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Bouchercon is an annual convention of creators and devotees of mystery and detective fiction.[1] It is named in honour of writer, reviewer, and editor Anthony Boucher; also the inspiration for the Anthony Awards, which have been issued at the convention since 1986.[2] This page details Bouchercon XXXI and the 15th Anthony Awards ceremony.

Bouchercon XXXI
"High Crimes"
DateSeptember 7, 2000 (2000-09-07)
LocationDenver, Colorado
CountryUSA
Hosted byRebecca Bates, Tom Schantz

Contents

BoucherconEdit

The convention was held September 7–10, 2000, in Denver. The event was chaired by mystery author Rebecca Bates and Tom Schantz, owner of Rue Morgue Press, publishers of mystery fiction.[3][4]

Special GuestsEdit

Anthony AwardsEdit

The following list details the awards distributed at the fifteenth annual Anthony Awards ceremony.[5] The awards this year included celebrating those works which had had the biggest impact during the 20th century as a whole.

Novel awardEdit

Winner:

Shortlist:

First novel awardEdit

Winner:

Shortlist:

  • Cara Black, Murder in the Marais
  • April Henry, Circles of Confusion
  • Kris Neri, Revenge of the Gypsy Queen
  • Paula Woods, Inner City Blues

Paperback original awardEdit

Winner:

Shortlist:

  • Robin Burcell, Every Move She Makes
  • Tony Dunbar, Lucky Man
  • Jose Latour, The Outcast
  • Caroline Roe, An Antidote for Avarice

Short story awardEdit

Winner:

Shortlist:

Critical / Non-fiction awardEdit

Winner:

Shortlist:

  • Barbara Davey, The Mystery Review
  • George Easter, Deadly Pleasures
  • Tom Nolan, Ross MacDonald: a Biography
  • Daniel Stashower, Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle

Novel of the century awardEdit

Winner:

Shortlist:

Series of the century awardEdit

Winner:

Shortlist:

Writer of the century awardEdit

Winner:

Shortlist:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bouchercon World Mystery Convention : Home". Bouchercon.info. Archived from the original on January 12, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  2. ^ Jacobsen, Teresa (November 4, 2010). "Bouchercon 2010 by the Bay: The World Series of Mystery". Libraryjournal.com. Archived from the original on September 5, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  3. ^ Beth Groundwater (January 4, 2012). "Beth Groundwater: Today's Colorado Mystery Author Guest: Rebecca Bates". Bethgroundwater.blogspot.com. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  4. ^ "Mourning Enid Schantz". Mysteryscenemag.com. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  5. ^ "Bouchercon World Mystery Convention : Anthony Awards Nominees". Bouchercon.info. Retrieved February 13, 2012.