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Bouchercon XVIII

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Location  Minneapolis, Minnesota
Country  USA
Date  October 9, 1987 (1987-10-09)
Hosted by  Steven A. Stilwell & Becky A. Reineke

Bouchercon is an annual convention of creators and devotees of mystery and detective fiction. 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. This page details Bouchercon XVIII and the 2nd Anthony Awards ceremony.



The convention was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 9, 1987; running for two days until the 11th. The event was chaired by authors Steven A. Stilwell and Becky A. Reineke.

Special Guests

  • Guest of Honor — Lawrence Block
  • Fan Guest of Honor — John Nieminski (posthumously)
  • Toastmasters — Mary S. Craig & Max Allan Collins
  • Anthony Awards

    The following list details the awards distributed at the second annual Anthony Awards ceremony.

    Novel award


  • Sue Grafton, "C" is for Corpse
  • Shortlist:

  • Lawrence Block, When the Sacred Ginmill Closes
  • John Lutz, Tropical Heat
  • Nancy Pickard, No Body
  • Jonathan Valin, Life's Work
  • First novel award


  • Bill Crider, Too Late to Die
  • Shortlist:

  • Joan Hess, Strangled Prose
  • Faye Kellerman, The Ritual Bath
  • Joseph Koenig, Floater
  • Mike Lupica, Dead Air
  • Paperback original award


  • Robert Wright Campbell, The Junkyard Dog
  • Shortlist:

  • Lilian Jackson Braun, The Cat Who Saw Red
  • J.A. Jance, Trial By Fury
  • Rob Kantner, The Back-Door Man
  • Warren Murphy, Trace: Too Old a Cat
  • Short story award


  • Sue Grafton, "The Parker Shotgun", from Mean streets: The Second Private Eye Writers of America Anthology
  • Shortlist:

  • Wayne D. Dundee, "Body Count", from Mean streets: The Second Private Eye Writers of America Anthology
  • Clark Howard, "Scalplock", from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine July 1986
  • References

    Bouchercon XVIII Wikipedia

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