The Edgar® Awards – 2022 Submissions

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This list includes all submissions received by the MWA national office as of September 20, 2021Appearance 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 2022.  The winners will be announced at the Edgar® Banquet on a Thursday in either late April or early May 2022.

Best Novel

Adams, Hope, DANGEROUS WOMEN
Addison, Esme, A HEX FOR DANGER
Alexander, Tasha, THE DARK HEART OF FLORENCE
Ames, Jonathan, A MAN NAMED DOLL
Archer, Leslie, UNTIL WE ARE LOST
Armstrong, Kelley, A STRANGER IN TOWN
Audrain, Ashley, THE PUSH
Bailey, Anna, WHERE THE TRUTH LIES
Baker, Chandler, THE HUSBANDS
Baldacci, David, A GAMBLING MAN
Bannalec, Jean-Luc, THE GRANITE COAST MURDERS
Bauer, Belinda, EXIT
Bauer, Chris, ZERO ISLAND
Beckman, Alicia, BITTERROOT LAKE
Benn, James R., ROAD OF BONES
Bennett, S.J., THE WINDSOR KNOT
Berenson, Alex, THE POWER COUPLE
Bernhard, Emilia, DESIGNS ON THE DEAD
Berry, Connie, THE ART OF BETRAYAL
Berry, Flynn, NORTHERN SPY
Berry, Steve, THE KAISER’S WEB
Beverly-Whittemore, Miranda, FIERCE LITTLE THING
Black, Laura Gail, MURDER BY THE BOOKEND
Blake, Elizabeth, DEATH AND SENSIBILITY
Blau, Sarah, THE OTHERS
Bokur, Debra, THE BONE FIELD
Bowen, Rhys, THE VENICE SKETCHBOOK
Box, C.J., DARK SKY
Brannon, Barbara, THE WOLF HUNT
Brennan, Allison, TELL NO LIES
Brown, Rita Mae, OUT OF HOUNDS
Brown, Sandra, BLIND TIGER
Bruce, Camilla, IN THE GARDEN OF SPITE
Burdette, Lucy, A SCONE OF CONTENTION
Burke, Sue, IMMUNITY INDEX
Burton, Jeffrey B., THE KEEPERS
Butler, Nickolas, GODSPEED
Byron, Ellen, CAJUN KISS OF DEATH
Calkins, Susanna, THE CRY OF THE HANGMAN
Calvin, Kris, ALL THAT FALL
Cambridge, Colleen, MURDER AT MALLOWAN HALL
Cantrel, Christian, SCORPION
Carlisle, Kate, LITTLE BLACK BOOK
Carr, Jack, THE DEVIL’S HAND
Carter, A.F., THE YARDS
Castillo, Linda, FALLEN
Chandler, James, ONE AND DONE
Clark, P. Djeli, A MASTER OF DJINN
Clark, Tracy, RUNNER
Clifford, Joe, THE SHADOW PEOPLE
Cobb, May, THE HUNTING WOLVES
Coben, Harlan, WIN
Coes, Ben, THE ISLAND
Colasanti, Melissa, CALL ME ELIZABETH LARK
Collins, Megan, FAMILY PLOT
Connolly, Sheila, THE SECRET STAIRCASE
Constantine, Liv, THE STRANGER IN THE MIRROR
Cornwell, Patricia, SPIN
Cosby, S.A., RAZORBLADE TEARS
Cosimano, Elle, FINLAY DONOVAN IS KILLING IT
Crosby, Ellen, THE FRENCH PARADOX
Dahl, Julia, THE MISSING HOURS
Danvers, Holly, MURDER AT THE LAKESIDE LIBRARY
Dave, Laura, THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME
Davidson, Hilary, HER LAST BREATH
Davies, Carys, THE MISSION HOUSE
Davis, Lindsey , A COMEDY OF TERRORS
de Mariaffi, Elizabeth, THE RETREAT
Dean, Abigail, GIRL A
Dean, Will, THE LAST THING TO BURN
Deaver, Jeffery, THE FINAL TWIST
Dennison, Hannah, DANGER AT THE COVE
Deverell, William, STUNG
Doiron, Paul, DEAD BY DAWN
Dolan, Eva, ONE HALF TRUTH
Dorsey, Tim, TROPIC OF STUPID
Downing, Samantha, FOR YOUR OWN GOOD
Engberg, Katrine, THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE
Estleman, Loren D., THE EAGLE AND THE VIPER
Evanovich, Janet &, Hamilton, Steve, BOUNTY
Farthing, Harry, THE GHOST MOTHS
Feeney, Alice, ROCK PAPER SCISSORS
Feito, Virginia, MRS. MARCH
Fellowes, Jessica, THE MITFORD TRIAL
Fergus, Charles , NIGHTHAWK’S WING
Finch, Charles , AN EXTRAVAGENT DEATH
Finlay, Alex, EVERY LAST FEAR
Fitzsimmons, Matthew, CONSTANCE
Florio, Gwen, THE TRUTH OF IT ALL
Flynn, Laurie Elizabeth, THE GIRLS ARE ALL SO NICE HERE
Fowler, Christopher, BRYANT & MAY: ORANGE & LEMONS
Fox, Candice, GATHERING DARK
Fredericks, Mariah, DEATH OF A SHOWMAN
Freeman, Brian, ROBERT LUDLUM’S THE BOURNE TREACHERY
Gailey, Sarah, THE ECHO WIFE
Gardner, Lisa, BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED
Gardner, Tracy, RUBY RED HERRING
Gates, Eva, DEADLY EVER AFTER
Gerard, Anna, PEACHES AND SCHEMES
Gerritsen, Tess &, Braver, Gary, CHOOSE ME
Gilbert, Victoria, RESERVED FOR MURDER
Gilstrap, John, CRIMSON PHOENIX
Goldberg, Lee, BONE CANYON
Goldberg, Leonard, THE ABDUCTION OF PRETTY PENNY
Goodwin, S.M., CROOKED IN HIS WAYS
Gordon, David, AGAINST THE LAW
Gosling, Victoria, BEFORE THE RUINS
Graham, Brandon, HALF DEAD
Graham, Heather, DANGER IN NUMBERS
Graham, Heather, THE UNKNOWN
Greenwood, Kerry, DEATH IN DAYLESFORD
Griffiths, Elly, THE POSTSCRIPT MURDERS
Griffiths, Elly, THE NIGHT HAWKS
Hagberg, David, GAMBIT
Haines, Carolyn, INDEPENDENT BONES
Hall, Rachel Howzell, THESE TOXIC THINGS
Hamilton, Glen Erik, ISLAND OF THIEVES
Hamilton, Jessica, WHAT YOU NEVER KNEW
Harper, Jane, THE SURVIVORS
Harrington, Kent, LAST SEEN
Harris, C.S., WHAT THE DEVIL KNOWS
Harris, Robert J., A STUDY IN CRIMSON: SHERLOCK HOLMES 1942
Hausmann, Romy, SLEEPLESS
Hauty, Chris, SAVAGE ROAD
Hayes, Emery, BACK FROM THE BRINK
Hechtman, Betty, ONE FOR THE HOOKS
Heller, L. Allison, THE NEIGHBOR’S SECRET
Hill, Edwin, WATCH HER
Hillerman, Anne, STARGAZER
Hirahara, Naomi, CLARK AND DIVISION
Hodge, Rebecca, OVER THE FALLS
Hood, Joshua, ROBERT LUDLUM’S THE TREADSTONE EXILE
Housewright, David, WHAT DOESN’T KILL US
Howard, Catherine Ryan, 56 DAYS
Huchu, T.L., THE LIBRARY OF THE DEAD
Hummel, Maria, LESSON IN RED
Hunter, Stephen, BASIL’S WAR
Hurwitz, Gregg, PRODIGAL SON
Hutton, Callie, THE SIGN OF DEATH
Ide, Joe, SMOKE
Imamura, Natsuko, THE WOMAN IN THE PURPLE SKIRT
Indridason, Arnaldur, THE DARKNESS KNOWS
Jackson, Joshilyn, MOTHER MAY I
James, Miranda, WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN
Jance, J.A., MISSING AND ENDANGERED
Jance, J.A., UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Jayatissa, Amanda, MY SWEET GIRL
Jestin, Victor, HEATWAVE
Johansen, Iris, THE BULLET
Johansen, Iris &, Johansen, Roy, BLINK OF AN EYE
Johnstone, Carole, MIRRORLAND
Jonasson, Ragnar, THE GIRL WHO DIED
Jones, Sandie, THE GUILT TRIP
Jones, Stephen Mack, DEAD OF WINTER
K’wan, , THE RELUCTANT KING
Kasper, Jason, THE ENEMIES OF MY COUNTRY
Katsu, Alma, RED WIDOW
