Anthony Award Nominees 2021

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Congratulations to the 2021 Anthony Award nominees. The Anthony Awards are given at each annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention with the winners selected by attendees. This year’s Blood on the Bayou convention will be held in New Orleans from Aug. 25-29.

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Here are the nominees –

Best Hardcover Novel

What You Don’t See– Tracy Clark – Kensington
Blacktop Wasteland – S.A. Cosby – Flatiron Books
Little Secrets – Jennifer Hillier – Minotaur Books
And Now She’s Gone – Rachel Howzell Hall -Forge Books
The First to Lie – Hank Phillippi Ryan – Forge Books

Best First Novel

Derailed – Mary Keliikoa – Camel Press
Murder in Old Bombay – Nev March – Minotaur Books
Murder at the Mena House – Erica Ruth Neubauer – Kensington
The Thursday Murder Club – Richard Osman – Pamela Dorman Books
Winter Counts – David Heska Wanbli Weiden – Ecco Press

Best Paperback Original/E-Book/Audiobook Original Novel

The Fate of a Flapper – Susanna Calkins – Griffin
When No One is Watching – Alyssa Cole – William Morrow
Unspeakable Things – Jess Lourey – Thomas & Mercer
The Lucky One – Lori Rader-Day – William Morrow
Dirty Old Town – Gabriel Valjan – Level Best Books

Best Short Story

“Dear Emily Etiquette” – Barb Goffman – EQMM – Dell Magazines
“90 Miles” – Alex Segura – Both Sides: Stories From the Border – Agora Books
“The Boy Detective & The Summer of ’74” – Art Taylor – AHMM (Jan-Feb) – Dell Magazines
“Elysian Fields” – Gabriel Valjan – California Schemin’ – Wildside Press
“the Twenty-Five Year Engagement” – James W. Ziskin – In League with Sherlock Holmes – Pegasus Crime

Best Juvenile/Young Adult

Midnight at the Barclay Hotel – Fleur Bradley – Viking Books for Young Readers
Premeditated Myrtle – Elizabeth C. Bunce – Algonquin Young Readers
From the Desk of Zoe Washington – Janae Marks – Katherine Tegen Books
Holly Hernandez and the Death of Disco – Richie Narvaez – Pinata Books
Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall – Alex Segura – Disney Lucasfilm Press

Best Critical or Nonfiction Work

Sometimes You Have to Lie: The Life and times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy – Leslie Brody – Seal Press
American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics and the Birth of American CSI – Kate Winkler Dawson – G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Howdunit: A Masterclass in Crime Writing by Members of the Detection Club – Martin Edwards, ed. – Collins Crime Club
The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia – Emma Copley Eisenberg – Hachette Books
Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock – Christina Lane – Chicago Review Press
Unspeakable Acts: True Tales of Crime, Murder, Deceit, and Obsession – Sarah Weinman, ed. – Ecco Press

Best Anthology or Collection

Shattering Glass: A Nasty Woman Press Anthology – Heather Graham, ed. – Nasty Woman Press
Both Sides: Stories from the Border – Gabino Iglesias, ed. – Agora Books
Noiryorican – Richie Narvaez – Down & Out Books
The Beat of Black Wings: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Joni Mitchell – Josh Pachter, ed. – Untreed Reads Publishing
California Schemin‘ – Art Taylor, ed. – Wildside Press
Lockdown: Stories of Crime, Terror, and Hope During a Pandemic – Nick Kolakowski and Steve Weddle, eds. – Polis Books