Thanks to Judy Bobalik's posting on DorothyL, I have this year's Anthony Award Nominees. The Anthonys will be presented at Bouchercon in Baltimore in October.

The 2008 Anthony Award Nominees

BEST NOVEL

James Lee Burke-Tin Roof Blowdown (Simon and Schuster)
Lee Child – Bad Luck and Trouble (Delacorte Press)
Robert Crais- The Watchman (Simon and Schuster)
William Kent Krueger-Thunder Bay (Atria)
Laura Lippman – What the Dead Know (William Morrow)

BEST FIRST NOVEL

Sean Chercover- Big City, Bad Blood (William Morrow)
Tana French- In the Woods (Viking Adult)
Lisa Lutz-The Spellman Files (Simon and Schuster)
Craig MacDonald- Head Games (Bleak House Books)
Marcus Sakey- The Blade Itself (St. Martin Minotaur)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

Megan Abbott- Queenpin (Simon and Schuster)
Ken Bruen and Jason Starr – Slide (Hard Case Crime)
David Corbett- Blood of Paradise (Ballantine Books)
Robert Fate- Baby Shark’s Beaumont Blues (Capital Crime Press)
P.J. Parrish- A Thousand Bones (Pocket)

SHORT STORY

Rhys Bowen- Please Watch Your Step- (The Strand Magazine-Spring 07)
Steve Hockensmith-Dear Dr. Watson- (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
Toni L. P. Kelner - How Stella Got Her Grave Back - (Many Bloody Returns
edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner) for Ace Hardcover
Laura Lippman- Hardly Knew Her - (Dead Man’s Hand edited by Otto Penzler)for Harcourt
Daniel Woodrell -Uncle – (A Hell of A Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir
edited by Megan Abbott) for Busted Flush Press

CRITICAL WORK

Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower
& Charles Foley (Penguin)
The Essential Mystery Lists Compiled by Roger Sobin (Poisoned Pen Press)
The Triumph of the Thriller: How Cops, Crooks and Cannibals Captured
Popular Fiction – Patrick Anderson (Random House)
Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction- Christiana Gregoriou Palgrave
(MacMillan)

SPECIAL SERVICES

Judy Bobalik- for being one of the best friends and supporters of mystery
writers anywhere
Jon and Ruth Jordan-Crime Spree Magazine
Ali Karim- Shotz Magazine
Maddy Van Hertbruggen- 4MA
Sarah Weinman- Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind

WEBSITE

Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind- Sarah Weinman
Rap sheet/January Magazine –J Kingston Pierce
Murderati – A Writer’s Blog
Stop You’re Killing Me-Stan Ulrich & Lucinda Surber
Crime Fiction Dossier- David Montgomery

Congratulations to all of the nominees, but, from me, a special salute to Bob Fate.

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