Sunday, 17 October 2010 19:42

Bouchercon in San Francisco has been amazing. I am already looking forward to next year in St. Louis.

We've already posted the Anthony winners (see below) and here are the other well-deserved honors. I still believe that every author who is nominated is already a winner.


Congratulations to all.

Shamus Award Winners


Best Hardcover P.I. Novel: *Locked In*, by Marcia Muller (Grand Central)
First P.I. Novel: *Faces of the Gone*, by Brad Parks (Minotaur)
Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel: *Sinner’s Ball*, by Ira Berkowitz (Three
Rivers Press)
Best P.I. Short Story: “Julius Katz,” by Dave Zeltserman (*Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine,* September/October 2009)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Robert Crais


Macavity Award Winners

Best Mystery Novel: Ken Bruen & Reed Farrel Coleman: *Tower* (Busted Flush
Press)
Best First Mystery Novel: Alan Bradley: *The Sweetness at the Bottom of the
Pie* (Delacorte)
Best Mystery Nonfiction: P.D. James: *Talking about Detective
Fiction*(Alfred A. Knopf)
Best Mystery Short Story: Hank Phillippi Ryan: "On the House" (*Quarry: Crime Stories* by New England Writers, Level Best Books)
Sue Feder Historical Mystery: Rebecca Cantrell: *A Trace of Smoke* (Forge)

Barry Award Winners

Best Novel: John Hart: *The Last Child* (Minotaur)
Best First Novel: Alan Bradley: *The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie*(Delacorte)
Best British Novel: Philip Kerr: *If the Dead Not Rise* (Quercus)
Best Paperback Original: Bryan Gruley: *Starvation Lake* (Touchstone)
Best Thriller: Jamie Freveletti: *Running From the Devil* (Morrow)
Best Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade: Stieg Larsson: *The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo* (Knopf)
Best Short Story: Brendan DuBois, "The High House Writer" (*AHMM*July-August 2009)

Everyone a Winner
Oline Cogdill
everyone-a-winner

Bouchercon in San Francisco has been amazing. I am already looking forward to next year in St. Louis.

We've already posted the Anthony winners (see below) and here are the other well-deserved honors. I still believe that every author who is nominated is already a winner.


Congratulations to all.

Shamus Award Winners


Best Hardcover P.I. Novel: *Locked In*, by Marcia Muller (Grand Central)
First P.I. Novel: *Faces of the Gone*, by Brad Parks (Minotaur)
Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel: *Sinner’s Ball*, by Ira Berkowitz (Three
Rivers Press)
Best P.I. Short Story: “Julius Katz,” by Dave Zeltserman (*Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine,* September/October 2009)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Robert Crais


Macavity Award Winners

Best Mystery Novel: Ken Bruen & Reed Farrel Coleman: *Tower* (Busted Flush
Press)
Best First Mystery Novel: Alan Bradley: *The Sweetness at the Bottom of the
Pie* (Delacorte)
Best Mystery Nonfiction: P.D. James: *Talking about Detective
Fiction*(Alfred A. Knopf)
Best Mystery Short Story: Hank Phillippi Ryan: "On the House" (*Quarry: Crime Stories* by New England Writers, Level Best Books)
Sue Feder Historical Mystery: Rebecca Cantrell: *A Trace of Smoke* (Forge)

Barry Award Winners

Best Novel: John Hart: *The Last Child* (Minotaur)
Best First Novel: Alan Bradley: *The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie*(Delacorte)
Best British Novel: Philip Kerr: *If the Dead Not Rise* (Quercus)
Best Paperback Original: Bryan Gruley: *Starvation Lake* (Touchstone)
Best Thriller: Jamie Freveletti: *Running From the Devil* (Morrow)
Best Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade: Stieg Larsson: *The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo* (Knopf)
Best Short Story: Brendan DuBois, "The High House Writer" (*AHMM*July-August 2009)

