Murderati Rocks the Anthony Award Nominations

HUGE congratulations to our Murderati brethren nominated for an Anthony!!!

It’s humbling to work with such talent! Good luck to all of you, and all the nominees.

ANTHONY NOMINATIONS, Bouchercon 2007

BEST NOVEL:

ALL MORTAL FLESH, Julia Spencer-Fleming, St. Martins
THE DEAD HOUR, Denise Mina, Little Brown & Co.
KIDNAPPED, Jan Burke, Simon & Schuster
NO GOOD DEEDS, Laura Lippman, Harper
THE VIRGIN OF SMALL PLAINS, Nancy Pickard, Ballantine

BEST FIRST NOVEL

A FIELD OF DARKNESS, Cornelia Read, Mysterious Press
THE HARROWING, Alexandra Sokoloff, St. Martin’s

HOLMES ON THE RANGE, Steve Hockensmith, St. Martins
THE KING OF LIES, John Hart, St. Martin’s
STILL LIFE, Louise Penny, St. Martin’s

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

ASHES AND BONES, Dana Cameron, Avon
BABY SHARK, Robert Fate, Capital Crime Press
THE CLEANUP, Sean Doolittle, Dell
A DANGEROUS MAN, Charlie Huston, Ballantine
47 RULES OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE BANK ROBBERS, Troy Cook, Capital Crime Press
SHOTGUN OPERA, Victor Gischler, Dell
SNAKESKIN SHAMISEN, Naomi Hirahara, Bantam Dell – Delta

BEST SHORT STORY

"After the Fall," Elaine Viets, Alfred Hitchcock Mag
"Cranked" Bill Crider, DAMN NEAR DEAD, Busted Flush Press
"The Lords of Misrule" Dana Cameron, SUGARPLUMS AND SCANDAL, Avon
"My Father’s Secret," Simon Wood, Crime Spree Magazine, Bcon Spec Issue ’06
"Policy" Megan Abbott, DAMN NEAR DEAD, Busted Flush Press
"Sleeping with the Plush" Toni Kelner, Alfred Hitchcock Mag

BEST CRITICAL NONFICTION

THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL, Daniel Stashower, Dutton
DON’T MURDER YOUR MYSTERY, Chris Roerden, Bella Rosa Books
MYSTERY MUSES, Jim Huang/Austin Lugar, Editors, Crum Creek Press
READ ‘EM THEIR WRITES, Gary Warren Niebuhr, Libraries Unlimited
THE SCIENCE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, E.J. Wagoner, John Wiley & Sons

SPECIAL SERVICES AWARD

Charles Ardal, Hard Case Crime
George Easter, Deadly Pleasures
Franchi & Sharon Wheeler, reviewingtheevidence.com
Jim Huang, Crum Creek Press and The Mystery Company
Jon & Ruth Jordan, CrimeSpree Magazine
Ali Karim, Shots Magazine
Lynn Kazmarik & Chris Aldrich, Mystery News
Maddy Van Hertbruggen, 4 Mystery Addicts

12 thoughts on “Murderati Rocks the Anthony Award Nominations

  1. Guyot

    CONGRATS to the ‘Rati scribes for kicking pages and taking ink!

    However… I think the Special Services Award list blows – no disrespect to the names on there, but where is David Montgomery???

    He has done more for putting our little crime community out there to the mainstream population than any of the other names. Yes, they’ve all worked hard, but all those names cater to the already existing crime writing fan. Montgomery’s reviews – which are hands down the best in the biz – are in major newspapers all over the country – not just the internet – and he exposes our authors to more people that might not walk into a mystery bookstore or go to a mystery blog.

    /rant.

    Again, huge congrats to Simon, Naomi, and X!

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  2. pari

    Oh, frabjous day!

    Congrats to all the nominees — and a special nod to our Murderati cohorts. I couldn’t be happier for them!

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  3. Louise Ure

    What a line up! Congratulations to all the nominees, but special hugs to Naomi, Simon and Alex.

    And isn’t that a grand list of book nominated for Best Novel? I don’t think I’ve ever agreed more strongly with an awards list.

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  4. Elaine Flinn

    And may I add my congrats as well to Alex & Naomi! Well done, ladies! But then – I’m not surprised. Cream always rises to the top.

    And once again – Guyot read my mind – or is it that great minds DO think alike? 🙂 Dave Montgomery has been and remains to be one of the major forces in our world of Mysteryville. And while I applaud ALL the nominees for their great contributions – I was surprised not to see Dave included. He consisently offers unbiased reviews and is a champion of new writers who might not otherwise be noticed in the major newspapers…and I know this first hand. Whatever measure of success I’ve been fortunate to enjoy – much of the blame goes to Dave Montgomery.

    Maybe a new and singlular award should be born for special services- how about it Guyot? Shall we do it? 🙂

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  5. Alexandra Sokoloff

    Thanks a million, all, and big hugs to Naomi and Simon. Thrilled for both of you!!

    I so agree about the Best Novel list, Louise – I am staggered to be on the same page as those names/books.

    Alex, who is still dazedly running into furniture here.

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  6. Naomi

    Ah, guyot has emerged from the murky depths. And Evil E follows. Thanks to all!!!

    And regarding Montgomery, he is indeed an institution. I hope to meet him someday–I’m sure I’ve unwittingly walked past his parents at our local Trader Joe’s!

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