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Anthony Nominations 2011

The Hungry Detective was unable to attend last year's Bouchercon in San Francisco. I have looked forward to the St Louis Con with some anticipation. There was the hope that being in the middle west of these United States I would find some way to attend. Alas it not to be, and neither does it seem the 2012 and 2013 editions. Perhaps surprising to me is that while my interest in Crime Fiction has waned over the last year or so, my interest in attending the year B'Con remains pretty high. Maybe Albany, maybe.

Anyway Anthony Nominations are out.... and about.

Best Novel
BURY YOUR DEAD - Louise Penny - Minotaur Books
CROOKED LETTER, CROOKED LETTER - Tom Franklin – William Morrow
FAITHFUL PLACE - Tana French - Viking
I'D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE - Laura Lippman - William Morrow
THE LOCK ARTIST - Steve Hamilton - Minotaur

Best First Novel
DAMAGE DONE - Hilary Davidson - Forge Books
THE POACHER'S SON - Paul Doiron - Minotaur Books
ROGUE ISLAND- Bruce DeSilva - Forge Books
THE SHERLOCKIAN - Graham Moore - Twelve
SNOW ANGELS - James Thompson - Putnam

Best Paperback Original
DRIVE TIME - Hank Phillippi Ryan - Mira
EXPIRATION DATE - Duane Swierczynski - Minotaur Books
THE HANGING TREE - Bryan Gruley – Touchstone/Simon and Schuster
LONG TIME COMING - Robert Goddard - Bantam
VIENNA SECRETS - Frank Tallis - Random House

Best Short Story
THE FRAME MAKER - Simon Wood - The Back Alley
THE HITTER - Chris Holm – Needle
HOMELESS - Pat Morin - Mystery Montage
SCENT OF LILACS - Doug Allyn – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine  Sept/Oct 2010
SO MUCH IN COMMON - Mary Jane Maffini - EQMM Sept/Oct. 2010
SWING SHIFT - Dana Cameron - Crimes By Moonlight

Best Graphic Novel
BEASTS OF BURDEN – Jill Thompson/Evan Dorkin – Dark Horse
THE CHILL - Jason Starr – Vertigo Crime
RICHARD STARK'S PARKER, VOL. 2: THE OUTFIT –Darwyn Cooke  - IDW Press
SCALPED VOL. 6 - THE GNAWING - Jason Aaron – Vertigo
SICKNESS IN THE FAMILY - Denise Mina – Vertigo Crime
TUMOR -  Joshua Hale Fialkov/ Noel Tuazon - ARCHAIA STUDIOS PRESS

Best Critical /Non-Fiction
AGATHA CHRISTIE'S SECRET NOTEBOOKS - John Curran – Harper Collins
CHARLIE CHAN: THE UNTOD STORY OF THE HONORABLE DETECTIVE AND HIS RENDEZVOUS WITH AMERICAN HISTORY - Yunte Huang - W. W. Norton & Company
SHERLOCK HOLMES FOR DUMMIES - Steve Doyle and David A Crowder - For Dummies
THRILLERS: 1-- MUST READS - David Morrell - Oceanview
TTHE WIRE: TRUTH TOLD - Rafael Alvarez - Grove Press

Best Website/Blog
Jen's Book Thoughts - Jen Forbus
The Rap Sheet - J. Kingston Pierce
Sirens of Suspense - Chantelle Aimée Osman
Spinetingler - Sandra Ruttan
Stop. You're Killing Me - Surber/Ulrich

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