The Edgar® Awards – 2025 Submissions

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This list includes all submissions received by the MWA national office as of May 14, 2024Appearance 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 2025.  The winners will be announced at the Edgar® Banquet on a Thursday in either late April or early May 2025.

Best Novel

Adams, Parker, THE LOCK BOX
Ailes, Kat, THE EXPECTANT DETECTIVES
Allen, Preston L., I DISAPPEARED THEM
Allen, Samantha Jayne, NEXT OF KIN
Armstrong, Kelley, THE BOY WHO CRIED BEAR
Bahr, Dane, STAG
Baldacci, David, A CALAMITY OF SOULS
Bannalec, Jean-Luc, DEATH OF A MASTER CHEF
Bennett, Michael, RETURN TO BLOOD
Bennett, Robert Jackson, THE TAINTED CUP
Berry, Steve, THE ATLAS MANEUVER
Black, Cara, MURDER AT LA VILLETTE
Black, Lisa, THE DEEPEST KILL
Blackburn, Maggie, A KILLER ROMANCE
Blake, Matthew , ANNA O
Bowen, Rhys &, Broyles, Clare, IN SUNSHINE OR IN SHADOW
Box, C.J., THREE-INCH TEETH
Brennan, Allison , THE MISSING WITNESS
Brown, Dale, THE DEVIL’S FORTRESS
Brown, Rita Mae, FELINE FATALE
Bruen, Ken, GALWAY CONFIDENTIAL
Burke, James Lee, CLETE
Burton, Jeffrey B., THE DEAD YEARS
Campbell, Rick, THE BIN LADEN PLOT
Campisi, Megan, THE WIDOW SPY
Carrasco, Katrina, ROUGH TRADE
Carson, Scott, LOST MAN’S LANE
Cavanagh, Steve, KILL FOR ME, KILL FOR YOU
Charles, Paula, HAMMERS AND HOMICIDE
Church, Wendy, KNIFE SKILLS
Coben, Harlan, THINK TWICE
Collins, Sarah-Jane, RADIANT HEAT
Connelly, Lucy, DEATH AT A SCOTTISH WEDDING
Constantine, K.C., ANOTHER DAY’S PAIN
Conway, Elly, ARGYLLE
Correa, Armando Lucas, THE SILENCE IN HER EYES
Cosimano, Elle, FINLAY DONOVAN ROLLS THE DICE
Costello, Matt, MURDER ON DEMAND
Dag, Niklas Natt och, THE ORDER OF THE FURIES
de la Motte, Anders, THE MOUNTAIN KING
Dean, Abigail, DAY ONE
Delany, Vicki, THE SIGN OF FOUR SPIRITS
Denfeld, Rene, SLEEPING GIANTS
Doctorow, Cory, THE BEZZLE
Dodd, Christina, EVERY SINGLE SECRET
Dolan, Harry, DON’T TURN AROUND
Donovan, Kemper, THE BUSY BODY
Dovalpage, Teresa, LAST SEEN IN HAVANA
Downing, David, UNION STATION
Elston, Ashley, FIRST LIE WINS
Ferraro, Nicolás, MY FAVORITE SCAR
Fisher, Tarryn, GOOD HALF GONE
Fredericks, Mariah, THE WHARTON PLOT
French, Tana, THE HUNTER
Frick, Kit, THE SPLIT
Gardner, Lisa, STILL SEE YOU EVERYWHERE
Garrett, Kellye, MISSING WHITE WOMAN
Gerber, Daryl Wood, THE SON’S SECRET
Goldberg, Lee, DREAM TOWN
Golden, Christopher, THE HOUSE OF LAST RESORT
Gomez-Jurado, Juan, BLACK WOLF
Grady, James, THE SMOKE IN OUR EYES
Gray, John MacLachlan, MR. GOOD EVENING
Griffiths, Elly, THE LAST WORD
Grippando, James, GOODBYE GIRL
Grumley, Michael C., DEEP FREEZE
Haines, Carolyn, LIGHTS, CAMERA, BONES
Hallett, Janice, THE MYSTERIOUS CASE OF THE ALPERTON ANGELS
Hambly, Barbara, THE NUBIAN’S CURSE
Handler, David, THE WOMAN WHO LOWERED THE BOOM
Hanson, Hart, THE SEMINARIAN
Hardy, Mina, LIKE A MOTHER
Hastings, Anastasia, OF HOAXES AND HOMICIDE
Hawkins, Rachel, THE HEIRESS
Hayes, Terry, THE YEAR OF THE LOCUST
Hepworth, Sally, DARLING GIRLS
Hill, Edwin, WHO TO BELIEVE
