Anthony Award Winners 2021

Best Hardcover Novel

Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby (Flatiron Books) – Winner

What You Don’t See by Tracy Clark (Kensington)

Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier (Minotaur Books)

And Now She’s Gone by Rachel Howzell Hall (Forge Books)

The First to Lie – Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books)

Best First Novel

Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Ecco Press) – Winner

Derailed by Mary Keliikoa (Camel Press)

Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March (Minotaur Books)

Murder at the Mena House by Erica Ruth Neubauer (Kensington)

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman (Pamela Dorman Books)

Best Paperback Original/E-Book/Audiobook Original Novel

Unspeakable Things by Jess Lourey (Thomas & Mercer) – Winner

The Fate of a Flapper by Susanna Calkins (Griffin)

When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole (William Morrow)

The Lucky One by Lori Rader-Day (William Morrow)

Dirty Old Town by Gabriel Valjan (Level Best Books)

Best Short Story

“90 Miles” by Alex Segura – Both Sides: Stories From the Border
(Agora Books) – Winner

Best Juvenile/Young Adult

Holly Hernandez and the Death of Disco by Richie Narvaez (Piñata Books) – Winner

Best Critical or Nonfiction Work

Unspeakable Acts: True Tales of Crime, Murder, Deceit, and Obsession edited by Sarah Weinman, (Ecco Press) – Winner

Best Anthology or Collection

Shattering Glass: A Nasty Woman Press Anthology – Heather Graham, ed.
(Nasty Woman Press) – Winner

Lifetime Achievement
Michael Connelly

David Thompson Award
Janet Rudolph