Bouchercon 2021Anthony Award Nominations

Best Hardcover Novel

​What You Don’t See – Tracy Clark

Blacktop Wasteland – S.A. Cosby – Flatiron Books

Little Secrets – Jennifer Hillier – Minotaur Books

And Now She’s Gone – Rachel Howzell Hall – Forge Books

The First to Lie – Hank Phillippi Ryan – Forge Books

Best First Novel

​Derailed – Mary Keliikoa – Camel Press

Murder in Old Bombay – Nev March – Minotaur Books

Murder at the Mena House – Erica Ruth Neubauer – Kensington

The Thursday Murder Club – Richard Osman – Pamela Dorman Books

Winter Counts – David Heska Wanbli Weiden – Ecco Press

Best Paperback Original/E-Book/Audiobook Original Novel

The Fate of a Flapper – Susanna Calkins – Minotaur Books

When No One is Watching – Alyssa Cole – William Morrow

Unspeakable Things – Jess Lourey – Thomas & Mercer

The Lucky One – Lori Rader-Day – William Morrow

Dirty Old Town – Gabriel Valjan – Level Best Books

Best Short Story“Dear Emily Etiquette” – Barb Goffman – EQMM – Dell Magazines

“90 Miles” – Alex Segura – Both Sides: Stories From the Border – Agora Books

“The Boy Detective & The Summer of ’74” – Art Taylor – AHMM (Jan-Feb) – Dell Magazines

“Elysian Fields” – Gabriel Valjan – California Schemin’ – Wildside Press

“The Twenty-Five Year Engagement” – James W. Ziskin – In League with Sherlock Holmes – Pegasus Crime

Best Juvenile/Young Adult

​Midnight at the Barclay Hotel – Fleur Bradley – Viking Books for Young Readers

Premeditated Myrtle – Elizabeth C. Bunce – Algonquin Young Readers

From the Desk of Zoe Washington – Janae Marks – Katherine Tegen Books

Holly Hernandez and the Death of Disco – Richie Narvaez – Piñata Books

Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall – Alex Segura – Disney Lucasfilm Press

Best Critical or Nonfiction Work

​Sometimes You Have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy – Leslie Brody – Seal Press

American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics and the Birth of American CSI – Kate Winkler Dawson – G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Howdunit: A Masterclass in Crime Writing by Members of the Detection Club – Martin Edwards, ed. – Collins Crime Club

The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia – Emma Copley Eisenberg – Hachette Books

Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman behind Hitchcock – Christina Lane – Chicago Review Press

Unspeakable Acts: True Tales of Crime, Murder, Deceit, and Obsession – Sarah Weinman, ed. – Ecco Press

Best Anthology or Collection

​Shattering Glass: A Nasty Woman Press Anthology – Heather Graham, ed. – Nasty Woman Press

Both Sides: Stories from the Border – Gabino Iglesias, ed. – Agora Books

Noiryorican – Richie Narvaez – Down & Out Books

The Beat of Black Wings: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Joni Mitchell – Josh Pachter, ed. – Untreed Reads Publishing

California Schemin’ – Art Taylor. ed. – Wildside Press

Lockdown: Stories of Crime, Terror, and Hope During a Pandemic – Nick Kolakowski and Steve Weddle, eds. – Polis Books

One thought on “Paradise

  1. Not paradise for me! No cozies! EVER. (Although glad to see diversity, at least.) In case you still didn’t get my email, I’m in town 5/15-21 to help Eliza move into a new apt – across from Franky and Johnny’s! – and help her buy a car. I’m psyched for one of our boozy get-togethers. Best nights are the 17th-20th. LMK what works for you!


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