The Edgar® Awards – 2018 Submissions

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This list includes all submissions received by the MWA national office as of June 8, 2017Appearance 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 2018.  The winners will be announced at the Edgar® Banquet on Thursday, April 26, 2018.

Best Novel

Airth, Rennie George, THE DEATH OF KINGS
Akunin, Boris, THE STATE COUNSELLOR
Allan, Barbara , ANTIQUES FRAME
Appel, Jacob M., THE MASK OF SANITY
Arlen, Tessa, A DEATH BY ANY OTHER NAME
Armstrong, Kelley, A DARKNESS ABSOLUTE
Baldacci, David, THE FIX
Barnes, Steven, TWELVE DAYS
Bauer, Belinda, THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD
Beaton, M.C., DEATH OF A GHOST
Bell, Darcey, A SIMPLE FAVOR
Berenson, Alex, THE PRISONER
Berry, Steve, THE LOST ORDER
Betley, Matthew, OATH OF HONOR
Billingham, Mark, RUSH OF BLOOD
Billingham, Mark, LOVE LIKE BLOOD
Birtcher, Baron R., SOUTH CALIFORNIA PURPLES
Black, Cara, MURDER IN SAINT-GERMAIN
Black, Lisa, UNPUNISHED
Blaedel, Sara, THE LOST WOMAN
Box, C.J., VICIOUS CIRCLE
Boyce, Trudy Nan, OLD BONES
Boylan, Jennifer Finney, LONG BLACK VEIL
Brekke, Jorgen, THE FIFTH ELEMENT
Brody, Frances, A DEATH IN THE DALES
Brookmyre, Christopher, THE LAST HACK
Brown, Karen, THE CLAIRVOYANTS
Brown, Rita Mae, A HISS BEFORE DYING
Carpenter, Dana Chamblee, THE DEVIL’S BIBLE
Carter, M.J., THE DEVIL’S FEAST
Casey, Donis, RETURN OF THE RAVEN MOCKER
Chang, Henry, LUCKY
Chaon, Dan, ILL WILL
Chapman, Julia, DATE WITH DEATH
Chirovici, E.O., BOOK OF MIRRORS
Chisholm, P.F., A CLASH OF SPHERES
Chodosh, Janie, CODE RED
Christie, William, A SINGLE SPY
Clark, Mary Higgins, ALL BY MYSELF, ALONE
Cleeves, Ann, COLD EARTH
Cohen, Nancy J., FACIALS CAN BE FATAL
Cole, Daniel, RAGDOLL
Coleman, Reed Farrel, WHAT YOU BREAK
Cooper, Marla, DYING ON THE VINE
Coyle, Cleo , DEAD COLD BREW
Crombie, Deborah, GARDEN OF LAMENTATIONS
Cross, Mason, WINTERLONG
Cuffe, Sadie & Sophie, BLIND MAN’S BLUFF
Cussler, Clive &, Scott, Justin, THE CUTTHROAT
Dahl, Julia, CONVICTION
Daly, Paula, THE TROPHY CHILD
Darnielle, John, UNIVERSAL HARVESTER
de Maria, Giorgio, TWENTY DAYS OF TURIN
de Muriel, Oscar, A FEVER OF THE BLOOD
Deaver, Jeffery , THE BURIAL HOUR
Delaney, J.P., THE GIRL BEFORE
DePoy, Phillip, THE ENGLISH AGENT
Dial, Connie, THE THIRD HELL
Dobbs, Lou &, Born, James O., PUTIN’S GAMBIT
Donellan, J.M., KILLING ADONIS
Donlea, Charlie, THE GIRL WHO WAS TAKEN
Downing, David, LENIN’S ROLLER COASTER
Egan, Kevin, A SHATTERED CIRCLE
Eisler, Barry, ZERO SUM
Emmerson, Miranda, MISS TREADWAY AND THE FIELD OF STARS
Engel, Amy, THE ROANOKE GIRLS
Estleman, Loren D., THE LIONESS IS THE HUNTER
Evans, Mary Anna, BURIALS
Ewan, Chris, LONG TIME LOST
Fitzek, Sebastian, THE NIGHTWALKER
Flanders, Judith, A CAST OF VULTURES
Forstchen, William R., THE FINAL DAY
Franze, Anthony, THE OUTSIDER
Freeman, Brian, THE NIGHT BIRD
Freeman, Brian, MARATHON
Friis, Agnete, WHAT MY BODY REMEMBERS
Gardner, Lisa, RIGHT BEHIND YOU
Giambanco, Valentina, BLOOD AND BONE
Gleason, Robert, AND INTO THE FIRE
Goddard, Robert, THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
Graham, Brandon S., MISSING PEOPLE
Graham, Heather &, Land, Jon, THE RISING
Grant, Andrew, FALSE FRIEND
Griffiths, Elly, THE CHALK PIT
Grippando, James, MOST DANGEROUS PLACE
Gundar-Goshen, Ayelet, WAKING LIONS
Hagberg, David, TOWER DOWN
Hall, Parnell, A PUZZLE TO BE NAMED LATER
Hamalainen, Karo, CRUEL IS THE NIGHT
Hamdy, Adam, PENDULUM
Harper, Jane, THE DRY
Harris, C.S., WHERE THE DEAD LIE
Harrison, Colin, YOU BELONG TO ME
Hart, Ellen, FEVER IN THE DARK
Hawkins, Paula, INTO THE WATER
Heffernan, William, THE SCIENTOLOGY MURDERS
