RARA-AVIS: Anthony Awards and shortlist

From: Todd Mason (foxbrick@yahoo.com)
Date: 18 Oct 2010

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    Again from THE RAP SHEET, as B'con's site hasn't posted the winners yet. http://therapsheet.blogspot.com/2010/10/last-but-not-least-anthony-awards.html

    Best Novel: The Brutal Telling, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

    Also nominated: The Last Child, by John Hart (Minotaur); The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death, by Charlie Huston (Ballantine Books); The Girl Who Played with Fire, by Stieg Larsson, translated by Reg Keeland (Quercus/Knopf); The Shanghai Moon, by S.J. Rozan (Minotaur)

    Best First Novel: A Bad Day for Sorry, by Sophie Littlefield (Minotaur)

    Also nominated: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley (Delacorte); Starvation Lake, by Bryan Gruley (Touchstone); The Ghosts of Belfast (aka The Twelve), by Stuart Neville (Soho Press/Harvill Secker); In the Shadow of Gotham, by Stefanie Pintoff (Minotaur)

    Best Paperback Original: Starvation Lake, by Bryan Gruley (Touchstone)

    Also nominated: Bury Me Deep, by Megan Abbott (Simon & Schuster); Tower, by Ken Bruen and Reed Farrel Coleman (Busted Flush Press); Quarry in the Middle, by Max Allan Collins (Hard Case Crime); Death and the Lit Chick, by G.M. Malliet (Midnight Ink); Air Time, by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Mira)

    Best Short Story: "On the House," by Hank Phillippi Ryan (from Quarry: Crime Stories by New England Writers, edited by Kate Flora, Ruth McCarty, and Susan Oleksiw; Level Best Books)

    Also nominated: "Last Fair Deal Gone Down," by Ace Atkins (from Crossroad Blues; Busted Flush Press); "Femme Sole," by Dana Cameron (from Boston Noir, edited by Dennis Lehane; Akashic Books); "Animal Rescue," by Dennis Lehane (Boston Noir); "Amapola," by Luis Alberto Urrea (from Phoenix Noir, edited by Patrick Millikin; Akashic Books)

    Best Critical Non-fiction Work: Talking About Detective Fiction, by P.D. James (Bodleian Library/Knopf)

    Also nominated: The Line Up: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives, edited by Otto Penzler (Little, Brown); Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King, by Lisa Rogak (Thomas Dunne Books); Dame Agatha's Shorts: An Agatha Christie Short Story Companion, by Elena Santangelo (Bella Rosa Books); The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith, by Joan Schenkar (St. Martin's Press)

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