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June 2, 2008 / C.T. Henry

Anthony Award Nominees Announced

The Anthony Award, named for mystery reviewer Anthony Boucher, is bestowed every summer at the Boucheron World Mystery Convention. Eligible books must be published in the U.S. in English and nominated by a Bouchercon registrant.

BEST NOVEL
Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke
The Watchman by Robert Crais*
Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child*
Thunder Bay by William Kent Krueger
What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman

BEST FIRST NOVEL
The Blade Itself by Marcus Sakey*
Big City, Bad Blood by Sean Chercover
In the Woods by Tara French
The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
Head Games by Craig MacDonald

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
Queenpin by Megan Abbott
Slide by Ken Bruen and Jason Star
Blood of Paradise by David Corbett
Baby Shark’s Beaumount Blues by Robert Fate
A Thousand Bones by P.J. Parrish

Winner will be announced in October at the Boucheron Convention in Baltimore.

* Recommended by me already on this blog.

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