Herron, Mick, SPOOK STREET
Hill, Sasscer, FLAMINGO ROAD
Hinger, Charlotte, FRACTURED FAMILIES
Hogsett, Annie, TOO LUCKY TO LIVE
Howe, K.J., THE FREEDOM BROKER
Hughes, Andrew, THE CORONER’S DAUGHTER
Hunt, James Patrick, THE GERMAN
Hunt, Colonel David, Pineiro, R.J., WITHOUT MERCY
Hurwitz, Gregg, THE NOWHERE MAN
Ifkovic, Ed , OLD NEWS
Iles, Greg, MISSISSIPPI BLOOD
James, Miranda, TWELVE ANGRY LIBRARIANS
Jance, J.J., MAN OVERBOARD
Johnson, Jeff, LUCKY SUPREME
Jonasson, Ragnar, SNOWBLIND
Joy, David, THE WEIGHT OF THIS WORLD
Kaehler, Tammy, KISS THE BRICKS
Kasasian, M.R.C., THE SECRETS OF GASLIGHT LANE
Kellerman, Faye, BONE BOX
Kellerman, Jonathan, HEARTBREAK HOTEL
Kelly, Michelle, A DEATH AT THE YOGA CAFÉ
Kent, Christobel, THE LOVING HUSBAND
Kent, Kathleen, THE DIME
Khan, Ausma, AMONG THE RUINS
Kies, Thomas, RANDOM ROAD
King, Laurie R., LOCKDOWN
Kostova, Elizabeth, THE SHADOW LAND
Kroll, Bob, THE HELL OF IT ALL
La Farge, Paul, THE NIGHT OCEAN
Lam, Laura, SHATTERED MINDS
Laukkanen, Owen, THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS
Leon, Donna, EARTHLY REMAINS
Lescroart, John, FATAL
Liebman, Ron, BIG LAW
Lovett, Charlie, THE LOST BOOK OF THE GRAIL
Mackay, Malcolm, EVERY NIGHT I DREAM OF HELL
Mackenzie, Jassy, BAD SEEDS
Malliet, G.M., DEVIL’S BREATH
Mara, Wil, FALLOUT
Mark, David, CRUEL MERCY
Masterman, Becky, A TWIST OF THE KNIFE
McElwain, Julie, A TWIST IN TIME
Meija, Mindy, EVERYTHING YOU WANT ME TO BE
Miranda, Megan, THE PERFECT STRANGER
Moore, Jonathan, THE DARK ROOM
Morton, Mandy, THE NO. 2 FELINE DETECTIVE AGENCY
Mukherjee, Abir, A RISING MAN
Muller, Marcia &, Pronzini, Bill, THE DANGEROUS LADIES AFFAIR
Nakamura, Fuminori, THE BOY IN THE EARTH
Norman, Howard, MY DARLING DETECTIVE
Obregon, Nicolas, BLUE LIGHT YOKOHAMA
Parks, Brad, SAY NOTHING
Patison, Eliot, SKELETON GOD
Patrick, Renee, DANGEROUS TO KNOW
Perabo, Susan, FALL OF LISA BELLOW
Perry, Anne, MURDER ON THE SERPENTINE
Perry, Thomas, THE OLD MAN
Petrie, Nick, BURNING BRIGHT
Post, Steph, LIGHTWOOD
Probert, John Llewellyn, THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD
Pronzini, Bill, THE VIOLATED
Pronzini, Bill, ENDGAME
Pullen, Karen, COLD HEART
Pyne, Daniel, CATALINA EDDY
Quirk, Matthew, DEAD MAN SWITCH
Ramsay, Frederick, COPPER KETTLE
Rankin, Ian, RATHER BE THE DEVIL
Raybourn, Deanna, A PERILOUS UNDERTAKING
Reed, Kit, MORMAMA
Riggs, Cynthia, TRUMPET OF DEATH
Robb, Candace, A TWISTED VENGEANCE
Rosett, Sara, MOTHER’S DAY, MUFFINS, AND MURDER
Royal, Priscilla, THE PROUD SINNER
Sanders, Ben, MARSHALL’S LAW
Santiago, Mikel, THE LAST NIGHT AT TREMORE BEACH
Sedgwick, Marcus, MISTER MEMORY
Segura, Alex, DANGEROUS ENDS
Shelton, Paige, OF BOOKS AND BAGPIPES
Sigurdardottir, Yrsa, THE UNDESIRED
Smith, Michael Farris, DESPERATION ROAD
Smith, Sherri, FOLLOW ME DOWN
Soule, Maris, ECHOES OF TERROR
Spinrad, Norman, THE PEOPLE’S POLICE
Stross, Charles, EMPIRE GAMES
Swanson, Peter, HER EVERY FEAR
Tesh, Jane, BABY, TAKE A BOW
Thoft, Ingrid, DUPLICITY
Tinti, Hannah, THE TWELVE LIVES OF SAMUEL HAWLEY
Turow, Scott, TESTIMONY
Underdown, Beth, THE WITCHFINDER’S SISTER
Unger, Lisa, THE RED HUNTER
Vallgren, Carl-Johan, THE TUNNEL
Van Lustbader, Eric, THE FALLEN
Veste, Luca, DEAD GONE
Vidich, Paul, THE GOOD ASSASSIN
Webb, Betty, DESERT VENGEANCE
Wells, Dan, NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE
Welsh, Kaite, THE WAGES OF SIN
Welsh-Huggins, Andrew, THE HUNT
Westlake, Donald E. , FOREVER AND A DEATH
White, Randy Wayne, MANGROVE LIGHTNING
Wiebe, Sam, INVISIBLE DEAD
Williams, Timothy, THE SECOND DAY OF THE RENAISSANCE
Wilson, Sam, ZODIAC
Winspear, Jacqueline, IN THIS GRAVE HOUR
Woods, Caroline, FRAULEIN M.
Zandri, Vincent, THE CORRUPTIONS

