Edgar Nominations Announced

a-bad-day-for-sorryIt’s that time again. The behemoth Edgar Nominations list  has been released to the public. Hold on to your hats:

Best Novel

The Missing, by Tim Gautreaux

The Odds, by Kathleen George

The Last Child, by John Hart

Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death, by Charlie Huston

Nemesis, by Jo Nesbø, translated, by Don Bartlett

A Beautiful Place to Die, by Malla Nunn

Best First Novel By an American Author

The Girl She Used to Be, by David Cristofano

Starvation Lake, by Bryan Gruley

The Weight of Silence, by Heather Gudenkauf

A Bad Day for Sorry, by Sophie Littlefield

Black Water Rising, by Attica Locke

In the Shadow of Gotham, by Stefanie Pintoff

Best Paperback Original

Bury Me Deep, by Megan Abbott

Havana Lunar, by Robert Arellano

The Lord God Bird, by Russell Hill

Body Blows, by Marc Strange

The Herring-Seller’s Apprentice, by L.C. Tyler

Best Fact Crime

Columbine, by Dave Cullen

Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde, by Jeff Guinn

The Fence: A Police Cover-Up Along Boston’s Racial Divide, by Dick Lehr

Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art, by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo

Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa,  by R.A. Scotti

Best critical/Biographical

Talking About Detective Fiction, by P.D. James

The Lineup: The World’s Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives, edited by Otto Penzler

Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King, by Lisa Rogak

The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith, by Joan Schenkar

The Stephen King Illustrated Companion, by Bev Vincent

Best Short Story

“Last Fair Deal Gone Down” – Crossroad Blues, by Ace Atkins

“Femme Sole” – Boston Noir, by Dana Cameron

“Digby, Attorney at Law” – Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, by Jim Fusilli

“Animal Rescue” – Boston Noir, by Dennis Lehane

“Amapola” – Phoenix Noir, by Luis Alberto Urrea

Best Juvenile

The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity, by Mac Barnett

The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour, by Michael D. Beil
Closed for the Season, by Mary Downing Hahn

Creepy Crawly Crime, by Aaron Reynolds

The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline, by Nancy Springer

Best Young Adult

Reality Check, by Peter Abrahams

If the Witness Lied, by Caroline B. Cooney

The Morgue and Me, by John C. Ford

Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone, by Dene Low

Shadowed Summer, by Saundra Mitchell



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