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Thursday, January 19, 2012 11:06 am
Edgar Award Nominees!
Posted by: Sarah Hunter

Get out your pipes and magnifying glasses, because it’s almost time for the Edgar Awards! The nominees for the big prize were announced today and the winner of each category will be announced on April 26th.  You can use your deductive reasoning to determine who each winner will be, or you could just read the nominees and follow your nose.

BEST NOVEL

The Ranger, by Ace Atkins
Gone, by Mo Hayder
The Devotion of Suspect X, by Keigo Higashino
1222, by Anne Holt
Field Gray, by Philip Kerr

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR

Red on Red, by Edward Conlon
Last to Fold, by David Duffy
All Cry Chaos, by Leonard Rosen
Bent Road, by Lori Roy
Purgatory Chasm, by Steve Ulfelder

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

The Company Man, by Robert Jackson Bennett
The Faces of Angels, by Lucretia Grindle
The Dog Sox, by Russell Hill
Death of the Mantis, by Michael Stanley
Vienna Twilight, by Frank Tallis

BEST FACT CRIME

The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars, by Paul Collins
The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge, by T.J. English
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, by Candice Millard
Girl, Wanted: The Chase for Sarah Pender, by Steve Miller
The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter, by Mark Seal

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL

The Tattooed Girl: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson and the Secrets Behind the Most Compelling Thrillers of our Time, by Dan Burstein, Arne de Keijzer & John-Henri Holmberg
Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making, by John Curran
On Conan Doyle: Or, the Whole Art of Storytelling, by Michael Dirda
Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film, by Philippa Gates
Scripting Hitchcock: Psycho, The Birds and Marnie, by Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick

BEST SHORT STORY

“Marley’s Revolution” – Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, by John C. Boland
“Tomorrow’s Dead” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, by David Dean
“The Adakian Eagle” – Down These Strange Streets, by Bradley Denton
“Lord John and the Plague of Zombies” – Down These Strange Streets, by Diana Gabaldon
“The Case of Death and Honey” – A Study in Sherlock, by Neil Gaiman
“The Man Who Took His Hat Off to the Driver of the Train” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, by Peter Turnbull

BEST JUVENILE

Horton Halfpott, by Tom Angleberger
It Happened on a Train, by Mac Barnett
Vanished, by Sheela Chari
Icefall, by Matthew J. Kirby
The Wizard of Dark Street, by Shawn Thomas Odyssey

BEST YOUNG ADULT

Shelter, by Harlan Coben
The Name of the Star, by Maureen Johnson
The Silence of Murder, by Dandi Daley Mackall
The Girl is Murder, by Kathryn Miller Haines
Kill You Last, by Todd Strasser


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