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The Anthony Awards

For Mystery Writers. Recognizing and honoring outstanding achievement in the mystery field. Winners

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The awards are named for Anthony Boucher (1911 - 1968), considered the foremost mystery critic in his time.  Boucher helped found the organization Mystery Writers of America.  Mr. Boucher was also the author of several novels.

Best Writer of the Century: Agatha Christie Agatha Christie A to Z : The Essential Reference to Her Life and Writings | Hardcover

The World Mystery Convention, called the Bouchercon, is also named in honor of Anthony Boucher.  The first was held at Santa Monica, California, in 1970.

2002

Best Novel: Mystic River by Dennis Lehane | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | Audio CD | Large Print

Best First Novel: Open Season by C. J. Box | Hardcover | Paperback | Large Print

Best Critical Non-Fiction: Seldom Disappointed by Tony Hillerman | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | Large Print

Best Young Adult Mystery: The Mystery of the Haunted Caves by Penny Warner | Paperback

Best Paperback Original: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris | Paperback | e-book Microsoft reader | e-book Adobe reader

Best Short Fiction: "Chocolate Moose" by Bill and Judy Crider

2001

Best Novel: Val McDermid for A Place of Execution | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | Large Print

Best First Novel: Qiu Xiaolong for Death of a Red Heroine | Hardcover | Paperback

Best Anthology/Short Story Collection: Lawrence Block, editor for Master's Choice II | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette

Best Critical Non-Fiction: Jim Huang, editor of 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century | Paperback

Best Fan Publication in the Year 2000: Chris Aldrich & Lynn Kaczmarek, editors "Mystery News"

Best Paperback Original: Kate Grilley for Death Dances to a Reggae Beat | Paperback

Best Short Story: Edward D. Hoch "The Problem of the Potting Shed"  EQMM 7/00

2000

Best Novel: Peter Robinson In a Dry Season | Paperback

Best First Novel: Donna Andrews Murder, With Peacocks | Paperback

Best Paperback Original: Laura Lippman In Big Trouble | Paperback

Best Short Story: Margaret Chittenden "Noir Lite" EQMM 1/99

Best Critical Non-Fiction: George Easter, Ed. Deadly Pleasure Magazine

Best Novel of the Century: Daphne Du Maurier Rebecca | DVD | VHS | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | Audiobook Download

Best Series of the Century: Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | Large Print | Audiobook for only $1.95.

Best Writer of the Century: Agatha Christie A to Z : The Essential Reference to Her Life and Writings | Hardcover

1999

Best novel: Blood Work by Michael Connelly | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | Audio CD | Large Print

Best first novel: Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger | Hardcover | Paperback | e-book Microsoft Reader | e-book Adobe Reader

Best paperback original: Butcher's Hill by Laura Lippman | Paperback

Best short story: "Of Course, You Know That Chocolate Is a Vegetable" by Barbara D'Amato--in EQMM

Best critical non-fiction work: Deadly Pleasures Magazine, edited by George Easter

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