The Edgar® Awards – 2016 Submissions

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This list includes all submissions received by the MWA national office as of April 7, 2015Appearance of your work on this list does not mean you have been nominated for an Edgar® Award. It only means your work has been submitted for consideration. Only the judges on each Edgar® committee determine who is nominated and who wins. Nominations will be announced on or around Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday (January 19th) in 2016.  The winners will be announced at the Edgar® Banquet on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

Best Novel

Axelrod, Steven, NANTUCKET FIVESPOT
Barbieri, Maggie, LIES THAT BIND
Bilal, Parker, THE BURNING GATES
Bilyeau, Nancy, THE TAPESTRY
Blake, James Carlos, THE HOUSE OF WOLFE
Blevins, Win & Meredith, MOONLIGHT WATER
Brackston, P.J., GRETEL AND THE CASE OF THE MISSING FROG PRINTS
Bradley, Alan, AS THE CHIMNEY SWEEPERS COME TO DUST
Brekke, Jorgen, DREAMLESS
Brody, Frances, A WOMAN UNKNOWN
Caldwell, Ian, THE FIFTH GOSPEL
Campbell, Rick, EMPIRE RISING
Clarkson, John, AMONG THIEVES
Cleeland, Anne, MURDER IN HINDSIGHT
Coben, Harlan, THE STRANGER
Cross, Mason, THE KILLING SEASON
Daheim, Mary, THE ALPINE ZEN
de Mariaffi, Elisabeth, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW
Evans, Elizabeth, AS GOOD AS DEAD
Fielding, Joy, SOMEONE IS WATCHING
Flanders, Judith, A MURDER OF MAGPIES
Freeman, Brian, SEASON OF FEAR
Gapper, John, THE GHOST SHIFT
Gardner, Lisa, CRASH & BURN
George, Nelson, THE LOST TREASURES OF R&B
Graves, Sarah, WINTER AT THE DOOR
Hagberg, David, RETRIBUTION
Hall, Parnell, PUZZLED INDEMNITY
Handler, David, PHANTOM ANGEL
Herron, Mick, NOBODY WALKS
Hoag, Tami, COLD COLD HEART
Hogan, Phil, A PLEASURE AND A CALLING
Jance, J.A., COLD BETRAYAL
Janeway, Judith, THE MAGICIAN’S DAUGHTER
Jerkins, Grant &, Thomas, Jan, DONE IN ONE
Johnston, Tim, DESCENT
Kahn, Michael A., THE SIRENA QUEST
Kardos, Michael, BEFORE HE FINDS HER
Kasasian, M.R.C., THE CURSE OF THE HOUSE OF FOSKETT
Kellerman, Jonathan, MOTIVE
Khan, Ausma Zehanat, THE UNQUIET DEAD
Kiefer, Christian, THE ANIMALS
King, Laurie R., DREAMING SPIES
Klavan, Andrew, WEREWOLF COP
Koontz, Dean, SAINT ODD
Lawson, M.A., VIKING BAY
Lehane, Dennis, WORLD GONE BY
Lippman, Laura, HUSH HUSH
Loehfelm, Bill, DOING THE DEVIL’S WORK
Masterman, Becky, FEAR THE DARKNESS
Matthews, Jeanne, WHERE THE BONES ARE BURIED
McBeth, Colette, THE LIFE I LEFT BEHIND
Morrell, David, INSPECTOR OF THE DEAD
Muller, Marcia &, Pronzini, Bill, THE BODY SNATCHERS AFFAIR
Murthy, Vasudev, SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE MISSING YEARS: JAPAN
Neuhaus, Nele, THE ICE QUEEN
O’Mara, Tim, DEAD RED
Pelecanos, George, THE MARTINI SHOT
Perry, Anne, ANGEL COURT AFFAIR
Perry, Thomas, A STRING OF BEADS
Pyper, Andrew, THE DAMNED
Rhodes, Kate, THE WINTER FOUNDLINGS
Robotham, Michael, LIFE OR DEATH
Rollins, James &, Cantrell, Rebecca, BLOOD INFERNAL
Royal, Priscilla, SATAN’S LULLABY
Sedgwick, Marcus, A LOVE LIKE BLOOD
Seymour, Gerald, THE OUTSIDERS
Sigurdardottir, Yrsa, SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME
Simon, Clea, KITTENS CAN KILL
Sternbergh, Adam, NEAR ENEMY
Swanson, Peter, THE KIND WORTH KILLING
Swierczynski, Duane, CANARY
Sykes, S.D., PLAGUE LAND
Tesh, Jane, JUST YOU WAIT
Thilliez, Franck, BRED TO KILL
Thomas, Diane, IN WILDERNESS
Thomas, Sam, THE WITCH HUNTER’S TALE
Todd, Charles, A FINE SUMMER’S DAY
Tursten, Helene, THE BEIGE MAN
Unger, Lisa, CRAZY LOVE YOU
Williams, Timothy, THE HONEST FOLK OF GUADELOUPE