Kayode, Femi, LIGHTSEEKERS
Kellerman, Jonathan, SERPENTINE
Kelly, Sofie, HOOKED ON A FELINE
Keown, Audrey, DUST TO DUST
Kepnes, Caroline, YOU LOVE ME
King, Laurie R., CASTLE SHADE
Klingborg, Brian, THIEF OF SOULS
Knox, Elizabeth, THE ABSOLUTE BOOK
Koontz, Dean, THE OTHER EMILY
Korelitz, Jean Hanff, THE PLOT
Koryta, Michael, NEVER FAR AWAY
Krueger, William Kent, LIGHTNING STRIKE
Kubica, Mary, LOCAL WOMAN MISSING
Lackey, Kris, BUTCHER PEN RD
Land, Jon, MARGARET TRUMAN’S MURDER ON THE METRO
Langan, Sarah, GOOD NEIGHBORS
Lange, Richard, ROVERS
Lansdale, Joe R., MOON LAKE
Lansdale, Joe R., MOON LAKE
Lapena, Shari, NOT A HAPPY FAMILY
Lawson, Mike, HOUSE STANDOFF
Le Corre, Hervé, IN THE SHADOW OF THE FIRE
Ledwidge, Michael, RUN FOR COVER
Leigh, Melinda, DROWN HER SORROWS
Leigh, Melinda, RIGHT BEHIND HER
Leitch, Will, HOW LUCKY
Lelchuk, S.A., ONE GOT AWAY
Leon, Donna, TRANSIENT DESIRES
Lippman, Laura, DREAM GIRL
Little, Tess, THE LAST GUEST
Lloyd, Ellery, PEOPLE LIKE HER
Logan, Kylie, A TRAIL OF LIES
Lostetter, Marina, THE HELM OF MIDNIGHT
Lovesey, Peter, DIAMOND AND THE EYE
Lunney, Tessa, AUTUMN LEAVES, 1922
Macbird, Bonnie, THE THREE LOCKS
Mackintosh, Claire, HOSTAGE
MacNeal, Susan Elia, THE HOLLYWOOD SPY
Mairal, Pedro, THE WOMAN FROM URUGUAY
Mangan, Christine, PALACE OF THE DROWNED
Marcott, Lindsay, MRS. ROCHESTER’S GHOST
Marcum, David, SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE EYE OF HEKA
Margolin, Phillip, A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
Martin, Kat, THE PERFECT MURDER
Massey, Sujata, THE BOMBAY PRINCE
McHugh, Laura, WHAT’S DONE IN DARKNESS
McKenzie, Catherine, SIX WEEKS TO LIVE
McLain, Paula, WHEN THE STARS GO DARK
McMahon, John, A GOOD KILL
Miles, Terry, RABBITS
Miller, Michele Weinstat, GONE BY MORNING
Miranda, Megan, SUCH A QUIET PLACE
Mizushima, Margaret, STRIKING RANGE
Monroe, Nina, THE CHILDREN’S SECRET
Montclair, Allison, A ROGUE’S COMPANY
Montgomery, Jess, THE STILLS
Mosley, Walter, BLOOD GROVE
Mosse, Kate, THE CITY OF TEARS
Muller, Marcia, ICE AND STONE
Munier, Paula, THE HIDING PLACE
Murphy, Sara Flannery, GIRL ONE
Neilan, Paul, THE HOLLYWOOD SPIRAL
Nelson, Brian , FIVE TRIBES
Neuvel, Sylvain, A HISTORY OF WHAT COMES NEXT
Neville, Stuart, THE HOUSE OF ASHES
Nguyen, Viet Thanh, THE COMMITTED
Noble, Shelley, A SECRET NEVER TOLD
O’Connor, Carlene, MURDER IN AN IRISH BOOKSHOP
O’Donnell, Paraic, THE HOUSE ON VESPER SANDS
Olivia, Alexandra, FORGET ME NOT
Owen, Howard, JORDAN’S BRANCH
Parks, Brad, UNTHINKABLE
Pearse, Sarah, THE SANATORIUM
Pelayo, Cynthia, CHILDREN OF CHICAGO
Penny, Louise, THE MADNESS OF CROWDS
Perkins, S.C., FATAL FAMILY TIES
Perry, Anne, DEATH WITH A DOUBLE EDGE
Petersen, Todd Robert, PICNIC IN THE RUINS
Petrie, Nick, THE BREAKER
Pomare, J.P., THE LAST GUESTS
Preston, Douglas &, Child, Lincoln, THE SCORPION’S TAIL
Preston, Douglas &, Child, Lincoln, BLOODLESS
Pyne, Daniel, WATER MEMORY
Quartey, Kwei, SLEEP WELL, MY LADY
Quinn, Cate, BLACK WIDOWS
Quinn, Spencer, TENDER IS THE BITE
Quinn, Spencer, IT’S A WONDERFUL WOOF
Rankin, Ian &, McIlvanney, William, THE DARK REMAINS
Raybourn, Deanna, AN UNEXPECTED PERIL
Reardon, Bryan, LET HER LIE
Redmond, Lissa Marie, THE PARTING GLASS
Redondo, Dolores, THE NORTH FACE OF THE HEART
Reeve, Alex, THE ANARCHISTS’ CLUB
Reichs, Kathy, THE BONE CODE
Reynolds, Allie, SHIVER
Rhoades, J.D., THE KILLING LOOK
Rice, Luanne, THE SHADOW BOX
Richards, Linda L., ENDINGS
Robinson, Peter, NOT DARK YET
Rose, Karen, SAY GOODBYE
Rosenfelt, David, ANIMAL INSTINCT
Rosenfelt, David, DOG EAT DOG
Rowland, Laura Joh, PORTRAIT OF PERIL
Ruggero, Ed, COMES THE WAR
Ryan, Annelise, DEAD EVEN
Ryan, Hank Phillippi, HER PERFECT LIFE
St John, Katherine, THE SIREN
Sandford, John, OCEAN PREY
Santlofer, Jonathan, THE LAST MONA LISA
Schaffhausen, Joanna, EVERY WAKING HOUR
Schaffhausen, Joanna, GONE FOR GOOD
Schellman, Katharine, SILENCE IN THE LIBRARY
Scott, Laura, DOGGED BY DEATH
Sears, Michael, TOWER OF BABEL
Shea, Brian , SIGN OF THE MAKER
Shelton, Paige, DEADLY EDITIONS
Shepherd, Scott, THE LAST COMMANDMENT
Shirley, John, STORMLAND
Siegal, Nina, YOU’LL THANK ME FOR THIS
Skalka, Patricia, DEATH WASHES ASHORE
Slaughter, Karin, FALSE WITNESS
Smith, Nicholas Sansbury, SONS OF WAR 3: SINNERS
Spence, Gerry, BLOOD ON THE TABLE
St. James, Dorothy, A PERFECT BIND
Stage, Zoje, GETAWAY
Steadman, Catherine, THE DISAPPEARING ACT
Sten, Camilla, THE LOST VILLAGE
Stonex, Emma, THE LAMPLIGHTERS
Stroby, Wallace, HEAVEN’S A LIE
Swallow, James, SHADOW
Swann, Christopher, A FIRE IN THE NIGHT
Swanson, Peter , EVERY VOW YOU BREAK
Szymiczkowa, Maryla, KAROLINA AND THE TORN CURTAIN
Takamura, Kaoru, LADY JOKER, VOLUME 1
Taylor, Sarah Stewart, A DISTANT GRAVE
Thomas, Russ, NIGHTHAWKING
Thomas, Will, DANCE WITH DEATH
Thompson, Victoria, A MURDER ON WALL STREET
Thor, Brad, BLACK ICE
Todd, Charles, A FATAL LIE
Todd, Charles, AN IRISH HERITAGE
Tracy, P.J., DEEP INTO THE DARK
Trinchieri, Camilla, THE BITTER TASTE OF MEDICINE
Tursten, Helene, AN ELDERLY LADY MUST NOT BE CROSSED
Valente, Cathrynne, THE PAST IS RED
Valente, Cathrynne, COMFORT ME WITH APPLES
Van Lustbader, Eric, THE KOBALT DOSSIER
Verdon, John, ON HARROW HILL
Vidich, Paul, THE MERCENARY
Wade, James, RIVER, SING OUT
Walker, Laura Jensen, HOPE, FAITH, AND A CORPSE
Walker, Laura Jensen, DEADLY DELIGHTS
Walker, LynDee, NO SIN UNPUNISHED
Wang, Kathy, IMPOSTER SYNDROME
Warburton, Sarah, YOU CAN NEVER TELL
Ward, Catriona, THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS ST
Weaver, Ashley, A PECULIAR COMBINATION
Weir, Andy, PROJECT HAIL MARY
Wells, Martha, FUGITIVE TELEMETRY
Williams, Jen, A DARK AND SECRET PLACE
Wilson, F. Paul, DOUBLE THREAT
Winspear, Jacqueline, THE CONSEQUENCES OF FEAR
Winters, Ben H., THE QUIET BOY
Witten, Matt, THE NECKLACE
Wood, Benjamin, A STATION ON THE PATH TO SOMEWHERE BETTER
Yoon, David, VERSION ZERO
Young, Kate, READING BETWEEN THE CRIMES

