2018 Anthony Award Nominees Announced

Just in time for #MysteryMonth, the World Mystery Convention, Bouchercon, has announced the nominees for the 2018 Anthony Awards, to be presented on September 8 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Booklist Reader has been lucky enough to feature contributions from four of this year’s nominated authors. Read what inspired Anthony Award-nominated novels from Jane Harper, Kristin Lepionka, and Jordan Harper here. Read Lori Rader-Day’s guide to Midwestern crime fiction here.

And here’s a list of nominated single-author books, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For a full list of nominees and more information on the convention, visit Boucheron’s website.


Best Novel

Bluebird, Bluebird, by Attica Locke

The Force, by Don Winslow

Glass Houses, by Louise Penny

The Late Show, by Michael Connelly

Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz





Best First Novel 

The Dry, by Jane Harper

Hollywood Homicide, by Kellye Garrett

The Last Place You Look, by Kristen Lepionka

Ragged; or, The Loveliest Lies of All, by Christopher Irvin

She Rides Shotgun, by Jordan Harper



Best Paperback Original 

Bad Boy Boogie, by Thomas Pluck

Cast the First Stone, by James W. Ziskin

The Day I Died, by Lori Rader-Day

Uncorking a Lie, by Nadine Nettmann

What We Reckon, by Eryk Pruitt






Bill Crider Award for Best Novel in a Series

Dangerous Ends, by Alex Segura (Pete Fernandez #3)

Give Up the Dead, by Joe Clifford (Jay Porter #3)

Glass Houses, by Louise Penny (Armand Gamache #13)

Two Kinds of Truth, by Michael Connelly (Harry Bosch #20)

Y is for Yesterday, by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone #25)



Best Critical / Nonfiction Book

Chester B. Himes: A Biography, by Lawrence P. Jackson

From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon, by Mattias Boström

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann

Rewrite Your Life: Discover Your Truth Through the Healing Power of Fiction, by Jessica Lourey

The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books, by Martin Edwards



About the Author:

Eugenia Williamson is the former Associate Editor of Digital Products at Booklist.

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