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Patti's Bouchercon 2012 photo album Here are Patti’s pix from the 2012 Bouchercon in Cleveland. As you’ll see, from the opening reception at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, to the announcement of the Anthony award winners at the finale, there was a lot of fun to be had! (Click on the picture to see it larger.)

Close up on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame logo

Close up on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame


Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - Opening Reception

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Night of the Opening Reception


Opening Award Presentations

Opening Award Presentations included the Macavity, awarded by Mystery Readers International, the Barry, awarded by Deadly Pleasures magazine, the Dilys awarded by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association.

Barry award winner Taylor Stevens

Congratulations to Best First Novel Barry award winner Taylor Stevens for her fabulous novel, The Informationist ; with special thanks for letting us get a close-up picture of her with her award!

Bouchercon 2012 Panel: "I am Woman Hear Me Roar"

Hands down one of the most fun panels I attended, where the discussion was ll about strong female protagonists who kick ass — so naturally our friend Zoe Sharp (far left) was on it! The other panelists (continuing left to right) were Taylor Stevens, Meg Gardiner, Jennifer. McAndrews, and Sara J. Henry. Their excellent moderator, Nora McFarland can be seen moving to the podium.

Old Friends, New Friends Panel with Parnell and his book

At the Old Friends, New Friends panel with authors of more than one series, Parnell Hall slyly found a way past the don’t-show-your-book panel restriction — then went on to self promote it!

Anthony Awards Presentation, Saray J Henry - Best First Novel
Not the greatest picture, but I had to show Sara J. Henry receiving her Best First Novel Anthony award for her splendid novel, Learning to Swim.

Bouchercon 2012 Anthon Awards Presentaton - July Hyzy, Best Paperback Original

Here is Murder Among Friends favorite, July Hyzy — especially excited to win the Anthony for Best Paperback Original, because it was the first Bouchercon her husband has been able to come to! (Toastmaster John Connolly & Fan Guest of Honor Dorris Ann Norris are in the background)

Bouchercon 2012 Anthony Presentation to Dana Cameron, Best Short Story

Dana Cameron shared heartfelt thanks in receiving the Anthony Award for her Best Short Story, Disarming published in EQMM June’11, p.24.


Anthony Award Presentation - Louise Penny - Best Novel

Louise Penny‘s assistant delivered a humorous and graceful acceptance speech for the author’s Best Novel Anthony for A Trick of the Light. The author, most appropriately, was home celebrating (Canadian) Thanksgiving!

Bouchercon 2012 Anthony Presenation - Charlaine Harris for Best Critial Non-Fiction

Rounding out her many (deserved) awards for fiction, here Charlaine Harris receives the Best Critical Non-Fiction Work award for The Sookie Stackhouse Companion.


Quick shot of Charlaine Harris & Dana Cameron with their Anthony statues.

Wrapping up these Anthony Awards pics, is this quick, chance shot of Charlaine Harris & Dana Cameron with their Anthony Award Statues. (There’s a small blow-up of the statue in the picture, sorry it’s so blurry!)


Bouchercon Chair, Marjory Mogg, and Toasmaster John Connolly Conclude Awards Presentation

Bouchercon Chair, Marjory Mogg, and Toasmaster John Connolly,  concluded the Anthony Awards presentation and invited everyone to the “Meet The Authors” reception generously hosted by Kensington.

Our Awards tab has been updated to show the nominees and winners for the Anthonys, the Macavitiys, and (new to our list) the . Go to the tab, or click –> Mystery Awards Tab link

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