2022 Anthony Awards

Bouchercon, the world mystery convention, announced the winners of the 2022 Anthony Awards at a ceremony held in Minneapolis on September 10.  

BEST NOVEL

  • Razorblade Tears, by S.A. Cosby (Flatiron)

BEST FIRST NOVEL

  • Arsenic and Adobo, by Mia P. Manansala (Berkley Prime Crime)

BEST SHORT STORY

  • “Not My Cross to Bear,” by S.A. Cosby (from Trouble No More: Crime Fiction Inspired by Southern Rock and the Blues, edited by Mark Westmoreland; Down & Out)

BEST CHILDREN’S/YA

  • I Play One on TV, by Alan Orloff (Down & Out)

BEST ANTHOLOGY

  • This Time for Sure: Bouchercon Anthology 2021, edited by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Down & Out)

BEST PAPERBACK/EBOOK/AUDIOBOOK (PAPERBACK PUBLISHERS LISTED)

  • Bloodline, by Jess Lourey (Thomas & Mercer)

BEST CRITICAL/NON-FICTION

  • How to Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America, edited by Lee Child and Laurie R. King (Simon & Schuster)

The winners of two other honors were announced in advance of the convention.

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Ellen Hart

INTERNATIONAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Alexander McCall Smith 

[Thanks to Todd Mason for the story.]

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