Friday, June 25, 2010

Award Nominations!

Hurray! I'm delighted to announce AIR TIME has been nominated for an Anthony Award! And Also "On the House" for the Anthony for Best Short Story.
And hurray--"On the House" has also been nominated for a Macavity! Thank you to all those who read and voted for the story, and congratulations to all the nominees!

(HereI am signing "On the House" in Quarry at Crimebake with fellow Quarry authors Nancy Gardner and Hollis Seamon (Winner of the Al Blacnchard award! Go Hollis!)

Recipients will be announced at Bouchercon, San Francisco, at the Macavity/Mystery Readers International event on Thursday, October 14. The Anthony Awards brunch is on Sunday, October 17 in the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency.

Very exciting!

And just so you know, here are all the nominees. What a lineup! Congratulations to all.

Anthony nominees

THE LAST CHILD - John Hart [Minotaur Books]
THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE - Stieg Larsson, translated by Reg Keeland [Quercus/Knopf]
THE BRUTAL TELLING - Louise Penny [Minotaur Books]
THE SHANGHAI MOON - S.J. Rozan [Minotaur Books]

THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE - Alan Bradley [Delacorte Press]
STARVATION LAKE - Bryan Gruley [Touchstone]
A BAD DAY FOR SORRY - Sophie Littlefield [Minotaur Books]
THE TWELVE/THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST - Stuart Neville [Harvill Secker/Soho Press]
IN THE SHADOW OF GOTHAM - Stefanie Pintoff [Minotaur Books]

BURY ME DEEP - Megan Abbott [Simon & Schuster]
TOWER - Ken Bruen and Reed Farrel Coleman [Busted Flush Press]
QUARRY IN THE MIDDLE - Max Allan Collins [Hard Case Crime]
STARVATION LAKE - Bryan Gruley [Touchstone]
DEATH AND THE LIT CHICK - G.M. Malliet [Midnight Ink]
AIR TIME - Hank Phillippi Ryan [Mira]

"Last Fair Deal Gone Down" - Ace Atkins, CROSSROAD BLUES [Busted Flush Press]
"Femme Sole" - Dana Cameron, BOSTON NOIR [Akashic Books]
"Animal Rescue" - Dennis Lehane, BOSTON NOIR [Akashic Books]
"On the House" - Hank Phillippi Ryan, QUARRY: Crime Stories by New England Writers [Level Best Books]
"Amapola" - Luis Alberto Urrea, PHOENIX NOIR [Akashic Books]

TALKING ABOUT DETECTIVE FICTION - P.D. James [Bodleian Library/Knopf]
THE LINE UP: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives - Otto Penzler, ed. [Little, Brown and Co]
HAUNTED HEART: The Life and Times of Stephen King - Lisa Rogak [Thomas Dunne Books]
DAME AGATHA'S SHORTS: An Agatha Christie Short Story Companion - Elena Santangelo [Bella Rosa Books]
THE TALENTED MISS HIGHSMITH: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith - Joan Schenkar [St. Martin's Press]

Macavity Award Nominations

The Macavity Award is named for the "mystery cat" of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats). Each year the members of Mystery Readers International nominate and vote for their favorite mysteries in four categories.

Best Mystery Novel:

* Megan Abbott: Bury Me Deep (Simon & Schuster)
* Ken Bruen & Reed Farrel Coleman: Tower (Busted Flush Press)
* Deborah Crombie: Necessary as Blood (Wm. Morrow)
* Jo Nesbø: Nemesis (translated by Don Bartlett) (HarperCollins)
* Louise Penny: The Brutal Telling (Minotaur)
* S.J. Rozan: The Shanghai Moon (Minotaur)

Best First Mystery Novel:

* Alan Bradley: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Delacorte)
* Jamie Freveletti: Running from the Devil (Wm. Morrow)
* Sophie Littlefield: A Bad Day for Sorry (Minotaur)
* Stuart Neville: The Ghosts of Belfast (Soho Crime)
* Malla Nunn: A Beautiful Place to Die (Picador)

Best Mystery Nonfiction:

* John Buntin: L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City (Random House: Harmony Books)
* P.D. James: Talking about Detective Fiction (Alfred A. Knopf)
* Craig McDonald: Rogue Males: Conversations & Confrontations About the Writing Life (Bleak House Books)
* Otto Penzler, editor: The Line Up: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives (Little, Brown & Co)
* Laney Salisbury & Aly Sujo: Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art (Penguin Press)
* Elena Santangelo: Dame Agatha's Shorts: An Agatha Christie Short Story Companion (Bella Rosa Books)

Best Mystery Short Story:

* Ace Atkins: "Last Fair Deal Gone Down" (Crossroad Blues, Busted Flush Press)
* Dana Cameron: "Femme Sole" (Boston Noir, Akashic Books)
* Jim Fusilli: "Digby, Attorney at Law" (AHMM, May 2009)
* Carolyn Hart: "Your Turn" (Two of the Deadliest, Harper)
* Hank Phillippi Ryan: "On the House" (Quarry: Crime Stories by New England Writers, Level Best Books)
* Marcus Sakey: "The Desert Here and the Desert Far Away" (Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can't Put Down, Mira)
* Luis Alberto Urrea: "Amapola" (Phoenix Noir, Akashic Books)

Sue Feder Historical Mystery:

* Rebecca Cantrell: A Trace of Smoke (Forge)
* Stefanie Pintoff: In the Shadow of Gotham (Minotaur)
* Charles Todd: A Duty to the Dead (Wm. Morrow)
* Jeri Westerson: Serpent in the Thorns (Minotaur)
* Jacqueline Winspear: Among the Mad (Henry Holt)

Congratulations to all the nominees! See you in San Francisco.