Sunday, 17 October 2010 19:20
The 2010 Anthony Awards were announced today at Bouchercon in San Francisco. Congratulations to the winners!
BEST NOVEL
THE BRUTAL TELLING-Louise Penny [Minotaur]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
A BAD DAY FOR SORRY-Sophie Littlefield [Minotaur]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
STARVATION LAKE-Bryan Gruley [Touchstone]

BEST SHORT STORY
"On the House"-Hank Phillippi Ryan, QUARRY: Crime Stories by New England Writers [Level Best Books]

BEST CRITICAL/NONFICTION WORK
TALKING ABOUT DETECTIVE FICTION-P D James [Bodleian Library/Knopf]
2010 Anthony Awards
2010-anthony-awards
The 2010 Anthony Awards were announced today at Bouchercon in San Francisco. Congratulations to the winners!
BEST NOVEL
THE BRUTAL TELLING-Louise Penny [Minotaur]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
A BAD DAY FOR SORRY-Sophie Littlefield [Minotaur]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
STARVATION LAKE-Bryan Gruley [Touchstone]

BEST SHORT STORY
"On the House"-Hank Phillippi Ryan, QUARRY: Crime Stories by New England Writers [Level Best Books]

BEST CRITICAL/NONFICTION WORK
TALKING ABOUT DETECTIVE FICTION-P D James [Bodleian Library/Knopf]
Sunday, 17 October 2010 08:47
While I love Bouchercon and the large mystery fiction gatherings, small conferences also are nice.

altTake the upcoming A Deadly Dinner to be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the Harris Arts Center in Calhoun, Georgia.

This will be a round-robin dinner with eight published authors. For $25 per person, you get a dinner, a conversation with some good authors and the chance to win more door prizes, including autographed books.

A better deal you may never find.

For more information, contact the Harris Arts Center at 706-629-2599 or visit www.harrisartscenter.com and click on Programs/Literary Guild.

Events such as these -- and they are being held across the country -- are a wonderful way to showcase writers as well as raise money for local causes. A Deadly Dinner is co-sponsored by the Southeastern Chapter Mystery Writers of America and other local groups and businesses.
alt
Authors who will be at A Deadly Dinner are:
Mignon Ballard (Augusta Goodnight series)
Kathleen Delaney (Ellen McKenzie series)
Mary Anna Evans (Faye Longchamp series)
Gerrie Ferris Finger (The End Game and Look Away from Evil)
Marion Moore Hill (Deadly Past series)
Randy Rawls (Ace Edwards, PI, series)
Fran Stewart (Biscuit McKee series)
Jaden E. Terrell (Racing the Devil)

This is the first time the Georgia town has held such an event and I hope it's so successful it will be an annual dinner.

Are there events in your area that showcase authors? Let us know.
A Mysterious Gathering in Calhoun, Georgia
Oline Cogdill
a-mysterious-gathering-in-calhoun-georgia
While I love Bouchercon and the large mystery fiction gatherings, small conferences also are nice.

altTake the upcoming A Deadly Dinner to be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the Harris Arts Center in Calhoun, Georgia.

This will be a round-robin dinner with eight published authors. For $25 per person, you get a dinner, a conversation with some good authors and the chance to win more door prizes, including autographed books.

A better deal you may never find.

For more information, contact the Harris Arts Center at 706-629-2599 or visit www.harrisartscenter.com and click on Programs/Literary Guild.

Events such as these -- and they are being held across the country -- are a wonderful way to showcase writers as well as raise money for local causes. A Deadly Dinner is co-sponsored by the Southeastern Chapter Mystery Writers of America and other local groups and businesses.
alt
Authors who will be at A Deadly Dinner are:
Mignon Ballard (Augusta Goodnight series)
Kathleen Delaney (Ellen McKenzie series)
Mary Anna Evans (Faye Longchamp series)
Gerrie Ferris Finger (The End Game and Look Away from Evil)
Marion Moore Hill (Deadly Past series)
Randy Rawls (Ace Edwards, PI, series)
Fran Stewart (Biscuit McKee series)
Jaden E. Terrell (Racing the Devil)

This is the first time the Georgia town has held such an event and I hope it's so successful it will be an annual dinner.

Are there events in your area that showcase authors? Let us know.