Friday, October 16, 2009

More Mystery Awards

There were lots of mystery awards given out at Bouchercon last night, besides Mystery Readers International's Macavity Awards. For the first time, the Derringer Awards were part of the ceremonies. Jim Doherty, one of the original members of Mystery Readers International presented.

The Derringer Awards

Best Flash Story (up to 1,000 words): tie--“No Flowers for Stacey,” by Ruth McCarty (Deadfall: Crime Stories by New England Writers; Level Best Books); and “No Place Like Home,” by Dee Stuart (Mysterical-E)

Best Short Story (1,001 to 4,000 words):“The Cost of Doing Business,” by Michael Penncavage (published in ThugLit)

Best Long Story (4,001 to 8,000 words):“The Quick Brown Fox,” by Robert S. Levinson (published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine)

Best Novelette (8,001 to 17,500 words):“Too Wise,” by O’Neil De Noux (published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)

2009 Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer Award for Lifetime Achievement: Clark Howard

Jon Jordan of Crimespree presented the CrimeSpree Awards:


Favorite Book of 2008: Trigger City, by Sean Chercover (Morrow)

Best Book in an Ongoing Series: Chasing Darkness , by Robert Crais (Simon & Schuster)

Favorite Comics Writer: Brian Azzarello

Favorite Original Paperback: Money Shot , by Christa Faust (Hard Case Crime)

Favorite Mystery Bookstore: Once Upon a Crime, Minneapolis

And the Jack Reacher Award went to William Kent Krueger

George Easter then presented the

Barry Awards

Best Novel: The Draining Lake, by Arnaldur Indridason (Minotaur)

Best First Novel: Child 44, by Tom Rob Smith (Grand Central)

Best British Novel: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson (MacLehose/Quercus)

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

Best Thriller: The Deceived, by Brett Battles (Delacorte)

Best Short Story: “The Drought,” by James O. Born (from The Blue Religion, edited by Michael Connelly; Little, Brown)

Don Sandstrom Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Mystery Fandom: Art Scott

A fun night was had by all. Lots of celebrating later in the Bar.

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