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2019 Edgar Nominees Announced

2019 Edgar Nominees Announced

This morning, Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2019 Edgar Allan Poe Awards. Here at Booklist, we take pride in our year-round coverage of the mystery genre, culminating in our Mystery Showcase issue and Mystery Month celebration in May. (That’s also when we announce our own list of the year’s best crime novels.) […]

2018 Anthony, Barry, and Macavity Awards Announced at Bouchercon
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2018 Anthony, Barry, and Macavity Awards Announced at Bouchercon

Last weekend mystery and crime writers from all over gathered at Boucheron, the World Mystery Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida for four days of panels, interviews, signings—and, of course, awards. Winners of the Anthony Awards, the Barry Awards (voted on by readers of the crime magazine Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine), and the Macavity Awards (voted on […]

Book Trailer Thursday: THE PERFECT STRANGER

Following her debut novel, psychological thriller All the Missing Girls, author Megan Miranda brings yet another disturbing novel about old friendships and hidden histories, this time set in rural Pennsylvania. Leah Stevens hasn’t had the best time since losing her job, but when she meets up with her old pal Emmy, it seems lile a […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL

Nodding to the current political climate, this debut mystery from former political corespondent Sarah Vaughan will add to the growing unrest about consent, sexual misconduct, and corruption. British political figure James Whitehouse has been convicted of a crime and his wife, Sophie, has made it abundantly clear she will stand by his side no matter […]

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2018 Edgar Nominees Announced

2018 Edgar Nominees Announced

Earlier this morning, the Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2018 Edgar Allan Poe Awards. Booklist was all over this year’s Edgar finalists. We interviewed Young Adult nominee Jayson Reynolds and Best Fact Crime nominee David Grann—also a finalist for this year’s Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. Best First Novel […]

2017 Thriller Award-winners, Reviewed

2017 Thriller Award-winners, Reviewed

The International Thriller Writers announced the winners of the 2017 ITW Thriller Awards on Saturday at the Thrillerfest banquet. Find their Booklist reviews below. For a complete list of finalists, click here.  To read Best Young Adult Novel-winner A. J. Hartley’s explication of his influences—a Booklist Reader exclusive—click here.   Best Hardcover Novel   Before the […]

Clues to My Crime: David Swinson’s CRIME SONG

Clues to My Crime: David Swinson’s CRIME SONG

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, David Swinson (The Second Girl) tells us about what inspired Crime Song, his second book about troubled private investigator Frank Marr.  Books and music. The two mainstays of my life. My father was a Foreign Service Officer for […]

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The Year’s Best Crime Novels, 2017

The Year’s Best Crime Novels, 2017

For the past 21 years, Booklist has published a Mystery Showcase issue in spring. For the past eight, The Booklist Reader has augmented that showcase with Mystery Month, which lasts throughout May. As we embark on our 2017 celebration, we bring you this list of the year’s best crime fiction from the May 1 issue of […]

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That Girl Is Poison: Books about Chemicals and Foul Play

That Girl Is Poison: Books about Chemicals and Foul Play

Growing up, I leapt from children’s books directly to adult novels, and found Agatha Christie and Elizabeth Peters to be marvelous company. I must admit that I was, and remain, more of a Poirot girl than Miss Marple devotee, but I’d happily lose myself in Christie’s novels whoever the detective happened to be. It is […]

2017 Edgar Awards Winners

2017 Edgar Awards Winners

Last night, the Mystery Writers of America presented the 2017 Edgar Awards in New York City. To follow is a list of winners, linked to their Booklist reviews. For more information, visit the Edgar Awards homepage—and don’t forget that Booklist and The Booklist Reader will start our annual Mystery Month celebration on Monday.   Best Novel The […]