2022 ANTHONY AWARD NOMINEES
Bouchercon 2022 has announced the nominees for the 2022 Anthony awards as follows:

Best Novel: (5)
Runner, by Tracy Clark (Kensington)
Razorblade Tears, by S.A. Cosby (Flatiron)
The Collective, by Alison Gaylin (Morrow)
These Toxic Things, by Rachel Howzell Hall (Thomas & Mercer)
Clark and Division, by Naomi Hirahara (Soho Crime)

Best First Novel:: (5)
Her Name Is Knight, by Yasmin Angoe (Thomas & Mercer)
The Other Black Girl, by Zakiya Dalila Harris (Atria)
Walking Through Needles, by Heather Levy (Polis)
Arsenic and Adobo, by Mia P. Manansala (Berkley Prime Crime)
All Her Little Secrets, by Wanda M. Morris (Morrow)

Best Paperback Original/E-Book/Audiobook: (5)
The Ninja Betrayed, by Tori Eldridge (Agora)
Warn Me When ItŐs Time, by Cheryl A. Head (Bywater)
Bury Me in Shadows, by Greg Herren (Bold Strokes)
The Mother Next Door, by Tara Laskowski (Graydon House)
Bloodline, by Jess Lourey (Thomas & Mercer)

Best Short Story: (7)
"The Search for Eric Garcia," by E.A. Aymar (from Midnight Hour: A Chilling Anthology of Crime Fiction from 20 Authors of Color, edited by Abby L. Vandiver; Crooked Lane)
"The Vermeer Conspiracy," by V.M. Burns (from Midnight Hour: A Chilling Anthology of Crime Fiction from 20 Authors of Color, edited by Abby L. Vandiver; Crooked Lane)
"Lucky Thirteen, " by Tracy Clark (from Midnight Hour: A Chilling Anthology of Crime Fiction from 20 Authors of Color, edited by Abby L. Vandiver; Crooked Lane)
"Not My Cross to Bear," by S.A. Cosby (from Trouble No More: Crime Fiction Inspired by Southern Rock and the Blues, edited by Mark Westmoreland; Down & Out)
"DocŐs at Midnight," by Richie Narvaez (from Midnight Hour: A Chilling Anthology of Crime Fiction from 20 Authors of Color, edited by Abby L. Vandiver; Crooked Lane)
"The Locked Room Library," by Gigi Pandian (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July/August 2021)
"Burnt Ends, " by Gabriel Valjan (from This Time for Sure: Bouchercon Anthology 2021, edited by Hank Phillippi Ryan; Down & Out)
Best Anthology: (5)
Under the Thumb: Stories of Police Oppression, edited by S.A. Cosby (Rock & A Hard Place Press)
When a Stranger Comes to Town, edited by Michael Koryta (Hanover Square Press)
This Time for Sure: Bouchercon Anthology 2021, edited by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Down & Out)
Midnight Hour: A Chilling Anthology of Crime Fiction from 20 Authors of Color, edited by Abby L. Vandiver (Crooked Lane)
Trouble No More: Crime Fiction Inspired by Southern Rock and the Blues, edited by Mark Westmoreland (Down & Out)

Best Critical/Non-fiction: (5)
The Combat Zone: Murder, Race, and BostonŐs Struggle for Justice, by Jan Brogan (Bright Leaf Press)
Murder Book: A Graphic Memoir of a True Crime Obsession, by Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell (Andrews McMeel)
How to Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America, edited by Lee Child and Laurie R. King (Simon & Schuster)
Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York, by Elon Green (Celadon)
The Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story, by Kate Summerscale (Penguin Press)

Best Children's/Young Adult: (5)
Cold-Blooded Myrtle, by Elizabeth C. Bunce (Algonquin Young Readers)
Bury Me in Shadows, by Greg Herren (Bold Strokes)
The Forest of Stolen Girls, by June Hur (Feiwel & Friends)
I Play One on TV, by Alan Orloff (Down & Out)
Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche, by Nancy Springer (Wednesday)

Life Achievement Award Recipient:
Ellen Hart

International Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient:
Alexander McCall Smith

The winners will be announced on Saturday, September 10 during Bouchercon 2022 to be held in Minneapolis, MInnesota from September 8 through 11.


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