee of your blog, I gotta say it's a thrill to see my book there, even as part of a list!

Vicki Lane said...

I've got to say, that sounds like an enviable task! So many little time!

Sarah said...

You have a halo?

Janet Reid said...

well, I didn't say I'd EARNED the halo so much as um..err...well, let's just say I HAVE one.

Yamile said...

Those book titles sound amazing. I just keep adding and adding to my to-red list!

Kitty said...

"The Night Things Changed"...

Dana said...

Congratulations, Jeff! Congratulations, Vicki!