2016 Anthony Award Nominees

Last Friday, the nominees for the 2016 Anthony Awards were announced. Titles are nominated and voted on by attendees of the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention—which this year will be held September 15–18 in New Orleans. I’ll be there . . . will you?

Best Novel

Best Novel

The Child Garden, by Catriona McPherson
The Killing Kind, by Chris Holm
The Nature of the Beast, by Louise Penny
Night Tremors, by Matt Coyle
What You See, by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Best First Novel

Best First Novel

Bull Mountain, by Brian Panowich
Concrete Angel,
by Patricia Abbott
New Yorked, by Rob Hart
On the Road with Del & Louise, by Art Taylor
Past Crimes, by Glen Erik Hamilton

Best Paperback Original

Best Paperback Original

Gun Street Girl, by Adrian McKinty
Little Pretty Things, by Lori Rader-Day
The Long and Faraway Gone, by Lou Berney
Stone Cold Dead, by James W. Ziskin
Young Americans, by Josh Stallings

Best Critical or Nonfiction Book

Best Critical or Nonfiction Book

Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime, by Val McDermid
The Golden Age of Murder: The Mystery of the Writers Who Invented the Modern Detective Story, by Martin Edwards
The Lost Detective: Becoming Dashiell Hammett, by Nathan Ward
Meanwhile There Are Letters: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald, by Suzanne Marrs & Tom Nolan
The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For, by Kate White

Best Short Story

Best Short Story

“Don’t Fear the Ripper,” by Holly West (from Protectors 2: Heroes)
“Feliz Navidead,” by Brace Godfrey/Johnny Shaw (from Thuglit Presents: Cruel Yule)
“The Little Men: A Bibliomystery,” by Megan Abbott
“Old Hands,” by Erin Mitchell (from Dark City Lights)
“Quack and Dwight,” by Travis Richardson (from Jewish Noir)
“The Siege,” by Hilary Davidson (from Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Dec 2015)

Best Anthology or Collection

Best Anthology or Collection

Jewish Noir: Contemporary Tales of Crime and Other Dark Deeds, edited by Kenneth Wishnia
Murder Under the Oaks: Bouchercon Anthology 2015,
 edited by Art Taylor
Protectors 2: Heroes-Stories to Benefit PROTECT, edited by Thomas Pluck
Safe Inside the Violence, by Christopher Irvin
Thuglit Presents: Cruel Yule: Holiday Tales of Crime for People on the Naughty List, edited by Todd Robinson

Best Young Adult Novel

Best Young Adult Novel

Ask the Dark, by Henry Turner
Fighting Chance,
by B. K. Stevens
How to Win at High School,
by Owen Matthews
A Madness So Discreet, by Mindy McGinnis
Need, by Joelle Charbonneau
The Sin Eater’s Daughter, by Melinda Salisbury

Best Crime Fiction Audiobook

Best Crime Fiction Audiobook

Causing Chaos, by Deborah J. Ledford and read by Christina Cox
Dark Waters,
by Chris Goff and read by Assaf Cohen, narrator
The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins and read by Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, and India Fisher
The Nature of the Beast, by Louise Penny and read by Robert Bathurst
Young Americans, by Josh Stallings and read by Em Eldridge

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About the Author:

Keir Graff is Executive Editor of Booklist Publications and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix (2011). Follow him on Twitter at @Booklist_Keir.

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