Congratulations to All the Nominees for the 2017 Edgar Awards!

The winners for the 2017 Edgar Awards will be announced April 27,2017. The Edgar Award is given for the mystery genre. Congratulations to all nominees! The Shortlist of nominees is:

Best Novel:

The Ex by Aflafair Burke

Where It Hurts by Reed  Farrel Coleman

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

What Remains Of Me by Alison Gaylin

Before The Fall by Noah Hawley* (winner)

Best First Novel:

Under The Harrow by Flynn Berry* (winner)

Dodgers by Bill Beverly

IQ by Joe Ide

The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie

Dancing With The Tiger by Lili Wright

The Lost Girls by Heather Young

Best Paperback Original

Shot In Detroit by Patricia Abbott

Come Twilight by Tyler Dilts

The 7th Canon by Robert Dugoni

Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty* (winner)

A Brilliant Death by Robin Yocum

Heart Of Stone by James W. Ziskin

Best Fact Crime:

Morgue: A Life In Death by Dr. Vincent DiMaio and Ron Franscell

The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down The Klan by Laurence Leamer

Pretty Jane And The Viper Of Kidbrooke Lane: A True Story Of Victorian Law And Disorder: The Unsolved Murder That Shocked Victorian England by Paul Thomas Murphy

While The City Slept: A Love Lost To Violence And A Young Man’s Descent Into Madness by Eli Sanders

The Wicked Boy: The Mystery Of A Victorian Child Murderer by Kate Summerscale* (winner)

Best Critical/ Biographical:

Alfred Hitchcock: A Brief Life by Peter Ackroyd

Encyclopedia Of Nordic Crime: Works And Authors Of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway And Sweden Since 1967 by Mitzi M. Brunsdale

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin* (winner)

Something In The Blood: The Untold Story Of Brian Stoker, The Man Who Wrote Dracula by David J. Skal

Best Short Story:

“Oxford Girl” — Mississippi Noir by Megan Abbott

“A Paler Shade Of Death” — St. Louis Noir by Laura Benedict

“Autumn At The Automat”– In Sunlight Or In Shadow by Lawrence Block* (winner)

“The Music Room” — In Sunlight Or In Shadow by Stephen King

“The Crawl Space”– Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Joyce Carol Oates

Best Juvenile

Summerlost by Allie Condie

OC Daniel by Wesley King* (winner)

The Bad Kid by Sarah Lariviere

Some Kind Of Happiness by Claire Legrand

Framed! by James Ponti

Thing Too Huge To Fix By Saying Sorry by Susan Vaught

Best Young Adult

Three Truths And A Lie by Brent Hartinger

The Girl I Used To Be by April Henry

Girl In The Blue Coat by Monica Hesse* (winner)

My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

Thieving Weasels by Billy Taylor

Robert L. Fish Memorial Award

“The Truth Of The Moment”– Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by E. Gabriel Flores

Mary Higgins Clark Award

The Other Sisters by Dianne Dixon

Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson

Say No More by Hank Phillipi Ryan

Blue Moon by Wendy Corsi Staub

The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd* (winner)

Grand Masters

Max Allan Collins

Ellen Hart* (winner)

Raven Award 

Dru Allen Love

Ellery Queen Award

Neil Nyren




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