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Best First Novel

Adlakha, Sarah, SHE WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING
Andrews, Alexandra, WHO IS MAUD DIXON?
Barry, Ava, WINDHALL
Bates, Julie, CRY OF THE INNOCENT
Bazelon, Lara, A GOOD MOTHER
Becker, Mally, THE TURNCOAT’S WIDOW
Brazier, Eliza Jane, IF I DISAPPEAR
Caritj, Anna, LEDA AND THE SWAN
Carocari, Marco, BLACKOUT
Carter, Mary Dixie , THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Christy, Bryan, IN THE COMPANY OF KILLERS
Cowley, Katherine, THE SECRET LIFE OF MISS MARY BENNET
Cox, Kerry, MONEY BEAR
Dalton, Julie Carrick, WAITING FOR THE NIGHT SONG
Dobmeier, Tracy &, Katzman, Wendy, GIRLS WITH BRIGHT FUTURES
Euliano, Tammy, FATAL INTENT
Ferrell, Carolyn, DEAR MISS METROPOLITAN
Frey, Dan, THE FUTURE IS YOURS
Gigl, Robyn, BY WAY OF SORROW
Griffin-Valade, LaVonne, DEAD POINT
Harris, Zakiya Dalila, THE OTHER BLACK GIRL
Hilliard, M.E., THE UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS
Jeng, Sarah Zachrich, THE OTHER ME
Larsen, Melissa, SHUTTER
Levy, Heather, WALKING THROUGH NEEDLES
Manansala, Mia P., ARSENIC AND ADOBO
McElroy, Alex, ATMOSPHERIANS
Miksa, Matt, 13 DAYS TO DIE
Miller, Timothy, THE STRANGE CASE OF ELIZA DOOLITTLE
Mondelo, Lee, SUMMER SONS
Murphy, Stacie, A DEADLY FORTUNE
Naymark, Emilya, HIDE IN PLACE
Newman, T.J., FALLING
Nicieza, Fabian, SUBURBAN DICKS
Obiora, Noel, A PAST THAT BREATHES
Osworth, A.E., WE ARE WATCHING ELIZA BRIGHT
Penner, Sarah, THE LOST APOTHECARY
Qubain, Luai, THE KINGDOM’S SANDCASTLE
Redman, Eric, BONES OF HILO
Slor, Zhanna, AT THE END OF THE WORLD, TURN LEFT
Staples, Will, ANIMALS
Sullivan, Connor, SLEEPING BEAR
Swerdlow, Tommy, STRAIGHT DOPE
Tarantino, Quentin, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
Thompson, Aggie, I DON’T FORGIVE YOU
Tingle, Steven, GRAVEYARD FIELDS
Tompkins, JoAnne, WHAT COMES AFTER
Wahrer, Caitlin, THE DAMAGE
Weisel, Frederick, SILENCED WOMEN
Westgate, Meredith, SHIMMERING STATE
Winstead, Ashley, IN MY DREAMS I HOLD A KNIFE

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Best Paperback/E-Book Original