Best First Novel

Bickford, Susan Alice, A SHORT TIME TO DIE
Browning, Micki, ADRIFT
Chaney, JoAnn, WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW
de Hahn, Tracee, SWISS VENDETTA
Dolan-Leach, Caite, DEAD LETTERS
Fridlun, Emily, HISTORY OF WOLVES
Hilleman, Andrew, WORLD, CHASE ME DOWN
Hoy, Tim , STILL DEATH
Jones, Stephen Mack, AUGUST SNOW
Klingborg, Brian, KILL DEVIL FALLS
Kovac, Christina, THE CUTAWAY
Lester, Kent, THE SEVENTH SUN
Love, Melissa Scrivner, LOLA
Maldonado, Isabella, BLOOD’S ECHO
Mullet, Melinda, SINGLE MALT MURDER
Orr, Jill, THE GOOD BYLINE
Randall, Adrian, COUNTERMIND
Reardon, Scott, THE PROMETHEUS MAN
Rendon, Marcie R., MURDER ON THE RED RIVER
Rio, M.L., IF WE WERE VILLIANS
Rivers, Susan, THE SECOND MRS. HOCKADAY
Rosenstiel, Tom, SHINING CITY
Ruby, Ryan, THE ZERO AND THE ONE
Ruskovich, Emily, IDAHO
Schmitt, Lois, MONKEY BUSINESS
Solomon, Burt, THE MURDER OF WILLIE LINCOLN
Tingley, Nancy, A HEAD IN CAMBODIA
Tomlinson, David Eric, THE MIDNIGHT MAN
Winawer, Melodie, THE SCRIBE OF SIENA

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Best Paperback/E-Book Original

