2017 Anthony Award Winners Announced

Bouchercon 2017 has announced the winners for the 2017 Anthony Awards as follows:

Best Novel: A GREAT RECKONING, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

Best First Novel: IQ, by Joe Ide (Mulholland)

Best Paperback Original: HEART OF STONE, by James W. Ziskin (Seventh Street)

Best Short Story: “Oxford Girl,” by Megan Abbott (in MISSISSIPPI NOIR, Akashic)

Best Critical Nonfiction Work: SHIRLEY JACKSON: A RATHER HAUNTED LIFE, by Ruth Franklin (Liveright)

Best Children’s/YA Novel: THE GIRL I USED TO BE, by April Henry (Henry Holt)

Best Anthology: BLOOD ON THE BAYOU, edited by Greg Herren (Down & Out)

Best Novella: “The Last Blue Glass,”  by B.K. Stevens (Alfred HItchcock’s Mystery Magazine, April 2016)

David Thompson Special Service Award Recipient: George Easter, founder, editor and publisher of Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine

The winners were announced at the Sunday Brunch on October 15 during Bouchercon 2017 held in Toronto, Canada.