Afia, Nekesa, DEAD DEAD GIRLS
Andrews, Brian &, Wilson, Jeffrey, SONS OF VALOR
Aptaker, Ann, MURDER AND GOLD
Ashley, Jennifer, DEATH AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE
Axelrod, David, NANTUCKET PENNY
Bailey, Robert, THE WRONG SIDE
Baldacci, David, THE MIGHTY JOHNS
Bell, David, KILL ALL YOUR DARLINGS
Berry, Lucinda, THE SECRETS OF US
Bishop, Avery, ONE YEAR GONE
Blakemore, Kim Taylor, AFTER ALICE FELL
Brandman, Michael, RISK FACTOR
Burton, Mary, NEAR YOU
Burton, Mary, DON’T LOOK NOW
Bussi, Michel, THE DOUBLE MOTHER
Calder, Eve, A TALE OF TWO COOKIES
Camilleri, Andrea, THE COOK OF THE HALCYON
Candlish, Louise, THE OTHER PASSENGER
Casey, Donis, VALENTINO WILL DIE
Chien, Vivien, FATAL FRIED RICE
Coates, Darcy, THE WHISPERING DEAD
Coco, Nancy, A MATTER OF HIVE AND DEATH
Cooney, Caroline B., THE GRANDMOTHER PLOT
Cooper, Helen, THE DOWNSTAIRS NEIGHBOR
de Castrique, Mark, FATAL SCORES
Dugoni, Robert, IN HER TRACKS
Dupuis, J.J., LAKE CRESCENT
Dylan, Jess, DEATH IN BLOOM
Easley, Warren C., NO WITNESS
Ellis, Bella, THE DIABOLICAL BONES
Ellison, J.T., HER DARK LIES
Farrell, Matthew, TELL ME THE TRUTH
Foley, Bridget, JUST GET HOME
Fradkin, Barbara, THE ANCIENT DEAD
Freedman, S.M., THE DAY SHE DIED
Freeman, Brian, INFINITE
Galligan, John, BAD MOON RISING
Garza, Amber, WHERE I LEFT HER
Gentill, Sulari, SHANGHAI SECRETS
George, Kaye, INTO THE SWEET HEREAFTER
Gilstrap, John, STEALTH ATTACK
Glass, Seraphina Nova, SUCH A GOOD WIFE
Goble, Steve, PIECES OF EIGHT
Goodman, Carol, THE STRANGER BEHIND YOU
Grant, Rachel, DANGEROUS GROUND
Greenaway, R.M., FIVE WAYS TO DISAPPEAR
Gregory, Daryl, THE ALBUM OF DR. MOREAU
Harrison, Helen A., ARTFUL CORPSE
Haynes, Dana, SIROCCO
Herbert, Debbie, NOT ONE OF US
Holahan, Cate, HER THREE LIVES
Holloway, Meghan, HIDING PLACE
Huber, Anna Lee, A WICKED CONCEIT
Innes, Louise R., DEATH AT THE SALON
James, Wendy, AN ACCUSATION
Jantunen, John, SAVAGE GERRY
Keliikoa, Mary, DENIED
Kelly, Diane, MURDER WITH A VIEW
Kent, Minka, THE WATCHER GIRL
Kies, Thomas , SHADOW HILL
King, Stephen, LATER
Konkoly, Steven, SKYSTORM
Kosa, S.F., THE NIGHT WE BURNED
Labuskes, Brianna, A FAMILIAR SIGHT
Lillegraven, Ruth, EVERYTHING IS MINE
Lipinska, Blanka, 365 DAYS
Lodge, Gytha, LIE BESIDE ME
Longworth, M.L., THE VANISHING MUSEUM ON THE RUE MISTRAL
Lourey, Jess, BLOODLINE
Maldonaldo, Isabella, A DIFFERENT DAWN
Maloney, Leo J., ANGLE OF ATTACK
Maloney, Leo J., HARD TARGET
Manney, P.J., (CON)SCIENCE
Marr, Elle, LIES WE BURY
Mayne, Andrew, MASTERMIND
McCaslin, Dane, CAT’S MEOW
McDonald, Christina, DO NO HARM
McFetridge, John, EVERY CITY IS EVERY OTHER CITY
McKinnon, Hannah Mary, YOU WILL REMEMBER ME
Methos, Victor, CRIMSON LAKE ROAD
Methos, Victor, AN UNRELIABLE TRUTH
Meyboom, J.P., BUSINESS
Michaud, Martin, WITHOUT BLOOD
Mihesuah, Devon A., THE HATAK WITCHES
Mitzner, Adam, THE PERFECT MARRIAGE
Mofina, Rick, SEARCH FOR HER
Montgomery, Marin, THE IMPOSTER
Moretti, Kate, THE SPIRES
Murphy, Elaine, LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO
Musso, Guillaume, CENTRAL PARK
Myles, Kate, THE RECEPTIONIST
Nava, Michael, LIES WITH MAN
Neville, Kim, MEMORY COLLECTORS
Niemi, Mikael, TO COOK A BEAR
O’Cinneide, C.S., STARR SIGN
Olsen, Gregg, THE HIVE
Omer, Mike, A DEADLY INFUENCE
Parks, Adele, JUST MY LUCK
Parks, Alan, BOBBY MARCH WILL LIVE FOREVER
Parks, Alan, THE APRIL DEAD
Pasquella, A.G., SEASON OF SMOKE
Penney, Elizabeth, BODIES AND BOWS
Pessin, Al, BLOWBACK
Pinter, Jason, A STRANGER AT THE DOOR
Pirog, Nick, JUNGLE UP
Poirier, Dea, AFTER YOU DIED
Porter, Anna, DECEPTIONS
Pressey, Rose, MURDER CAN HAUNT YOUR HANDIWORK
Purcell, Laura, THE SHAPE OF DARKNESS
Rader-Day, Lori, DEATH AT GREENWAY
Raina, Rahul, HOW TO KIDNAP THE RICH
Ramos, Manuel, ANGELS IN THE WIND
Raphael, Lev, DEPARTMENT OF DEATH
Reinard, Cara, SWEET WATER
Rouda, Kaira, THE NEXT WIFE
Rous, Emma, THE PERFECT GUESTS
Sáenz, Eva García, THE WATER RITUALS
Schneider, Joseph, WHAT WAITS FOR YOU
Scott, Joel, ARROW’S REST
Sedira, Samira, PEOPLE LIKE THEM
Seeck, Max, THE ICE COVEN
Serong, Jock, THE BURNING ISLAND
Siger, Jeffrey, A DEADLY TWIST
Silvis, Randall, WHEN ALL LIGHT FAILS
Simmons, Kelly, NOT MY BOY
Stallings, Josh, TRICKY
Stone, Victoria Helen, THE LAST ONE HOME
Sweeney-Baird, Christina, THE END OF MEN
Talton, Jon, CITY OF DARK CORNERS
Taylor, C.L. , HER LAST HOLIDAY
Thompson, Sidney, HELL ON THE BORDER
Torre, A.R., THE GOOD LIE
Truhen, Aidan, SEVEN DEMONS
Venter, Irma, MAN DOWN
Wagner, David P., TO DIE IN TUSCANY
Waites, Martyn, THE SINNER
Walker, Harriett, THE WEDDING NIGHT
Webb, Debra, GONE TOO FAR
Welsh-Huggins, Andrew, AN EMPTY GRAVE
White, Kate, THE FIANCEE
White, Loreth Anne, BENEATH THE DEVIL’S BRIDGE
Wilson, Carter, THE DEAD HUSBAND
Winter, W.A., THE SECRET LIVES OF DENTISTS
Wise, Stacy, LIE, LIE AGAIN
Woodland, Greg, THE NIGHT WHISTLER
Wortham, Reavis Z., LAYING BONES
Wright, Kristin, THE DARKEST FLOWER

 

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Best Fact Crime

Abrams, Dan &, Fisher, David, KENNEDY’S AVENGER: ASSASSINATION, CONSPIRACY, AND THE FORGOTTEN TRIAL OF JACK RUBY
Adshead, Gwen, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW: STORIES OF HUMAN CRUELTY AND COMPASSION
Aiello, Thomas, THE TROUBLE IN ROOM 519: MONEY, MATRICIDE, AND MARGINAL FICTION IN THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY
Brogan, Jan, THE COMBAT ZONE: MURDER, RACE, AND BOSTON’S STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE
Calhoun, Bob, THE MURDERS THAT MADE US: HOW VIGILANTES, HOODLUMS, MOB BOSSES, SERIAL KILLERS, AND CULT LEADERS BUILT THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
Coen, Jeff, MURDER IN CANARYVILLE: THE TRUE STORY BEHIND A COLD CASE AND A CHICAGO COVER-UP
Dykstra, Katherine, WHAT HAPPENED TO PAULA: ON THE DEATH OF AN AMERICAN GIRL
Etter, Lauren, THE DEVIL’S PLAYBOOK: BIG TOBACCO, JUUL, AND THE ADDICTION OF A NEW GENERATION
Faleiro, Sonia, THE GOOD GIRLS: AN ORDINARY KILLING
Fox, Margalit, THE CONFIDENCE MEN: HOW TWO PRISONERS OF WAR ENGINEERED THE MOST REMARKABLE ESCAPE IN HISTORY
Green, Elon, LAST CALL: A TRUE STORY OF LOVE, LUST, AND MURDER IN QUEER NEW YORK
Hagedorn, Ann, SLEEPER AGENT: THE ATOMIC SPY IN AMERICA WHO GOT AWAY
Hurowitz, Noah, EL CHAPO: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE WORLD’S MOST INFAMOUS DRUG LORD
Jacobs, Chip, THE DARKEST GLARE: A TRUE STORY OF MURDER, BLACKMAIL, AND REAL ESTATE GREED IN 1979 LOS ANGELES
Jobb, Dean, THE CASE OF THE MURDEROUS DR. CREAM: THE HUNT FOR A VICTORIAN ERA SERIAL KILLER
Johnson, Elle, THE OFFICER’S DAUGHTER: A MEMOIR OF FAMILY AND FORGIVENESS
Johnson, Lizzie, PARADISE: ONE TOWN’S STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE AN AMERICAN WILDFIRE
Kenda, Joe, KILLER TRIGGERS
Levin, Daniel Barban, SLONIM WOODS 9: A MEMOIR
Loftis, Larry, PRINCESS SPY: THE TRUE STORY OF WORLD WAR II SPY ALINE GRIFFITH, COUNTESS OF ROMANONES
McGarrahan, Ellen, TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE: A MURDER, A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR, AND HER SEARCH FOR JUSTICE
Melville, Joshua, AMERICAN TIME BOMB: ATTICA, SAM MELVILLE, AND A SON’S SEARCH FOR ANSWERS
Montgomery, Ben, A SHOT IN THE MOONLIGHT: HOW A FREED SLAVE AND A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER FOUGHT FOR JUSTICE IN THE JIM CROW SOUTH
Nelson, David, BOYS ENTER THE HOUSE: THE VICTIMS OF JOHN WAYNE GACY AND THE LIVES THEY LEFT BEHIND
Newton, Michael, ICEMAN OF BROOKLYN: THE MAFIA LIFE OF FRANKIE YALE
Padnos, Theo, BLINDFOLD: A MEMOIR OF CAPTURE, TORTURE, AND ENLIGHTENMENT
Phelps, M. William, WE THOUGHT WE KNEW YOU: A TERRIFYING TRUE STORY OF SECRETS, BETRAYAL, DECEPTION, AND MURDER
Quinn, Aaron & Huskins, Denise, Egan, Nicole Weisensee, VICTIM F: FROM CRIME VICTIMS TO SUSPECTS TO SURVIVORS
Rocco, Giovanni with, Schofield, Douglas, GIOVANNI’S RING: MY LIFE INSIDE THE REAL SOPRANOS
Rodman, Liza &, Jordan, Jennifer, BABYSITTER: MY SUMMERS WITH A SERIAL KILLER
Rother, Caitlin, DEATH ON OCEAN BOULEVARD: INSIDE THE CORONADO MANSION CASE
Rubinstein, Julian, THE HOLLY: FIVE BULLETS, ONE GUN, AND THE STRUGGLE TO SAVE AN AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOOD
Schechter, Harold, MANIAC: THE BATH SCHOOL DISASTER AND THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN MASS KILLER
Shufelt, Gordon H., THE UNCOMMON CASE OF DANIEL BROWN: HOW A WHITE POLICE OFFICER WAS CONVICTED OF KILLING A BLACK CITIZEN, BALTIMORE, 1875
Smith, Benjamin T., THE DOPE: THE REAL HISTORY OF THE MEXICAN DRUG TRADE
Summerscale, Kate, THE HAUNTING OF ALMA FIELDING: A TRUE GHOST STORY
Trejo, Danny, TREJO: MY LIFE OF CRIME, REDEMPTION, AND HOLLYWOOD
Vronsky, Peter, AMERICAN SERIAL KILLERS – THE EPIDEMIC YEARS 1950-2000
Welsome, Eileen, COLD WAR SECRETS: A VANISHED PROFESSOR, A SUSPECTED KILLER, AND HOOVER’S FBI
Wilkie, Curtis, WHEN EVIL LIVED IN LAUREL: THE “WHITE KNIGHTS” AND THE MURDER OF VERNON DAHMER

