The Edgar® Awards – 2017 Submissions

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This list includes all submissions received by the MWA national office as of August 11, 2016Appearance 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 2017.  The winners will be announced at the Edgar® Banquet on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Best Novel

Abbott, Jeff, THE FIRST ORDER
Albert, Susan Wittig, BLOOD ORANGE
Allan, Barbara, ANTIQUES FATE
Alten, Steve, MEG: NIGHTSTALKERS
Arlen, Tessa, DEATH SITS DOWN TO DINNER
Armstrong, Kelley, CITY OF THE LOST
Ashby, Madeline, COMPANY TOWN
Atkins, Ace, ROBERT B. PARKER’S SLOW BURN
Atkins, Ace, THE INNOCENTS
Axelrod, Steven, NANTUCKET GRAND
Baldacci, DAvid, THE LAST MILE
Bannalex, Jean-Luc, MURDER ON BRITTANY SHORES
Barbieri, Maggie, LIE IN PLAIN SIGHT
Barclay, Linwood , FAR FROM TRUE
Barr, Nevada, BOAR ISLAND
Barrett, Lorna, TITLE WAVE
Barron, Stephanie, JANE AND THE WATERLOO MAP
Barton, Fiona, THE WIDOW
Berenson, Alex, THE WOLVES
Berry, Steve, THE 14TH COLONY
Billingham, Mark, DIE OF SHAME
Bjork, Samuel, I’M TRAVELING ALONE
Black, Benjamin, EVEN THE DEAD
Black, Cara, MURDER ON THE QUAI
Black, Lisa, THAT DARKNESS
Blaedel, Sara, THE KILLING FOREST
Blevins, Win & Meredith, STEALING FIRE
Bommersback, Jana, FUNERAL HOTDISH
Bond, Larry, FATAL THUNDER
Bowen, Rhys, TIME OF FOG AND FIRE
Bowen, Rhys, CROWNED AND DANGEROUS
Box, C.J., OFF THE GRID
Boyle, Gerry, STRAW MAN
Brackmann, Lisa, GO-BETWEEN
Brackston, P.J., THE CASE OF THE FICKLE MERMAID
Brady, Conor, THE ELOQUENCE OF THE DEAD
Brennan, Allison, POISONOUS
Brody, Frances, MURDER ON A SUMMER’S DAY
Brown, Rita Mae, TALL TAIL
Brown, Sandra, STING
Buckley, Carla, THE GOOD GOODBYE
Burke, Alafair, THE EX
Burnsworth, David, BURNING HEAT
Calkins, Susanna, A DEATH ALONG THE RIVER FLEET
Campbell, Rick, ICE STATION NAUTILUS
Cannon, Joanna, THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP
Carlisle, Kate, BOOKS OF A FEATHER
Carter, M.J., THE INFIDEL STAIN
Casey, Jane, AFTER THE FIRE
Childs, Laura, DEVONSHIRE SCREAM
Cleverly, Barbara, DIANA’S ALTAR
Clifton, Lu, SCALP DANCE
Coben, Harlan, FOOL ME ONCE
Coes, Ben, FIRST STRIKE
Coleman, Reed Farrel, WHERE IT HURTS
Collins, Max Allan, BETTER DEAD
Connolly, John, DOMINION
Coonts, Stephen, THE ART OF WAR
Corby, Gary, THE SINGER FROM MEMPHIS
Crawford, Susan, THE OTHER WIDOW
Cronin, Justin, CITY OF MIRRORS
Crook, Jeff, THE COVENANT
Cross, Mason, THE SAMARITAN
Crouch, Blake, DARK MATTER
Cussler, Clive &, Scott, Justin, THE GANGSTER
de Beauvoir, Jeannette, DEADLY JEWELS
de Muriel, Oscar, THE STRINGS OF MURDER
Deaver, Jeffery, THE STEEL KISS
DeBoard, Paula Treick, THE DROWNING GIRLS
Delany, Vicki, UNREASONABLE DOUBT
Dennison, Hannah, A KILLER BALL AT HONEYCHURCH HALL
DePoy, Phillip, A PRISONER IN MALTA
Dobbyn, John F., FATAL ODDS
Doiron, Paul , WIDOWMAKER
Doughty, Louise, BLACK WATER
Duncan, Elizabeth J., MURDER ON THE HOUR
Dunmore, Helen, EXPOSURE
Easley, Warren, NOT DEAD ENOUGH
Eisler, Barry, THE GOD’S EYE VIEW
Estleman, Loren D., SHOOT
Evanovich, Janet, PURSUIT
Fairstein, Linda, KILLER LOOK
Farrow, John, SEVEN DAYS DEAD
Faye, Lyndsay, JANE STEELE
Fielding, Joy, SHE’S NOT THERE
Finder, Joseph, GUILTY MINDS
Flanders, Judith, A BED OF SCORPIONS
Flanery, Patrick, I AM NO ONE
Flannery, Tim, THE MYSTERY OF THE VENUS ISLAND FETISH
Flynn, Rory, DARK HORSE
Fox, Tom, DOMINUS
Franze, Anthony, THE ADVOCATE’S DAUGHTER
Freydont, Shelley, A GOLDEN CAGE
Furst, Alan, A HERO OF FRANCE
Gannon, Joe, THE LAST DAWN
Gardner, Lisa, FIND HER
Gaylin, Alison, WHAT REMAINS OF ME
Gentill, Sulari, A FEW RIGHT THINKING MEN
Gittlin, Adam, DEAL MASTER
Goddard, Robert, CORNERS OF THE GLOBE
Goldenbaum, Sally, MURDER AT LAMBSWOOL FARM
Goodman, Carol, RIVER ROAD
Graham, Barbara, MURDER BY KINDNESS: THE GIFT QUILT
Graves, Sarah, THE GIRL SHE LEFT BEHIND
Grecian, Alex, LOST AND GONE FOREVER
Griffin, Neal, A VOICE FROM THE FIELD
Griffiths, Elly, THE WOMAN IN BLUE
Grimes, Linda, ALL FIXED UP
Gutcheon, Beth, DEATH AT BREAKFAST
Hagberg, David, THE FOURTH HORSEMAN
Haines, Carolyn, ROCK-A-BYE BONES
Hall, Parnell, PRESUMED PUZZLED
Hall, Rachel Howzell, TRAIL OF ECHOES
Hallinan, Timothy, KING MAYBE
Hamilton, Glen Erik, HARD COLD WINTER
Hamilton, Steve, THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON
Hamilton, Victoria, MURDER IN MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS
Hand, Elizabeth, HARD LIGHT
Handler, David, THE LAVENDER LANE LOTHARIO
Hannah, Sophie, A GAME FOR ALL THE FAMILY
Hardacker, Vaughn, BLACK ORCHID
Harris, C.S., WHEN FALCONS FALLS
Hart, John, REDEMPTION ROAD
Harvey, Michael, BRIGHTON
Havill, Steven, COME DARK
Hawley, Noah, BEFORE THE FALL
Henshaw, Mark, THE FALLOF MOSCOW STATION
Herron, Mick, REAL TIGERS
Higashino, Keigo, A MIDSUMMER’S EQUATION
Hodgson, Antonia , THE LAST CONFESSION OF THOMAS HAWKINS
Holt, Anne, THE LION’S MOUTH
Honda, Tetsuya, THE SILENT DEAD