Hoffmann, Jeff, LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED
Hollander, Jenny, EVERYONE WHO CAN FORGIVE ME IS DEAD
Hurwitz, Gregg, LONE WOLF
Jacobs, Nova, THE STARS TURNED INSIDE OUT
James, Elizabeth Gonzalez, THE BULLET SWALLOWER
Jayatissa, Amanda, ISLAND WITCH
Kashiwai, Hisashi, THE KAMOGAWA FOOD DETECTIVES
Katzenbach, John, JACK’S BOYS
Keir, Linda, THE ROYAL GAME
Kellerman, Jonathan, THE GHOST ORCHID
King, Laurie R., THE LANTERN’S DANCE
Kubica, Mary, SHE’S NOT SORRY
Kurian, Vera, A STEP PAST DARKNESS
K’wan, , FALSE IDOLS
Landau, A.J., LEAVE NO TRACE
Langan, Sarah, A BETTER WORLD
Larsen, Samantha, ONCE UPON A MURDER
Lawson, Mike, KINGPIN
Leigh, Sydney, PERIL IN PINK
Lennon, J. Robert, HARD GIRLS
Lief, Katia, INVISIBLE WOMAN
Lindholm, James, CALYPSO DOWN
Littell, Robert, A PLAGUE ON BOTH YOUR HOUSES
Lowe, Ali, THE SCHOOL RUN
Lush, Tara, A BEAN TO DIE FOR
Mack, Catherine, EVERY TIME I GO ON VACATION, SOMEONE DIES
Mackintosh, Clare, A GAME OF LIES
Mackintosh, Clare, A GAME OF LIES
Mahmood, Imran, FINDING SOPHIE
Marlantes, Karl, COLD VICTORY
McHugh, Laura, SAFE AND SOUND
Michaelides, Alex, THE FURY
Miller, C.L., THE ANTIQUE HUNTER’S GUIDE TO MURDER
Miller, Philip, THE HOLLOW TREE
Mroz, Remigiusz, FINAL APPEAL
Mullen, Thomas, THE RUMOR GAME
Muller, Marcia, CIRCLE IN THE WATER
Murgia, Jennifer, WHEN I WAS ALICE
Murrary, Andrew Hunter, THE SANCTUARY
Nichols, Peter, GRANITE HARBOR
Older, Malka, THE IMPOSITION OF UNNECESSARY OBSTACLES
Olson, Karen E., AN INCONVENIENT WIFE
Osler, Rob, CIRQUE DU SLAY
Pandian, Gigi, A MIDNIGHT PUZZLE
Panowich, Brian, NOTHING BUT THE BONES
Paris, B.A., THE GUEST
Parlato, Terri, WHAT WAITS IN THE WOODS
Peguero, Robin, ONE IN THE CHAMBER
Peikoff, Kira, BABY X
Perry, Thomas, HERO
Petrie, Nick, THE PRICE YOU PAY
Phillips, Gary, ASH DARK AS NIGHT
Pinter, Jason, PAST CRIMES
Ray, Elka, A FRIEND INDEED
Redman, Eric, DEATH IN HILO
Reed, Hilton, BEYOND ALL DOUBT
Rice, Luanne, LAST NIGHT
Rickstad, Eric, LILITH
Robb, J.D., RANDOM IN DEATH
Romano-Lax, Andromeda, THE DEEPEST LAKE
Rose, Jeneva, HOME IS WHERE THE BODIES ARE
Rozan, S.J. &, Yen, John Shen, THE MURDER OF MR. MA
Rue, Gretchen, A PIE TO DIE FOR
Ryan, Hank Phillippi, ONE WRONG WORD
Ryan, Lindy, BLESS YOUR HEART
Schillace, Brandy, THE FRAMED WOMEN OF ARDEMORE HOUSE
Scott, Justin, THE SISTER QUEENS
Scottoline, Lisa, THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DEVLINS
Shelton, Paige, THE POISON PEN
Sherwood, Kim, A SPY LIKE ME
Siger, Jeffrey, AT ANY COST
Stevenson, Benjamin, EVERYONE ON THIS TRAIN IS A SUSPECT
Straczynski, J. Michael, THE GLASS BOX
Swierczynski, Duane, CALIFORNIA BEAR
Tata, A.J., THE PHALANX CODE
Thomas, Will, DEATH AND GLORY
Thorne, Jennifer, DIAVOLA
Thornton, Chris Harding, LITTLE UNDERWORLD
Tintera, Amy, LISTEN FOR THE LIE
Tremel, Joyce, DEADLY TO THE CORE
Trinchieri, Camilla, THE ROAD TO MURDER
Tudor, C.J., THE GATHERING
Turton, Stuart, THE LAST MURDER AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Westerson, Jeri, THE TWILIGHT QUEEN
Willingham, Stacy, ONLY IF YOU’RE LUCKY
Winters, Ben H., BIG TIME

