Best Hardcover Novel
- What You Don’t See, Tracy Clark (Kensington)
- Blacktop Wasteland, S.A. Cosby (Flatiron)
- The First to Lie, Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge)
Best Short Story
- “Dear Emily Etiquette”, Barb Goffman (Ellery Queen 9-10/20)
- “90 Miles”, Alex Segura (Both Sides: Stories From the Border)
Best Juvenile/Young Adult
- Midnight at the Barclay Hotel, Fleur Bradley (Viking)
- Premeditated Myrtle, Elizabeth C. Bunce (Algonquin)
- Holly Hernandez and the Death of Disco, Richie Narvaez (Piñata)
- Star Wars: Poe Dameron: Free Fall, Alex Segura (Disney Lucasfilm)
Best Critical or Nonfiction Work
- Howdunit: A Masterclass in Crime Writing by Members of the Detection Club, Martin Edwards, ed. (Collins Crime Club)
- Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman behind Hitchcock, Christina Lane (Chicago Review Press)
Best Anthology or Collection
- Shattering Glass, Heather Graham, ed. (Nasty Woman)
- Both Sides: Stories from the Border, Gabino Iglesias, ed. (Agora)
- Lockdown: Stories of Crime, Terror, and Hope During a Pandemic, Nick Kolakowski & Steve Weddle, eds. (Polis)
- Noiryorican, Richie Narvaez (Down & Out)
- The Beat of Black Wings: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Joni Mitchell, Josh Pachter, ed. (Untreed Reads)
Winners will be announced during Bouchercon, to be held August 25-29, 2021 at the Marriott Hotel in New Orleans LA. For more information, including complete lists of nominees, see the Bouchercon website.
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