2022 Anthony Awards Winners

Bouchercon announced winners for the 2022 Anthony Awards honoring the best in crime fiction. Winners of genre interest include:

Best Novel

  • WINNER: Razorblade Tears, S.A. Cosby (Flatiron)
  • Runner, Tracey Clark (Kensington)
  • These Toxic Things, Rachel Howzell Hall (Thomas & Mercer)
  • Clark and Division, Naomi Hirahara (Soho)

Best First Novel

  • WINNER: Arsenic and Adobo, Mia P. Manansala (Berkley Prime Crime)
  • Walking Through Needles, Heather Levy (Polis)
  • All Her Little Secrets, Wanda M Morris (William Morrow)

Best Paperback/Ebook/Audiobook

  • WINNER: Bloodline, Jess Lourey (Thomas & Mercer)
  • The Ninja Betrayed, Tori Eldridge (Agora)
  • Warn Me When It’s Time, Cheryl A Head (Bywater)
  • Bury Me In Shadows, Greg Herren (Bold Strokes)

Best Short Story

  • WINNER: “Not My Cross to Bear,” by S.A. Cosby (Trouble No More: Crime Fiction Inspired by Southern Rock and the Blues)
  • “The Search for Eric Garcia”, EA Aymar (Midnight Hour)
  • “The Vermeer Conspiracy”, VM Burns (Midnight Hour)
  • “Lucky Thirteen”, Tracy Clark (Midnight Hour)
  • “Doc’s at Midnight”, Richie Narvaez (Midnight Hour)
  • “The Locked Room Library”, Gigi Pandian (Ellery Queen Mystery 7-8/22)

Best Anthology or Collection

  • WINNER: This Time for Sure: Bouchercon Anthology 2021, Hank Phillippi Ryan, eds. (Down & Out)
  • Under the Thumb, SA Cosby (Rock and a Hard Place)
  • When a Stranger Comes to Down, Michael Koryta (Hanover Square)
  • Midnight Hour: A Chilling Anthology of Crime Fiction from 20 Authors of Color, Abby L VanDiver (Crooked Lane)
  • Trouble No More: Crime Fiction Inspired by Southern Rock and Blues, Mark Westmoreland (Down & Out)

Best Juvenile/Young Adult

  • WINNER: I Play One on TV, by Alan Orloff (Down & Out)
  • Cold Blooded Myrtle, Elizabeth Bunce (Algonquin Young Readers)
  • Bury Me in Shadows, Greg Herren (Bold Strokes)
  • The Forest of Stolen Girls, June Hur (Feiwel & Friends)
  • Enola Homes and the Black Barouche, Nancy Springer (Wednesday)

Winners were announced during Bouchercon, held September 8-11, 2022 at the Hilton in Minneapolis MN. For more, see the Bouchercon website.

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