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Best Critical-Biographical

Aldridge, Mark, AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE GREATEST DETECTIVE IN THE WORLD
Betz, Phyllis M., READING THE COZY MYSTERY: CRITICAL ESSAYS ON AN UNDERAPPRECIATED SUBGENRE
Beyer, Charlotte, MURDER IN A FEW WORDS: GENDER, GENRE AND LOCATION IN THE CRIME SHORT STORY
Bradford, Richard, DEVILS, LUSTS, AND STRANGE DESIRES: THE LIFE OF PATRICIA HIGHSMITH
Child, Lee with, King, Laurie R., HOW TO WRITE A MYSTERY: A HANDBOOK FROM MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA
Greene, Richard, THE UNQUIET ENGLISHMAN: A LIFE OF GRAHAM GREENE
MacGregor, David, SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES
Rubinstein, Mark, THE STORYTELLERS: STRAIGHT TALK FROM THE WORLD’S MOST ACCLAIMED SUSPENSE & THRILLER AUTHORS
Szanter, Ashley, POLICING THE MONSTROUS: ESSAYS ON THE SUPERNATURAL CRIME PROCEDURAL
Tresch, John, THE REASON FOR THE DARKNESS OF THE NIGHT: EDGAR ALLAN POE AND THE FORGING OF AMERICAN SCIENCE
White, Edward, THE TWELVE LIVES OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK: AN ANATOMY OF THE MASTER OF SUSPENSE

