From the Booking Desk:

Yes, it is that time!  Below is the list of nominations for the 2013 Anthony Awards.  Winners will be announced, as usual, at this year’s Bouchercon convention (in Albany, NY)

Congrats to all the nominees.  See you all in Albany!




Dare Me – Megan Abbott [Reagan Arthur]
The Trinity Game – Sean Chercover [Thomas & Mercer]
Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn [Crown]
The Beautiful Mystery – Louise Penny [Minotaur]
The Other Woman – Hank Phillippi Ryan [Forge]


Don’t Ever Get Old – Daniel Friedman [Thomas Dunne]
The Professionals – Owen Laukkanen [Putnam]
The Expats – Chris Pavone [Crown]
The 500 – Matthew Quirk [Reagan Arthur]
Black Fridays – Michael Sears [Putnam]


Whiplash River – Lou Berney [William Morrow]
Murder for Choir – Joelle Charbonneau [Berkley Prime Crime]
And She Was – Alison Gaylin [Harper]
Blessed are the Dead – Malla Nunn [Emily Bestler]
Big Maria – Johnny Shaw [Thomas & Mercer]


“Mischief in Mesopotamia” – Dana Cameron, EQMM, Nov 2012
“Kept in the Dark” – Shelia Connolly, Best New England Crime Stories: Blood Moon [Level Best]
“The Lord is My Shamus” – Barb Goffman, Chesapeake Crimes: This Job is Murder, p.97 [Wildside]
“Peaches” – Todd Robinson, Grift, Spring 2012, p.80
“The Unremarkable Heart” – Karin Slaughter, Mystery Writers of America Presents:   Vengeance, p.177 [Mulholland]


Books to Die For: The World’s Greatest Mystery Writers on the World’s Greatest Mystery Novels – John Connolly and Declan Burke, eds. [Hodder & Stoughton/Emily Bestler]
Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen, 1947-1950 – Joseph Goodrich, ed. [Perfect Crime]
More Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered – D.P. Lyle, M.D. [Medallion]
The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie – Mathew Prichard, ed. [Harper]
In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero – Otto Penzler, ed. [Smart Pop]


From the Booking Desk:

Readers of the blog will notice that many of the titles above also appeared on my Top 12 of ’12 year-end recap post.