BoucherCon is fabulous at any time, but when they call your name out for an Anthony, it becomes positively intoxicating. Or maybe stunning:

Laurie & Les, Anthony Award for Best Anthology

Laurie & Les, Anthony Award for Best Anthology

Of course, I can’t help feeling I cheated.  After all, Les and I just had to talk a bunch of first-rate writers into playing in the Sherlock Holmes sandbox and writing a story “inspired by the Holmes canon”.  Oh, and Les wrote a story for the collection.  Ah yes, and there was his little court case that went all the way up to the Supreme Court, so maybe he actually deserved the award.

Editing a collection: resting on the laurels of other peoples' work.

The 2015 Anthony, crafted by woodworker Michael L. Thompson.

In the Company of Sherlock Holmes contributors:

Laura Caldwell
Michael Connelly
Jeffery Deaver
Michael Dirda
Harlan Ellison
Cornelia Funke
Andrew Grant
Denise Hamilton
Nancy Holder
Leslie S. Klinger
John Lescroart
Sara Paretsky
John Reppion & Leah Moore
Michael Sims
Gahan Wilson
Thank you all–and thank you, everyone at BoucherCon who voted for us!


  1. Merrily Taylor on October 16, 2015 at 6:55 am

    You two deserved this award simply because of the work involved and the quality of the book, but the Supreme Court case is the icing on the cake. Congratulations and revel on!

  2. Tim H. on October 16, 2015 at 9:30 am

    The inclusion of Gahan Wilson intrigues…

  3. Diane Hendricksen on October 16, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Congratulations on both wins! Keep those Sherlocks coming!

  4. Janis Kiehl Harrison on October 16, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Congratulations to you all. It’s an excellent compilation and expansion into the Holmsean world.

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