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Best First Novel

Anderson, James, THE NEVER-OPEN DESERT DINER
Anekwe, Adolphus A., MARK OF THE BEAST
Arlen, Tessa, DEATH OF A DISHONORABLE GENTLEMAN
Cooper, Tom, THE MARAUDERS
Crawford, Susan, THE POCKET WIFE
Duffy, Brendan, HOUSE OF ECHOES
Hamilton, Glen Erik, PAST CRIMES
Kirby, Leslie Dana, THE PERFECT GAME
Reardon, Bryan, FINDING JAKE
Ross, Loretta, DEATH AND THE REDHEADED WOMAN
Scherm, Rebecca, UNBECOMING
Turner, Tom, PALM BEACH NASTY
Verne, Deirdre, DRAWING CONCLUSIONS
Zimmer, Paul, THE MYSTERIES OF SOLDIERS GROVE

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Best Paperback/E-Book Original

Alexander, Ellie, MEET YOUR BAKER
Allen, Nancy, A KILLING AT THE CREEK
Berney, Lou, THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE
Bradford, Laura, SUSPENDERED SENTENCE
Budewitz, Leslie, ASSAULT AND PEPPER
Burley, John, THE FORGETTING PLACE
Campbell, Colin, SNAKE PASS
Casey, Elizabeth Lynn, WEDDING DURESS
Chapman, Brenda, BUTTERFLY KILLS
Christoff, Nichole, THE KILL SHOT
Collins, Max Allan, QUARRY’S CHOICE
Cooper, Amanda, SHADOW OF A SPOUT
Corin, Joshua, COST OF LIFE
Crockett, Jessie, A STICKY SITUATION
Dawson, Janet, COLD TRAIL
Diamond, Sarah, IN THE SPIDER’S HOUSE
Fifield, Christy, MURDER TIES THE KNOT
Fox, Candice, HADES
Froetschel, Susan, ALLURE OF DECEIT
Gibbins, David, PYRAMID
Goldsborough, Robert, ARCHIE IN THE CROSSHAIRS
Grace, Margaret, MANHATTAN IN MINIATURE
Gusick, Gary M., OFFICER ELVIS
Haig, Brian, THE NIGHT CREW
Hale, Rebecca M., HOW TO CATCH A CAT
Hankins, James, SHADY CROSS
Hardy, Susannah , FETA ATTRACTION
Haywood, B.B., TOWN IN A SWEET PICKLE
Hirahara, Naomi, GRAVE ON GRAND AVENUE
Hughes, Mary Ellen, LICENSE TO DILL
Husom, Christine, SNOW WAY OUT
Hyzy, Julie, ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MENUS
Karlin, Eve, CITY OF LIARS AND THIEVES
Klima, Jeff, L.A.ROTTEN
Krulewitch, Marc, WINDY CITY BLUES
Larson, Nathan, THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Lee, Elizabeth, SNOOP TO NUTS
Lewis, Robert K., INNOCENT DAMAGE
Lourey, Jess, FEBRUARY FEVER
Mayo, Michael, EVERYBODY GOES TO JIMMY’S
McHugh, Mary, FLAMENCO, FLAN, AND FATALITIES
McKinty, Adrian, GUN STREET GIRL
Moore, Marie, SIDE TRIP TO KATHMANDU
Munshower, Suzanne, YOUNGER
Murphy, Michael, ALL THAT GLITTERS
O’Connell, Caitlin, IVORY GHOSTS
Orgain, Diana, A FIRST DATE WITH DEATH
Paul, Paula, MEDIUM DEAD
Pengelley, Nick, RYDER: AMERICAN TREASURE
Pengelley, Nick, RYDER: BIRD OF PREY
Pulley, D.M., THE DEAD KEY
Redfern, Jon, CHILDREN OF THE TIDE
Richtel, Matt, THE DOOMSDAY EQUATION
Round, Jeffrey, THE JADE BUTTERFLY
Sellers, L.J., WRONGFUL DEATH
Siegel, Andy, COOKIE’S CASE
Staub, Wendy Corsi , THE BLACK WIDOW
Stewart, Fran, A WEE MURDER IN MY SHOP
Swain, James, TAKE DOWN
Watson, Sterling, SUITCASE CITY
Weber, Richard Hilary, IN FLAMES
Wood, Simon, THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

