Bouchercon 2021 has announced the 2021 Anthony Award nominees as follows:

Best Hardcover Novel: (5)
What You Don’t See, by Tracy Clark (Kensington)
Blacktop Wasteland, by S.A. Cosby (Flatiron)
Little Secrets, by Jennifer Hillier (Minotaur)
And Now She’s Gone, by Rachel Howzell Hall (Forge)
The First to Lie, by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge)

Best First Novel: (5)
Derailed, by Mary Keliikoa (Camel Press)
Murder in Old Bombay, by Nev March (Minotaur)
Murder at the Mena House, by Erica Ruth Neubauer (Kensington)
The Thursday Murder Club, by Richard Osman (Pamela Dorman)
Winter Counts, by David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Ecco)

Best Paperback Original/E-Book/Audiobook Original Novel: (5)
The Fate of a Flapper, by Susanna Calkins (Griffin)
When No One Is Watching, by Alyssa Cole (Morrow)
Unspeakable Things, by Jess Lourey (Thomas & Mercer)
The Lucky One, by Lori Rader-Day (Morrow)
Dirty Old Town, by Gabriel Valjan (Level Best)

Best Short Story: (5)
Dear Emily Etiquette,” by Barb Goffman (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, September/October)
“90 Miles,” by Alex Segura (from Both Sides: Stories from the Border, edited by Gabino Iglesias; Agora)
“The Boy Detective & The Summer of ’74,” by Art Taylor (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, January/February)
“Elysian Fields,” by Gabriel Valjan (from California Schemin’: The 2020 Bouchercon Anthology, edited by Art Taylor; Wildside Press)
“The Twenty-Five Year Engagement,” by James W. Ziskin (from In League with Sherlock Holmes, edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger; Pegasus Crime)

Best Juvenile/Young Adult: (5)
Midnight at the Barclay Hotel, by Fleur Bradley (Viking Books for Young Readers)
Premeditated Myrtle, by Elizabeth C. Bunce (Algonquin Young Readers)
From the Desk of Zoe Washington, by Janae Marks (Katherine Tegen)
Holly Hernandez and the Death of Disco, by Richie Narvaez (Pinata)
Star Wars Poe: Dameron: Free Fall, by Alex Segura (Disney Lucasfilm Press)

Best Critical or Non-fiction Work: (6)
Sometimes You Have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy, by Leslie Brody (Seal Press)
American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI, by Kate Winkler Dawson (Putnam)
Howdunit: A Masterclass in Crime Writing by Members of the Detection Club, edited by Martin Edwards (Collins Crime Club)
The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia, by Emma Copley Eisenberg (Hachette)
Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock, by Christina Lane (Chicago Review Press)
Unspeakable Acts: True Tales of Crime, Murder, Deceit, and Obsession, edited by Sarah Weinman (Ecco)

Best Anthology or Collection: (6)
Shattering Glass: A Nasty Woman Press Anthology, edited by Heather Graham (Nasty Woman Press)
Both Sides: Stories from the Border, edited by Gabino Iglesias (Agora)
Noiryorican, by Richie Narvaez (Down & Out)
The Beat of Black Wings: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Joni Mitchell, edited by Josh Pachter (Untreed Reads)
California Schemin’: The 2020 Bouchercon Anthology, edited by Art Taylor (Wildside Press)
Lockdown: Stories of Crime, Terror, and Hope During a Pandemic, edited by Nick Kolakowski and Steve Weddle (Polis)

Life Achievement Award Recipient:
Michael Connelly

The winners will be announced on Saturaday, August 28 during Bouchercon 2021 to be held in New Orleans, Louisinana from August 25 through 29.