And the Nominees Are …

The Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the Edgar Awards this week. Sadly, I have read none of them. Never saw the TV episodes. Although I did read The Washington Post articles that became the book about Chandra Levy and recommend that.

Guess I have more books to add to my to-read list. And the list reminds me to pick up more literary magazines because I enjoy them, they’re well put together and they could use everyone’s support.

Read on for the nominees. And happy 202nd birthday, Mr. Poe.

BEST NOVEL
Caught – Harlan Coben
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter – Tom Franklin
Faithful Place – Tana French
The Queen of Patpong – Timothy Hallinan
The Lock Artist – Steve Hamilton
I’d Know You Anywhere – Laura Lippman

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR
Rogue Island – Bruce DeSilva
The Poacher’s Son – Paul Doiron
The Serialist: A Novel – David Gordon
Galveston – Nic Pizzolatto
Snow Angels – James Thompson

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
Long Time Coming – Robert Goddard
The News Where You Are -Catherine O’Flynn
Expiration Date – Duane Swierczynski
Vienna Secrets – Frank Tallis
Ten Little Herrings – L.C. Tyler

BEST FACT CRIME
Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime and Complicity – Ken Armstrong, Nick Perry
The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in Jim Crow South -Alex Heard
Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery – Sari Horwitz and Scott Higham
Hellhound on his Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for his Assassin – Hampton Sides
The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science – Douglas Starr

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL
The Wire: Truth Be Told – Rafael Alvarez
Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making – John Curran
Sherlock Holmes for Dummies – Steven Doyle, David A. Crowder
Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and his Rendezvous with American History – Yunte Huang
Thrillers: 100 Must Reads – David Morrell, Hank Wagner, eds.

BEST SHORT STORY
“The Scent of Lilacs” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine – Doug Allyn
“The Plot” – First Thrills – Jeffery Deaver
“A Good Safe Place” – Thin Ice – Judith Green
“Monsieur Alice is Absent” – Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine – Stephen Ross
“The Creative Writing Murders” – Dark End of the Street – Edmund White

BEST JUVENILE
Zora and Me – Victoria Bond, T.R. Simon
The Buddy Files: The Case of the Lost Boy – Dori Hillestad Butler
The Haunting of Charles Dickens – Lewis Buzbee
Griff Carver: Hallway Patrol – Jim Krieg
The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman – Ben H. Winters

BEST YOUNG ADULT
The River – Mary Jane Beaufrand
Please Ignore Vera Dietz – A.S. King
7 Souls – Barnabas Miller and Jordan Orlando
The Interrogation of Gabriel James – Charlie Price
Dust City – Robert Paul Weston

BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY
“Episode 1” – Luther – Neil Cross
“Episode 4” – Luther – Neil Cross
“Full Measure” – Breaking Bad– Vince Gilligan
“No Mas” – Breaking Bad – Vince Gilligan
“The Next One’s Gonna Go In Your Throat” – Damages – Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, Daniel Zelman

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