Oline Cogdill

The 2018 Anthony Award winners, honoring work published in 2017, were announced during Bouchercon 2018, held September 6-9 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Bouchercon (pronounced Bough'-cher-con), the World Mystery Convention, is an annual convention where readers, writers, fans, publishers, editors, agents, booksellers, and other lovers of crime fiction gather for a four-day weekend of education, entertainment, and fun! It is the world's premier mystery event, bringing together all parts of the mystery and crime fiction community.

For details, visit the Bouchercon website.

Mystery Scene congratulates the winners and the nominees.

(Winners are in bold with asterisks.)

BEST NOVEL
The Late Show by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown and Company)
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz (HarperCollins)
**Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (Mulholland)
Glass Houses by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
The Force by Don Winslow (William Morrow)


BEST FIRST NOVEL
**Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett (Midnight Ink)
She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper (Ecco)
The Dry by Jane Harper (Flatiron Books)
Ragged; or, The Loveliest Lies of All by Christopher Irvin (Cutlass Press)
The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka (Minotaur Books)


BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
Uncorking a Lie by Nadine Nettmann (Midnight Ink)
Bad Boy Boogie by Thomas Pluck (Down & Out Books)
What We Reckon by Eryk Pruitt (Polis Books)
**The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day (William Morrow)
Cast the First Stone by James W. Ziskin (Seventh Street Books)


BILL CRIDER AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL IN A SERIES
Give Up the Dead (Jay Porter #3) by Joe Clifford (Oceanview Publishing)
Two Kinds of Truth (Harry Bosch #20) by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown and Company)
**Y Is for Yesterday (Kinsey Millhone #25) by Sue Grafton (A Marian Wood Book)
Glass Houses (Armand Gamache #13) by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
Dangerous Ends (Pete Fernandez #3) by Alex Segura (Polis Books)

BEST SHORT STORY
"The Trial of Madame Pelletier" by Susanna Calkins from Malice Domestic 12: Mystery Most Historical (Wildside Press)
"God’s Gonna Cut You Down" by Jen Conley from Just to Watch Them Die: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash (Gutter Books LLC)
**"My Side of the Matter" by Hilary Davidson from Killing Malmon (Down & Out Books)
"Whose Wine Is It Anyway" by Barb Goffman from 50 Shades of Cabernet (Koehler Books)
"The Night They Burned Ms. Dixie’s Place" by Debra H. Goldstein from Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, May/June 2017 (Dell)
"A Necessary Ingredient" by Art Taylor from Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea (Down & Out Books)


BEST ANTHOLOGY
Just to Watch Them Die: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash, Joe Clifford, editor (Gutter Books LLC)
Killing Malmon, Dan & Kate Malmon, editors (Down & Out Books)
Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea, Andrew McAleer & Paul D. Marks, editors (Down & Out Books)
Passport to Murder, Bouchercon Anthology 2017, John McFetridge, editor (Down & Out Books)
**The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir, Gary Phillips, editor (Three Rooms Press)


BEST CRITICAL/NON-FICTION BOOK
From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon by Mattias Boström (The Mysterious Press)
The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books by Martin Edwards (Poisoned Pen Press)
**Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann (Doubleday)
Chester B. Himes: A Biography by Lawrence P. Jackson (W.W. Norton & Company)
Rewrite Your Life: Discover Your Truth Through the Healing Power of Fiction by Jessica Lourey (Conari Press)


BEST ONLINE CONTENT
Writer Types Podcast
Do Some Damage: An Inside Look at Crime Fiction
**Jungle Red Writers
Dru’s Book Musings
BOLO Books

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