Bouchercon 2021

Anthony Award Nominations

Best Hardcover Novel

  • What You Don't See - Tracy Clark - Kensington

  • Blacktop Wasteland - S.A. Cosby - Flatiron Books

  • Little Secrets - Jennifer Hillier - Minotaur Books

  • And Now She's Gone - Rachel Howzell Hall - Forge Books

  • The First to Lie - Hank Phillippi Ryan - Forge Books

 

Best First Novel

  • Derailed - Mary Keliikoa - Camel Press

  • Murder in Old Bombay - Nev March - Minotaur Books

  • Murder at the Mena House - Erica Ruth Neubauer – Kensington

  • The Thursday Murder Club - Richard Osman - Pamela Dorman Books

  • Winter Counts - David Heska Wanbli Weiden - Ecco Press


Best Paperback Original/E-Book/Audiobook Original Novel

  • The Fate of a Flapper - Susanna Calkins - Griffin

  • When No One is Watching - Alyssa Cole - William Morrow

  • Unspeakable Things - Jess Lourey - Thomas & Mercer

  • The Lucky One - Lori Rader-Day - William Morrow

  • Dirty Old Town - Gabriel Valjan - Level Best Books


Best Short Story

 

Best Juvenile/Young Adult

  • Midnight at the Barclay Hotel - Fleur Bradley - Viking Books for Young Readers

  • Premeditated Myrtle - Elizabeth C. Bunce - Algonquin Young Readers

  • From the Desk of Zoe Washington - Janae Marks - Katherine Tegen Books

  • Holly Hernandez and the Death of Disco - Richie Narvaez - Piñata Books

  • Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall - Alex Segura - Disney Lucasfilm Press


Best Critical or Nonfiction Work

  • Sometimes You Have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy - Leslie Brody - Seal Press

  • American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics and the Birth of American CSI - Kate Winkler Dawson - G.P. Putnam's Sons

  • Howdunit: A Masterclass in Crime Writing by Members of the Detection Club - Martin Edwards, ed. - Collins Crime Club

  • The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia - Emma Copley Eisenberg - Hachette Books

  • Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman behind Hitchcock - Christina Lane - Chicago Review Press

  • Unspeakable Acts: True Tales of Crime, Murder, Deceit, and Obsession - Sarah Weinman, ed. - Ecco Press


Best Anthology or Collection

  • Shattering Glass: A Nasty Woman Press Anthology - Heather Graham, ed. - Nasty Woman Press

  • Both Sides: Stories from the Border - Gabino Iglesias, ed. - Agora Books

  • Noiryorican - Richie Narvaez - Down & Out Books

  • The Beat of Black Wings: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Joni Mitchell - Josh Pachter, ed. - Untreed Reads Publishing

  • California Schemin' - Art Taylor. ed. - Wildside Press

  • Lockdown: Stories of Crime, Terror, and Hope During a Pandemic - Nick Kolakowski and Steve Weddle, eds. - Polis Books