Anthony Award Nominees 2013

Mystery MonthBouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, and Booklist are proving the old saying “great minds think alike” to be true: not only has Bouchercon’s announcement of  their 2013 Anthony Award Nominees lined up with Booklist’s Mystery Month, the two also have mysteriously similar taste in literature: many of the Anthony Award nominated titles have earned starred reviews from Booklist.  Read on for the list of nominees with links to these reviews when applicable.  The winners will be chosen September 19–22.

Best Novel

Dare Me, by Megan Abbott
The Trinity Game, by Sean Chercover
Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
The Beautiful Mystery, by Louise Penny
The Other Woman, by Hank Phillippi Ryan

 Best First NovelThe Expats

Don’t Ever Get Old, by Daniel Friedman
The Professionals, by Owen Laukkanen
The Expats, by Chris Pavone
The 500, by Matthew Quirk
Black Fridays, by Michael Sears

Best Paperback Original

Whiplash River, by Lou Berney
Murder for Choir, by Joelle Charbonneau
And She Was, by Alison Gaylin
Blessed are the Dead, by Malla Nunn
Big Maria, by Johnny Shaw

Best Short Story

“Mischief in Mesopotamia”, by Dana Cameron (EQMM, Nov. 2012)
“Kept in the Dark”, by Sheila Connolly (Best New England Crime Stories:
Blood Moon)
“The Lord is My Shamus”, by Barb Goffman (Chesapeake Crimes: This Job is Murder)
“Peaches”, by Todd Robinson (Grift, Spring 2012)
“The Unremarkable Heart”, by Karin Slaughter (Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance)

Best Critical Nonfiction WorkMore Forensics

Books to Die For: The World’s Greatest Mystery Writers on the World’s Greatest Mystery Novels, by John Connolly & Declan Burke
Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen, 1947-1950, by Joseph Goodrich
More Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered, by D.P. Lyle
The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie, by Mathew Prichard
In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero, by Otto Penzler

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