Anthony Awards

Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned.

The Anthony Awards were created in 1986 and are given at each annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention Nominees and winners are selected by attendees. Awards are given for the best novel, first novel, paperback original, short story, and criticism/biography.

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.

See more literary prize winners, including Genre prize winners.

2018 best novel

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2003

City of Bones Michael Connelly

Cover of Mystic River2002

Mystic River Dennis Lehane

2001

A place of execution Val McDermid

2000

In a dry season by Peter Robinson

One time only categories celebrating the millennium

Best mystery novel of the century

Best series of the century

Best writer

1999

Blood work Michael Connelly

1998

No colder place S.J. Rozan

1997

Cover of The poetThe Poet Michael Connelly

1996

Under the beetle’s cellar Mary Willis Walker

1995

She walks these hills Sharyn McCrumb

1994

Wolf in the shadows Marcia Muller

1993

Bootlegger’s daughter Margaret Maron

1992

The Last detective Peter Lovesey

1991

"G" is for gumshoe Sue Grafton

1990

The Siren’s sang of murder by Sarah Caudwell

1989

The Silence of the lambs Thomas Harris

1988

Skinwalkers Tony Hillerman

1987

"C" is for corpse Sue Grafton

1986

"B" is for burglar Sue Grafton

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