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Best Short Story

Adamson, Mike, “THE SHADOW OF THE NEW” – EQMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Allyn, Doug, “KISS OF LIFE” – EQMM MAY-JUNE
Anthony, Meredith , “READER, I KILLED HIM” – AHMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Aptaker, Ann, “THE ALLEY” – BLACK CAT MYSTERY MAGAZINE
Aymé, Marcel, “THE TOUFFARD AFFAIR” – EQMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Bahnsen, Chris J., “OCTAGON GIRL” – PALM SPRINGS NOIR
Baker, Chad, “COLD HARD” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Baker, Tim, “WAITING FOR THE NIGHT TO FALL” – EQMM MAY-JUNE
Barra, Paul A., “ASSIGNMENT: SHEEPSHEAD BAY” – WHEN A STRANGER COMES TO TOWN
Bart, David, “BROTHERS OUT OF TIME” – AHMM MAY-JUNE
Bazowski, Ray, “MOTHER” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Beetner, Eric, “THE GUEST” – PALM SPRINGS NOIR
Bennett, D.V., “PLANTED IN MIDAIR” – BLACK CAT MYSTERY MAGAZINE
Blackmoore, Stephen, “LOVE, ROCKET SCIENCE, AND THE MOTHER OF ABOMINATIONS” – SPECULATIVE LOS ANGELES
Bowman, Rob, “EVERYTHING DRAINS AND DISAPPEARS” – PALM SPRINGS NOIR
Bracken, Michael, “LAST WALTZ ACROSS TEXAS” – AHMM MAY-JUNE
Bracken, Michael, “TAMPICO TRAUMA” – THE GREAT FILLING STATION HOLDUP
Browning, M.E., “EINSTEIN WAS A SURFER” – THE GREAT FILLING STATION HOLDUP
Bruce, Mark, “MINERVA JAMES AND THE JUDGMENT OF THE FURIES” – AHMM MAY-JUNE
Bruns, Don, “CHEESEBURGERS IN PARADISE” – THE GREAT FILLING STATION HOLDUP
Budewitz, Leslie, “COMING CLEAN” – AHMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Burke, Alafair, “SEAT 2C” – WHEN A STRANGER COMES TO TOWN
Burke, Tim, “MR. JOLLY GETS HIS JOLLIES” – AHMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Cantrell, Rebecca, “I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS” – AHMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Capon, Elliott, “YOU GOTTA BE IN IT!” – BLACK CAT MYSTERY MAGAZINE
Charles, Hal, “NOTHING GOOD HAPPENS AFTER MIDNIGHT” – EQMM MAY-JUNE
Coffin, Bruce Robert, “INCOMMUNICADO” – THE GREAT FILLING STATION HOLDUP
Connelly, Michael, “AVALON” – WHEN A STRANGER COMES TO TOWN
Cosby, S.A. , “SOLOMON WEPT” – WHEN A STRANGER COMES TO TOWN
Coward, Mat, “YEAH, I MEANT TO DO THAT” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Craft, Michael, “VIP CHECK-IN” – PALM SPRINGS NOIR
Crandell, Doug, “FRANK SCARSO FINDS HIS LIFE” – EQMM MAY-JUNE
Crawford, Dan, “PIPER AT THE BACK DOOR OF DAWN” – AHMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Cudmore, Libby, “A BRIEF HISTORY OF LOCAL WARFARE” – EQMM MAY-JUNE
Cummins, Robert, “THE PHONE MESSAGE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
D’Agnese, Joseph, “MR. TESLA LIKES TO WATCH” – AHMM MAY-JUNE
De Noux, O’Neil, “TICKING OF THE BIG CLOCK” – AHMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
De Noux, O’Neil, “THE GIRL WITH THE GIBSON GIRL LOOK” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
De Paepe, Herbert, “THE BUNKER” – EQMM MAY-JUNE
Dean, David, “STONE COAT” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Dean, David, “A SEASON OF NIGHT” – EQMM MAY-JUNE
Dean, Zoë Z., “STRONG STOMACH” – EQMM MAY-JUNE
Deaver, Jeffery, “TURNING POINT” – AMAZON ORIGINAL STORIES
deBellegarde, Tina, “TOKYO STRANGER” – WHEN A STRANGER COMES TO TOWN
DeMarco-Barrett, Barbara, “THE WATER HOLDS YOU STILL” – PALM SPRINGS NOIR
Dirckx, John H., “BACKWORDS” – AHMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Dirckx, John H., “WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
DuBois, Brendan, “THE THRIFTY WAY” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
Dunlap, Susan, “THE TWO GENTLEMEN GUESTS” – EQMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Eckels, Robert Edward, MAJOR MCDONLEVY DOES THE MATH
Edwards, Martin, “TEMPTATION STREET” – EQMM MAY-JUNE
Egan, Kevin, “ESCAPE VELOCITY” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Egan, Kevin, “HARD MONEY” – AHMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Egan, Kevin, “LYDIA’S LAW” – AHMM MAY-JUNE
Espinoza, Alex, “THE SALT CALLS US BACK” – PALM SPRINGS NOIR
Faherty, Terence, “THE GLORIA SCOTT” EQMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Farber, Jon Matthew, “YOU LOSE, WE FIND” – BLACK CAT MYSTERY MAGAZINE
Fitch, Janet, “SUNRISE” – PALM SPRINGS NOIR
Floyd, John M., “FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
Floyd, John M., “THE BIG PICTURE” – BLACK CAT MYSTERY MAGAZINE
Floyd, John M., “THE JERICHO TRAIN” – BLACK CAT MYSTERY MAGAZINE
Floyd, John M., “SPENDING MONEY” – THE GREAT FILLING STATION HOLDUP
Freimore, Jackie, “HERE’S TO NEW FRIENDS” – WHEN A STRANGER COMES TO TOWN
Fulton, Barry, “THE MURDER OF JONATHAN GREYSTONE” – BLACK CAT MYSTERY MAGAZINE
Gardiner, Wayne J., “BUSINESS AS USUAL” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
Gersh, Max, “THE DEVIL IN PREEMPTION” – AHMM MAY-JUNE
Goffman, Barb, “THAT POOR WOMAN” – EQMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Goffman, Barb, “A FAMILY MATTER” – AHMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Goffman, Barb, “AN INCONVENIENT SLEUTH” – BLACK CAT MYSTERY MAGAZINE
Goldberg, Tod, “A CAREER SPENT DISAPPOINTING PEOPLE” – PALM SPRINGS NOIR
Goldberg, Todd, “THE ROYAL CALIFORNIAN” – THE LOW DESERT
Goldberg, Todd, “RAGTOWN” – THE LOW DESERT
Goldberg, Todd, “THE SPARE” – THE LOW DESERT
Goldberg, Todd, “THE LOW DESERT” – THE LOW DESERT
Hamilton, Steve, “A DIFFERENT KIND OF HEALING” – WHEN A STRANGER COMES TO TOWN
Harrington, Karen, “BOO RADLEY COLLEGE PREP” – EQMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Harris, Charlaine, “SPRING FEVER” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Hearn, James A., “BECOMING ZERO” – BLACK CAT MYSTERY MAGAZINE
Hegenberger, John, “TRIP UP ON HIGH STREET” – BLACK CAT MYSTERY MAGAZINE
Hess, Jeffrey, “THE PASCAGOULA RUN” – THE GREAT FILLING STATION HOLDUP
Hill, Joe, “LAST FARE” – WHEN A STRANGER COMES TO TOWN
Hockensmith, Steve, “CURIOUS INCIDENTS” – EQMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Horn, J.D., “THE STAND-IN” – PALM SPRINGS NOIR
Hornsby, Wendy, “A BIT OF BLING” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Hrib, Bogdan , “A BUCHAREST ARREST” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Jacobs, Tilia Klebenov, “PERFECT STRANGERS” – WHEN A STRANGER COMES TO TOWN
Jain, Smita Harish, “KOHINOOR” – WHEN A STRANGER COMES TO TOWN
Knight, Alex, “BIRDMAN” – EQMM MAY-JUNE
Kohler, Sheila, “THE CHANGING ROOM” – EQMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Koryta, Michael, “P.F.A.” – WHEN A STRANGER COMES TO TOWN
Kurland, Michael, “THE YOU-DON’T-KNOW-THE-HALF-OF-IT-DEARIE-BLUES” – BLACK CAT MYSTERY MAGAZINE
Lansdale, Joe R., “ROOM FOR ONE MORE” – WHEN A STRANGER COMES TO TOWN
Lantigua, John, “THE CRY OF THE CONDOR” – EQMM MAY-JUNE
Larsen, Tom, “LA DUEÑA” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
Law, Janice, “THE WITCHES OF ENDOR” – AHMM MAY-JUNE
Lawton, R.T., “A HELPING HAND” – AHMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Lawton, R.T., “SAINT PADDY’S DAY” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
Lawton, R.T., “THE ROAD TO HANA” – AHMM MAY-JUNE
Layne, Ken, “THE LOOP TRAIL” – PALM SPRINGS NOIR
Light, Larry, “FAKE NEWS” – AHMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Linn, Ken, “STRAY” – EQMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Lombardo, A.G., “GARBO ON THE SKIDS” – SPECULATIVE LOS ANGELES
Lopresti, Robert, “SHANKS’ LOCKED ROOM” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
Lopresti, Robert, “THE FOURTH CIRCLE” – AHMM MAY-JUNE
Lundin, Leigh, “TRUCKSTOP SALVATION” – THE GREAT FILLING STATION HOLDUP
Lutz, John, “TAG, YOU’RE DEAD” – AHMM MAY-JUNE
MacInnes, Mike, “THE UNLOCKED CAR” – EQMM MAY-JUNE
Maldonado, Isabella, “SMART WOMAN (IN A REAL SHORT SKIRT)” – THE GREAT FILLING STATION HOLDUP
Mallory, Michael, “THERE’S NOTHING FUNNY ABOUT MURDER” – AHMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Mamatas, Nick, “PINK SQUIRREL” – EQMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Mangeot, Robert, “SCRATCH” – AHMM MAY-JUNE
McCormick, William Burton, “A NIGHT OF LIES, THIEVES, AND THUNDER, LONG AGO,” AHMM MARCH-APRIL
McMahan, Alison, “VOLCANO” – THE GREAT FILLING STATION HOLDUP
Monnin, M.A., “ST. KILLIAN’S CHOICE” – BLACK CAT MYSTERY MAGAZINE
Naymark, Emilya, “EXIT NOW” – WHEN A STRANGER COMES TO TOWN
Nethercott, Michael, “THE SOUL OF PEG O’DWYER” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
Novick, Nancy, “AN EYE FOR DETAIL” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Oles, Laura, “EVERYBODY’S ON THE RUN” – THE GREAT FILLING STATION HOLDUP
Ollerman, Rick, “A PIRATE LOOKS AT FORTY” – THE GREAT FILLING STATION HOLDUP
Orloff, Alan, “GATORPALOOZA” – AHMM MAY-JUNE
Osler, Rob, “ANALOGUE” – EQMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Pachter, Josh, “THE FIVE ORANGE PIPES” – EQMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Pachter, Josh, “THE CITY OF LIGHT” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Pachter, Josh, “THE GREAT FILLING STATION HOLDUP” – THE GREAT FILLING STATION HOLDUP
Parker, T. Jefferson, “SPECTERS” – PALM SPRINGS NOIR
Paul, B.A., “CORAL COVE” – BLACK CAT MYSTERY MAGAZINE
Plakcy, Neil, “PUBLIC RELATIONS” – THE GREAT FILLING STATION HOLDUP
Powell, Graham, “A FIGHTER BY HIS TRADE” – BLACK CAT MYSTERY MAGAZINE
Powell, Wiliam Dylan, “THE EYES OF THE ALCALDE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Pronzini, Bill, “PICK UP STICKS” – EQMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Quertermous, Bryon, “HOWARD’S HEART” – WHEN A STRANGER COMES TO TOWN
Randisi, Robert J., “WHO’S THE BLONDE STRANGER?” – THE GREAT FILLING STATION HOLDUP
Redmond, Lissa Marie, “IF I COULD JUST GET IT ON PAPER” – THE GREAT FILLING STATION HOLDUP
Roberge, Rob, “THE EXPENDABLES” – PALM SPRINGS NOIR
Ross, Stephen, “THE UNDERNEATH” – AHMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Roy, Lori, “DO YOU REMEMBER” – WHEN A STRANGER COMES TO TOWN
Sanders, Scott Loring, “THE LEMONADE STAND” – EQMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Santiago, Eduardo, THE ANKLE OF ANZA” – PALM SPRINGS NOIR
Scotti, Anna, “NO LEGACY SO RICH” – EQMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Scotti, Anna, “A HEAVEN OF A HELL” – EQMM MAY-JUNE
Seamon, Hollis, “BLACK SWALLOWTAIL” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Shire, Kelly, “A COLD GIRL” – PALM SPRINGS NOIR
Soloway, Jeff, “THE INTERPRETER AND THE KILLER” – EQMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Spencer, Nick, “A DEATH IN THE PARISH” – AHMM MAY-JUNE
Spillane, Mickey &, Collins, Max Allan, “KILLER’S ALLEY” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Staincliffe, Cath, “PRESSURE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Stansberry, Linda, “THE HIDDEN PLACES” – EQMM MAY-JUNE
Stone, Jonathan, “RUSSKIES” – WHEN A STRANGER COMES TO TOWN
Strong, Marianne Wilski, “ACCUSING AGNES” – AHMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Swierczynski, Duane, “WALK OF FAME” – SPECULATIVE LOS ANGELES
Thielman, Mark, “THE CASE OF THE BRAIN TUBER” – AHMM MAY-JUNE
Tipton, James, “THE BEAST OF EASEDALE TARN” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
Todd, Marilyn, “LEAP OF FAITH” – EQMM MAY-JUNE
Tolnay, Tom, “A DANGEROUS ENCOUNTER” – EQMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Torres, Steven, “THE CASE OF THE STRANGLED MAN” – EQMM MAY-JUNE
Turnbull, Peter, “THE DARK UNDERBELLY OF COMMERCE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Unger, Lisa, “A SIX LETTER WORD FOR NEIGHBOR” – WHEN A STRANGER COMES TO TOWN
Unger, Lisa, “ALL MY DARKEST IMPULSES” – AMAZON ORIGINAL STORIES
Unger, Lisa, “FOG DESCENDING” – AMAZON ORIGINAL STORIES
Unger, Lisa , “LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE” – AMAZON ORIGINAL STORIES
Unger, Lisa , “CIRCLING THE DRAIN” – AMAZON ORIGINAL STORIES
Vaccaro, Roger, “SATAN’S CIRCLE” – EQMM MAY-JUNE
Viets, Elaine, “WE ARE THE PEOPLE OUR PARENTS WARNED US ABOUT” – THE GREAT FILLING STATION HOLDUP
Walker, Joseph S., “WEDNESDAYS AT TEN” – AHMM MAY-JUNE
Ward, Cynthia, “SWITCH AND BAIT” – BLACK CAT MYSTERY MAGAZINE
Warren, James Lincoln, “SCHOOL SPIRITS” – AHMM MAY-JUNE
Wiley, Michael, “A WINTER’S NIGHT’S DREAM” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Wilson, Matthew, “THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
Winters, Ben H., “PEAK TV” – SPECULATIVE LOS ANGELES
Witt, Amanda, “RELATIVE STRANGER” – WHEN A STRANGER COMES TO TOWN
Woodson, Stacy, “LAST RITES” – BLACK CAT MYSTERY MAGAZINE
Woolrich, Cornell, “THE DARK OBLIVION” – EQMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Yi, Melissa, “FLAMINGO FLAMENCO” – EQMM MAY-JUNE
Yi, Melissa, “DEAD MAN’S HAND” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL
Zelvin, Elizabeth, “WHO STOLE THE AFIKOMEN?” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Zelvin, Elizabeth, “AN ARTIST IN THE HAREM” – BLACK CAT MYSTERY MAGAZINE