Archer, Winnie, KNEADED TO DEATH
Baldwin, Carey, STOLEN
Bauer, Belinda, FINDERS KEEPERS
Bell, Jr., Albert A., FORTUNE’S FOOL
Blake, Bethany, DEATH BY CHOCOLATE LAB
Block, Sandra, THE SECRET ROOM
Bowen, Rhys, IN FARLEIGH FIELD
Bradford, Laura, DEATH IN ADVERTISING
Brown, Holly, THIS IS NOT OVER
Bruno, Rhett, FROM ICE TO ASHES
Burrows, Steve, A SHIMMER OF HUMMINGBIRDS
Burt, Alexandra, THE GOOD DAUGHTER
Cahoon, Lynn, FATALITY BY FIRELIGHT
Cahoon, Lynn, HOSPITALITY AND HOMICIDE
Caletti, Deb, WHAT’S BECOME OF HER
Chapman, Brenda, SHALLOW END
Collins, Max Allan &, Clemens, Matthew V., EXECUTIVE ORDER
Dawson, Janet, WATER SIGNS
Dugoni, Robert, THE TRAPPED GIRL
Elliot, Kendra, A MERCIFUL DEATH
Emley, Dianne, LYING BLIND
Fardig, Caroline, BREW OR DIE
Florio, Gwen, RESERVATIONS
Fox, Sarah, FOR WHOM THE BREAD ROLLS
Frasier, Anne, TRULY DEAD
Goldsborough, Robert, MURDER, STAGE LEFT
Goodman, Carol, THE WIDOW’S HOUSE
Goodman, Joanna, THE FINISHING SCHOOL
Gray, Alex, PITCH BLACK
Greenaway, R.M., UNDERTOW
Grogan, David E., SAPPHIRE PAVILION
Haines, Carolyn, THE HOUSE OF MEMORY
Hart, Joe, THE FIRST CITY
Hartwell, Elena, TWO HEADS ARE DEADER THAN ONE
Hawker, LS, END OF THE ROAD
Hockensmith, Steve, GIVE THE DEVIL HIS DUE
Ho-Kei, Chan, THE BORROWED
Hughes, Michael M., DEMON LIGHTS
Hunsicker, Harry, THE DEVIL’S COUNTRY
Hutchinson, Dot, THE ROSES OF MAY
Iden, Matthew, THE WINTER OVER
Jaynes, Jennifer, THE STRANGER INSIDE
Kelleher, Dharma, SNITCH
Knowles, Mike, ROCKS BEAT PAPER
Koutsakis, Pol, ATHENIAN BLUES
Kumar, V. Sanjay, THE THIRD SQUAD
Lashner, William, A FILTHY BUSINESS
Lawrence, Mary , DEATH AT ST. VEDAST
Layton, Jeffrey, THE FOREVER SPY
LeClaire, Anne D., THE HALO EFFECT
Leigh, Melinda, MIDNIGHT OBSESSION
Levine, Paul, BUM LUCK
Macy, Meg, BEARLY DEPARTED
Magson, Adrian, THE BID
Maine, Sarah, BEYOND THE WILD RIVER
Maxwell, Edith, CALLED TO JUSTICE
Mayne, Andrew, BLACK FALL
Mazzola, Anna, THE UNSEEING
McKinty, Adrian, POLICE AT THE STATION AND THEY DON’T LOOK FRIENDLY
Mendoza, Elmer, THE ACID TEST
Minato, Kanae, PENANCE
Mitzner, Adam, DEAD CERTAIN
Murphy, K.L., THE LAST SIN
Myers, Jr., William L., A CRIMINAL DEFENSE
O’Connell, Caitlin, WHITE GOLD
Onspaugh, Mark, DEADLIGHT JACK
Pennie, Ross, BENEATH THE WAKE
Perry, Carol J., MURDER GO ROUND
Preston, Lisa, THE MEASURE OF THE MOON
Rader-Day, Lori, THE DAY I DIED
Ramqvist, Karolina, WHITE CITY
Randall, Adrian, COUNTERMIND
Rector, John, THE RIDGE
Ross, Barbara, ICED UNDER
Ross, Loretta, DEATH & THE GRAVEDIGGER’S ANGEL
Russell, Alan, THE HOMECOMING
Savage, Tom, THE WOMAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
Scarantino, James R., COMPROMISED
Seymour, Eve, AN IMPERFECT PAST
Shaw, Johnny , IMPERIAL VALLEY
Silvis, Randall, TWO DAYS GONE
Spinelli, Bradley, THE PAINTED GUN
Staub, Wendy Corsi, BONE WHITE
Steinke, Lisa &, Fenton, Liz, THE GOOD WIDOW
Stone, Jacob, DERANGED
Sullivan, Mark, BENEATH A SCARLET SKY
Sweazy, Larry D., WHERE I CAN SEE YOU
Torjussen, Mary, GONE WITHOUT A TRACE
Tuttle, Lisa, THE CURIOUS AFFAIR OF THE SOMNAMBULIST & THE PSYCHIC THIEF
Vatsal, Radha, MURDER BETWEEN THE LINES
Ward, Catriona, THE GIRL FROM RAWBLOOD
White, Dave, BLIND TO SIN
White, Kate, THE SECRETS YOU KEEP
Wingate, Marty, EVERY TRICK IN THE ROOK
Wirestone, Max , THE ASTONISHING MISTAKES OF DAHLIA MOSS
Yocum, Robin, A WELCOME MURDER
Ziskin, James W., CAST THE FIRST STONE

