Tuesday, October 8, 2013

2013 Best Mystery Awards!

 
 
The World Mystery Convention is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization which holds an annual convention in honor of Anthony Boucher, the distinguished mystery fiction critic, editor and author. It is the world's premier event bringing together all parts of the mystery and crime fiction community, and is commonly referred to as Bouchercon.

Bouchercon 2013: A New York State of Mind was held in Albany, New York in September 2013.  Awards presented included The Anthony Awards, The Barry Awards, The Macavity Awards, and The Shamus Awards.

Please help congratulate the following winners by reading one of their great books.

 
The Beautiful Mystery - Louise Penny

Anthony Award Best Mystery Novel
Macavity Award Best Mystery Novel

When a peaceful monastery in Quebec is shattered by a murder, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir are challenged to find the killer in a community that has taken a vow of silence.
  
   
The Expats - Chris Pavone

Anthony Award Best First Mystery

Along the cobble-stoned streets of Luxembourg, mother and expat Kate Moore suspect that another American couple are not who they claim to be. A first novel.
 

Anthony Award Best Paperback Original

100 years ago a miner stashed gold in Arizona's Chocolate Mountains.  Harry's living on disability and getting beaten down. Frank's an old-timer battling cancer and a domineering daughter. And Ricky's a good kid in a bad spot, doing everything for family. Together they're staking what little they have left on a dangerous quest to the Big Maria Mine.
 

Barry Award Best Novel

When a grisly murder occurs on a Scottish island, Edinburgh detective Fin Macleod must confront his past if he's ever going to discover if this killing has a connection to one that took place on the mainland.
 

Barry Award Best First Novel

A first novel by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist finds a prosecuting attorney and her estranged teenage daughter trying to protect their town and each other in the aftermath of a shocking triple murder. 
   

Barry Award Best Paperback Original

After the Luftwaffe bomb London, Maggie Hope--trained in math and code breaking, but only able to find a job as a secretary--uses the unfettered access her position demands to try to unravel a plot to assassinate Churchill himself. A first novel.
 

Barry Award Best Thriller

When the body of a woman is found beneath Michelangelo's dome, Gabriel Allon is summoned to secretly investigate this mysterious death that has been ruled a suicide.
 
   
Don't Ever Get Old - Daniel Friedman
 
Macavity Award Best First Mystery Novel

Learning that an old adversary may have escaped with a fortune in stolen gold, retired Memphis cop Buck Schatz teams up with his plugged-in, smart-alecky grandson in a vigilante investigation.
  
Macavity Award - Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award

Battlefield nurse Bess Crawford, while contending with wounded soldiers, stumbles upon the body of an officer and family friend who has been murdered.
 
   
Taken - Robert Crais 

Shamus Award Best P. I. Novel

Hired along with Joe Pike to investigate the alleged kidnapping of a wealthy industrialist's son, Elvis Cole quickly disproves police theories and goes undercover to infiltrate a ring of professional kidnappers.
 

Shamus Award Best P. I. Paperback Original

When missing persons detective Brenna Spector, who has a rare disorder that enables her to recall every detail of her life, investigates the disappearance of a local woman, she uncovers some strange connections.
 
Shamus Award Best First P. I. Novel

Struggling to rebuild his life after prison, former Wall Street hotshot Jason Stafford is tapped to investigate a suspicious death, an assignment that is complicated by his efforts to reclaim his son from his unstable ex-wife.



For more information:

Anthony Awards

Barry Awards

Macavity Awards

Shamus Awards

 
 

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