2008 Anthony Awards


Winners shown in red. Congratulations to all winners and nominees, and thank you to all who voted!

Best Novel:
  • James Lee Burke- Tin Roof Blowdown- Simon and Schuster
  • Lee Child - Bad Luck and Trouble Delacorte Press
  • Robert Crais- The Watchman Simon and Schuster
  • William Kent Krueger- Thunder Bay Atria
  • Laura Lippman - What the Dead Know William Morrow

Best First Novel:
  • Sean Chercover- Big City, Bad Blood William Morrow
  • Tana French- In the Woods Viking Adult
  • Lisa Lutz- The Spellman Files Simon and Schuster
  • Craig McDonald- Head Games Bleak House Books
  • Marcus Sakey- The Blade Itself St. Martin Minotaur

Best Paperback Original
  • Megan Abbott- Queenpin Simon and Schuster
  • Ken Bruen and Jason Starr - Slide Hard Case Crime
  • David Corbett- Blood of Paradise Ballantine Books
  • Robert Fate- Baby Shark's Beaumont Blues Capital Crime Press
  • P.J. Parrish- A Thousand Bones Pocket

Short Story
    Rhys Bowen- Please Watch Your Step- (The Strand Magazine-Spring 07)
  • Steve Hockensmith- Dear Dr. Watson- (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
  • Toni L. P. Kelner- How Stella Got her Grave Back - (Many Bloody Returns edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner) for Ace Hardcover
  • Laura Lippman- Hardly Knew Her - (Dead Man's Hand edited by Otto Penzler) for Harcourt
  • Daniel Woodrell- Uncle - (A Hell of A Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir edited by Megan Abbott) for Busted Flush Press

Critical Work
  • Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower & Charles Foley Penguin
  • The Essential Mystery Lists Compiled by Roger Sobin Poisoned Pen Press
  • The Triumph of the Thriller: How Cops, Crooks and Cannibals Captured Popular Fiction - Patrick Anderson Random House
  • Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction- Christiana Gregoriou Palgrave MacMillan

Special Services
  • Jon and Ruth Jordan- Crime Spree Magazine
  • Ali Karim- Shotz Magazine
  • Maddy Van Hertbruggen- 4MA
  • Sarah Weinman- Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind
  • Judy Bobalik- for being one of the best friends and supporters of mystery writers anywhere

Web Site
  • Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind- Sarah Weinman
  • Rap sheet/January Magazine -J Kingston Pierce
  • Murderati - A Writer's Blog
  • Stop You're Killing Me- Stan Ulrich & Lucinda Surber
  • Crime Fiction Dossier- David Montgomery