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The nominees for the 2014 Anthony Awards

Anthony Boucher, a book reviewer and early champion of the mystery genre.
Anthony Boucher, a book reviewer and early champion of the mystery genre.
Phillip K. Dick

The nominees for the Anthony Awards for 2014 were announced May 20, 2014. The nominees are named for Anthony Boucher, a book reviewer and early champion of the mystery genre. The winners will be announced at the 45th annual Bouchercon Convention held in Longb Beach, California, November 13- 16. The theme of the convention this year is "Murder at the Beach”.

The Chair of the Long Beach Bouchercon Convention is Ingrid Willis. There will be many new and famous writers attending and lots of mystery lovers as well.

The special guests include:

Lifetime Achievement: Jeffery Deaver
International Guest of Honor: Anne Perry
American Guest of Honor: J.A. Jance
YA Guest of Honor: Eoin Colfer
International Guest of Honor: Edward Marston
Toastmaster: Simon Wood
Fan Guests of Honor: Al Abramson

The following awards will be voted on at the convention and presented on Saturday evening, November 15. The Anthony Award nominees have just been selected by vote of the Bouchercon membership. Here are the nominees for 2013 publications:

Best Novel
• Robert Crais, Suspect
• Sara J. Henry, A Cold and Lonely Place
• William Kent Krueger, Ordinary Grace
• Hank Phillippi Ryan, The Wrong Girl
• Julia Spencer-Fleming, Through the Evil Days

Best First Novel
• Matt Coyle, Yesterday’s Echo
• Roger Hobbs, Ghostman
• Becky Masterman, Rage Against the Dying
• Kimberly McCreight, Reconstructing Amelia
• Todd Robinson, The Hard Bounce

Best Paperback Original Novel
• Chris F. Holm, The Big Reap
• Darrell James, Purgatory Key
• Stephen King, Joyland
• Alex Marwood, The Wicked Girls
• Catriona McPherson, As She Left It

Best Short Story
• Craig Faustus Buck, “Dead Ends” Untreed REads
• John Connolly, “The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository” Bibliomysteries, The Mysterious Bookshop
• Deni Dietz, “Annie and the Grateful Dead” The Sound and the Fury
• Travis Richardson, “Incident on the 405” Malfeasance Occasional: Girl Trouble
Art Taylor, “The Care and Feeding of Houseplants” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March – April 2013

Best Critical or Non-Fiction Work
• Maria Konnikova, Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes
• Cate Lineberry, The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines
• Josh Stallings, All the Wild Children
• Daniel Stashower, The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War
• Sarah Weinman (ed.), Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives

Best Children’s or Young Adult Novel
• Joelle Charbonneau, The Testing
• Margaux Froley, Escape Theory)
• Chris Grabenstein, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
• Elizabeth Keim, Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy
• Penny Warner, The Code Busters Club: Mystery of the Pirate’s Treasure

Best Television Episode Teleplay First Aired in 2013
• Jon Bokenkamp, The Blacklist, Pilot
• Allan Cubitt, The Fall, “Dark Descent”
• Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad, “Felina”
• Kevin Williamson, The Following, Pilot
• Graham Yost, Justified, “Hole in the Wall”

Best Audio Book
• Christina Cox, reading Crescendo by Deborah J Ledford
• Robert Glenister, reading The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
• Mauro Hantman, reading Man in the Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell
• Davina Porter, reading Death and the Lit Chick by G.M. Malliet
• Tracy Sallows, reading Hour of the Rat by Lisa Brackmann

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