by Kristi Belcamino
On Friday, they announced the finalists for the Anthony Awards.
This crime fiction award is special to my heart. Last year, my first novel, Blessed are the Dead, was a finalist for best first mystery, and I'm still incredibly honored by that.
People who attend Bouchercon in September will vote to choose the winners.
When they announced this years's finalists, my first thought was good grief, how am I going to pick who to vote for since so many of my friends are nominated?
It's a stellar list. If you haven't read these books, I highly recommend you do so.
I'm especially thrilled that our own Holly West is one of the finalists!
Here is the list.