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Best Juvenile

Angleberger, Tom, SLIME FOR DINNER
Armstrong, Kelley, THE SERPENT’S FURY
Atkinson, Cale, SUPER DETECTIVES
Bean, Brett, ZOO PATROL SQUAD: RUN, MONSTER, RUN! #2
Bell, P.G., DELIVERY TO THE LOST CITY: A TRAIN TO IMPOSSIBLE PLACES
Bowles, David, 13TH STREET #5: TUSSLE WITH THE TOOTING TARANTULAS
Bowles, David, 13TH STREET #6: FIGHT WITH THE FREEZE-RAY FOWLS
Brown, Eli, ODDITY
Bunn, Cullen, THE GHOUL NEXT DOOR
Butler, Dori Hillestad, KING & KAYLA AND THE CASE OF THE GOLD RING
Butler, Dori Hillestad, DEAR BEAST: THE PET PARADE
Butler, Dori Hillestad, THE TREASURE TROOP: MR. SUMMERLING’S SECRET CODE #1
Butler, Dori Hillestad, THE TREASURE TROOP: THE HIDDEN ROOM #2
Butler, Dori Hillestad, THE TREASURE TROOP: SUMMER ISLAND #3
Carter, Ally, WINTERBORNE HOME FOR MAYHEM AND MYSTERY
Cole, Henry, HOMER ON THE CASE
Cooke, Stephanie &, Fitzpatrick, Insha, OH MY GODS!
Cotter, Charis, THE DOLLHOUSE
Dawson, Delilah, MINE
Delaney, Rachelle, ALICE FLECK’S RECIPES FOR DISASTER
Eagle, Judith, THE SECRET STARLING
Fink, Joseph, THE HALLOWEEN MOON
Giff, Patricia Reilly, MYSTERIES AT THE ZOO 3: ZEBRA AT THE ZOO
Giles, Lamar, THE LAST CHANCE FOR LOGAN COUNTY
Ginns, Russell &, Maier, Jonathan, PUZZLOOIES! MYSTERY AT MALLARD MANSION
Gutman, Dan, HOUDINI AND ME
Heidicker, Christian McKay &, Shivering, William, GHOSTS OF WEIRDWOOD
Hicks, Deron, CROWN HEIST
Holczer, Tracy, BRAVE IN THE WOODS
Houghton Mifflin, Harcourt, NEED FOR SPEED CAPER
Kapit, Sarah, THE MANY MYSTERIES OF THE FINKEL FAMILY
Kochalka, James, BANANA FOX AND THE SECRET SOUR SOCIETY
Latimer, E., ESCAPE TO WITCH CITY
Lawrence, Iain, DEADMAN’S CASTLE
Leonard, M.G. &, Sedgman, Sam, KIDNAP ON THE CALIFORNIA COMET: ADVENTURES ON TRAINS #2
Lesperance, Nicole, THE NIGHTMARE THIEF
Lukoff, Kyle, TOO BRIGHT TO SEE
Malinenko, Ally, GHOST GIRL
McGrane, Madeline, THE ACCURSED VAMPIRE
Merritt, Kory, SCHOOL OF PHANTOMS
Milford, Kate, RACONTEUR’S COMMONPLACE BOOK
Mitchell, Saundra &, Berk, Josh, CAMP MURDERFACE #2: DOOM IN THE DEEP
Moses, Rucker &, Gangi, Theo, KINGSTON AND THE MAGICIAN’S LOST AND FOUND
Nielsen, Jennifer A., RESCUE
Ocker, J.W., THE SMASHED MAN OF DREAD END
Oppel, Kenneth, THRIVE
Patrick, Cat, PAPER HEART
Redman, Jess, THE ADVENTURE IS NOW
Rissi, Anica Mrose, HIDE AND DON’T SEEK
Royce, Eden, ROOT MAGIC
Sharmat, Andrew, NATE THE GREAT AND THE EARTH DAY ROBOT
Simon, Raphael, THE ANTI-BOOK
St. John, Lauren, KAT WOLFE ON THIN ICE
Sullivan, Tom, UNSOLVED CASE FILES: ESCAPE AT 10,000 FEET
Tremi, Renee, SHERLOCK BONES AND THE SEA-CREATURE FEATURE
VanSickle, Vikki, ANONYMOUSE
West, Jacqueline, LONG LOST
White, J.A., SHADOW SCHOOL #3: PHANTOMS