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Best Fact Crime

Casey, Kathryn, DELIVER US: THREE DECADES OF MURDER AND REDEMPTION IN THE INFAMOUS I-45 TEXAS KILLING FIELDS
Gorenstein, Nathan, TOMMY GUN WINTER: JEWISH GANGSTERS, A PREACHER’S DAUGHTER, AND THETRIAL THAT SHOCKED 1930S BOSTON
Kurzweil, Allen, WHIPPING BOY: THE FORTY-YEAR SEARCH FOR MY TWELVE-YEAR-OLD BULLY
Lehto, Steve, AMERICAN MURDER HOUSES: A COAST-TO-COAST TOUR OF THE MOST NOTORIOUS HOUSES OF HOMICIDE
Martelle, Scott, THE MADMAN AND THE ASSASSIN: THE STRANGE LIFE OF BOSTON CORBETT, THE MAN WHO KILLED JOHN WILKES BOOTH
Mathis, Deborah with, Smith, Gregory Todd, UNLUCKY NUMBER: THE MURDER OF LOTTERY WINNER ABRAHAM SHAKESPEARE
Montane, Diana &, Sarassa, Carolina, DANCING ON HER GRAVE: THE MURDER OF A LAS VEGAS SHOWGIRL
O’Brien, Gillian, BLOOD RUNS GREEN: THE MURDER THAT TRANSFIXED GILDED AGE CHICAGO
Phelps, M. William, I’D KILL FOR YOU
Sherman, Casey &, Wedge, Dave, BOSTON STRONG: A CITY’S TRIUMPH OVER TRAGEDY