 

 

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Best First Novel

Adams, Jenny, A DEADLY ENDEAVOR
Brody, Kate, RABBIT HOLE
Bush, Marlee, WHEN SHE WAS ME
Clifton, Ash, TWICE THE TROUBLE
Croft, Jennifer, THE EXTINCTION OF IRENA REY
Crook, Angela, HURT MOUNTAIN
Estes, Christina, OFF THE AIR
Flaherty, Brendan, THE DREDGE
Friedman, Terry S., BONE PENDANT GIRLS
Garonzik, Sam, A ROUGH WAY TO GO
Greer, Sierra, ANNIE BOT
Greisman, Gordon, THE DEVIL’S DAUGHTER
Howard, Scott Alexander, THE OTHER VALLEY
Hutchins, Pamela Fagan, HER SILENT BONES
Kahler, Abbott, WHERE YOU END
Koffi, Sara, WHILE WE WERE BURNING
Lewis, Gerri, THE LAST WORD
Lindstrom, Jon, HOLLYWOOD HUSTLE
Lytle, Alana B., MAN’S BEST FRIEND
Ma-Kellams, Christine, THE BAND
Michaelson, Kate, HIDDEN ROOMS
Ochs, Sara, THE RESORT
Pease, Amy, NORTHWOODS
Plantinga, Adam, THE ASCENT
Schwartz, Sagit, SINCE SHE’S BEEN GONE
Sierra, Tracey, NIGHTWATCHING
Verona, Emily Ruth, MIDNIGHT ON BEACON STREET
Wise, Henry, HOLY CITY

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Best Paperback/E-Book Original

Abell, Stig, DEATH UNDER A LITTLE SKY
Alexander, Ellie, A SMOKING BUN
Babitt, Debbie, THE MAN ON THE TRAIN
Bailey, Samantha M., A FRIEND IN THE DARK
Baker, Shannon, BULL’S EYE
Beaumont, Jack, DARK ARENA
Bird, Kristen, WATCH IT BURN
Blacke, Olivia, RHYTHM AND CLUES
Bock, Kris, SOMEONE ROTTEN RIDING THE RAILS
Bond, Gwenda, THE FRAME-UP
Bowen, L.K., FOR WORSE
Brooks, Elizabeth, THE WOMAN IN THE SABLE COAT
Bruton, Keith, MURDER ON THE DODDER
Carlsson, Christoffer, UNDER THE STORM
Casale, Alexia, THE BEST WAY TO BURY YOUR HUSBAND
Chow, Jennifer J., ILL-FATED FORTUNE
Coggins, Mark, GEISHA CONFIDENTIAL
Coughlan, Claire, WHERE THEY LIE
Ferguson, Ian &, Ferguson, Will, I ONLY READ MURDER
Fisher, Tarryn, GOOD HALF GONE
Fleury, Clive, OFF SEASON
Frey, Rea, DON’T FORGET ME
Gentill, Sulari, THE MYSTERY WRITER
Glass, Seraphina Nova, THE VACANCY IN ROOM 10
Hays, Kim, A FONDNESS FOR TRUTH
Hunt, Margot, THE GUESTS
Hunter, Jennifer, THE ROSE REAPER
Jeng, Sarah Zachrich, WHEN I’M HER
Jurcyzk, Eva, THE NIGHT IN THE LIBRARY
Kelly, Diane, FOUR-ALARM HOMICIDE
Labuskes, Brianna, THE LIES YOU WROTE
Lillie, Vanessa &, Belle, Kimberly; Holahan, Cate; Fargo, Layne, RICH YOUNG WIDOWS
Maldonado, Isabella, A FORGOTTEN KILL
Mancini, Ruth, THE WOMAN ON THE LEDGE
Mayfield, Jahmal, SMOKE KINGS
Mayne, Andrew, DARK DIVE
McFadden, Freida, THE TEACHER
McNamara, Frances, THREE-DECKER MURDER IN A NUTSHELL
Menger, Ivar Leon, WHAT MOTHER WON’T TELL ME
Methos, Victor, THE DECEIVING LOOK
Miller, Timothy, THE STRANGE CASE OF THE PHAROAH’S HEART
Mofina, Rick, SOMEONE SAW SOMETHING
Morrison, Robbie, CAST A COLD EYE
Pelayo, Cynthia, FORGOTTEN SISTERS
Quinn, Cate, THE CLINIC
Regan, Lisa, FACE HER FEAR
Richell, Hannah, THE SEARCH PARTY
Robinson, Bryan E., WAY DEAD UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER
Rose, Willow, DON’T LET HER GO
Schultz, Emily, SLEEING WITH FRIENDS
Shea, Brian, INTO THE GRAY
Simpson, Roger, HALIFAX: RESURRECTION
Sutanto, Jesse Q., THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE AUNTIES
Takhar, Helen Monks, NOTHING WITHOUT ME
Tate, Ashley, TWENTY-SEVEN MINUTES
Taylor, Mel &, Shea, Brian, THE EXCLUSIVE
Thompson, Aggie Blum, ONE WRONG WORD
Valjan, Gabriel, THE BIG LIE
Walker, LynDee &, Coffin, Bruce Robert, THE GENERAL’S GOLD
Wascom, Kent, THE GREAT STATE OF WEST FLORIDA
Weizmann, Daniel, CINNAMON GIRL
Wiebe, Sam, OCEAN DRIVE
Wilson, Carter, THE FATHER SHE WENT TO FIND
Wolfe, Leslie, IF I GO MISSING

