Award Nominees – The Anthony and Thriller Awards

The nominees for the 2023 Anthony Awards and the 2023 Thriller Awards were recently announced. Check out the list. Then, check the Webstore for copies of those books that interest you.

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

Bouchercon, the world mystery convention, has announced the 2023 Anthony Award nominees.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held in San Diego on September 2.  


  • Like A Sister by Kellye Garrett (Mulholland Books)
  • The Devil Takes You Home by Gabino Iglesias (Mulholland Books)
  • The Bullet that Missed  by Richard Osman (Pamela Dorman Books)
  • A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
  • The Maid  by Nita Prose (Ballantine Books)
  • Secret Identity by Alex Segura (Flatiron Books)


  • Don’t Know Tough by Eli Cranor (Soho Crime)  
  • Shutter by Ramona Emerson (Soho Crime)
  • The Bangalore Detectives Club by Harini Nagendra (Pegasus Books)  
  • Devil’s Chew Toy by Rob Osler (Crooked Lane Books)
  • The Maid by Nita Prose (Ballantine Books)  


  • Bayou Book Thief by Ellen Byron (Berkley Books)  
  • Death by Bubble Tea by Jennifer J. Chow (Berkley Books)  
  • A Streetcar Named Murder by T.G. Herren (Crooked Lane Books)  
  • Scot in a Trap by Catriona McPherson (Severn House)
  • Calypso, Corpses, and Cooking by Raquel V. Reyes (Crooked Lane Books)  


  • The Lindbergh Nanny by Mariah Fredericks (Minotaur Books)
  • In Place of Fear by Catriona McPherson (Mobius)
  • Anywhere You Run by Wanda M. Morris (William Morrow & Company)
  • Danger on the Atlantic by Erica Ruth Neubauer (Kensington Publishing Corporation)
  • Under a Veiled Moon by Karen Odden (Crooked Lane Books)
  • Lavender House by Lev AC Rosen (Forge)


  • Real Bad Things by Kelly J. Ford (Thomas & Mercer Audio)
  • Dead Drop by James L’Etoile (Level Best Books)
  • The Quarry Girls by Jess Lourey (Thomas & Mercer)
  • Hush Hush by Gabriel Valjan (Historia)
  • In the Dark We Forget by Sandra SG Wong (HarperCollins Publishers)


  • In Myrtle Peril by Elizabeth C. Bunce (Algonquin Young Readers)
  • Daybreak on Raven Island by Fleur Bradley (Viking Books for Young Readers)  
  • #shedeservedit by Greg Herren (Bold Strokes Books)
  • The New Girl by Jesse Q. Sutanto (Sourcebooks Fire)
  • Vanish Me by Lee Matthew Goldberg (Wise Wolf Books)
  • Enola Holmes and the Elegant Escapade by Nancy Springer (Wednesday Books)


  • “Still Crazy After All These Years” by E.A. Aymar (Paranoia Blues: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Paul Simon) (Down & Out Books)  
  • “The Impediment” by Bruce Robert Coffin (Deadly Nightshade: Best New England Crime Stories 2022)(Crime Spell Books)
  • “Beauty and the Beyotch” by Barb Goffman (Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, Feb. 2022, Issue 29)
  • “The Estate Sale” by Curtis Ippolito (Vautrin Magazine, Summer 2022)
  • “C.O.D.” by Gabriel Valjan (Low Down Dirty Vote Volume 3: The Color of My Vote)(Berry Content Corporation)  


  • The Alaskan Blonde: Sex, Secrets and the Hollywood Story That Shocked America by James T. Bartlett (Territory Books)
  • The Life of Crime: Detecting the History of Mysteries and their Creators by Martin Edwards (Collins Crime Club)
  • American Demon: Eliot Ness and the Hunt for America’s Jack the Ripper by Daniel Stashower (Minotaur Books)
  • Promophobia: Taking the Mystery out of Promoting Crime Fiction by Diane Vallere (Sisters in Crime)  
  • Scoundrel: How a Convicted Murderer Persuaded the Women Who Loved Him, the Conservative Establishment. and the Courts to Set Him Free by Sarah Weinman (Ecco Press)
  • Agatha Christie: An Elusive Woman by Lucy Worsley (Pegasus Crime)