Hood, Joshua, WARNING ORDER
Housewright, David, STEALING THE COUNTESS
Houston, Victoria, DEAD LOUDMOUTH
Hurley, Andrew M., THE LONEY
Hurwitz, Gregg, ORPHAN X
Ifkovic, Ed , COLD MORNING
Indridason, Arnaldur, INTO OBLIVION
Jance, J.A., CLAWBACK
Johansen, Iris, HIDE AWAY
Johnson, Craig, THE HIGHWAY MAN
Kaaberbøl, Lene &, Friis, Agnete, THE CONSIDERATE KILLER
Kade, Stacey, 738 DAYS
Kaehler, Tammy, RED FLAGS
Kalla, Daniel, NIGHTFALL OVER SHANGHAI
Kasasian, M.R.C., DEATH DESCENDS ON SATURN VILLA
Kellerman, Jonathan, BREAKDOWN
Kelly, Michelle, DOWNWARD FACING DEATH
Kennedy, Douglas, THE BLUE HOUR
Kent, Christobel, THE CROOKED HOUSE
Kepnes, Caroline, HIDDEN BODIES
Kerr, Philip, THE OTHER SIDE OF SILENCE
Khan, Ausma Zehanat, THE LANGUAGE OF SECRETS
King, Laurie R., THE MURDER OF MARY RUSSELL
Kisor, Henry, TRACKING THE BEAST
Kuhns, Eleanor, THE DEVIL’S COLD DISH
Lam, Laura, FALSE HEARTS
Lambert, Charles, THE CHILDREN’S HOME
Larsen, Ward, ASSASSIN’S SILENCE
Laukkanen, Owen, THE WATCHER IN THE WALL
Lawton, John, THE UNFORTUNATE ENGLISHMAN
Lebow, Laura, SENT TO THE DEVIL
Lehane, Con, MURDER AT THE 42ND STREET LIBRARY
Leon, Donna, THE WATERS OF ETERNAL YOUTH
Leonard, Peter, UNKNOWN REMAINS
Leotta, Allison, THE LAST GOOD GIRL
Levinson, Robert S., THE STARDOM AFFAIR
Lewis, Beth, THE WOLF ROAD
Limon, Martin, PING-PONG HEART
Lippman, Laura, WILDE LAKE
Loehfelm, Bill, LET THE DEVIL OUT
Longo, Davide, BRAMARD’S CASE
Lovesey, Peter, ANOTHER GOES TONIGHT
Lupton, Rosamund, THE QUALITY OF SILENCE
Lutz, Lisa, THE PASSENGER
Mahon, Annette, SLAY BELLS
Marinovich, Matt, THE WINTER GIRL
Martini, Steve, BLOOD FLAG
McCafferty, Keith, BUFFALO JUMP BLUES
McCallum, DAvid, ONCE A CROOKED MAN
McCrumb, Sharyn, PRAYERS THE DEVIL ANSWERS
McDonald, Ann A., THE OXFORD INHERITANCE
McEwan, Scott, GHOST SNIPER
McGoran, Jon, DUST UP
McKenzie, C.B., BURN WHAT WILL BURN
McPherson, Catriona, QUIET NEIGHBORS
Meltzer, Brad &, Goldberg, Tod, THE HOUSE OF SECRETS
Miller, Carol, AN OLD-FASHIONED MURDER
Millet, Lydia, SWEET LAMB OF HEAVEN
Miranda, Megan, ALL THE MISSING GIRLS
Monday, T.T., DOUBLE SWITCH
Moore, Jonathan, THE POISON ARTIST
Mulford, Carolyn, SHOW ME THE ASHES
Muller, Marcia, SOMEONE ALWAYS KNOWS
Muller, Marcia &, Pronzini, Bill, THE PLAGUE OF THIEVES AFFAIR
Nakamura, Fuminori, THE GUN
Nakamura, Fuminori, THE KINGDOM
Nappi, Frank, WELCOME TO THE SHOW
Neuhaus, Nele, I AM YOUR JUDGE
Neuvel, Sylvain, SLEEPING GIANTS
Olson, Karen E., SHADOWED
Page, Katherine Hall, THE BODY IN THE WARDROBE
Palmer, Matthew, THE WOLF OF SARAJEVO
Paul, Bart, CHEATGRASS
Pavone, Chris, THE TRAVELERS
Pearson, Ridley, WHITE BONE
Perry, Anne, TREACHERY AT LANCASTER GATE
Perry, Thomas, FORTY THIEVES
Powell, Jessie Bishop, THE CASE OF THE RED-HANDED RHESUS
Preston, Douglas &, Child, Lincoln, BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT
Quartey, Kwei, GOLD OF OUR FATHERS
Quird, Matthew, COLD BARREL ZERO
Raabe, Melanie, THE TRAP
Ream, Ashley, THE ONE HUNDRED YEAR MIRACLE
Rhoades, J.D., ICE CHEST
Ribchester, Lucy, THE HOURGLASS FACTORY
Richmond, T.R., WHAT SHE LEFT
Riggs, Cynthia, BLOODROOT
Rizzolo, S.K., ON A DESERT SHORE
Robb, Candace, THE SERVICE OF THE DEAD
Robotham, Michael, CLOSE YOUR EYES
Rollins, James &, Blackwood, Grant, WAR HAWK
Rosett, Sara, MARRIAGE, MONSTERS-IN-LAW, AND MURDER
Royal, Priscilla, LAND OF SHADOWS
Sallis, James, WILLNOT
Salvalaggio, Karin, WALLEYE JUNCTION
Sandford, John, EXTREME PREY
Scottoline, Lisa, MOST WANTED
Searle, Nicholas, THE GOOD LIAR
Sears, Michael, SAVING JASON
Seddon, Holly, TRY NOT TO BREATHE
Sefton, Maggie, KNIT TO BE TIED
Segura, Alex, DOWN THE DARKEST STREET
Shaw, Johnny, FLOODGATE
Shelton, Paige , THE CRACKED SPINE
Sigurdardottir, Yrsa, THE SILENCE OF THE SEA
Simon, Clea, THE NINTH LIFE
Simon, Clea, WHEN BUNNIES GO BAD
Smith, Dominic, THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS
Smith, Lachlan, PANTHER’S PREY
Spillane, Mickey &, Collins, Max Allan, MIKE HAMMER: MURDER NEVER KNOCKS
Steiner, Susie, MISSING, PRESUMED
Stuyck, Karen Hanson, DEATH BY DUMPSTER
Swinson, David, THE SECOND GIRL
Sykes, S.D., THE BUTCHER BIRD
Tallis, F.R., THE PASSENGER
Taylor, David C., NIGHT WORK
Tesh, Jane, EVIL TURNS
Thomas, Sam, THE MIDWIFE AND THE ASSASSIN
Thor, Brad, FOREIGN AGENT
Thurm, Marian, THE GOOD LIFE
Truman, Margaret, MARGARET TRUMAN’S DEADLY MEDICINE
Tucker, K.A., HE WILL BE MY RUIN
Under, Lisa, INK AND BONE
Vallgren, Carl-Johan, THE BOY IN THE SHADOWS
Verdon, John, WOLF LAKE
Verdon, John, WOLF LAKE
Viets, Elaine, THE ART OF MURDER
Walters, Minette, THE CELLAR
Wellington, David, THE CYCLOPS INITIATIVE
Welsh-Huggins, Andrew, CAPITOL PUNISHMENT
White, Randy Wayne, DEEP BLUE
Whitehouse, Lucie, KEEP YOU CLOSE
Whittle, Tina, RECKONING AND RUIN
Winter, Ariel S., BARREN COVE
Woods, Stuart, SCANDALOUS BEHAVIOR
Ying, Song, APRICOT’S REVENGE
Yu, Jessica, END OF WATCH
Zandri, Vincent, ORCHARD GROVE
Zane, VENGEANCE

