Thursday, October 15, 2009

Criminal Minds Descend Upon Indy

Bouchercon, the 40th World Mystery Convention, kicked off earlier today in Indianapolis, Indiana. And already it’s producing headlines, mostly in the form of award winners. Our sister site, The Rap Sheet, has a complete rundown of the victors and the vanquished so far. Among the happy crime fictionists this evening are Deborah Crombie (Where Memories Lie), Arnaldur Indridason (The Draining Lake), Tom Rob Smith (Child 44), Julie Hyzy (State of the Onion), and James O. Born (who walked away with the Barry Award for Best Short Story).

On Friday night, during a banquet at The Slippery Noodle bar, the Private Eye Writers of America will hand out its Shamus Awards (nominees here), while the grand announcement of this year’s Anthony Awards is to be made on Saturday afternoon (with a list of the contenders to be found here.)

Stay tuned to The Rap Sheet for further Bouchercon coverage.



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