Friday, May 22, 2009

It's Show Time


RO: This week the 2009 Indianapolis Bouchercon committee announced the nominees for the 2009 Anthony Awards, recognizing excellence in the mystery genre in 2008. I was thrilled to be among the nominees. Check out the entire list - and how many of these great writers have been guests on Jungle Red?? Very cool. Anyone you'd like to see guesting on JR? (No fair picking Stieg Larsson.)

Best Novel

Trigger City by Sean Chercover [William Morrow]
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly [Little, Brown and Company]
Red Knife by William Kent Krueger [Atria]
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson [Knopf]
The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny [Minotaur]
Best First Novel
Pushing Up Daisies by Rosemary Harris [Minotaur]
Stalking Susan by Julie Kramer [Doubleday]
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson [Knopf]
Death of a Cozy Writer by G.M. Malliet [Midnight Ink]
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith [Grand Central]

Best Paperback Original
The First Quarry by Max Allan Collins [Hard Case Crime]
Money Shot by Christa Faust [Hard Case Crime]
State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy [Berkley]
In a Dark Season by Vicki Lane [Dell]
South of Hell by P.J. Parrish [Pocket Star]

Best Short Story
"The Night Things Changed" by Dana Cameron from Wolfsbane and Mistletoe [Ace]
"A Sleep Not Unlike Death" by Sean Chercover from Hardcore Hardboiled [Kensington]
"Killing Time" by Jane K. Cleland from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (November)
"Skull and Cross Examination" by Toni L. P. Kelner from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (February)
"Scratch a Woman" by Laura Lippman from Hardly Knew Her [William Morrow]
"The Secret Lives of Cats" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (July)

Best Critical Nonfiction Work African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study by Frankie Y. Bailey [McFarland]
How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries by Kathy Lynn Emerson [Perseverance Press]
Anthony Boucher: A Biobibliography by Jeffrey Marks [McFarland]
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale [Walker & Company]

Best Children's/Young Adult Novel
The Crossroads by Chris Grabenstein [Random House]
Paper Towns by John Green [Dutton Juvenile]
Kiss Me, Kill Me by Lauren Henderson [Delacorte]The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart [Little, Brown]
Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash by Wendelin Van Draanen [Knopf]

Best Cover Art
Death Was the Other Woman designed by David Rotstein and written by Linda L. Richards [Minotaur]
Death Will Get You Sober designed by David Rotstein and written by Elizabeth Zelvin [Minotaur]
The Fault Tree designed by David Rotstein and written by Louise Ure [Minotaur]
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo designed by Peter Mendelsund and written by Stieg Larsson [Knopf]

Money Shot designed by Steve Cooley and written by Christa Faust [Hard Case Crime]

Special Service Award
Jon and Ruth Jordan
Ali Karim
David Montgomery
Gary Warren Niebuhr
Sarah Weinman


Final voting will take place during Bouchercon 2009, the 40th Annual World Mystery Convention, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony on Saturday, October 17, at the Hilbert Circle Theatre.Please visit http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102585366540&s=3112&e=001Gt2CnxpHgLxTtF9mSG5CEgdCPC1Ml4CSAdyq1UaH_vfZIDf1D9uIkPphVcywdN46RdxCDVg-pHfgBs0Epp6Y_g_mqMH_S3FLxyyrTk37otWz6MxE0pdbVA== for more information.

11 comments:

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

ROSE-MAR-EEE! ROS-MAR-EEE!
COngratulations.

And wow--that's some neighborhood.

It's so odd, too, to know so many of those people. Five years ago, they were just cool names on bookcovers. Now they're pals. Amazing, right?

Congratulations to all..and see you in Indianapolis! Who's going?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Rosemary!

I won't be there this year, but I'm tentatively planning on CrimeBake.

Paula Matter

Kaye Barley said...

Ro! This is LOVELY news!!!! Congratulations, and I will see you in Indianapolis. Can't wait!!

Susannah C said...

Wooo hooo! Congratulations Rosemary!

WOOT!

Ken Isaacson said...

Go Ro! Save time for a celebratory drink with me!

Rosemary Harris said...

Many thanks...it is rarified company to say the least!

Dana said...

Congratulations, Rosemary! It'll be a party in Indy!

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