Best First Novel

Austin, Alex, NAKAMURA REALITY
Berry, Flynn, UNDER THE HARROW
Betley, Matthew, OVERWATCH
Beverly, Bill, DODGERS
Binder, Mike, KEEP CALM
Boone, Ezekiel, THE HATCHING
Boyce, Trudy Nan, OUT OF THE BLUES
Brodsky, Jordanna Max, THE IMMORTALS
Case, Andrew, THE BIG FEAR
Cass, Richard, SOLO ACT
Cline, Emma, THE GIRLS
Cooper, Marla, TERROR IN TAFFETA
D’Avanzo, Charlene, COLD BLOOD, HOT SEA
Donlea, Charlie, SUMMIT LAKE
Gallagher, Matt, YOUNGBLOOD
Gold, Ira, DEBASEMENTS OF BROOKLYN
Goldberg, Paul, THE YID
Harris, Shaun, THE HEMINGWAY THIEF
Hartwell, Elena, ONE DEAD, TWO TO GO
Haseldine, Jane, THE LAST TIME SHE SAW HIM
Honigfor, Cheryl, THE DARKNESS KNOWS
Johnson, Carrie H., HOT FLASH
Kope, Spencer, COLLECTING THE DEAD
Krugler, David, THE DEAD DON’T BLEED
Lane, Kelly, ONE FOOT IN THE GROVE
LaRue, Teresa A., A TALENT FOR MURDER
Lowell, Catherine, THE MADWOMAN UPSTAIRS
Ludwig, Avram Noble, SHOOTING THE SPHINX
McElwain, Julie, A MURDER IN TIME
McFate, Sean &, Witter, Bret, SHADOW WAR
Merritt, Ray, CLAMOUR OF CROWS
Nettmann, Nadine, DECANTING A MURDER
Patrick, Renee, DESIGN FOR DYING
Petrie, Nicholas, THE DRIFTER
Preston, Lisa, ORCHIDS AND STONE
Quinn, Kennedy, THE LAST BEST LIE
Rudolph, Michael, NOBLE CHASE
Ryan, Michael, GUY NOVEL
Sadowsky, Nina, JUST FALL
Sanders, J. Aaron, SPEAKERS OF THE DEAD
Scarantino, James R., THE DRUM WITHIN
Scott, J. Todd, THE FAR EMPTY
Seely, Nick, CAMBODIA NOIR
Thomas, Julia, THE ENGLISH BOYS
Vatsal, Radha, A FRONT PAGE AFFAIR
Vidich, Paul , AN HONORABLE MAN
Vine, Richard, SOHO SINS
Wechsler, Pamela, MISSION HIL
Wohlsdorf, Gina, SECURITY
Wright, Lili, DANCING WITH THE TIGER

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Best Paperback/E-Book Original

Aames, Avery, FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE
Abbott, Kristi, KERNEL OF TRUTH
Abbott, Patricia, SHOT IN DETROIT
Adams, Ellery, BREACH OF CRUST
Alexander, Ellie, ON THIN ICING
Archer, Connie, A CLUE IN THE STEW
Archer, Gretchen, DOUBLE KNOT
Arlidge, M.J., THE DOLL’S HOUSE
Arlidge, M.J., LIAR LIAR
Arlington, Lucy, OFF THE BOOKS
Arsenault, Emily, THE EVENING SPIDER
Bailey, Robert, BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE
Baker, Tim, FEVER CITY
Batten, Jack, KEEPER OF THE FLAME
Bell, David, SINCE SHE WENT AWAY
Blake, Heather, GONE WITH THE WITCH
Bradford, Laura, A CHURN FOR THE WORSE
Breen, Susanna, MAGGIE DOVE
Brightwell, Emily, MRS. JEFFRIES WINS THE PRIZE
Brown, Duffy, BRAKING FOR BODIES
Bruen, Ken &, Starr, Jason, PIMP
Burdette, Lucy, KILLER TAKEOUT
Burrows, Steve, A CAST OF FALCONS
Burton, Mary, THE SHARK
Cahoon, Lynn, MURDER ON WHEELS
Caleonego, Bernadette , STORMY COVE
Camilleri, Andrea, MONTALBANO’S FIRST CASE
Cantrell, Janet, FAT CAT TAKES THE CAKE
Carbo, Christine, MORTAL FALL
Casey, Elizabeth Lynn, NEEDLE AND DREAD
Cattrell, Bailey, DAISIES FOR INNOCENCE
Chapman, Brenda, TUMBLED GRAVES
Cochran, Peg, BERRY THE HATCHET
Colcroft, Karenna, DAWN OVER DAYFIELD
Cole, Bobby, OLD  MONEY
Connolly, Sheila, A TURN FOR THE BAD
Cooper, Amanda, THE GRIM STEEPER
Costa, Shelley, PRACTICAL SINS FOR COLD CLIMATES
Craven, Michael, THE DETECTIVE & THE CHINESE HIGH-FIN
Cudmore, Libby, THE BIG REWIND
Culbertson, Judi, EXIT ROW
Dahlbeck, Benjamin, MOUNTAIN MURDER MYSTERY
Daniel, Ray, CHILD NOT FOUND
Davis, Krista, THE DIVA SERVES HIGH TEA
Dawson, Janet, DEATH DEALS A HAND
di Marco, Connie, THE MADNESS OF MERCURY
DuBois, Brendan, NIGHT ROAD
Eastman, Dawn, AN UNHAPPY MEDIUM
Elkins, Aaron, SWITCHEROO
Elliott, Kendra, TARGETED
Esquivel, Laura, PIERCED BY THE SUN
Falkenberg, Hendrik, TIME HEALS NO WOUNDS
Fardig, Caroline, MUG SHOT
Flanagan, Joe, LESSER EVILS
Florio, Gwen, DISGRACED
Flower, Amanda, CRIME AND POETRY
Flower, Amanda, THE FINAL TAP
Ford, G.M., SALVATION LAKE
Fowler, Christopher, LONDON’S GLORY
Fuller, Bill, A GIRL’S GUIDE TO LANDING A GREEK GOD
Furlong, Susan, REST IN PEACH
Gates, Eva, READING UP A STORM
Gilstrap, John, FRIENDLY FIRE
Glynn, Alan, PARADIME
Goldsborough, Robert, STOP THE PRESSES!
Greenaway, R.M., COLD GIRL
Hardacker, Vaughn, BLACK ORCHID
Hart, Joe, THE LAST GIRL
Hart, Rob, CITY OF ROSE
Harwood, Seth, EVERYONE PAYS
Hawker, L.S., BODY AND BONE
Hechtman, Betty, SEAMS LIKE MURDER
Hegenberger, John, STARFALL
Hellmann, Libby Fischer, JUMP CUT
Helms, E. Michael, DEADLY DUNES
Hirahara, Naomi, SAYONARA SLAM
Hobart, Sarah, DEATH AT A FIXER-UPPER
Hornsby, Wendy, DISTURBING THE DARK
Huber, Anna Lee, AS DEATH DRAWS NEAR
Hughes, Mary Ellen, SCENE OF THE BRINE
Hutchinson, Dot, TH BUTTERFLY GARDEN
Hyzy, Julie, FOREIGN ECLAIRS
James, Delia, A FAMILIAR TAIL
Jarveka, Jari, THE GIRL AND THE RAT
Johnston, Linda O., TO CATCH A TREAT
Judson, Daniel, THE TEMPORARY AGENT
Jungstedt, Mari &, Eliassen, Ruben, A DARKER SKY
Kalteis, Dieter, TRIGGERFISH
Keeley, D.A., DESTINY’S PAWN
Kelleher, Dharma, IRON GODDESS
Kessler, Kate, IT TAKES ONE
Kingsmill, Suzanne F., CRAZY DEAD
Kold, Jesper Bugge, WINTER MEN
Kreslehner, Gabi, RAVEN SISTERS
Lansing, John, DEAD IS DEAD
Lashner, William, THE FOUR NIGHT RUN
Laurie, Victoria, A GHOUL’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
Law, Janice, NIGHTS IN BERLIN
Lawrence, Mary, DEATH OF AN ALCHEMIST
Lawrenson, Deborah, 300 DAYS OF SUN
Layton, Jeffrey, THE GOOD SPY
Leeson, Gayle, THE CALAMITY CAFÉ
Lehtolainen, Leena, FATAL HEADWIND
Leigh, Melinda, SECONDS TO LIVE
Linzee, David, SPUR OF THE MOMENT
Logan, Kylie, AND THEN THERE WERE NUNS
MacDonald, Siobhan, TWISTED RIVER
Magson, Adrian, THE LOCKER
Maloney, Leo J., ARCH ENEMY
Mamatas, Nick, I AM PROVIDENCE
Mattich, Alen, HEART OF HELL
Maxwell, Edith, DELIVERING THE TRUTH
McAndrews, Jennifer, A SHATTERING CRIME
McDermott, Andy, THE REVELATION CODE
McHugh, Mary, BOSSA NOVAS, BIKINIS, AND BAD ENDS
McIsaac, Joci, A CURE FOR MADNESS
McKinlay, Jenn, COPY CAP MURDER
McKinlay, Jenn, VANILLA BEANED
McKinty, Adrian, RAIN DOGS
Miller, Jeff, BORDERLINE INSANITY
Murphy, Haughton, MURDER.COM
Murphy, Michael, THE BIG BRUSH OFF
Myerson, Julie, THE STOPPED HEART
O’Connor, T.J., DYING TO TELL
Odden, Karen, LADY IN THE SMOKE
Orchard, Sandra, A FOOL AND HIS MONET
Orgain, Diana, A SECOND CHANCE AT MURDER
Osborne, Cary G., OKLAHOMA WINDS
Paul, Paula, FOR DEAD MEN ONLY
Pen, Paul , THE LIGHT OF THE FIREFLIES
Pryor, Mark, THE PARIS LIBRARIAN
Quertermous, Bryon, RIOT LOAD
Quinn, Anthony, SILENCE
Ragan, T.R., FURIOUS
Reavil, Gil, 13 UNDER THE WIRE
Reed, Rick, THE DEEPEST WOUND
Reed, Rick R., MUTE WITNESS
Reid, R. Jean, ROOTS OF MURDER
Reilly, Linda, OUT OF THE DYING PAN
Rinsky, E.Z., PALINDROME
Ross, Loretta, DEATH AND THE BREWMAKER’S WIDOW
Round, Jeffrey, ENDGAME
Russell, Alan, LOST DOG
Ryan, Sofie, A WHISKER OF TROUBLE
Sakey, Marcus, WRITTEN IN FIRE
Satterthwait, Walter, NEW YORK NOCTURNE
Schaill, William, DEATH OF A SIREN
Seymour, Eve, BEAUTIFUL LOSERS
Shames, Terry, THE NECESSARY MURDER OF NONIE BLAKE
Sharp, Zoe, THE BLOOD WHISPERER
Shelton, Paige , TO HELVETICA AND BACK
Simmons, Kelly, ONE MORE DAY
Singh, Avtar, NECROPOLIS
Spann, Susan, THE NINJA’S DAUGHTER
St. James, Simone, LOST AMONG THE LIVING
Stewart, Fran, A WEE DOSE OF DEATH
Stone, Jonathan, TWO FOR THE SHOW
Swain, James, BAD ACTION
Sweazy, Larry D., A THOUSAND FALLING CROWS
Sweazy, Larry D., SEE ALSO DECEPTION
Thayer, James, HOUSE OF EIGHT ORCHIDS
Thomas, Richard, BREAKER
Thynne, Janet, THE PURSUIT OF PEARLS
Tyson, Wendy, A MUDDIED MURDER
Unger, David, THE MASTERMIND
Upson, Nicola, LONDON RAIN
Vachss, Andrew, DRAWING DEAD
Vallere, Diane, A DISGUISE TO DIE FOR
Verne, Deirdre, DRAWING BLOOD
Wangersky, Russell, WALT
Wheaton, Mark, FIELDS OF WRATH
White, Dave, AN EMPTY HELL
White, Loreth Anne, IN THE BARREN GROUND
Wingate, Marty, THE SKELETON GARDEN
Wolff, Dana I., THE PRISONER OF HELL GATE
Woods, T.E., DEAD END FIX
Yocum, Robin, A BRILLIANT DEATH
Ziskin, James W., HEART OF STONE