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Best Fact Crime

Arntfield, Michael &, Danesi, Marcel, MURDER IN PLAIN ENGLISH: FROM MANIFESTOS TO MEMES – LOOKING AT MURDER THROUGH THE WORDS OF KILLERS
Binder, John J., AL CAPONE’S BEER WARS: A COMPLETE HISTORY OF ORGANIZED CRIME IN CHICAGO DURING PROHIBITION
Caldwell, Laura &, Klinger, Leslie, ANATOMY OF INNOCENCE: TESTIMONIES OF THE WRONGFULLY CONVICTED
Cannell, Michael, INCENDIARY: THE PSYCHIATRIST, THE MAD BOMBER, AND THE INVENTION OF CRIMINAL PROFILING
Cicchini, Michael D., CONVICTING AVERY: THE BIZARRE LAWS AND BROKEN SYSTEM BEHIND “MAKING A MURDERER”
Damsgard, Puk, THE ISIS HOSTAGE: ONE MAN’S TRUE STORY OF THIRTEEN MONTHS IN CAPTIVITY
David, Kevin, THE BRAIN DEFENSE: MURDER IN MANHATTAN AND THE DAWN OF NEUROSCIENCE IN AMERICA’S COURTROOMS
Davis, Miriam C., THE AXEMAN OF NEW ORLEANS: THE TRUE STORY
Freundschuh, Aaron, THE COURTESAN AND THE GIGILO: THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MONTAIGNE AND THE DARK SIDE OF EMPIRE IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY PARIS
Guinn, Jeff, THE ROAD TO JONESTOWN: JIM JONES AND THE PEOPLES TEMPLE
Hadjitofi, Tasoula Georgiou , THE ICON HUNTER: A REFUGEE’S QUEST TO RECLAIM HER NATION’S STOLEN HERITAGE
Harding, Luke, A VERY EXPENSIVE POISON: THE ASSASSINATION OF ALEXANDER LITVINENKO AND PUTIN’S WAR WITH THE WEST
Lowenstein, Thomas, THE TRIALS OF WALTER OGROD: THE SHOCKING MURDER, SO-CALLED CONFESSIONS, AND NOTORIUS SNITCH THAT SENT A MAN TO DEATH ROW
Marzano-Lesnevich, Alexandria, THE FACT OF A BODY: A MURDER AND A MEMOIR
Phelps, M. William, DON’T TELL A SOUL
Rowe, Claudia, THE SPIDER AND THE FLY: A REPORTER, A SERIAL KILLER, AND THE MEANING OF MURDER
Simone, Daniel &, Sacco, Nick, THE PIERRE HOTEL AFFAIR: HOW EIGHT GENTLEMEN THIEVES PLUNDERED $28 MILLION IN THE LARGEST JEWEL HEIST IN HISTORY
Tucker, Holly, CITY OF LIGHT, CITY OF POISON: MURDER, MAGIC, AND THE FIRST POLICE CHIEF OF PARIS

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Best Critical-Biographical

Evans, Curtis, MURDER IN THE CLOSET: ESSAYS ON QUEER CLUES IN CRIME FICTION BEFORE STONEWALL
Knight, Stephen , TOWARDS SHERLOCK HOLMES: A THEMATIC HISTORY OF CRIME FICTION IN THE 19TH CENTURY WORLD
Miklitsch, Robert, THE RED AND THE BLACK: AMERICAN FILM NOIR IN THE 1950S
Panek, Leroy Lad &, Bendel-Simso, Mary M., THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF THE DETECTIVE STORY: 1820-1891
Sims, Michael, ARTHUR AND SHERLOCK: CONAN DOYLE AND THE CREATION OF HOLMES
Stamos, David N., EDGAR ALLAN POE, EUREKA, AND SCIENTIFIC IMAGINATION

