008/2009 Anthony Award winners

Bouchercon 2009 announced the winners for the 2009 Anthony Awards as follows:

Best Novel: THE BRASS VERDICT by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)

Best First Novel: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO by Stieg Larsson (Knopf)

Best Paperback Original: STATE OF THE ONION by Julie Hyzy (Berkley)

Best Short Story: “A Sleep Not Unlike Death” by Sean Chercover (in HARDCORE HARDBOILED, edited by Todd Robinson; Kensington)

Best Critical Nonfiction Work: ANTHONY BOUCHER: A BIOBIBLIOGRAPHY by Jeffrey Marks (McFarland)

Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel: THE CROSSROADS by Chris Grabenstein (Random House)

Best Cover Art: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO designed by Peter Mendelsund and witten by Stieg Larsson (Knopf)

Special Service Award: Jon and Ruth Jordan

The winners were announced on October 17 at the Anthony awards ceremony during Bouchercon in Indianapolis, Indiana.