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Anthony Awards 2019


Anthony Awards 2019

The Anthony Award nominees, for works published in 2018, have been announced. Bouchercon 2019 --- “Denim, Diamonds, and Death” --- will present this year’s Anthony Awards in five categories at the 50th annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, to be held in Dallas, TX from October 31st to November 3rd. The Anthony Awards will be voted on by attendees at the convention and presented on November 2nd.

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2019 Nominees



  • GIVE ME YOUR HAND by Megan Abbott (Little, Brown and Company)
  • NOVEMBER ROAD by Lou Berney (William Morrow)
  • JAR OF HEARTS by Jennifer Hillier (Minotaur Books)
  • SUNBURN by Laura Lippman (William Morrow)
  • BLACKOUT: A Pete Fernandez Mystery, by Alex Segura (Polis Books)


  • MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER by Oyinkan Braithwaite (Doubleday)
  • BROKEN PLACES: A Chicago Mystery, by Tracy Clark (Kensington)
  • DODGING AND BURNING by John Copenhaver (Pegasus Books)
  • WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU by Aimee Hix (Midnight Ink)
  • BEARSKIN by James A. McLaughlin (Ecco)


  • HOLLYWOOD ENDING: A Detective by Day Mystery, by Kellye Garrett (Midnight Ink)
  • IF I DIE TONIGHT by Alison Gaylin (William Morrow Paperbacks)
  • HIROSHIMA BOY by Naomi Hirahara (Prospect Park Books)
  • UNDER A DARK SKY by Lori Rader-Day (William Morrow Paperbacks)
  • A STONE'S THROW: An Ellie Stone Mystery, by James W. Ziskin (Seventh Street Books)


  • “The Grass Beneath My Feet” by S.A. Cosby, in Tough (blogazine, August 20, 2018)
  • “Bug Appétit” by Barb Goffman, in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (November/December 2018)
  • “Cold Beer No Flies” by Greg Herren, in FLORIDA HAPPENS (Three Rooms Press)
  • “English 398: Fiction Workshop” by Art Taylor, in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (July/August 2018)
  • “The Best Laid Plans” by Holly West, in FLORIDA HAPPENS (Three Rooms Press)


  • DEAD GIRLS: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession, by Alice Bolin (William Morrow Paperbacks)
  • MASTERING PLOT TWISTS: How To Use Suspense, Targeted Storytelling Strategies, and Structure To Captivate Your Readers, by Jane K. Cleland (Writer’s Digest Books)
  • PULP ACCORDING TO DAVID GOODIS by Jay A. Gertzman (Down & Out Books)
  • CLASSIC AMERICAN CRIME FICTION OF THE 1920s by Leslie S. Klinger (Pegasus Books)
  • I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer, by Michelle McNamara (HarperCollins)
  • THE REAL LOLITA: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World, by Sarah Weinman (Ecco)