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Best Fact Crime

Buck, Jeff with, Land, Jon & Preston, Lindsay, TAKEDOWN: A SMALL-TOWN COP’S BATTLE AGAINST THE HELLS ANGELS AND THE NATION’S BIGGEST DRUG GANG
Carr, Barnes, OPERATION WHISPER: THE CAPTURE OF SOVIET SPIES MORRIS AND LONA COHEN
Corbett, Ken, A MURDER OVER A GIRL: JUSTICE, GENDER, JUNIOR HIGH
DiMaio, Vincent &, Franscell, Ron, MORGUE: A LIFE IN DEATH
Fanning, Diane, BITTER REMAINS: A CUSTODY BATTLE, A GRUESOME CRIME, AND THE MOTHER WHO PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE
Foster, Nick, THE JOLLY ROGER SOCIAL CLUB: A TRUE STORY OF A KILLER IN PARADISE
Hollandsworth, Skip, MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN: PANIC, SCANDAL, AND THE HUNT FOR AMERICA’S FIRST SERIAL KILLER
Hutchinson, Robert, THE AUDACIOUS CRIMES OF COLONEL BLOOD: THE SPY WHO STOLE THE CROWN JEWELS AND BECAME THE KING’S SECRET AGENT
Johnson, Mark, APPREHENSIONS & CONVICTIONS: ADVENTURES OF A 50-YEAR-OLD ROOKIE COP
Konnikova, Maria, THE CONFIDENCE GAME: WHY WE FALL FOR IT…EVERY TIME
Meier, Barry, MISSING MAN: THE AMERICAN SPY WHO VANISHED IN IRAN
Murphy, Paul Thomas, PRETTY JANE AND THE VIPER OF KIDBROOKE LANE: A TRUE STORY OF VICTORIAN LAW AND DISORDER: THE FIRST UNSOLVED MURDER OF THE VICTORIAN AGE
Phelps, M. William, ONE BREATH AWAY: THE HICCUP GIRL – FROM MEDIA DARLING TO CONVICTED KILLER
Ramsland, Ph.D, Katherine, CONFESSION OF A SERIAL KILLER: THE UNTOLD STORY OF DENNIS RADER, THE BTK KILLER
Range, Peter Ross, 1924: THE YEAR THAT MDE HITLER
Sanders, Eli, WHILE THE CITY SLEPT: A LOVE LOST TO VIOLENCE AND A YOUNG MAN’S DESCENT INTO MADNESS
Scarpa, Linda with, Rosencrance, Linda, THE MAFIA HIT MAN’S DAUGHTER
Singular, Stephen &, Singular, Joyce, SHADOW ON THE MOUNTAIN: NANCY PFISTER, DR. WILLIAM STYLER, AND THE MURDER OF ASPEN’S GOLDEN GIRL
Tigay, Chanan, THE LOST BOOK OF MOSES: THE HUNT FOR THE WORLD’S OLDEST BIBLE
Wilber, Del Quentin, A GOOD MONTH FOR MURDER: THE INSIDE STORY OF A HOMICIDE SQUAD
Williams, Frank J.&, Burkhimer, Michael, THE LINCOLN ASSASSINATION RIDDLE REVISITING THE CRIME OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
Winslow, Emily, JANE DOE JANUARY: MY TWENTY-YEAR SEARCH FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE