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Best Short Story

Addonizio, Kim, “THE WISHING WELL” – OAKLAND NOIR
Alderman, Mitch, “BLEAK FUTURE” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
Alexander, Carolyn, “BULLETPROOF” – OAKLAND NOIR
Berry, Dale, “DEAD AIR” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
Black, Daniel, “COME YE, DISCONSOLATE” – ATLANTA NOIR
Bloom, Amy, “I’VE NEVER BEEN TO PARIS” – NEW HAVEN NOIR
Bowes, Richard, “THE SEASON OF THE RAPTORS” – BLACK FEATHERS
Cadigan, Pat, “A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME” – BLACK FEATHERS
Canalin, Phil, “THE THREE STOOGES” – OAKLAND NOIR
Carey, Jay, “WE ARE TRAPPED AT THE MORGUE” – AHMM JAN-FEB
Carter, Stephen L., “EVENING PRAYER” – NEW HAVEN NOIR
Crowe, Dashiell, “THE PAPERGIRL” – AHMM JAN-FEB
Crowley, John, “SPRING BREAK” – NEW HAVEN NOIR
Cunningham, Michael, “THE MAN IN ROOM ELEVEN” – NEW HAVEN NOIR
Cutler, Judith, “RUTHLESS” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Dean, David, “THE CHILDREN OF ESPIRITU SANTO” – EQMM JAN-FEB
DeWolf, Jamie, “TWO TO TANGO” – OAKLAND NOIR
Dirckx, John H., “FUTURES OFF AT CLOSING” – AHMM JAN-FEB
DuBois, Brendan, “FLOWING WATERS” – EQMM JAN-FEB
DuBois, Brendan, “RANDOM NATURE” – AHMM JAN-FEB
Due, Tananrive, “SNOWBOUND” – ATLANTA NOIR
Elias, Gerald, “OH, GIVE ME A HOME” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Faherty, Terence, “THE ENGINEER’S THUMB” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Faherty, Terence, “THE HAWAII MURDER CASE” – AHMM JAN-FEB
Ford, Jeffrey, “THE MURMURATIONS OF VIENNA VON DROME” – BLACK FEATHERS
Foulds, Alan E., “RAZOR’S EDGE” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
Fracassi, Philip, “SOFT CONSTRUCTION OF A SUNSET” – BEHOLD THE VOID
Fracassi, Philip, “THE HORSE THIEF” – BEHOLD THE VOID
Fracassi, Philip, “SURFER GIRL” – BEHOLD THE VOID
Fracassi, Philip, “FAIL-SAFE” – BEHOLD THE VOID
Fracassi, Philip, “MANDALA” – BEHOLD THE VOID
Gardiner, Wayne J., “BYGONES” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
Gilmartin, Katie, “WHITE HORSE” – OAKLAND NOIR
Gray, Lisa D., “THE QUEEN OF SECRETS” – NEW HAVEN NOIR
Grimsley, Jim, “FOUR IN THE MORNING IN THE NEW PLACE” – ATLANTA NOIR
Grooms, Anthony, “SELAH” – ATLANTA NOIR
Harlow, Jennifer, “THE BUBBLE” – ATLANTA NOIR
Harper, Charles John, “THE ECHOES” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
Hochstein, Peter, “THE CLIENT, THE CAT, THE WIFE, AND THE AUTOPSY” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Holman, John , “THE FUCK OUT” – ATLANTA NOIR
Hudgens, Dallas, “TERCEIRA” – ATLANTA NOIR
Hughes, Charlie, “TOGETHER” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Hunt, Alaric, “LE BERNADIN” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Ingraham, Jim, “ALICE STOCKBRIDGE” – AHMM JAN-FEB
Jakeman, Jane, “AGONY” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Jasper, Kenji, “A MOMENT OF CLARITY AT THE WAFFLE HOUSE” – ATLANTA NOIR
Jones, Stephen Graham, “PIGEON FROM HELL” – BLACK FEATHERS
Jones, Tayari, “CARAMEL” – ATLANTA NOIR
Joseph, Sheri, “KILL JOY” – ATLANTA NOIR
Juanita, Judy, “CABBIE” – OAKLAND NOIR
Kasturi, Sandra, “O TERRIBLE BIRD” – BLACK FEATHERS
Klavan, Andrew, “ALL OUR YESTERDAYS” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Knop, Chris, “A LITTLE CARIÑOSO” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
Knopf, Chris, “CROSSING HARRY” – NEW HAVEN NOIR
Koreto, Richard J., “WINTER’S JOURNEY” – AHMM JAN-FEB
Kramlovsky, Beatrix, “PORTRAIT OF A LADY” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Lawton, R.T., “RESOLUTIONS” – AHMM JAN-FEB
Lazard, Dorothy, “A TOWN MADE OF HUSTLE” – OAKLAND NOIR
Leddy, Owen, “NIGHT TERRORS” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Limón, Martin, “HOMINID” AHMM MARCH-APRIL
Littlewood, Alison, “THE ORPHAN BIRD” – BLACK FEATHERS
Llewellyn, Livia, “THE ACID TEST” – BLACK FEATHERS
Loya, Joy, “WAITING FOR GORDO” – OAKLAND NOIR
Maier, Nova Lee, “AFTER CLOSING TIME” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Malik, Usman T., “THE FORTUNE OF SPARROWS” – BLACK FEATHERS
Malliet, G.M., “THE OXFORD TARTS” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Mann, Antony, “THE GUY I TOLD STUFF TO” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Massey, Brandon, “THE PRISONER” – ATLANTA NOIR
Mattison, Alice, “INNOVATIVE METHODS” – NEW HAVEN NOIR
McElravey, Tom, “BLACK AND BORAX” – OAKLAND NOIR
McFadden, Dennis , “CHRISTMAS 1953” – AHMM JAN-FEB
McGuire, Seanan, “THE MATHEMATICAL INEVITABILITY OF CORVIDS” – BLACK FEATHERS
Morton, Lisa, “THE RICH ARE DIFFERENT” – DARK SCREAMS VOLUME SIX
Muller, Eddie, “THE HANDYMAN” – OAKLAND NOIR
Munaweera, Nayomi, “SURVIVORS OF HEARTACHE” – OAKLAND NOIR
Myers, Amy, “TOM WASP AND THE DISAPPEARING PHILOSOPHER” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Nadel, Barbara , “THE TWELVE DAYS OF DUNWICH” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Nelscott, Kris, “BLAMING THE ARSONIST” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Nethercott, Michael, “O’NELLIGAN AND THE BEAUTIFUL DREAMER” – AHMM JAN-FEB
Norris, Keenan, “A MURDER OF SAVIORS” – OAKLAND NOIR
Oates, Joyce Carol, “GREAT BLUE HERON” – BLACK FEATHERS
O’Driscoll, Mike, “BLYTH’S SECRET” – BLACK FEATHERS
Oleksiw, Susan, “HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
Olson, Karen E., “THE BOY” – NEW HAVEN NOIR
Parker, Alesia, “MA’AM” – ATLANTA NOIR
Petrulakis, Nick, “THE BRIDGE TENDER” – OAKLAND NOIR
Pippin, Bill, “GLOCK” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Poissant, David James, “COMET” – ATLANTA NOIR
Powell, James, “ASK THE FIELD MICE,” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Powell, William Dylan, “THE MODEL CITIZEN” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Prasad, Chandra, “SILHOUETTES” – NEW HAVEN NOIR
Prentiss, Norman, “THE COMFORTING VOICE” – DARK SCREAMS VOLUME SIX
Pronzini, Bill, “THE STEREOTYPE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Quinn-Gibney, Nell, “THE MANICURE” – DARK SCREAMS VOLUME SIX
Rahman, Mahmud, “PROPHETS AND SPIES” – OAKLAND NOIR
Rich, David, “SURE THING” – NEW HAVEN NOIR
Richards, Tony, “MAGPIE MAN” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
Robinette, Carl, “THE HARD RISE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Robinson, Roxana, “THE SECRET SOCIETIES” – NEW HAVEN NOIR
Royes, Gillian, “ONE-EYED WOMAN” – ATLANTA NOIR
Rozan, S.J., “CHIN YONG-YUN STAYS AT HOME” – AHMM JAN-FEB
Sawhney, Hirsh, “A WOE FOR EVERY SEASON” – NEW HAVEN NOIR
Schroeder, Keri Miki-Lani, “DIVINE SINGULARITY” – OAKLAND NOIR
Sharma, Priya, “THE CROW PALACE” – BLACK FEATHERS
Shepherd, Robert, “JUST BELOW THE SURFACE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Simpson, Nancy Pauline, “ROUGH-HEWN RETRIBUTION” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
Soni, M., “THE GAME” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Speart, Jessica, “SECOND ACT” – NEW HAVEN NOIR
Stack, Gilbert M., “GREED” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
Staincliffe, Cath, “THE RAT” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Stone, Jonathan, “THE GAUNTLET” – NEW HAVEN NOIR
Strong, Sarah Pemberton, “CALLBACK” – NEW HAVEN NOIR
Todd, Marilyn, “SLAY BELLES” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Tremayne, Peter, “THE COPYIST” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Tremblay, Paul, “SOMETHING ABOUT BIRDS” – BLACK FEATHERS
Turner, Jonathan, “THE ADVENTURE OF THE DISGUISED PASSENGER” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Tynan, O.A., “ALIVE, ALIVE-OH!” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Weisfeld, Vicki, “A SLAYING SONG TONIGHT” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Williams, Tim L., “RENTERS” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Williams II, Harry Louis, “THE STREETS DON’T LOVE NOBODY” – OAKLAND NOIR
Wise, A.C., “THE SECRET OF FLIGHT” – BLACK FEATHERS
Wright, A.J., “EXPOSURE” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Zeltserman, Dave, “CRAMER IN TROUBLE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL

