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2018 Anthony, Barry, and Macavity Awards Announced at Bouchercon

Last weekend mystery and crime writers from all over gathered at Boucheron, the World Mystery Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida for four days of panels, interviews, signings—and, of course, awards. Winners of the Anthony Awards, the Barry Awards (voted on by readers of the crime magazine Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine), and the Macavity Awards (voted on by members of Mystery Writers International) were announced. Below are this year’s long-form winners and runners up, linked to their Booklist reviews when available.

 

Anthony Award for Best Novel

Bluebird, Bluebird, by Attica Locke

Runners Up

The Force, by Don Winslow

Glass Houses, by Louise Penny

The Late Show, by Michael Connelly

Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz

 

 

Anthony Award for Best First Novel

Hollywood Homicide, by Kellye Garrett

Runners Up

The Dry, by Jane Harper

The Last Place You Look, by Kristen Lepionka

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

She Rides Shotgun, by Jordan Harper

 

 

Anthony for Best Paperback Original

The Day I Died, by Lori Rader-Day

Runners Up

Bad Boy Boogie, by Thomas Pluck

Cast the First Stone, by James W. Ziskin

Uncorking a Lie, by Nadine Nettmann

What We Reckon, by Eryk Pruitt

 

 

Bill Crider Award for Best Novel in a Series (Anthony)

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

Runners Up

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)

 

Anthony for Best Critical / Non-Fiction Book

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

Runners Up

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

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

Barry Award for Best Novel

The Marsh King’s Daughterby Karen Dionne

Runners Up

Exit Strategyby Steve Hamilton

The Forceby Don Winslow

The Late Show, by Michael Connelly

Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz

Prussian Blueby Philip Kerr

 

Barry Award for Best First Novel

The Dry, by Jane Harper

Runners Up

A Rising Manby Abir Mukherjee

The Irregularby H. B. Lyle

The Lost Onesby Sheena Kamal

My Absolute Darlingby Gabriel Tallent

She Rides Shotgun, by Jordan Harper

 

Barry Award for Best Paperback Original

The Deep Dark Descendingby Allen Eskens

Runners Up

Blessed Are the Peacemakers, by Kristi Belcamino

The Day I Died, by Lori Rader-Day

Hollywood Homicide, by Kellye Garrett

Safe from Harm, by R. J. Bailey

Super Con, by James Swain

 

Barry Award for Best Thriller

UNSUBby Meg Gardiner

Runners Up

The Freedom Brokerby K. J. Howe

Gunmetal Grayby Mark Greaney

The Old Manby Thomas Perry

Spook Streetby Mick Herron

Trap the Devil, by Ben Coes

 

Macavity Award for Best Novel

Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz

Runners Up

Bluebird, Bluebird, by Attica Locke

The Forceby Don Winslow

Glass Houses, by Louise Penny

The Marsh King’s Daughter, by Karen Dionne

The Old Manby Thomas Perry

 

Macavity Award for Best First Novel

The Lost Onesby Sheena Kamal

Runners Up

The Dry, by Jane Harper

Hollywood Homicide, by Kellye Grant

The Last Place You Look, by Kristen Lepionka

Lost Luggage, by Wendall Thomas

She Rides Shotgun, by Jordan Harper

 

Macavity Award for Best Nonfiction

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

Runners Up

Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmesby Michael Sims

Chester B. Himes: A Biographyby Lawrence P. Jackson

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

Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout Historyby Tori Telfer

The Man From the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery, by Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James

Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Novel (Macavity)

In Farleigh Fieldby Rhys Bowen

Runners Up

Cast the First Stoneby James W. Ziskin

Dangerous to Knowby Renee Patrick

The Devouringby James R. Benn

Racing the Devilby Charles Todd

A Rising Manby Abir Mukherjee

 

 

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A former Booklist intern and current Booklist reviewer, Ellie is a reader and writer based in Chicago. She holds a BA in writing from Wheaton College (IL) and is the assistant to the president at Browne & Miller Literary Associates.

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