The Anthony Awards

The Anthony Awards were created in 1986 by the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in memory of mystery writer and critic William Anthony Parker White. The awards are given at each annual Bouchercon conference. Bouchercons are organized by and for enthusiastic fans of mystery.


Best Novel: A Place Of Execution by Val McDermid |

Best First Novel Death Of A Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong |

Best Paperback Original: Death Dances To A Reggae Beat by Kate Grilley |

Best Anthology/Short Story Collection: Master's Choice II edited by Lawrence Block |


Best Novel: In A Dry Season by Peter Robinson |

Best First Novel Murder, With Peacocks by Donna Andrews |

Best Paperback Original: In Big Trouble by Laura Lippman |


Best Novel: Blood Work by Michael Connelly |

Best First Novel Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger |

Best Paperback Original: Butcher's Hill by Laura Lippman |


Best Novel: No Colder Place by S.J. Rozan |

Best First Novel Killing Floor by Lee Child |

Best Paperback Original: Big Red Tequila by Rick Riordan |


Best Novel: The Poet by Michael Connelly |

Best First Novel -- Tie: Death in Little Tokyo by Dale Furutani |

Best First Novel -- Tie: Somebody Else's Child by Terris McMahan Grimes |

Best Paperback Original: Somebody Else's Child by Terris McMahan Grimes |

Best (Biographical) Critical Work: Detecting Women II by Wiletta Heising |


Best Novel: Under the Beetle's Cellar by Mary Willis Walker |

Best First Novel: Death in Bloodhound Red by Virginia Lanier |

Best Paperback Original: Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben |

Best (Biographical) Critical Work: The Armchair Detective Book of Lists, 2nd Ed. edited by Kate Stine

Best True Crime: Dead by Sunset by Ann Rule |

Best Short Story Collection/Anthology: McCone Files by Marcia Muller

Best Cover Art: The Body in the Transept by Jeanne M. Dams |


Best Novel: She Walks These Hills by Sharyn McCrumb |

Best First Novel: The Alienist by Caleb Carr |

Best (Biographical) Critical Work: Detective Fiction: The Collector's Guide, 2nd Ed. by John Cooper and Barry A. Pike |

Best True Crime: Criminal Shadows by David Canter

Best Short Story Collection/Anthology: The Mysterious West edited by Tony Hillerman |


Best Novel: Wolf in the Shadows by Marcia Muller |

Best First Novel: Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr

Best (Biographical) Critical Work: The Fine Art of Murder: The Mystery Reader's Indispensable Companion edited by Ed Gorman, Martin H. Greenberg, Larry Segriff

Best True Crime: A Rose for Her Grave by Ann Rule |

Best Short Story Collection/Anthology: Malice Domestic 2 edited by Mary Higgins Clark


Best Novel: Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron

Best First Novel: Blanche on the Lam by Barbara Neely |

Best (Biographical) Critical Work: Doubleday Crime Club Compendium by Ellen Nehr

Best True Crime: The Doctor, the Murder, the Mystery: The True Story of the Dr. John Banion Murder Case by Barbara D'Amato |


Best Novel: The Last Detective by Peter Lovesey |

Best First Novel: Murder on the Iditarod Trail by Sue Henry |

Best (Biographical) Critical Work: 100 Great Detectives edited by Maxim Jakubowski |

Best True Crime: Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon |

Best Short Story Collection/Anthology: A Woman's Eye edited by Sara Paretsky |


Best Novel: "G" is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton |

Best First Novel: Postmortem by Patricia D. Cornwell |

Best (Biographical) Critical Work: Synod of Sleuths: Essays on Judeo-Christian Detective Fiction edited by Jon L. Breen and Martin H. Greenberg |

Best Paperback Original - Tie: Grave Undertaking by James McCahery

Best Paperback Original - Tie: Where's Mommy Now? by Rochelle Krich


Best Novel: The Sirens Sang of Murder by Sarah Caudwell

Best First Novel:: Katwalk by Karen Kijewski |

Best Paperback Original: Honeymoon for Murder by Carolyn G. Hart


Best Novel: The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris |

Best First Novel: A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George |

Best Paperback Original: Something Wicked by Carolyn G. Hart |


Best Novel: Skinwalkers by Tony Hillerman |

Best First Novel: Caught Dead in Philadelphia by Gillian Roberts |

Best Paperback Original: The Monkey's Raincoat by Robert Crais |


Best Novel: "C" Is for Corpse by Sue Grafton |

Best First Novel: Too Late to Die by Bill Crider

Best Paperback Original: The Junkyard Dog by Robert Campbell |


Best Novel: "B" Is for Burglar by Sue Grafton |

Best First Novel: When the Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman |

Best Paperback Original: Say No to Murder by Nancy Pickard |