The Anthony Awards are presented each year at Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, in honor of the late Anthony Boucher (William Anthony Parker White), mystery critic for the New York Times.
Awards were presented on October 9 during the Bouchercon banquet in Toronto.
2004 nominees and winners are:
- Every Secret Thing by Laura Lippman
- Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
- The Delicate Storm by Giles Blunt
- Blood is the Sky by Steve Hamilton
- Close to Home by Peter Robinson
Best First Novel:
- Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy
- Haunted Ground by Erin Hart
- Death of a Nationalist by Rebecca Pawel
- Wiley's Lament by Lono Waiwaiole
- Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
Best Paperback Original:
- Deadly Legacy by Robin Burcell
- Dealing in Murder by Ealine Flinn
- Thicker than Water by P.J. Parrish
- Tough Luck by Jason Starr
- Find Me Again by Sylvia Maultash Warsh
The lifetime achievement award will be presented to Bernard Cornwell.