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Mystery Awards   2000 Anthony Award Nominees

Anthony Awards were presented at Bouchercon 2000 World Mystery Convention, held September 7-10th in Denver, Colorado.
 
Nominees and winners were selected by Bouchercon attendees. In addition to awards given for the best novel, first novel, paperback original, short story, and criticism/biography, special awards this year were also given for the best series of the century, writer of the century, and novel of the century.
 
The award is named for the late Anthony Boucher (William Anthony Parker White), well-known writer, critic, and fan of the mystery genre. Each convention committee designs its own award to present to the winners.

 

Best Mystery Novel
 
IN A DRY SEASON
(Morrow)
by Peter Robinson
NOMINEES
RIVER OF DARKNESS
(Viking)
by Rennie Airth
BONES
(Simon & Schuster)
by Jan Burke
L.A. REQUIEM
(Random House)
by Robert Crais
HIGH FIVE
(St Martins)
by Janet Evanovich

Best First Mystery Novel
 
MURDER, WITH PEACOCKS
(St Martins)
by Donna Andrews
NOMINEES
MURDER IN THE MARAIS
(Soho)
by Cara Black
CIRCLES OF CONFUSION
(HarperCollins)
by April Henry
REVENGE OF THE GYPSY QUEEN
(Rainbow Books)
by Kris Neri (Rainbow Books)
INNER CITY BLUES
(W.W. Norton)
by Paula L. Woods

Best Mystery Paperback Original
 
IN BIG TROUBLE
(Morrow)
by Laura Lippman
NOMINEES
EVERY MOVE SHE MAKES
(HarperCollins)
by Robin Burcell
LUCKY MAN
(Dell)
by Anthony P. Dunbar
THE OUTCAST
(Akashic)
by Jose La Tour
AN ANTIDOTE FOR AVARICE
(Berkley)
by Caroline Roe

Best Mystery Short Story
 
NOIR LITE by Margaret Chittenden, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
NOMINEES
A BIT OF A TREAT by Barry Baldwin, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
AT THE HOP by Bill and Judy Crider, Till Death Do Us Part
TRIANGLE by Jeffrey Deaver, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
PALETA MAN by Laurie R. King, Irreconcilable Differences

Best Critical Non-Fiction
 
DETECTING WOMEN 3RD EDITION
(Puple Moon)
by Willetta Heising
NOMINEES
THE MYSTERY REVIEW MAGAZINE edited by Barbara Davey
DEADLY PLEASURE MAGAZINE edited by George Easter
ROSS MACDONALD
(Simon & Schuster)
by Tom Nolan
TELLER OF TALES: THE LIFE OF ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
(Holt)
by Daniel Stashower

One-Time-Only Categories Celebrating the End/Beginning of the Millennium

Best Mystery Novel of the Century
 
REBECCA
(Morrow)
by Daphne Du Maurier
NOMINEES
THE BIG SLEEP
(Random House)
by Raymond Chandler
THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD
(Berkley)
by Agatha Christie
THE MALTESE FALCON
(Random House)
by Dashiell Hammett
GAUDY NIGHT
(HarperCollins)
by Dorothy L. Sayers

Best Series of the Century
 
Agatha Christie’s HERCULE POIROT  
NOMINEES
Ed McBain's 87TH PRECINCT  
Marcia Muller's SHARON MCCONE  
Dorothy L. Sayer's LORD PETER WIMSEY  
Rex Stout's NERO WOLFE  

Best Writer
 
Agatha Christie  
NOMINEES
Raymond Chandler  
Dashiell Hammett  
Dorothy L. Sayers  
Rex Stout  


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