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Best Critical-Biographical

Parker, Matthew, GOLDENEYE: WHERE BOND WAS BORN: IAN FLEMING’S JAMAICA

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Best Short Story

Allyn, Doug, “THE FURY” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2015
Allyn, Doug, “CLAIRE’S MIRROR” – EQMM MAY 2015
Allyn, Jim, “FALL OF A FANTASY” – EQMM FEB 2015
Aspe, Pieter, “FRIENDS LIKE YOU” – EQMM MAY 2015
Barker, John S. , “CAKES AND ALE” – EQMM MAY 2015
Barnett, LaShonda Katrice, “WALTZ ME ONCE AGAIN” – PROVIDENCE NOIR
Block, Jill D., “LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED” – EQMM MARCH- APRIL 2015
Brunet, Rob, “THE HUNT” – EQMM FEB 2015
Cameron, W.B., “FORCE OF HABIT” – SPINETINGLER MAGAZINE
Carlson, Ron, “THE BAR STORY” – EQMM JAN 2015
Carpenter, Thomas K., “THE TROUBLE WITH VIRGINS” – EQMM FEB 2015
Cobb, Thomas, “$1,000 NASSAU” – PROVIDENCE NOIR
Cross, Mason, “EXPIRY DATE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2015
Daly, Paula, “NO REMORSE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2015
Dean, David, “HER TERRIBLE BEAUTY” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2015
Dehouck, Bram, “AFTER THE FALL” – EQMM FEB 2015
DeSilva, Bruce, “ALL IN THE FAMILY” – PROVIDENCE NOIR
DuBois, Brendan, “LEAP OF FAITH” – EQMM FEB 2015
Ellis, Kate, “THE HOOK” – EQMM MAY 2015
Estleman, Loren D., “THE BLACK SPOT” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2015
Faherty, Terence, “THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP” – EQMM FEB 2015
Farber, Jon Matthew, “STAND YOUR GROUND” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2015
Farrelly, Peter, “THE SATURDAY NIGHT BEFORE EASTER SUNDAY” – PROVIDENCE NOIR
Gaige, Amity, “THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL HOUSE” – PROVIDENCE NOIR
Haddam, Jane, “CRAZY CAT LADIES” – EQMM FEB 2015
Halter, Paul, “THE WOLF OF FENRIR” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2015
Haskins, Michael, “HEMINGWAY’S TYPEWRITER” – EQMM JAN 2015
Haynes, Michael, “LAKESIDE MEMORIES” – EQMM FEB 2015
Hendrickson, David H., “HURAM’S TEMPLE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2015
Hood, Ann, “UNDER THE SHEPARD CLOCK” – PROVIDENCE NOIR
James, Bill, “CHRISTMAS, ETC., IS COMING” – EQMM JAN 2015
Johnson, Russell W., “CHUNG LING SOO’S GREATEST TRICK” – EQMM JAN 2015
Jónasson, Ragnar, “A LETTER TO SANTA” – EQMM JAN 2015
Kaplan, Hester, “FEMUR” – PROVIDENCE NOIR
Kohler, Sheila, “SARAH” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2015
Lange, Richard, “APROCRYPHA” – SWEET NOTHING
Lantigua, John, “THE LOVERS OF TRABER” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2015
Lantigua, John, “THE GENTLEMAN FROM SHANGHAI” – EQMM MAY 2015
Lee, Marie Myung-Ok, “MISSING SRI” – PROVIDENCE NOIR
Leuci, Robert, “THE VENGEANCE TAKER” – PROVIDENCE NOIR
Link, William, “DOCTOR, DOCTOR” – EQMM JAN 2015
Manfredo, Lou, “LAST CALL” – EQMM JAN 2015
Mann, Antony, “THE GREATER GOOD” – EQMM MAY 2015
Maron, Margaret, “WE ON THE TRAIN!” – EQMM MAY 2015
McCormick, William Burton, “POMPO’S DISGUISE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2015
McFadden, Dennis, “GOD IS GOOD” – EQMM JAN 2015
Moose, Ruth, “BORN MEAN” – EQMM JAN 2015
Morrell, David, “THE OPIUM EATER”
Nadel, Barbara, “OUR LITTLE SECRET” – EQMM FEB 2015
Opperman, Meg, “TWILIGHT LADIES” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2015
Pachter, Josh, “POLICE NAVIDAD” – EQMM JAN 20155
Polites, Taylor M., “ARMORY PARK” – PROVIDENCE NOIR
Raffel, Dawn, “TRAINING” – PROVIDENCE NOIR
Ribchester, Lucy, “DIGGING UP TROUBLE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2015
Rice, Luanne , “GOLD LEAF” – PROVIDENCE NOIR
Rodriguez, Pablo, “WATERFIRE’S SMELL TONIGHT” – PROVIDENCE NOIR
Rozan, S.J., “CHIN YONG-YUN MEETS A GHOST” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2015
Rusch, Kristine Kathryn, “CHRISTMAS EVE AT THE EXIT” – EQMM JAN 2015
Searles, John, “THE PIG” – PROVIDENCE NOIR
Stanley, Kristina, “WHEN A FRIENDSHIP FAILS” – EQMM MAY 2015
Strout, Elizabeth, “ONCE, AT TRINITY REP” – PROVIDENCE NOIR
Tasker, Michael Caleb, “A LONELINESS TO THE THOUGHT” – EQMM MAY 2015
Taylor, Art, “COMMISSION” – EQMM MAY 2015
Todd, Marilyn, “WHO PAYS THE PIPER” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2015
Tynan, O.A., “ACCESSORY TO MURDER” – EQMM FEB 2015
Yi, Melissa, “OM” – EQMM JAN 2015
Zeltserman, Dave, “JULIUS KATZ AND THE CASE OF EXPLODING WINE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2015

