ANTHONY AWARD FOR BEST MYSTERY NOVEL


  • BEST NOVEL
  • 2011 BURY YOUR DEAD by Louise Penny
  • 2010 THE BRUTAL TELLING by Louise Penny
  • 2009 THE BRASS VERDICT by Michael Connelly
  • 2008 WHAT THE DEAD KNOW by Laura Lippman
  • 2007 NO GOOD DEEDS by Laura Lippman
  • 2006 MERCY FALLS by William Kent Krueger
  • 2005 BLOOD HOLLOW by William Kent Kruger
  • 2004 EVERY SECRET THING by Laura Lippman
  • 2003 CITY OF BONES by Michael Connelly
  • 2002 MYSTIC RIVER by Dennis Lehane
  • 2001 A PLACE OF EXECUTION by Val McDermid
  • 2000 IN A DRY SEASON by Peter Robinson
  • 1999 BLOOD WORK by Michael Connelly
  • 1998 NO COLDER PLACE by S. J. Rozan
  • 1997 THE POET by Michael Connelly
  • 1996 UNDER THE BEETLE'S CELLAR by Mary Willis Walker
  • 1995 SHE WALKS THESE HILLS by Sharon McCrumb
  • 1994 WOLF IN THE SHADOWS by Marcia Muller
  • 1993 BOOTLEGGER'S DAUGHTER by Margaret Maron
  • 1992 THE LAST DETECTIVE by Peter Lovesey
  • 1991 G IS FOR GUMSHOE by Sue Grafton
  • 1990 THE SIRENS SING OF MURDER by Sarah Caudwell
  • 1989 THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS by Thomas Harris
  • 1988 SKINWALKERS by Tony Hillerman
  • 1987 C IS FOR CORPSE by Sue Grafton
  • 1986 B IS FOR BURGLAR by Sue Grafton

  • BEST FIRST NOVEL
  • 2011 DAMAGE DONE by Hilary Davidson
  • 2010 A BAD DAY FOR SORRY by Sophie Littlefield
  • 2009 THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by Stieg Larsson
  • 2008 IN THE WOODS by Tana French
  • 2007 STILL LIFE by Louise Penny
  • 2006 TILT-A-WHIRL by Chris Grabenstein
  • 2005 DATING DEAD MEN by Harley Jane Kozak
  • 2004 MONKEEWRENCH by P.J. Tracy
  • 2003 IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER BY Julia Spencer-Fleming
  • 2002 OPEN SEASON by C.J. Box
  • 2001 DEATH OF A RED HEROINE by Qiu Xiaolong
  • 2000 MURDER WITH PEACOCKS by Donna Andrews
  • 1999 IRON LAKE by William Kent Krueger
  • 1998 KILLING FLOOR by Lee Child
  • 1997 DEATH IN LITTLE TOKYO by Dale Furutani and SOMEBODY ELSE'S CHILD by Terris McMahan Grimes
  • 1996 DEATH IN BLOODHOUND RED by Virginia Lanier
  • 1995 THE ALIENIST by Caleb Carr
  • 1994 TRACK OF THE CAT by Nevada Barr
  • 1993 BLANCHE ON THE LAM by Barbara Neely
  • 1992 MURDER ON THE IDITAROD TRAIL by Sue Henry
  • 1991 POSTMORTEM by Patricia Cornwell
  • 1990 KATWALK by Karen Kijewski
  • 1989 A GREAT DELIVERANCE by Elizabeth George
  • 1988 CAUGHT DEAD IN PHILADELPHIA by Gillian Roberts
  • 1987 TOO LATE TO DIE by Bill Crider
  • 1986 WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS by Jonathan Kellerman
Author Comments: 

This award for the Best Novel of the Year is named for Anthony Boucher, a writer, critic, and fan of the mystery genre. The Anthony is presented each year during the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention for a novel published in the previous year.

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