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Best Young Adult

Abike-Iyimide, Faridah, ACE OF SPADES
Alvarez, Jennifer Lynn, LIES LIKE WILDFIRE
Ancrum, K., DARLING
Anderson, Cory, WHAT BEAUTY THERE IS
Arsenault, Emily, WHEN ALL THE GIRLS ARE SLEEPING
Blair, Katharyn, UNCHOSEN
Boulley, Angeline, FIREKEEPER’S DAUGHTER
Card, Orson Scott, DUPLEX
Cavallaro, Brittany, MUSE
Craig, Erin A., SMALL FAVORS
Davis, Charlotte Nicole, THE SISTERS OF RECKONING
de la Cruz, Melissa, THE QUEEN’S SECRET
Devore, Laurie, A BETTER BAD IDEA
Donne, Alexa, THE IVIES
Douglas, Ryan , THE TAKING OF JAKE LIVINGSTON
Goodman, Jessica, THEY’LL NEVER CATCH US
Grant, Vicki, TELL ME WHEN YOU FEEL SOMETHING
Harris, Pamela N., WHEN YOU LOOK LIKE US
He, Joan, THE ONES WE’RE MEANT TO FIND
Heard, Wendy, SHE’S TOO PRETTY TO BURN
Henry, April, PLAYING WITH FIRE
Hollowell, Sarah, A DARK AND STARLESS FOREST
Hur, June, THE FOREST OF STOLEN GIRLS
Jackson, Holly, GOOD GIRL, BAD BLOOD
Jackson, Holly, AS GOOD AS DEAD
Jayne, Hannah, THE GIRL IN THE HEADLINE
Johnson, Maureen, THE BOX IN THE WOODS
Kann, Claire, THE MARVELOUS
Klune, T.J., FLASH FIRE
Kritzer, Naomi, CHAOS ON CATNIGHT
Laukkanen, Owen, THE WILD
Lee, Victoria, A LESSON IN VENGEANCE
Leimbach, Marti, DRAGONFLY GIRL
Lewis, Jessica, BAD WITCH BURNING
Lore, Pittacus, ASHFALL LEGACY
Lucier, Makiia, YEAR OF THE REAPER
Lund, Natalie, THE SKY ABOVE US
McGinnis, Mindy, THE INITIAL INSULT
Miller, Kirsten, DON’T TELL A SOUL
Moldavsky, Goldy, THE MARY SHELLEY CLUB
Morrison, Grant &, Child, Alex, PROCTOR VALLEY ROAD
Mueller, Chelsea, PROM HOUSE
Munda, Rosaria, FLAMEFALL
North, Phoebe, STRANGE CREATURES
O’Donoghue, Caroline, ALL OUR HIDDEN GIFTS
Orloff, Alan, I PLAY ONE ON TV
Parsons, Ash, YOU’RE SO DEAD
Preston, Natasha, THE LAKE
Price, Tirzah, PRIDE AND PREMEDITATION
Rabb, Margo, LUCY CLARK WILL NOT APOLOGIZE
Reed, Amy, TELL ME MY NAME
Rodden, Monica, MONSTERS AMONG US
Ross, Elizabeth, THE SILVER BLONDE
Salisbury, Melinda, HOLD BACK THE TIDE
Scheinmel, Alyssa, THE CASTLE SCHOOL (FOR TROUBLED GIRLS)
Schrefer, Eliot, THE DARKNESS OUTSIDE US
Sharpe, Tess, THE GIRLS I’VE BEEN
Shepard, Sara &, Buckingham, Lilia, INFLUENCE
Silvera, Adam, INFINITY REAPER
Simmons, Kristen, PAYBACK
Snicket, Lemony, POISON FOR BREAKFAST
Stoffels, Maren, ROOM SERVICE
Sutanto, Jesse Q., THE OBSESSION
Sutherland, Krystal, HOUSE OF HOLLOW
Szabo, Rose, WHAT BIG TEETH
Taylor, Jordyn, DON’T BREATHE A WORD
Thomas, Aiden, LOST IN THE NEVER WOODS
Thomas, Kara, THAT WEEKEND
Van Rijswijk, Honni, BREEDER
Vickers, E.B., FADEAWAY
Vincent, Rachel, RED WOLF
Wallach, Diana Rodriguez, SMALL TOWN MONSTERS
Waters, Erica, THE RIVER HAS TEETH
Woods, Darcy, SMOKE

 

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Best TV Episode

Biederman, Ian, “REDEMPTION” – BLUE BLOODS
Biederman, Ian, “THE NEW NORMAL” – BLUE BLOODS
Burns, Brian, “FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS” – BLUE BLOODS
Burns, Brian, “THE NEW YOU” – BLUE BLOODS
Ciapciak, Jack &, Biederman, Ian, “GUARDIAN ANGELS” – BLUE BLOODS
D’Antonio, Peter &, Truly, Daniel, “FALLEN HEROES” – BLUE BLOODS
O’Connor, Siobhan Byrne, “HAPPY ENDINGS” – BLUE BLOODS
O’Connor, Siobhan Byrne &, Cadet, Yasmine, “MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE” – BLUE BLOODS
O’Connor, Siobhan Byrne &, Riley, Kevin, “THE END” – BLUE BLOODS
Riley, Kevin, “THE COMMON GROUND” – BLUE BLOODS
Truly, Daniel, “SPILLING SECRETS” – BLUE BLOODS
Truly, Daniel, “TOO DEEP” – BLUE BLOODS
Wade, Kevin &, Biederman, Ian, “JUSTIFIES THE MEANS” – BLUE BLOODS
Walter, Madeline &, Welsh, Paul, “GAME OF BOYLES” – BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

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Robert L. Fish Memorial Award

Cummins, Robert, “THE PHONE MESSAGE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Linn, Ken, “STRAY” – EQMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Osler, Rob, “ANALOGUE” – EQMM JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Vaccaro, Roger, “SATAN’S CIRCLE” – EQMM MAY-JUNE

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Mary Higgins Clark Award

Addison, Esme, A HEX FOR DANGER
Adlakha, Sarah, SHE WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING
Baker, Bree, PARTNERS IN LIME
Beckman, Alicia, BITTERROOT LAKE
Black, Laura Gail, MURDER BY THE BOOKEND
Blake, Elizabeth, DEATH AND SENSIBILITY
Blakemore, Kim Taylor, AFTER ALICE FELL
Burdette, Lucy, A SCONE OF CONTENTION
Byron, Ellen, CAJUN KISS OF DEATH
Calkins, Susanna, THE SIGN OF THE GALLOWS
Calkins, Susanna, THE CRY OF THE HANGMAN
Cowley, Katherine, THE SECRET LIFE OF MISS MARY BENNET
Crosby, Ellen, THE FRENCH PARADOX
Dalton, Julie Carrick, WAITING FOR THE NIGHT SONG
Danvers, Holly, MURDER AT THE LAKESIDE LIBRARY
Delany, Vicki, A CURIOUS INCIDENT
Doyle, Carrie, IT TAKES TWO TO MANGO
Flower, Amanda, FARM TO TROUBLE
Gardner, Tracy, RUBY RED HERRING
Gates, Eva, DEADLY EVER AFTER
Gerard, Anna, PEACHES AND SCHEMES
Gilbert, Victoria, RESERVED FOR MURDER
Goodman, Carol, THE STRANGER BEHIND YOU
Greenwood, Kerry, DEATH IN DAYLESFORD
Hechtman, Betty, ONE FOR THE HOOKS
Hilliard, M.E., THE UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS
Hirahara, Naomi, CLARK AND DIVISION
Hutton, Callie, THE SIGN OF DEATH
Keown, Audrey, DUST TO DUST
Lang, Essie, A DEADLY CHAPTER
Lourey, Jess, BLOODLINE
MacNeal, Susan Elia, THE HOLLYWOOD SPY
Mentink, Dana, PINT OF NO RETURN
Noble, Shelley, A SECRET NEVER TOLD
Rader-Day, Lori, DEATH AT GREENWAY
Robinson, Maggie, FAREWELL BLUES
Ryan, Hank Phillippi, HER PERFECT LIFE
Scott, Laura, DOGGED BY DEATH
Swanson, Denise, BODY OVER TROUBLED WATERS
Thompson, Aggie, I DON’T FORGIVE YOU
Walker, Laura Jensen, HOPE, FAITH, AND A CORPSE
Walker, Laura Jensen, DEADLY DELIGHTS
Young, Kate, READING BETWEEN THE CRIMES

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Sue Grafton Award

Haynes, Dana, SIROCCO
Head, Cheryl A., WARN ME WHEN IT’S TIME
Keliikoa, Mary, DENIED
MacNeal, Susan Elia, THE HOLLYWOOD SPY
Massey, Sujata, THE BOMBAY PRINCE
Quartey, Kwei, SLEEP WELL, MY LADY
Redmond, Lissa Marie, THE PARTING GLASS

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