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Best Juvenile

Avi, CATCH YOU LATER, TRAITOR
Brezenoff, Steve, THE CASE OF THE MISSING MUSEUM ARCHIVES
Buckey, Sarah Masters, DANGER IN PARIS: A SAMANTHA MYSTERY
Dahl, Michael, DEATH SENTENCE
Dixon, Franklin W., GREAT ESCAPE
Dixon, Franklin W., DECEPTION ON THE SET
Ernst, Kathleen, THE SMUGGLER’S SECRETS: A CAROLINE MYSTERY
Gibbs, Stuart, EVIL SPY SCHOOL
Grabenstein, Chris, THE ISLAND OF DR. LIBRIS
Grant, Holly, THE LEAGUE OF BEASTLY DREADFULS
Grau, Sheila, DR. CRITCHLOVE’S SCHOOL FOR MINIONS
Griffin, N., SMASHIE MCPERTER AND THE MYSTERY OF ROOM 11
Hoffman, Alice, NIGHTBIRD
Keene, Carolyn, BUTTERFLY BLUES
Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody, THE JAZZMAN’S TRUMPET: A KIT MYSTERY
MacGregor, Roy, REALITY CHECK IN DETROIT
Paris, Harper, MYSTERY ACROSS THE SECRET BRIDGE
Spencer, Octavia, SWEETEST HEIST IN HISTORY
Stevens, Robin, MURDER IS BAD MANNERS
Stratford, Jordan, THE CASE OF THE MISSING MOONSTONE
Sutton, Laurie S., THE GHOST OF THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE
Sylvester, Kevin, NEIL FLAMBE AND THE BARD’S BANQUET
Vaught, Susan, FOOTER DAVIS PROBABLY IS CRAZY

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Best Young Adult

Casey, Jane, BET YOUR LIFE
Conway, Celeste, UNLOVELY
Dobson, M. Evonne, CHAOS THEORY
Larbalestier, Justine, RAZORHURST
Littlefied, Sophie, INFECTED
Maysonet, Melody, A WORK OF ART
McKenzie, Sophie, IN A SPLIT SECOND
McNicoll, Sylvia, BEST FRIENDS THROUGH ETERNITY
Suma, Nova Ren, THE WALLS AROUND US
Weil, Cynthia, I’M GLAD I DID
Weston, Robert Paul, BLUES FOR ZOEY

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Best TV Episode

 

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Robert L. Fish Memorial Award

Block, Jill D., “LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED” – EQMM MARCH- APRIL 2015
Carpenter, Thomas K., “THE TROUBLE WITH VIRGINS” – EQMM FEB 2015
Farber, Jon Matthew, “STAND YOUR GROUND” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2015
Johnson, Russell W., “CHUNG LING SOO’S GREATEST TRICK” – EQMM JAN 2015
Rodriguez, Pablo, “WATERFIRE’S SMELL TONIGHT” – PROVIDENCE NOIR

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Mary Higgins Clark Award

Alexander, Ellie, MEET YOUR BAKER
Bradford, Laura, SUSPENDERED SENTENCE
Budewitz, Leslie, ASSAULT AND PEPPER
Casey, Elizabeth Lynn, WEDDING DURESS
Cooper, Amanda, SHADOW OF A SPOUT
Crockett, Jessie, A STICKY SITUATION
Fifield, Christy, MURDER TIES THE KNOT
Froetschel, Susan, ALLURE OF DECEIT
Hale, Rebecca M., HOW TO CATCH A CAT
Hardy, Susannah , FETA ATTRACTION
Haywood, B.B., TOWN IN A SWEET PICKLE
Hughes, Mary Ellen, LICENSE TO DILL
Husom, Christine, SNOW WAY OUT
Hyzy, Julie, ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MENUS
Lee, Elizabeth , SNOOP TO NUTS
Moore, Marie, SIDE TRIP TO KATHMANDU
Orgain, Diana, A FIRST DATE WITH DEATH
Pandian, Gigi, THE ACCIDENTAL ALCHEMIST
Smith, Karen Rose, GILT BY ASSOCIATION
Staub, Wendy Corsi , THE BLACK WIDOW
Stewart, Fran, A WEE MURDER IN MY SHOP
Weber, Tracy, A KILLER RETREAT

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