Thunder and rain in New Orleans - but it wasn't enough to keep Bouchercon 2016 from presenting the Anthony Awards, named in honor of Anthony Boucher, for many years a major mystery author and critic.
The award winners in each category:
Best Crime Fiction Audiobook: The Nature of the Beast, Louise Penny - Robert Bathurst, narrator
Best Young Adult Novel: Need, Joelle Charbonneau
Best Anthology or Collection: Murder Under the Oaks: Bouchercon Anthology 2015 - Art Taylor, Editor
Best Short Story: "The Little Men: A Bibliomystery," Megan Abbott [MysteriousPress.com/Open Road]
Best Critical or Nonfiction Book: Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime, Val McDermid
Best Paperback Original: The Long and Faraway Gone, Lou Berney
Best First Novel: Past Crimes, Glen Erik Hamilton
Best Novel: The Killing Kind, Chris Holm
You'll find a complete list of all the nominees in each category listed on the Bouchercon website. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.
Before the awards were presented, convention-goers were treated to an interview conducted with Lifetime Achievement honoree David Morrell by Lee Child (right)...
...or, to put it in terms of their most famous creations, Rambo interviewed by Jack Reacher.
The conference continues through the weekend.