2020 ANTHONY AWARD NOMINEES

Bouchercon 2020 has announced the 2019 Anthony Award nominees as follows:

BEST NOVEL:
Your House Will Pay, by Steph Cha (Ecco)
They All Fall Down, by Rachel Howzell Hall (Forge)
Lady in the Lake, by Laura Lippman (William Morrow)
The Murder List, by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge)
Miami Midnight, by Alex Segura (Polis Books)

BEST FIRST NOVEL:
The Ninja Daughter, by Tori Eldridge (Agora Books)
Miracle Creek, by Angie Kim (Sarah Crichton Books)
One Night Gone, by Tara Laskowski (Graydon House)
Three-Fifths, by John Vercher (Agora Books)
American Spy, by Lauren Wilkinson (Random House)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL:
The Unrepentant, by E.A. Aymar (Down & Out Books)
Murder Knocks Twice, by Susanna Calkins (Minotaur)
The Pearl Dagger, by L.A. Chandlar (Kensington)
Scot & Soda, by Catriona McPherson (Midnight Ink)
The Alchemist's Illusion, by Gigi Pandian (Midnight Ink)
Drowned Under, by Wendall Thomas (Poisoned Pen Press)
The Naming Game, by Gabriel Valjan (Winter Goose Press)

BEST CRITICAL NON-FICTION WORK:
Hitchcock and the Censors, by John Billheimer (University Press of Kentucky)
The Hooded Gunman: An Illustrated History of the Collins Crime Club, by John Curran (Collins Crime Club)
The Mutual Admiration Society: How Dorothy L. Sayers and her Oxford Circle Remade the World for Women, by Mo Moulton (Basic Books)
The Trail of Lizzie Borden: A True Story, by Cara Robertson (Simon & Schuster)
The Five: The Untold Stories of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper, by Hallie Rubenhold (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

BEST SHORT STORY:
"Turistas," by Hector Acosta (iPa'que Tu Lo Sepas!: Stories to Benefit the People of Puerto Rico, edited by Angel Luis Colon; Down & Out Books)
"Unforgiven," by Hilary Davidson (Murder a-Go-Gos: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Music of the Go-Gos, edited by Holly West; Down & Out Books)
"The Red Zone," by Alex Segura (in iPa'que Tu Lo Sepas!: Stories to Benefit the People of Puerto Rico, edited by Angel Luis Colon; Down & Out Books)
"Better Days," by Art Taylor (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, May/June 2019)
"Hard Return," by Art Taylor (in Crime Travel, edited by Barb Goffman; Wildside Press)

BEST ANTHOLOGY OR COLLECTION:
The Eyes of Texas: Private Investigators from the Panhandle to the Piney Woods, edited by Michael Bracken (Down & Out Books)
iPa'que Tu Lo Sepas!: Stories to Benefit the People of Puerto Rico, edited by Angel Luis Colon (Down & Out Books)
Crime Travel, edited by Barb Goffman (Wildside Press)
Malice Domestic 14: Mystery Most Edible, edited by Verena Rose, Rita Owen, and Shawn Reilly Simmons (Wildside Press)
Murder A-Go-Go's: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Music of the Go-Gos, edited by Holly West (Down & Out Books)

BEST YOUNG ADULT:
Seven Ways to Get Rid of Harry, by Jen Conley (Down & Out Books)
Catfishing on CatNet, by Naomi Kritzer (Tor Teen)
Killing November, by Adriana Mather (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
Patron Saints of Nothing, by Randy Ribay (Kokila)
The Deceivers, by Kristen Simmons (Tor Teen)
Wild and Crooked, by Leah Thomas (Bloomsbury YA)

Life Achievement Award Recipient:
Walter Mosley

Since Bouchercon 2020 (to be held on October 15 thru 18 in Sacramento, California) has been cancelled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the winners will be presented as part of online ceremony on Saturday, October 17.


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