Mystery/Thriller Reading Friends discussion

Miscellaneous Book Talk > Anthony Award Nominees 2017

Comments Showing 1-7 of 7 (7 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Carol/Bonadie (new)

Carol/Bonadie (bonadie) | 7889 comments Sandi, anybody, is anyone working their way through this year's nominees? Winners are announced at Bouchercon September. I thought I might try a couple this year. Maybe if you've read any of these you can comment briefly.


Best Novel

You Will Know Me – Megan Abbott [Little, Brown]
Where It Hurts – Reed Farrel Coleman [G.P. Putnam’s Sons]
Red Right Hand – Chris Holm [Mulholland]
Wilde Lake – Laura Lippman [William Morrow]
A Great Reckoning – Louise Penny [Minotaur]

Best First Novel

Dodgers – Bill Beverly [Crown]
IQ – Joe Ide [Mulholland]
Decanting a Murder – Nadine Nettmann [Midnight Ink]
Design for Dying – Renee Patrick [Forge]
The Drifter – Nicholas Petrie [G.P. Putnam’s Sons]

Best Paperback Original

Shot in Detroit – Patricia Abbott [Polis]
Leadfoot – Eric Beetner [280 Steps]
Salem’s Cipher – Jess Lourey [Midnight Ink]
Rain Dogs – Adrian McKinty [Seventh Street]
How to Kill Friends and Implicate People – Jay Stringer [Thomas & Mercer]
Heart of Stone – James W. Ziskin [Seventh Street]

Best Short Story

“Oxford Girl” – Megan Abbott, Mississippi Noir [Akashic]
“Autumn at the Automat” – Lawrence Block, In Sunlight or in Shadow [Pegasus]
“Gary’s Got A Boner” – Johnny Shaw, Waiting to Be Forgotten [Gutter]
“Parallel Play” – Art Taylor, Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning [Wildside]
“Queen of the Dogs” – Holly West, 44 Caliber Funk: Tales of Crime, Soul and Payback [Moonstone]

Best Critical Nonfiction Work

Alfred Hitchcock: A Brief Life – Peter Ackroyd [Nan A. Talese]
Letters from a Serial Killer – Kristi Belcamino & Stephanie Kahalekulu [CreateSpace]
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life – Ruth Franklin [Liveright]
Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker – David J. Skal [Liveright]
The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer – Kate Summerscale [Bloomsbury/Penguin]

Best Children’s/YA Novel

Snowed – Maria Alexander [Raw Dog Screaming]
The Girl I Used to Be – April Henry [Henry Holt]
Tag, You’re Dead – J.C. Lane [Poisoned Pen]
My Sister Rosa – Justine Larbalestier [Soho Teen]
The Fixes – Owen Matthews [HarperTeen]

Best Anthology

Unloaded: Crime Writers Writing Without Guns – Eric Beetner, ed. [Down & Out]
In Sunlight or in Shadow – Lawrence Block, ed. [Pegasus]
Cannibals: Stories from the Edge of the Pine Barrens – Jen Conley [Down & Out]
Blood on the Bayou: Bouchercon Anthology 2016 – Greg Herren, ed. [Down & Out]
Waiting To Be Forgotten: Stories of Crime and Heartbreak, Inspired by the Replacements – Jay Stringer, ed. [Gutter]

Best Novella (8,000-40,000 words)

Cleaning Up Finn – Sarah M. Chen [All Due Respect Books]
No Happy Endings – Angel Luis Colón [Down & Out]
Crosswise – S.W. Lauden [Down & Out]
Beware the Shill – John Shepphird [Down & Out]
The Last Blue Glass – B.K. Stevens, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, April 2016 [Dell]

message 2: by Carol/Bonadie (new)

Carol/Bonadie (bonadie) | 7889 comments The only one I've read it A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny. I'm sure I gave it a 5 but will look later.

message 3: by Maureen (new)

Maureen Carden | 131 comments I've only read the Penny, Petrie and Lippman books. Haven't even heard of most of the others. Could probably think of a ton of other books that nomination worthy.

message 4: by Sherry (new)

Sherry  | 3618 comments i read the abbott (good, but i was disappointed with the ending) and the lippman

message 5: by Sandi (new)

Sandi (sandin954) | 1196 comments I've only read the Petrie and Lippman books but am looking forward to sampling the books on the best first list.

message 6: by Melodie (new)

Melodie (melodieco) | 3604 comments I have Design For Dying coming up soon.

message 7: by Ann (new)

Ann (annrumsey) | 14396 comments Carol: Thanks for the link and list!
I have read four of the ANTHONY AWARD NOMINATIONS
Three of those for 2017 Best Novel -and all very good
Where It Hurts – Reed Farrel Coleman [G.P. Putnam’s Sons]
Wilde Lake – Laura Lippman [William Morrow]
A Great Reckoning – Louise Penny [Minotaur]

and I read one of these Best First Novel The Drifter – Nicholas Petrie [G.P. Putnam’s Sons]
and keep meaning to get to IQ – Joe Ide [Mulholland] and I am interested in reading Dodgers – Bill Beverly [Crown]

back to top