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Best Critical-Biographical

Bernthal, J.C., THE AGELESS AGATHA CHRISTIE: ESSAYS ON THE MYSTERIES AND THE LEGACY

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Best Short Story

Abbott, Megan, “OXFORD GIRL” – MISSISSIPPI NOIR
Abel, Barbara, “THE PARAKEET” – BRUSSELS NOIR
Allyn, Doug, THE DROPOUT” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2016
Allyn, Doug, “PUNCHER’S CHANCE” – EQMM JUNE 2016
Atkins, Ace, “COMBUSTIBLE” – MISSISSIPPI NOIR
Ayerdhal, , “THE OTHER HALF OF A LIE” – BRUSSELS NOIR
Ayres, Jedidiah, “HAVE YOU SEEN ME?” – ST. LOUIS NOIR
Bachard, Kurt, “THE EMPTY SPACE” – AHMM MAY 2016
Barsanti, Chris, “THE PILLBOX” – ST. LOUIS NOIR
Béco, Émilie, “IN THE SHADOW OF THE TOWER” – BRUSSELS NOIR
Bellotto, Tony, “TONED COUGARS” – RIO NOIR
Benedict, Laura, “THE PETER RABBIT KILLERS” – EQMM JULY 2016
Benedict, Laura, “A PALER SHADE OF DEATH” – ST. LOUIS NOIR
Berry, Mysti, “JOHNNY DEPP KICK LINE OF DOOM” – EQMM JUNE 2016
Bill, M.V., “THE RETURN” – RIO NOIR
Blain, W. Edward, “THE ALL-NIGHTER” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2016
Bloch, Arnaldo, “THE ENIGMA OF THE VICTROLA” – RIO NOIR
Bowen, Rhys, “TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE” – MURDER MOST CONVENTIONAL
Boyle, William , “MOST THINGS HAVEN’T WORKED OUT” – MISSISSIPPI NOIR
Bracken, Michael, “CHASE YOUR DREAMS” – AHMM JUNE 2016
Brewka-Clark, Nancy, “BOSTON BOUILLABAISSE” – MURDER MOST CONVENTIONAL
Brunet, Rob, “SKINNY’S BEACH” – EQMM FEB 2016
Busby, Robert, “ANGLERS OF THE KEEP” – MISSISSIPPI NOIR
Cajoleas, Jimmy, “LORD OF MADISON COUNTY” – MISSISSIPPI NOIR
Carey, Jay, “WE ARE CAUGHT IN A NET” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2016
Carey, Jay, “WE WALK ON TOP OF GUNS” – AHMM APRIL 2016
Carneiro, Flávio, “THE WAIT” – RIO NOIR
Castro, Michael, “FOUR ST. LOUIS POEMS” – ST. LOUIS NOIR
Colize, Paul , “A FRACTION OF A SECOND” – BRUSSELS NOIR
Collins, Max Allan &, Spillane, Mickey, “A DANGEROUS CAT” – STRAND MAGAZINE
Coney, S.L., “ABANDONED PLACES” – ST. LOUIS NOIR
Cooper, Jean B., “THE MEAN DISTANCE” – EQMM JUNE 2016
Corbett, David, “THIRTEEN CONFESSIONS” – THIRTEEN CONFESSIONS
Corbett, David, “BABYLON SISTER” – THIRTEEN CONFESSIONS
Corbett, David, “ARE YOU WITH ME, DOCTOR WU?” – THIRTEEN CONFESSIONS
Corey, Trina, “FLIGHT” – EQMM JULY 2016
Cornette, Jean-Luc, “THE BEEKEEPER” – BRUSSELS NOIR
Cutler, Judith , “THE PARSON AND THE WITCH” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2016
D’Agnese, Joseph, “THE WOMAN IN THE BRIEFCASE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2016
Dapieve, Arthur, “ARGENTINE TAXI” – RIO NOIR
de Geer, Carl Johan, “THE WAHLBERG DISEASE” – STOCKHOLM NOIR
De Noux, O’Neil , “EFFECT ON MEN” – STRAND MAGAZINE
De Paepe &, Depuydt, “GARAGE 27” – EQMM MAY 2016
Dean, David, “THE SALVATION OF SEAMUS TYRRELL” – EQMM JAN 2016
Dean, David, “THE HANGMAN” – EQMM JULY 2016
Deaver, Jeffery, “THE DELIVERYMAN” – STRAND MAGAZINE
Delperdange, Patrick, “ONLY MUDDY STREAMS FLOW IN DARKNESS” – BRUSSELS NOIR
Deverell, Diana, “SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2016
Dickey, Dominiqua, “GOD’S GONNA TROUBLE THE WATER” – MISSISSIPPI NOIR
Dilts, Catherine, “THE CHEMISTRY OF HEROES” – AHMM MAY 2016
Dircks, John H., “TRAP AND RELEASE” – AHMM MARCH 2016
Dirckx, John H., “CAN’T UNDO – AHMM JULY-AUGUST 2016
Dobson, M. Evonne, “ELEMENTAL CHAOS” – MURDER MOST CONVENTIONAL
Doke, Sara, “THE OTHER WAR OF THE MAROLLES” – BRUSSELS NOIR
Drougge, Unni, “DEATH STAR” – STOCKHOLM NOIR
DuBois, Brendan, “THE MAN FROM AWAY” – EQMM JULY 2016
DuBois, Brendan, “A BATTLEFIELD REUNION” – AHMM JUNE 2016
Durkee, Lee, “MY DEAR, MY ONE TRUE LOVE” – MISSISSIPPI NOIR
Edelfeldt, Inger, “FROM THE REMAINS” – STOCKHOLM NOIR
Edenborg, Carl-Michael, “NINETEEN PIECES” – STOCKHOLM NOIR
Edwards, Martin, “CONSUMING PASSION” – EQMM JULY 2016
Edwardson, Åke, “STAIRWAY FROM HEAVEN” – STOCKHOLM NOIR
Egan, Kevin, “THE WIZARD OF 60 CENTRE STREET” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2016
Egan, Kevin, “THE HEIST” – AHMM JULY-AUGUST 2016
Elensky, Torbjörn, “KIM” – STOCKHOLM NOIR
Estleman, Loren D., “WOLFE AND WARP” – EQMM JAN 2016
Faherty, Terence, “THE BLUE CARBUNCLE” – EQMM FEB 2016
Faherty, Terence, “MARGO AND THE MILK TRAP” – AHMM JULY-AUGUST 2016
Ferdinandus, Christian X., “FOR STRICKLY LITERARY REASONS” – EQMM MAY 2016
Ferroni, Marcelo, “TANGERINE TANGO” – RIO NOIR
Fisher, Eve, “THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2016
Fisher, Eve, “GREAT EXPECTATIONS” – AHMM JULY-AUGUST 2016
Fiuza, Guilherme, “RJ-171” – RIO NOIR
Flora, Kate, “ANONYMOUS” – MURDER MOST CONVENTIONAL
Floyd, John M., “PIT STOP” – MISSISSIPPI NOIR
Floyd, John M., “A MILLION VOLTS” – STRAND MAGAZINE
Fowler, Christopher, “RECONCILIATION DAY” – BIBLIOMYSTERIES
Fraga dos Santos, Alexandre , “THE CANNIBAL OF IPANEMA” – RIO NOIR
Franklin, S.L., “THE FINLAY MILLIONS” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2016
Frimansson, Inger, “BLACK ICE” – STOCKHOLM NOIR
Fusilli, Jim , “PLAY BALL” – AHMM APRIL 2016
Garcia-Roza, Luiz Alfredo, “THE BOOTY” – RIO NOIR
Gates, David Edgerley, “CROW MOON” – AHMM MARCH 2016
Gates, David Edgerley, “THE KNEELING NUN” – AHMM APRIL 2016
Goffman, Barb, “THE BEST-LAID PLANS” – MURDER MOST CONVENTIONAL
Goodrich, Joseph, “INCIDENT ON CLINTON STREET” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2016
Görgun, Kenan, “RITUAL: DIARY OF FLESH AND FAITH” – BRUSSELS NOIR
Gray, Lucas, “ETERNITY MET” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2016
Half, Jason, “THE WIDOW CLEANS HOUSE” – AHMM JULY-AUGUST 2016
Hall, James W., “THE HAZE” – BIBLIOMYSTERIES
Halter, Paul , “THE SCARECROW’S REVENGE” – EQMM MAY 2016
Hann, Keith, “THE LAST MAN” – EQMM FEB 2016
Hannan-Mandel, Marie, “THE PERFECT PITCH” – MURDER MOST CONVENTIONAL
Harper, Charles John, “LOVERS AND THIEVES” – AHMM APRIL 2016
Holmén, Martin, “THE SMUGGLERS” – STOCKHOLM NOIR
Hughes, Declan, “UPON THE STAIR” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2016
Inglee, K.B., “COVERTURE” – MURDER MOST CONVENTIONAL
Ingram, David H., “VIEWFINDER” – EQMM JUNE 2016
Ivanov, Petra, “FOR SEMIRA” – EQMM MAY 2016
Jones, Eleanor Cawood, “KILLING KIPPERS” – MURDER MOST CONVENTIONAL
Kardos, Michael, “DIGITS” – MISSISSIPPI NOIR
Keikichi, Osaka, “THE COLD NIGHT’S CLEARLING” – EQMM MAY 2016
Kohler, Sheila, “EQUALITY” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2016
Kopil, Su, “MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE” – MURDER MOST CONVENTIONAL
Kosma, Edgar, “THE VILLAGE IDIOT” – BRUSSELS NOIR
Lantigua, John, “THE JAGUAR AT SUNSET” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2016
Larson, Nathan, “10/09/03” – STOCKHOLM NOIR
