|Date||October 10, 1986 (1986-10-10)|
|Hosted by||Gail M. Larson|
This page details Bouchercon XVII and the inaugural Anthony Awards ceremony.
The convention was held in Baltimore, Maryland on October 10, 1986; running for two days until the 12th.
The event was chaired by Gail M. Larson, owner of the bookshop "The Butler Did It".
- Guest of Honor — Donald E. Westlake
- Fan Guest of Honor — Chris Steinbrunner
- Toastmaster — Mary Higgins Clark
The following list details the awards distributed at the first annual Anthony Awards ceremony.
- Sarah Caudwell, The Shortest Way to Hades
- John D. MacDonald, The Lonely Silver Rain
- Charlotte MacLeod, The Plain Old Man
- Sara Paretsky, Killing Orders
First novel award
- Susan Kelly, The Gemini Man
- Dick Lochte, Sleeping Dog
- Robert Reeves, Doubting Thomas
- Andrew Vachss, Flood
Paperback original award
- P.M. Carlson, Murder is Academic
- Earl Emerson, Poverty Bay
- Kate Green, Shattered Moon
- Patrick A. Kelley, Sleightly Murder
Short story award
- Linda Barnes, "Lucky Penny", from The New Black Mask, No. 3
- Loren Estleman, "Eight Mile and Dequindre", from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine May 1986
- Peter Lovesey, "Vandals", from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine December 1985
- John Lutz, "Ride the Lightning", from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine January 1985
- Ruth Rendell, "The Convolvulus Clock", from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine August 1985
TV Series award
Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouchercon XVII.