The 25th Annual Anthony Award Nominees have been announced!

Best Novel
Bury Your Dead—Louise Penny—Minotaur Books
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter—Tom Franklin—William Morrow
Faithful Place—Tana French—Viking
I’d Know You Anywhere—Laura Lippman—William Morrow
The Lock Artist—Steve Hamilton —Minotaur

Best First Novel
Damage Done—Hilary Davidson—Forge Books
The Poacher’s Son—Paul Doiron—Minotaur Books
Rogue Island—Bruce DeSilva—Forge Books
The Sherlockian—Graham Moore—Twelve
Snow Angels—James Thompson—Putnam

Best Paperback Original
Drive Time—Hank Phillippi Ryan—Mira
Expiration Date—Duane Swierczynski—Minotaur Books
The Hanging Tree—Bryan Gruley—Touchstone (Simon and Schuster)
Long Time Coming—Robert Goddard—Bantam
Vienna Secrets—Frank Tallis—Random House

Best Short Story
The Frame Maker—Simon Wood—The Back Alley
The Hitter—Chris Holm—Needle
Homeless—Pat Morin—Mystery Montage
Scent of Lilacs—Doug Allyn—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Sept/Oct 2010
So Much in Common—Mary Jane Maffini—EQMM Sept/Oct. 2010
Swing Shift—Dana Cameron—Crimes By Moonlight

Best Graphic Novel
Beasts of Burden—Jill Thompson/Evan Dorkin—Dark Horse
The Chill—Jason Starr—Vertigo Crime
Richard Stark’s Parker, Vol. 2: The Outfit—Darwyn Cooke—IDW Press
Scalped Vol 6—The Gnawing—Jason Aaron—Vertigo
Sickness in the Family—Denise Mina—Vertigo Crime
Tumor—Joshua Hale Fialkov/ Noel Tuazon—ARCHAIA STUDIOS PRESS

Best Critical /Non-Fiction
Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks—John Curran—Harper Collins
Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His
Rendezvous with American History—Yunte Huang—W. W. Norton & Company
Sherlock Holmes for Dummies—Steve Doyle and David A. Crowder—For Dummies
Thrillers: 100 Must Reads—David Morrell—Oceanview
The Wire: Truth Be Told—Rafael Alvarez—Grove Press

Best Website/Blog
Jen’s Book Thoughts—Jen Forbus
The Rap Sheet—J. Kingston Pierce
Sirens of Suspense—Chantelle Aimée Osman
Spinetingler—Sandra Ruttan
Stop. You’re Killing Me—Surber/Ulrich

The nominations are taken from votes cast by members of Bouchercon, the current year (2011) and the previous year (2010). The awards are named after Anthony Boucher, a book reviewer and early champion of the mystery genre.

Attendees will vote for this year’s winners at the 2011 Bouchercon World Mystery Convention and the winners will be announced at the awards brunch to be held Sunday Morning at 11:30.

Tickets are available for registered attendees and are $25 in advance—seating is limited so get tickets early.

For tickets send check or money order made out to BOUCHERCON 2011 and send request with number of tickets and names for tickets to:

536 South 5th Street
Milwaukee WI 53204