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Bouchercon XXXVI

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Location  Chicago, Illinois
Hosted by  Sonya Rice, Deen Kogan
Country  USA
Date  September 1, 2005 (2005-09-01)

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 XXXVI and the 20th Anthony Awards ceremony.



The convention was held in Chicago, Illinois on September 1, 2005; running until the 4th. The event was chaired by "mystery fans extraordinaire" Sonya Rice, and founder of the Society Hill playhouse, Deen Kogan.

Special Guests

  • Lifetime Achievement awards — Bill Pronzini & Marcia Muller
  • International Guest of Honor — Jonathan Gash
  • American Guest of Honor — Dennis Lehane
  • Fan Guest of Honor — Beth Fedyn
  • Toastmaster — Harlan Coben
  • Anthony Awards

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

    Novel award


  • William Kent Krueger, Blood Hollow
  • Shortlist:

  • Ken Bruen, The Killing of the Tinkers
  • John Katzenbach, The Madman's Tale
  • Laura Lippman, By a Spider's Thread
  • T. Jefferson Parker, California Girl
  • Julia Spencer-Fleming, Out of the Deep I Cry
  • First novel award


  • Harley Jane Kozak, Dating Dead Men
  • Shortlist:

  • Sandra Balzo, Uncommon Grounds
  • Judy Clemens, Until the Cows Come Home
  • Jilliane Hoffman, Retribution
  • J. A. Konrath, Whiskey Sour
  • Paperback original award


  • Jason Starr, Twisted City
  • Shortlist:

  • Robin Burcell, Cold Case
  • Roberta Isleib, Putt to Death
  • Susan McBride, Blue Blood
  • M. J. Rose, The Halo Effect
  • Short story award


  • Elaine Viets, "Wedding Knife", from Chesapeake Crimes
  • Shortlist:

  • Rhys Bowen, "Voodoo", from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine November 2004
  • Terence Faherty, "The Widow of Slane", from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine March / April 2004
  • Ted Hertel Jr., "It's Crackers to Slip a Rozzer the Dropsy in Snide", from Small Crimes
  • Arthur Nersesian, "Hunter/Trapper", from Brooklyn Noir
  • Critical / Non-fiction award


  • Max Allan Collins, Men's Adventure Magazines
  • Shortlist:

  • Frankie Bailey & Steven Chermak, Famous American Crimes & Trials
  • Edward Conlon, Blue Blood
  • Leslie S. Klinger, The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes
  • Julian Rubinstein, The Ballad of the Whiskey Robber
  • Cover art award


  • Sohrab Habibion; for Tim McLoughlin, Brooklyn Noir
  • Shortlist:

  • Gregory Manchess; for Max Phillips, Fade to Blonde
  • Sal Barracca; for J. A. Konrath, Whiskey Sour
  • Robert Santora; for Ruth Francisco, Good Morning, Darkness
  • Michael Kellner; for Gary Phillips, Monkology
  • References

    Bouchercon XXXVI Wikipedia

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