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The 2016 Edgar Award Nominees Have Been Announced!

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Best Novel

The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter (Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam's Sons)

The Lady From Zagreb by Philip Kerr (Penguin Random House – A Marian Wood Book)

Life or Death by Michael Robotham (Hachette Book Group – Mulholland Books)

Let Me Die in His Footsteps by Lori Roy (Penguin Random House - Dutton)

Canary by Duane Swierczynski (Hachette Book Group – Mulholland Books)

Night Life by David C. Taylor (Forge Books)


Best First Novel

Past Crimes by Glen Erik Hamilton (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)

Where All Light Tends to Go by David Joy (Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam's Sons)

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll (Simon & Schuster)

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Atlantic – Grove Press)

Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm (Penguin Random House - Viking)


Best Paperback Original

The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)

The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter by Malcolm Mackay (Hachette Book Group – Mulholland Books

What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)

Woman with a Blue Pencil by Gordon McAlpine (Prometheus Books – Seventh Street Books)

Gun Street Girl by Adrian McKinty (Prometheus Books – Seventh Street Books)

The Daughter by Jane Shemilt (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)


Best Fact Crime

Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide by Eric Bogosian (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown and Company)

Where The Bodies Were Buried: Whitey Bulger and the World That Made Him by T.J. English (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)

Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully by Allen Kurzweil (HarperCollins Publishers - Harper)

Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime by Val McDermid (Grove Atlantic – Grove Press)

American Pain: How a Young Felon and his Ring of Doctors Unleashed America's  Deadliest Drug Epidemic by John Temple (Rowman & Littlefield – Lyons Press)


Best Critical/Biographical 

The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards (HarperCollins Publishers - HarperCollins)

The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue by Frederick Forsyth (Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam's Sons)

Meanwhile There Are Letters: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald by Suzanne Marrs and Tom Nolan (Arcade Publishing)

Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica by Matthew Parker (Pegasus Books)

The Lost Detective: Becoming Dashiell Hammett by Nathan Ward (Bloomsbury Publishing – Bloomsbury USA)


Best Short Story

"The Little Men" – Mysterious Bookshop by Megan Abbott (Mysterious Bookshop)

"On Borrowed Time" – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Mat Coward (Dell Magazines)

"The Saturday Night Before Easter Sunday" – Providence Noir by Peter Farrelly (Akashic Books)

"Family Treasures" – Let Me Tell You  by Shirley Jackson (Random House)

"Obits" – Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King (Simon & Schuster - Scribner)

"Every Seven Years" – Mysterious Bookshop by Denise Mina (Mysterious Bookshop)


Best Juvenile

Catch You Later, Traitor by Avi (Algonquin Young Readers - Workman)

If You Find This by Matthew Baker (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Curiosity House: The Shrunken Head by Lauren Oliver & H.C.Chester (HarperCollins Publishers – HarperCollins Children's Books)

The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands  (Simon & Schuster - Aladdin)

Footer Davis Probably is Crazy by Susan Vaught (Simon & Schuster – Paula Wiseman Books) - available as an InterLibrary Loan


Young Adult

 Endangered by Lamar Giles (HarperCollins Children's Books - HarperTeen)

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis (HarperCollins Publishers – Katherine Tegen Books) - available as an InterLibrary Loan

The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury (Scholastic – Scholastic Press)

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma (Algonquin Young Readers - Workman)

Ask the Dark by Henry Turner (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – Clarion Books) - available as an InterLibrary Loan


TV Episode Teleplay

"Episode 7" - Broadchurch, Teleplay by Chris Chibnall (BBC America)

"Gently with the Women" - George Gently, Teleplay by Peter Flannery (Acorn TV)

"Elise - The Final Mystery" - Foyle's War, Teleplay by Anthony Horowitz (Acorn TV)

 "Terra Incognita" - Person of Interest, Teleplay by Erik Mountain & Melissa Scrivner Love (CBS/Warner Brothers)

"The Beating of her Wings" - Ripper Street, Teleplay by Richard Warlow (BBC America)


Robert L. Fish Memorial

"Chung Ling Soo's Greatest Trick" – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Russell W. Johnson (Dell Magazines)


Mary Higgins Clark Award

A Woman Unknown by Frances Brody (Minotaur Books – A Thomas Dunne Book)

The Masque of a Murderer by Susanna Calkins (Minotaur Books)

Night Night, Sleep Tight by Hallie Ephron (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)

The Child Garden by Catriona McPherson (Llewellyn Worldwide – Midnight Ink)

Little Pretty Things by Lori Rader-Day (Prometheus Books – Seventh Street Books)


Grand Master

Walter Mosley


Raven Awards

Margaret Kinsman

Sisters in Crime


Ellery Queen Award

Janet Rudolph, Founder of Mystery Readers International

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