Laskowski, Tara, “STATES OF MATTER” – EQMM MAY 2016
Law, Janice, “THE SPIRTUALIST” – AHMM MARCH 2016
Law, Janice, “A TASTE OF MURDER” – AHMM JUNE 2016
Law, Janice, “THE ORGAN GRINDER’S DAUGHTER” – AHMM JULY-AUGUST 2016
Lawton, R.T., “MAY DAY” – AHMM MAY 2016
Lawton, R.T., “THE GREAT AUL” – AHMM JULY-AUGUST 2016
Lee, Umar, “A ST. LOUIS CHRISTMAS” – ST. LOUIS NOIR
Lees-Haley, Paul , “THE THERAPIST” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2016
Lewis, Evan, “MR. CROCKETT AND THE INDIANS” – AHMM JULY-AUGUST 2016
Limon, Martin, “THE KING OF K-POP” – AHMM JUNE 2016
Lin, Szu-Yen , “THE MIRACLE ON CHRISTMAS EVE” – EQMM MAY 2016
Lisboa, Adriana, “THE HANGED MAN” – RIO NOIR
Liskow, Steve, “SMOTHERED MATE” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2016
Lopresti, Robert, “SHANKS GONE ROGUE” – AHMM MAY 2016
Lutz, John, “THE BRICK WALL” – ST. LOUIS NOIR
MacGregor, T.J., “THE UNIT” – EQMM JUNE 2016
Macker, Richard, “A PARTICULARLY UNPLEASANT INCIDENT” – EQMM FEB 2016
Makansi, Jason, “TRACKS” – ST. LOUIS NOIR
Mangeot, Robert, “THE CUMBERLAND PACKAGE”- AHMM MAY 2016
Marks, Paul D., “DESERTED CITIES OF THE HEART” – ST. LOUIS NOIR
McElroy, Colleen J., “BLUES FOR THE RIVER CITY” – ST. LOUIS NOIR
McFadden, Dennis, “TILLIE DINGER” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2016
McNamara, Frances, “WICKED WRITERS” – MURDER MOST CONVENTIONAL
Melo, Joao, “SOOT” – EQMM MAY 2016
Miller, Mary, “UPHILL” – MISSISSIPPI NOIR
Monfils, Nadine, “THE KILLER WORE SLIPPERS” – BRUSSELS NOIR
Montes, Raphael, “THE STORY OF GEORGES FULLAR” – RIO NOIR
Moose, Ruth, “OUTSIDE THE BOX” – MURDER MOST CONVENTIONAL
Moran, Terrie Farley, “INQUIRY AND ASSISTANCE” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2016
Morrell, David, “THE GRANITE KITCHEN” – EQMM JULY 2016
Mussa, Alberto , “GAME OF ERRORS” – EQMM JAN 2016
Myers, Amy, “MURDER ON THE BRIGHTON RUN” – EQMM FEB 2016
Nadel, Barbara, “FRENCH MODEL UPSTAIRS” – EQMM FEB 2016
Nolan, James, “SHORTCUT TO GRINGO HILL” – AHMM JULY-AUGUST 2016
Noriega, Alfredo, “ECUADOR” – BRUSSELS NOIR
Oates, Joyce Carol, “BIG MOMMA” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2016
Offutt, Chris, “CHEAP SUITCASE AND A NEW TOWN” – MISSISSIPPI NOIR
Orloff, Alan, “THE LAST LOOSE END” – AHMM JULY-AUGUST 2016
Pachter, Josh, “SELFIE” – EQMM FEB 2016
Paige, Jamie, “BOY AND GIRL GAMES LIKE COUPLING” – MISSISSIPPI NOIR
Pandian, Gigi, “A DARK AND STORMY LIGHT” – MURDER MOST CONVENTIONAL
Parker, Percy Spurlark, “THE RED TATTOO” – EQMM JULY 2016
Paul, Andrew, “MOONFACE” – MISSISSIPPI NOIR
Pendarvis, Jack, “JERRY LEWIS” – MISSISSIPPI NOIR
Persson, Malte, “THE SPLENDORS AND MISERIES OF A SWEDISH CRIME WRITER” – STOCKHOLM NOIR
Petrin, Jas. R. , “THE DEVIL YOU KNOW” – AHMM MARCH 2016
Phillips, Scott, “ONE LITTLE GODDAMN THING” – ST. LOUIS NOIR
Pickard, Nancy, “GET THEM OUT” – EQMM JULY 2016
Plakcy, Neil, “DJINN AND TONIC” – MURDER MOST CONVENTIONAL
Poulson, Christine, “SECONDHAND HEART” – EQMM JAN 2016
Powell, James, “TO KILL A ROCKING HORSE” – EQMM JAN 2016
Powell, William Dylan, “THE NIGHT WATCHMAN’S WIFE” – EQMM JUNE 2016
Pronzini, Bill, “OLD SINS” – EQMM FEB 2016
Raichev, R.T., “MONSTERS ARE AMONG US” – EQMM FEB 2016
Richardson, Travis, “COP IN A WELL” – SPINETINGLER
Robson, Catherine, “JUST DESSERTS” – EQMM JAN 2016
Rockwood, K.M., “TARNISHED HOPE” – MURDER MOST CONVENTIONAL
Rogers, Cheryl, “THE BALLAD OF MAGGIE CARSON” – EQMM MAY 2016
Rorhus, Suzanne Berube, “CLETUS VANDERBILT AND THE THEFT OF LORD ASHBURY” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2016
Ross, James L., “SUPPOSE THERE IS NOTHING” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2016
Ross, James L., “HEATHEN SPRINGS – AHMM APRIL 2016
Ryan, Hank Phillippi, “THE CLUE IN THE BLUE BOOTH” – MURDER MOST CONVENTIONAL
Sallis, James, “DISPOSITIONS” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2016
Saramago, Victoria, “BLIND SPOT” – RIO NOIR
Saylor, Steven, “THE STAFF OF ASCLEPIUS” – EQMM JULY 2016
Scott, Kathryn Leigh, “DARK SECRETS” – MURDER MOST CONVENTIONAL
Selberg, Anna-Karin, “HORSE” – STOCKHOLM NOIR
Sherman, John H., “BLACK MONDAY” – EQMM JULY 2016
Simmons, Shawn Reilly, “A GATHERING OF GREAT DETECTIVES” – MURDER MOST CONVENTIONAL
Smith, Andrea, “BEAUTY SHOP OF HORROR” – AHMM JULY-AUGUST 2016
Smith, L.J., “TELL THEM YOUR NAME IS BARBARA” – ST. LOUIS NOIR
Smith, Michael Farris, “HERO” – MISSISSIPPI NOIR
Smith-Spears, RaShell R., “LOSING HER RELIGION” – MISSISSIPPI NOIR
Soares, Luiz Eduardo, “WEEKEND IN SÃO CONRADO” – RIO NOIR
Soosar, Jennifer, “PROFANE PILGRIMS” – EQMM MAY 2016
Staincliffe, Cath, “TWO BIRDS” – EQMM JAN 2016
Stevens, B.K., “THE LAST BLUE GLASS” – AHMM APRIL 2016
Stevens, B.K. , “WHAT GOES AROUND” – MURDER MOST CONVENTIONAL
Swanson, Peter, “THE YELLOW BOOK” – STRAND MAGAZINE
Swierczynski, Duane, “ASLEEP WHEN AWAKE” – STRAND MAGAZINE
Tallerman, David, “STEP LIGHT” – AHMM MARCH 2016
Theorin, Johan, “STILL IN HALLHÄLL” – STOCKHOLM NOIR
Thibadeau, Susanna, “THE VANISHING VACATION” – AHMM MAY 2016
Thielman, Mark, “A METER OF MURDER” – AHMM JULY-AUGUST 2016
Todd, Charles, “THE HAIR OF THE DOG” – MURDER MOST CONVENTIONAL
Todd, Marilyn, “THE OLD MAN AND THE SEASHORE” – EQMM JAN 2016
Todd, Marilyn, “SAW POINT” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2016
Todd, Marilyn, “THE GIRL WHO WALKED ON ROOFTOPS” – EQMM MAY 2016
Todd, Marilyn , “BEACH MEN” – EQMM FEB 2016
Tollefson, Julie, “ABUNDANCE OF PATIENCE” – AHMM MARCH 2016
Turnbull, Peter, “LOSS” – EQMM JUNE 2016
Tursten, Helene, “AN ELDERLY LADY HAS ACCOMMODATION PROBLEMS” – EQMM MAY 2016
Tyler, L.C., “NOT FORGOTTEN” – MURDER MOST CONVENTIONAL
Utley, Steven &, Renwick, Alex C., “GIRLIE” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2016
Van Laerhoven, Bob, “PAINT IT, BLACK” – BRUSSELS NOIR
Vandermeeren, Hilde, “THE LIGHTHOUSE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2016
Verissimo, Luis Fernando, “THE WOODSMAN” – RIO NOIR
Weinman, Sarah, “DEATH OF A FEMINIST” – AHMM JUNE 2016
Wheet, Mike, “THE CON” EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2016
Wiley, Michael, “THE HEARSE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2016
Wilkins-Chinn, LaVelle, “FOOL’S LUCK” – ST. LOUIS NOIR
Williams, Tim L., “WHAT WE BARTER, THE THINGS WE’LL TRADE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2016
Wilson, Calvin, “ATTRITION” – ST. LOUIS NOIR
Wilson, John Morgan, “DIAL M FOR MARSHA” – EQMM JUNE 2016
Wilson, Robert, “STARING INTO THE DARK” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2016
Wolff, Lina, “NORTHBOUND” – STOCKHOLM NOIR
Wright, Erica, “PATSY CLINE AT HARRY’S LAST CHANCE SALOON” – AHMM JUNE 2016
Wyrick, Ed , “CRUEL MEMORY” – EQMM JAN 2016
Zamora, Katia Lanero, “DAEDALUS” – BRUSSELS NOIR

