There’s a peculiar satisfaction—albeit an un-longed-for one—to being nominated for five awards but win none. Last night’s Anthony Awards gave me that particular distinction when Rhys Bowen took the Best Historical for FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE. The other winners were
Best Novel - EVERY SECRET THING - Laura Lippman
Best First Novel - MONKEEWRENCH/WANT TO PLAY - PJ Tracy
Best Paperback Original - DEADLY LEGACY - Robin Burcell
Best Short Story - DOPPENGANGER - Rhys Bowen
Best Young Adult Mystery - HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX - JK Rowling
Best Critical/Non-Fiction Work - MAKE MINE A MYSTERY - Gary Warren Niebuhr
Best Fan Publication - MYSTERY SCENE MAGAZINE - Kate Stine
Congrats to all.
And now I’m back to work, on the next multi-nominated book!
(Originally posted at the Contemporary Nomad)