  • Low Down Dirty Vote Volume 3: The Color of My Vote ed. by Mysti Berry (Berry Content Corporation)  
  • Lawyers, Guns, and Money: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Music of Warren Zevon ed. byLibby Cudmore and Art Taylor (Down & Out Books)  
  • Land of 10,000 Thrills: Bouchercon Anthology 2022 ed. by Greg Herren (Down & Out Books)
  • Paranoia Blues: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Paul Simon ed. by Josh Pachter (Down & Out Books)  
  • Crime Hits Home: A Collection of Stories from Crime Fiction’s Top Authors ed. by S.J. Rozan (Hanover Square Press)

International Thriller Writers announced the nominees for the 2023 Thriller Awards.

Best Hardcover Novel:
The Violence, by Delilah S. Dawson (Del Rey)
Things We Do in the Dark, by Jennifer Hillier (Minotaur)
The Fervor, by Alma Katsu (Putnam)
The Children on the Hill, by Jennifer McMahon (Simon & Schuster)
Two Nights in Lisbon, by Chris Pavone (MCD)
Sundial, by Catriona Ward (Macmillan)

Best Audiobook:
Young Rich Widows, by Kimberly Belle, Fargo Layne, Cate Holahan, and Vanessa Lillie; narrated by Dina Pearlman, Karissa Vacker, Helen Laser, and Ariel Blake (Audible)

The Lies I Tell, by Julie Clark; narrated by Anna Caputo and Amanda Dolan (Audible)
The Photo Thief, by J.L. Delozier; narrated by Rachel L. Jacobs and Jeffrey Kafer (CamCat)
Things We Do in the Dark, by Jennifer Hillier; narrated by Carla Vega (Macmillan Audio)
The Silent Woman, by Minka Kent; narrated by Christine Lakin and Kate Rudd (Blackstone)

Best First Novel:
The Resemblance, by Lauren Nossett (Flatiron)
Blood Sugar, by Sascha Rothchild (Putnam)
Dirt Creek (aka Dirt Town), by Hayley Scrivenor (Flatiron)
A Flicker in the Dark, by Stacy Willingham (Minotaur)
The Fields, by Erin Young (Flatiron)

Best Paperback Original Novel:
The Lies I Told, by Mary Burton (Montlake)
No Place to Run, by Mark Edwards (Thomas & Mercer)
Unmissing, by Minka Kent (Thomas & Mercer)
The Housemaid, by Freida McFadden (Grand Central)
Anywhere You Run, by Wanda Morris (Morrow)
The Couple Upstairs, by Holly Wainwright (Pan Macmillan)
The Patient’s Secret, by Loreth Anne White (Montlake)

Best Short Story:
 “Russian for Beginners,” by Dominique Bibeau (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine [EQMM], March/April 2022)
 “The Gift,” by Barb Goffman (from Land of 10,000 Thrills, edited by Greg Herren; Down & Out)
 “Publish or Perish,” by Smita Harish Jain (EQMM, September/October 2022)
 “33 Clues Into the Disappearance of My Sister,” by Joyce Carol Oates (EQMM, March/April 2022)
 “Schrödinger, Cat,” by Anna Scotti (EQMM, March/April 2022)
 “Stockholm,” by Catherine Steadman (Amazon Original Stories)

Best Young Adult Novel:
Our Crooked Hearts, by Melissa Albert (Flatiron)
Sugaring Off, by Gillian French (Algonquin Young Readers)
Daughter, by Kate McLaughlin (Wednesday)
What’s Coming to Me, by Francesca Padilla (Soho Teen)
I’m the Girl, by Courtney Summers (Wednesday)

Best E-Book Original Novel:
Evasive Species, by Bill Byrnes (Self-published)
The Couple at Causeway Cottage, by Diane Jeffrey (HarperCollins)
The Seven Truths of Hannah Baxter, by Grant McKenzie 
The Hollow Place, by Rick Mofina (Self-published)
Fatal Rounds, by Carrie Rubin (Self-published)

Charlaine Harris and Walter Mosley will receive 2023 ThrillerMaster Lifetime Achievement Awards. Minotaur Books was named the winner of the 2023 Thriller Legend Award.

Winners will be announced on Saturday, June 3, during ThrillerFest XVIII, in New York City.