Mystery News, September 1, 2012

Bouchercon is just around the corner, and fans and authors will be rocking round the clock in Cleveland, October 4–7. It’s a big time for mystery awards, including the Anthony (voted on by Bouchercon attendees), Shamus (given by the Private Eye Writers of America), Macavity (Mystery Readers International), and Barry (Deadly Pleasures magazine) awards. Have a little festival at your library and see how the nominees rate with your local readers!

2012 ANTHONY AWARD NOMINATIONS

BEST NOVEL

The End of Everything—Megan Abbott (Reagan Arthur: Little, Brown)

Hurt Machine—Reed Farrel Coleman (Tyrus)

The Drop—Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)

A Trick of the Light—Louise Penny (Minotaur: St. Martin’s)

One Was a Soldier—Julia Spencer-Fleming (Thomas Dunne/Minotaur)

purgatory1 Mystery News, September 1, 2012BEST FIRST NOVEL

Learning To Swim—Sara J. Henry (Crown)

Nazareth Child—Darrell James (Midnight Ink)

All Cry Chaos—Leonard Rosen (Permanent Pr.)

Who Do, Voodoo?—Rochelle Staab (Berkley Prime Crime)

The Informationist—Taylor Stevens (Crown)

Purgatory Chasm—Steve Ulfelder (Minotaur: St. Martin’s)

Before I Go to Sleep—S.J. Watson (HarperCollins)

faust1 Mystery News, September 1, 2012BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

The Company Man—Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit: Hachette)

Choke Hold—Christa Faust (Hard Case Crime: Titan)

Buffalo West Wing—Julie Hyzy (Berkley Prime Crime)

Death of the Mantis—Michael Stanley (HarperCollins)

Fun & Games—Duane Swierczynski (Mulholland: Little, Brown)

Vienna Twilight—Frank Tallis (Random House)

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