Best First Novel
The nominees for this year's Anthony Award for excellence in crime fiction are out. I am delighted to be one of the finalists for "Best First Novel." Here are the others:
Rogue Island- Bruce DeSilva - Forge Books
The Poacher's Son - Paul Doiron - Minotaur Books
Snow Angels - James Thompson - Putnam
Damage Done - Hilary Davidson - Forge Books
Sherlockian, The - Graham Moore - Twelve
Worthy competitors! The Anthony is named for Anthony Boucher and will be presented at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in St. Louis this September. Each of the various mystery awards has its own claim to fame, and what sets the Anthony apart is that it is voted on by the hundreds of Bouchercon attendees. Even being nominated means you have a groundswell of support for your book, which is a very encouraging thought in and of itself.