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Best Juvenile

Berne, Emma Carlson, THE GHOST WIND STALLION
Blakemore, Megan Frazer, THE FIREFLY CODE
Bosch, Pseudonymous, BAD LUCK
Brumbach, Andrew, THE EYE OF MIDNIGHT
Butler, Dori Hillestad, THE GHOST IN THE TREEHOUSE #7
Cherry, Alison, CLASSY CROOKS CLUB
Cleverly, Sophie, THE LOST TWIN
Cohen, Marina, THE INN BETWEEN
Dowell, Frances O’Roark, TROUBLE THE WATER
Evans, Sandra, THIS IS NOT A WEREWOLF STORY
Fan, Terry & Eric, THE NIGHT GARDENER
Fantaskey, Beth, ISABEL FEENEY, STAR REPORTER
Fox, Janet, THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE
Gamble, Paul , THE MINISTRY OF SUITS
Gavin, Rohan, 3 OF A KIND
Grabenstein, Chris, MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY OLYMPICS
Grant, Holly, THE LEAGUE OF BEASTLY DREADFULS – THE DASTARDLY DEED
Greene, Jacqueline Dembar, THE FINDERS-KEEPERS RULE
Haddix, Margaret Peterson, UNDER THEIR SKIN
Hammel, Sara, THE UNDERDOGS
Jennings, Garth , THE DEADLY 7
Joyce, William, OLLIE’S ODYSSEY
Judge, Malcolm, JONNY JAKES INVESTIGATES THE HAMBURGERS OF DOOM
Kittscher, Kristen, THE TIARA ON THE TERRACE
Legrand, Claire, SOME KIND OF HAPPINESS
Marsh, Katherine, THE DOOR BY THE STAIRCASE
Mulligan, Andy, RETURN TO RIBBLESTROP
Oliver, Lauren &, Chester, H.C., CURIOSITY HOUSE: THE SCREAMING STATUE
Ponti, James, FRAMED!
Rossell, Judith , WITHERING BY SEA
Singleton, Linda Joy, THE CURIOUS CAT CLUB: KELSEY THE SPY
Spratt, R.A., FRIDAY BARNES, GIRL DETECTIVE
Stevens, Robin, POISON IS NOT POLITE
Stout, Shawn K., A TINY PIECE OF SKY
Stratford, Jordan, THE CASE OF THE GIRL IN GREY
Surrisi, C.M., THE MAYPOP KIDNAPPING
Thomson, Sarah L., SECRETS OF THE SEVEN: THE EUREKA KEY
Tripp, Valerie, THE GLOWING HEART
Vegas, Peter, IRON TOMB
Warner, Penny, THE HUNT FOR THE MISSING SPY
Wells, Marcia, EDDIE RED UNDERCOVER: DOOM AT GRANT’S TOMB
Wight, Tamra, MYSTERY OF THE MISSING FOX
Yelchin, Eugene, THE HAUNTING OF FALCON HOUSE