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Best Juvenile

Alexander, Heather, WALLACE AND GRACE TAKE THE CASE
Alexander, Heather, WALLACE AND GRACE AND THE CUPCAKE CAPER
Berne, Emma Carlson, THE LADY’S SLIPPER
Bertman, Jennifer Chamliss, THE UNBREAKABLE CODE
Butler, Dori Hillestad, KING & KAYLA AND THE CASE OF THE SECRET CODE
Callaghan, Cindy, SYDNEY MACKENZIE KNOCKS ‘EM DEAD
Cohen, Marina, THE DOLL’S EYE
Cronin, Doreen, DARK SHADOWS
Frederick, Heather Vogel, YOURS TRULY
Freeman, Martha, EFFIE STAR ZOOK AS ONE MORE QUESTION
Gibbs, Stuart, PANDA-MONIUM
Green, Tim &, Jeter, Derek, BASEBALL GENIUS
Haddix, Margaret Peterson, IN OVER THEIR HEADS
Hart, Alison, THE RUNAWAY
Holub, Joan &, Williams, Suzanne, NYX, THE MYSTERIOUS
Hymas, Allison K., UNDER LOCKER AND KEY
Key, Watt, HIDEOUT
Kress, Adrienne, THE EXPLORERS: THE DOOR IN THE ALLEY
Laron, Kirby, AUDACITY JONES STEALS THE SHOW (AUDACITY JONES #2)
Lauren, Ruth, PRISONER OF ICE AND SNOW
Oliver, Lauren &, Chester, HC, CURIOSITY HOUSE: THE FEARSOME FIREBIRD
Poblocki, Dan, YOU CAN’T HIDE (SHADOW HOUSE, BOOK 2)
Reiss, Kathryn, MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Rubin, Sarah, THE IMPOSSIBLE CLUE
Smith, Ronald, THE MESMERIST
Stevens, Robin, FIRST CLASS MURDER
Stratford, Jordan, THE CASE OF THE COUNTERFEIT CRIMINALS: THE WOLLSTONECRAFT DETECTIVE AGENCY #3
Tarpley, Natasha, THE HARLEM CHARADE
Thompson, Lisa, THE GOLDFISH BOY
Thomson, Sarah L., THE EAGLE’S QUILL
Xu, Ru, NEWSPRINTS

