2015 Anthony Award Nominees Announced

The stars all align for Mystery Month! On Tuesday, the 2015 Anthony Awards nominations were announced. Awarded annually at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, the Anthonys are presented for best novel, best first novel, best paperback original, best critical or non-fiction work, best short story, and best anthology or collection. The 2015 winners will be selected by attendee vote, and announced at the October 8–11 Bouchercon in Raleigh, North Carolina. Nominees are linked to their Booklist reviews when available.

Best Novel

Lamentation, by Joe Clifford
The Secret Place, by Tana French
After I’m Gone, by Laura Lippman
The Long Way Home, by Louise Penny
Truth Be Told, by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Best First Novel

Blessed Are the Dead, by Kristi Belcamino
Ice Shear, by M.P. Cooley
Invisible City, by Julia Dahl
The Life We Bury, by Allen Eskens
The Black Hour, by Lori Rader-Day

Best Paperback Original

Stay With Me, by Alison Gaylin
The Killer Next Door, by Alex Marwood
The Day She Died, by Catriona McPherson
World of Trouble, by Ben H. Winters
No Stone Unturned, by James W. Ziskin

Best Critical or Non-Fiction Work

The Figure of the Detective: A Literary History and Analysis, by Charles Brownson
Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice, by Kate Clark Flora
Dru’s Book Musings, by Dru Ann Love
Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe, by J.W. Ocker
Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer’s Journey, edited by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Best Short Story

“Honeymoon Sweet,” from Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon Anthology 2014, by Craig Faustus Buck
“The Shadow Knows,” from Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays, by Barb Goffman
“Howling at the Moon,” from Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Nov 2014, by Paul D. Marks
“Of Dogs & Deceit,” from Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Nov 2014, by John Shepphird
“The Odds Are Against Us,” from Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Nov 2014, by Art Taylor

Best Anthology or Collection

FaceOff, edited by David Baldacci
Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon Anthology 2014, edited by Dana Cameron
Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen, edited by Joe Clifford,
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon, edited by Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger
Carolina Crimes: 19 Tales of Love, Lust, and Longing, edited by Karen Pullen



About the Author:

Hannah Nesbat is Booklist's intern for books for youth. A senior at Northwestern University, Hannah studies American Studies, but she spends all of her time talking about children's books. A California native, Hannah is still adjusting to living with seasons and still thinks she likes sun the best.

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