2020 Anthony and Barry Award Winners Announced

Bouchercon 2020 has announced the winners for the 2020 Anthony Awards as follows:

Best Novel: THE MURDER LIST, by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge)

Best First Novel: ONE NIGHT GONE, by Tara Laskowski (Graydon House)

Best Paperback Original: THE ALCHEMIST’S ILLUSION, by Gigi Pandian (Midnight Ink)

Best Critical Non-Fiction Work: THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY, by Mo Moulton (Basic Books)

Best Short Story:“The Red Zone,” by Alex Segura (in ¡PA’QUE TU LO SEPAS!, edited by Angel Luis Colon; Down & Out Books)

Best Anthology or Collection: MALICE DOMESTIC 14: MYSTERY MOST EDIBLE, edited by Verena Rose, Rita Owen, and Shawn Reilly Simmons (Wildside Press)

Best Young Adult: SEVEN WAYS TO GET RID OF HARRY, by Jen Conley (Down & Out Books)

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Walter Mosley

The winners were presented as part of the online ceremony on Saturday, October 17.


Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine (soon to go completely digital) has announced the winners for the 2020 Barry Award as follows:

Best Mystery/Crime Novel: THE LOST MAN, by Jane Harper (Flatiron)

Best First Mystery/Crime Novel: THE CHESTNUT MAN, by Soren Sveistrup (Harper)

Best Paperback Original Mystery/Crime Novel: MISSING DAUGHTER, by Rick Mofina (Mira)

Best Thriller: THE CHAIN, by Adrian McKinty (Mulholland)

Best Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade: SUSPECT, by Robert Crais (Putnam, 2013)

The winners were announced during the Virtual Award Ceremony on October 17 at the Bouchercon 2020.