2021 Anthony Award Nominees

2021 Anthony Award NomineesThe nominees for this year’s Anthony Awards have been announced. The winners will be showcased at this year’s Bouchercon in New Orleans, Tuesday, August 24th through Saturday, August 28th. To learn more about the event, visit Bouchercon 2021.

Best Hardcover Novel

Best First Novel

Best Critical or Nonfiction Work

Best Paperback Original/E-Book/Audiobook Original Novel

Dirty Old Town – Gabriel Valjan – Level Best Books

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 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

Best Short Story

“Dear Emily Etiquette” – Barb Goffman – EQMM – Dell Magazines

“90 Miles” – Alex Segura – Both Sides: Stories From the Border – Agora Books

“The Boy Detective & The Summer of ’74” – Art Taylor – AHMM (Jan-Feb) – Dell Magazines

“Elysian Fields” – Gabriel Valjan – California Schemin’ – Wildside Press

“The Twenty-Five Year Engagement” – James W. Ziskin – In League with Sherlock Holmes – Pegasus Crime