1996 Anthony Awards Winners and Nominees

The Anthony Awards are announced at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, the largest annual gathering of mystery fans, writers, booksellers and assorted other partners in crime. Both the award and the convention is named in honor of the late Anthony Boucher (William Anthony Parker White), a well- known writer, influential critic, and enthusiastic fan of the mystery genre.

1996 Bouchercon 27, St. Paul, Minnesota

Best Novel

UNDER THE BEETLE’S CELLAR, Mary Willis Walker (Doubleday)

Best First Novel

DEATH IN BLOODHOUND RED, Virginia Lanier (Pineapple Press)

Best Paperback Original

DEAL BREAKER, Harlan Coben (Dell)

Best Short Story

“And Pray Nobody Sees You,” Gar Anthony Haywood (SPOOKS, SPIES AND PRIVATE EYES, Doubleday)

Best Short Story Collection

McCONE FILES by Marcia Muller (Crippen & Landru)

Best True Crime

DEAD SUNSET, Ann Rule (Simon & Schuster)

Best Critical Work

THE ARMCHAIR DETECTIVE BOOK OF LISTS, 2nd ed., Kate Stine, Ed. (Simon & Schuster)

Best Movie


Best TV Show


Best Magazine/ Digest/ Review Publication


Best Publisher

St. Martin’s Press

Best Editor

Sara Ann Freed, Mysterious Press

Best Cover Art (Title, Author, Publisher)

THE BODY IN THE TRANSEPT, Jeanne Dams (Walker & Co.)


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