From the Booking Desk:
The nominations for the 2015 Anthony Awards have been announced. Awards will be presented in six categories at the 2015 Bouchercon in Raleigh, North Carolina. Join me in congratulating all the nominees.
BOLO Books has reviewed a number of these books over the year, so follow the links to see what was said about these books at the time.
Lamentation – Joe Clifford [Oceanview]
The Secret Place – Tana French [Hodder & Stoughton/Viking]
After I’m Gone – Laura Lippman [William Morrow] Link to the BOLO Books review
The Long Way Home – Louise Penny [Minotaur] Link to the BOLO Books review
Truth Be Told – Hank Phillippi Ryan [Forge] Link to the BOLO Books review
Best First Novel
Blessed Are the Dead – Kristi Belcamino [Witness Impulse] Link to the BOLO Books review
Ice Shear – M.P. Cooley [William Morrow]
Invisible City – Julia Dahl [Minotaur] Link to the BOLO Books review
The Life We Bury – Allen Eskens [Seventh Street]
The Black Hour – Lori Rader-Day [Seventh Street] Link to the BOLO Books review
Best Paperback Original
Stay With Me – Alison Gaylin [Harper]
The Killer Next Door – Alex Marwood [Penguin] Link to the BOLO Books review
The Day She Died – Catriona McPherson [Midnight Ink] Link to the BOLO Books review
World of Trouble – Ben H. Winters [Quirk]
No Stone Unturned – James W. Ziskin [Seventh Street]
Best Short Story
“Honeymoon Sweet” Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon Anthology 2014 – Craig Faustus Buck [Down & Out]
“The Shadow Knows” Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays – Barb Goffman [Wildside]
“Howling at the Moon” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Nov 2014 – Paul D. Marks [Dell]
“Of Dogs & Deceit” Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Nov 2014 – John Shepphird [Dell]
“The Odds Are Against Us” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Nov 2014 – Art Taylor [Dell]
Best Critical Nonfiction Work
The Figure of the Detective: A Literary History and Analysis – Charles Brownson [McFarland]
Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice – Kate Clark Flora [New Horizon]
Dru’s Book Musings – Dru Ann Love [http://drusbookmusing.com]
Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe – J.W. Ocker [Countryman]
Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer’s Journey – Hank Phillippi Ryan, ed. [Henery]
Best Anthology or Collection
FaceOff – David Baldacci, ed. [Simon & Schuster]
Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon Anthology 2014 – Dana Cameron, ed. [Down & Out]
Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen – Joe Clifford, ed. [Gutter] Link to the BOLO Books review
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon – Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger, eds. [Pegasus Crime]
Carolina Crimes: 19 Tales of Love, Lust, and Longing – Karen Pullen, ed. [Wildside]
From The Booking Desk:
If you haven’t read these books yet, now is the time to get started. The Anthony Award nominations are made by folks like you (fans of crime fiction) who attended last year’s Bouchercon or plan to attend this year’s Bouchercon. What better advice on your reading material can you trust?
Thanks so much for the coverage here, Kristopher. What a thrill to be among the finalists!
It’s a great list of nominees, Art. We are all going to have lots to celebrate in Raleigh.
Thank you so much for reviewing BAD and WEEP. I’m certain your reviews played a part in my nomination! Thank you!
Thanks Kristi. The only thing that “played a part” in your nomination was the quality writing and compelling characters. If I helped to get the book into a few extra hands, they are the lucky ones! Congratulations on the nomination!