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Best Young Adult

Altebrando, Tara, THE LEAVING
Anastasiu, Heather &, Brown, Anne Greenwood, GIRL LAST SEEN
Baker, Brianna &, Hastie, F. Bowman, LITTLE WHITE LIES
Barnes, Jennifer Lynn, THE LONG GAME
Bedford, Martyn, TWENTY QUESTIONS FOR GLORIA
Bisognin, Marzia, DREAM HOUSE
Blankman, Anne, TRAITOR ANGELS
Briggs, Elizabeth, FUTURE SHOCK
Brown, Jennifer, SHADE ME
Burns, Laura J. &, Metz, Melinda, SANCTUARY BAY
Buxbaum, Julie, TELL ME THREE THINGS
Cavallaro, Brittany, A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE
Cosimano, Elle, HOLDING SMOKE
Deriso, Christine Hurley, TRAGEDY GIRL
Falksen, G.D., THE TRANSATLANTIC CONSPIRACY
France, Emily, SIGNS OF YOU
Goodman, Alison, THE DARK DAYS CLUB
Hale, Kathleen, NOTHING BAD IS GOING TO HAPPEN
Hardinge, Frances, THE LIE TREE
Harrison, Margot, THE KILLER IN ME
Hartinger, Brent, THREE TRUTHS AND A LIE
Henry, April, THE GIRL I USED TO BE
Hoole, Elissa Janine, THE MEMORY JAR
Jayne, Hannah, TWISTED
Johnston, Jeffry W., THE TRUTH
Jude, Sarah, THE MAY QUEEN MURDERS
Kahler, A.R., SHADES OF DARKNESS
Kindi, Patrice, DON’T YOU TRUST ME?
Lake, Nick, WHISPER TO ME
Lee, MC, LIKE I KNOW JACK
Madonia, Kristen-Paige, INVISIBLE FAULT LINES
Manzer, Jenny, SAVE ME, KURT COBAIN
McCreaight, Kimberly, THE OUTLIERS
McKenzie, Sophie, EVERY SECOND COUNTS
McNamee, Graham, DEFENDER
McNeal, Laura, THE INCIDENT ON THE BRIDGE
Morgan, Amanda K., SECRETS, LIES, AND SCANDALS
Myers, Suzanne, I’M FROM NOWHERE
Olsen, Gregg, THE GIRL ON THE RUN
Panitch, Amanda, NEVER MISSING, NEVER FOUND
Peacock, Shane, THE DARK MISSIONS OF EDGAR BRIM
Podos, Rebecca, THE MYSTERY OF HOLLOW PLACES
Preble, Joy, IT WASN’T ALWAYS LIKE THIS
Reeve, Phillip, RAILHEAD
Rollins, Danielle, BURNING
Savage, Kim, AFTER THE WOODS
Schmidt, Tiffany, BREAK ME LIKE A PROMISE
Sirowy, Alexandra, THE TELLING
Stampler, Ann Redisch, HOW TO DISAPPEAR
Stine, R.L., CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?
Thomas, Kara, THE DARKEST CORNERS
Toten, Teresa, BEWARE THAT GIRL
Tucholke, April Genevieve, WINK POPPY MIDNIGHT
Verano, M., POSSESSION
Watson, C.G., ASCENDING THE BONEYARD
Winters, Cat, THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY
Wittlinger, Ellen, LOCAL GIRL SWEPT AWAY

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Best TV Episode

Blauner, Peter, “STOMPING GROUND” – BLUE BLOODS
Burns, Brian, “FRESH START” – BLUE BLOODS
Dougherty, Joseph, “OF LATE I THINK OF ROSEWOOD” – PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
Gatiss, Mark &, Moffat, Steven, “THE ABOMINABLE BRIDE” – SHERLOCK
Logan, John, “A BLADE OF GRASS” – PENNY DREADFUL
O’Connor, Siobhan Byrne, “THE ROAD TO HELL” – BLUE BLOODS
Zuckerman, Ed, “SHELTERED OUTCASTS” – LAW & ORDER: SVU

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Robert L. Fish Memorial Award

Barsanti, Chris, “THE PILLBOX” – ST. LOUIS NOIR
Berry, Mysti, “JOHNNY DEPP KICK LINE OF DOOM” – EQMM JUNE 2016
Gray, Lucas, “ETERNITY MET” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2016
Half, Jason, “THE WIDOW CLEANS HOUSE” – AHMM JULY-AUGUST 2016
Lees-Haley, Paul , “THE THERAPIST” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2016
Paige, Jamie, “BOY AND GIRL GAMES LIKE COUPLING” – MISSISSIPPI NOIR
Robson, Catherine, “JUST DESSERTS” – EQMM JAN 2016
Sherman, John H., “BLACK MONDAY” – EQMM JULY 2016
Smith, L.J., “TELL THEM YOUR NAME IS BARBARA” – ST. LOUIS NOIR
Thielman, Mark, “A METER OF MURDER” – AHMM JULY-AUGUST 2016
Wheet, Mike, “THE CON” EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2016
Wilson, Calvin, “ATTRITION” – ST. LOUIS NOIR
Wright, Erica, “PATSY CLINE AT HARRY’S LAST CHANCE SALOON” – AHMM JUNE 2016

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Mary Higgins Clark Award

Alexander, Ellie, ON THIN ICING
Armstrong, Kelley, CITY OF THE LOST
Blake, Heather, GONE WITH THE WITCH
Brennan, Allison, POISONOUS
Bretting, Sandra, MURDER AT MORNINGSIDE
Brody, Frances, MURDER ON A SUMMER’S DAY
Cahoon, Lynn, MURDER ON WHEELS
Calkins, Susanna, A DEATH ALONG THE RIVER FLEET
Casey, Jane, AFTER THE FIRE
Cattrell, Bailey, DAISIES FOR INNOCENCE
Cochran, Peg, BERRY THE HATCHET
Daheim, Mary, HER COMES THE BRIBE
D’Avanzo, Charlene, COLD BLOOD, HOT SEA
Davis, Krista, THE DIVA SERVES HIGH TEA
Dennison, Hannah, A KILLER BALL AT HONEYCHURCH HALL
di Marco, Connie, THE MADNESS OF MERCURY
Draine, Betsy &, Hinden, Michael, DEATH ON A STARRY NIGHT
Flower, Amanda, THE FINAL TAP
Haines, Carolyn, ROCK-A-BYE BONES
Hall, Rachel Howzell, TRAIL OF ECHOES
Haseldine, Jane, THE LAST TIME SHE SAW HIM
Hechtman, Betty, SEAMS LIKE MURDER
James, Delia, A FAMILIAR TAIL
Khan, Ausma Zehanat, THE LANGUAGE OF SECRETS
Laurie, Victoria, A GHOUL’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
Leeson, Gayle, THE CALAMITY CAFÉ
McAndrews, Jennifer, A SHATTERING CRIME
McPherson, Catriona, QUIET NEIGHBORS
Miller, Carol, AN OLD-FASHIONED MURDER
Nettmann, Nadine, DECANTING A MURDER
Olson, Karen E., SHADOWED
Orchard, Sandra, A FOOL AND HIS MONET
Page, Katherine Hall, THE BODY IN THE WARDROBE
Pandian, Gigi, THE MASQUERADING MAGICIAN
Reid, R. Jean, ROOTS OF MURDER
Ross, Loretta, DEATH AND THE BREWMAKER’S WIDOW
Ryan, Sofie, A WHISKER OF TROUBLE
Salvalaggio, Karin, WALLEYE JUNCTION
Shelton, Paige , THE CRACKED SPINE
Shogan, Colleen J., HOMICIDE IN THE HOUSE
Vatsal, Radha, A FRONT PAGE AFFAIR
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