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The Anthony Awards Nominations

BEST
NOVEL

THE LAST CHILD - John Hart [Minotaur Books]
THE MYSTIC ARTS OF
ERASING ALL SIGNS OF DEATH - Charlie Huston [Ballantine Books]
THE GIRL WHO
PLAYED WITH FIRE - Stieg Larsson, translated by Reg Keeland
[Quercus/Knopf]
THE BRUTAL TELLING - Louise Penny [Minotaur Books]
THE
SHANGHAI MOON - S.J. Rozan [Minotaur Books]

BEST FIRST
NOVEL

THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE - Alan Bradley [Delacorte
Press]
STARVATION LAKE - Bryan Gruley [Touchstone]
A BAD DAY FOR SORRY -
Sophie Littlefield [Minotaur Books]
THE TWELVE/THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST - Stuart
Neville [Harvill Secker/Soho Press]
IN THE SHADOW OF GOTHAM - Stefanie
Pintoff [Minotaur Books]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

BURY ME DEEP
- Megan Abbott [Simon & Schuster]
TOWER - Ken Bruen and Reed Farrel
Coleman [Busted Flush Press]
QUARRY IN THE MIDDLE - Max Allan Collins [Hard
Case Crime]
STARVATION LAKE - Bryan Gruley [Touchstone]
DEATH AND THE LIT
CHICK - G.M. Malliet [Midnight Ink]
AIR TIME - Hank Phillippi Ryan
[Mira]

BEST SHORT STORY

"Last Fair Deal Gone Down" - Ace
Atkins, CROSSROAD BLUES [Busted Flush Press]
"Femme Sole" - Dana Cameron,
BOSTON NOIR [Akashic Books]
"Animal Rescue" - Dennis Lehane, BOSTON NOIR
[Akashic Books]
"On the House" - Hank Phillippi Ryan, QUARRY: Crime Stories
by New England Writers [Level Best Books]
"Amapola" - Luis Alberto Urrea,
PHOENIX NOIR [Akashic Books]

BEST CRITICAL NONFICTION
WORK

TALKING ABOUT DETECTIVE FICTION - P.D. James [Bodleian
Library/Knopf]
THE LINE UP: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the
Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives - Otto Penzler, ed. [Little, Brown and
Co]
HAUNTED HEART: The Life and Times of Stephen King - Lisa Rogak [Thomas
Dunne Books]
DAME AGATHA'S SHORTS: An Agatha Christie Short Story Companion -
Elena Santangelo [Bella Rosa Books]
THE TALENTED MISS HIGHSMITH: The Secret
Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith - Joan Schenkar [St. Martin's Press]

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