Saturday, October 17, 2009

Anthony Awards: Bouchercon 2009

The final Awards during this fabulous Bouchercon convention in Indianapolis were presented this afternoon at the beautiful Hilbert Circle Theatre by Toastmaster S.J. Rozan. Stand up comedy must be her other profession. This was one of the funniest presentations I can remember.

Anthony Awards

Best Novel: The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)

Best First Novel: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (Knopf)

Best Paperback Original: State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy (Berkley)

Best Short Story: “A Sleep Not Unlike Death” by Sean Chercover (from Hardcore Hardboiled, edited by Todd Robinson; Kensington Publishing)

Best Critical Non-fiction Work: Anthony Boucher: A Biobibliography by Jeffrey Marks (McFarland & Company)

Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel: The Crossroads by Chris Grabenstein (Random House)

Best Cover Art: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo designed by Peter Mendelsund and written by Stieg Larsson (Knopf)

Special Services Award: Jon and Ruth Jordan

For the complete list of the nominees, see The Rap Sheet. You're also going to enjoy their Eye on Bouchercon reports.

Photo credit: Novelist and Rap Sheet contributor Mark Coggins. See his Flickr Photostream here.


J. Kingston Pierce said...

The photo credit belongs to novelist and Rap Sheet contributor Mark Coggins. He did a great job of capturing many of the convention's participants. You can see his Flickr Photostream here:


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Mike for winning one of our favorite mystery awards!!! I would concur that THE BRASS VERDICT is certainly worthy of our "Best of Show" award.

I particularly enjoyed participating in a photo contest for Michael's website, showing yourself reading THE BRASS VERDICT in an interest place. I felt my new library was the ideal location, but I did not win the prize. That's OK because reading the book was an excellent experience on its own.

Congratulations to ALL the nominees, and that includes you Kent. Difficult choice for all the nominated books held special qualities of their own.

Sad I wasn't there in person to be at the award ceremony,

Sandie Herron
Sarasota, FL