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Best Young Adult

Altebrando, Tara, THE POSSIBLE
Amato, Danielle Mages, THE HIDDEN MEMORY OF OBJECTS
Anstey, Cindy, DUELS & DECEPTION
Arsenault, Emily, THE LEAF READER
Baldwin, Kathleen, REFUGE FOR MASTERMINDS
Belcamino, Kristi, CITY OF ANGELS
Bergstrom, Scott, THE CRUELTY
Black, Jenna, NIGHT MAGIC
French, Gillian, GRIT
Gagnon, Michelle, UNEARTHLY THINGS
Garrett, Kelly, THE LAST TO DIE
Giles, Lamar, OVERTURNED
Henry, April, COUNT ALL HER BONES
Henstra, Sarah, MAD MISS MIMIC
Hutchinson, Shaun David, AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE
Leveen, Tom, HELLWORLD
Liggett, Kim, THE LAST HARVEST
Lunetta, Demetria, BAD BLOOD
MacCready, Robin Merrow, A LIE FOR A LIE
McLaughlin, Lauren, THE FREE
Olsen, Gregg, THE BOY SHE LEFT BEHIND
Orlando, Kristen, YOU DON’T KNOW MY NAME
Park, Jennifer, THE SHADOWS WE KNOW BY HEART
Pignat, Caroline, SHOOTER
Reichs, Brendan, NEMESIS
Rekulak, Jason, THE IMPOSSIBLE FORTRESS
Rollins, Danielle, BREAKING
Savage, Kim, BEAUTIFUL BROKENGIRLS
Scarborough, Sheryl, TO CATCH A KILLER
Sedgwick, Marcus, SAINT DEATH
Wolf, Allan, WHO KILLED CHRISTOPHER GOODMAN?
Yabroff, Jennie, IF YOU WERE HERE
Young, Suzanne, THE ADJUSTMENT

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Best TV Episode

Damici, Nick &, Mickle, Jim, “NO MO’ MOJO” – HAP AND LEONARD
Damici, Nick &, Mickle, Jim, “MUCHO MOJO” – HAP AND LEONARD
Lansdale, Joe R., “PIE A LA MOJO” – HAP AND LEONARD
Sylvia, Abe, “TICKING MOJO” – HAP AND LEONARD
Sylvia, Abe &, Lloyd, Ione, “BAD MOJO” – HAP AND LEONARD
Wirth, John, “HOLY MOJO – HAP AND LEONARD

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Robert L. Fish Memorial Award

DeWolf, Jamie, “TWO TO TANGO” – OAKLAND NOIR
Foulds, Alan E., “RAZOR’S EDGE” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
Gray, Lisa D., “THE QUEEN OF SECRETS” – NEW HAVEN NOIR
Parker, Alesia, “MA’AM” – ATLANTA NOIR
Petrulakis, Nick, “THE BRIDGE TENDER” – OAKLAND NOIR
Schroeder, Keri Miki-Lani, “DIVINE SINGULARITY” – OAKLAND NOIR
Shepherd, Robert, “JUST BELOW THE SURFACE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Soni, M., “THE GAME” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Turner, Jonathan, “THE ADVENTURE OF THE DISGUISED PASSENGER” – EQMM JAN-FEB

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Mary Higgins Clark Award

Arlen, Tessa, A DEATH BY ANY OTHER NAME
Armstrong, Kelley, A DARKNESS ABSOLUTE
Brody, Frances, A DEATH IN THE DALES
Chapman, Julia, DATE WITH DEATH
Cleeves, Ann, COLD EARTH
Cooper, Marla, DYING ON THE VINE
de Hahn, Tracee, SWISS VENDETTA
Goodman, Carol, THE WIDOW’S HOUSE
Hart, Ellen, FEVER IN THE DARK
Hill, Sasscer, FLAMINGO ROAD
Khan, Ausma, AMONG THE RUINS
Pandian, Gigi, ELUSIVE ELIXIR
Riggs, Cynthia, TRUMPET OF DEATH
Shelton, Paige, OF BOOKS AND BAGPIPES
Staub, Wendy Corsi, BONE WHITE
Weber, Tracy, A FATAL TWIST
Weiss, Kirsten, PRESSED TO DEATH
White, Kate, THE SECRETS YOU KEEP

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