 

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Best Fact Crime

Cooper, Sean Patrick, THE SHOOTER AT MIDNIGHT: MURDER, CORRUPTION, AND A FARMING TOWN DIVIDED
Eischeid, Susan, MISTRESS OF LIFE AND DEATH: THE DARK JOURNEY OF MARIA MANDL, HEAD OVERSEER OF THE WOMEN’S CAMP AT AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU
Ervin, Kristine E., RABBIT HEART: A MOTHER’S MURDER, A DAUGHER’S STORY
Esau, Alvin A.J., 31 MURDERS: FOLLOWING THE TRAIL OF SERIAL SEX KILLER EARLE NELSON
Ferrante, Louis, BORGATA: RISE OF EMPIRE: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN MAFIA
Flock, Elizabeth, THE FURIES: WOMEN, VENGEANCE, AND JUSTICE
Olsen, Gregg, THE AMISH WIFE: UNRAVELING THE LIES, SECRETS, AND CONSPIRACY THAT LET A KILLER GO FREE
Pederson, Rena, THE KING OF DIAMONDS: THE SEARCH FOR THE ELUSIVE TEXAS JEWEL THIEF
Poston, Jr., McCracken, ZENITH MAN: DEATH, LOVE, AND REDEMPTION IN A GEORGIA COURTROOM
Ramsland, Katherine &, Ullman, Tracy, THE SERIAL KILLER’S APPRENTICE: THE TRUE STORY OF HOW HOUSTON’S DEADLIEST MURDERER TURNED A KID INTO A KILLING MACHINE
Ryan, Jason, SWAMP KINGS: THE STORY OF THE MURDAUGH FAMILY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND A CENTURY OF BACKWOODS POWER
Sherman, Casey , A MURDER IN HOLLYWOOD: THE UNTOLD STORY OF TINSELTOWN’S MOST SHOCKING CRIME
Swift, Earl, HELL PUT TO SHAME: THE 1921 MURDER FARM MASSACRE AND THE HORROR OF AMERICA’S SECOND SLAVERY
Wolraich, Michael, THE BISHOP AND THE BUTTERFLY: MURDER, POLITICS, AND THE END OF THE JAZZ AGE

Best Critical-Biographical

Ashman, Nathan, JAMES SALLIS: A COMPANION TO THE MYSTERY FICTION
Meuel, David, JOAN CRAWFORD IN FILM NOIR: THE ACTRESS AS AUTEUR

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Best Short Story

Allyn, Doug, “CAPONE’S CASTLE” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Atkins, Ace, “THE HAVANA RUN” – AMAZON ORIGINAL STORIES
Bartz, Andrea, “THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD” – AMAZON ORIGINAL STORIES
Bell, Terena Elizabeth, “LITTLE JIM” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2024
Benn, James R., “BOOM IT UP!” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Binney, Robert J., “RESTORATION SOFTWARE” – THE KILLING RAIN
Blouin, Geneviève, “SEPPUKU” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Bosworth, John, “A BAD PLACE TO DIE” – THE KILLING RAIN
Bracken, Michael, “BAR NONE” – MURDER, NEAT
Bracken, Michael, “BERMUDA TRIANGLE” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Bracken, Michael, “FAMILY BUSINESS” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2024
Burke, Tim, “STRAYS” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Campbell, Melodie, “THE MOB, THE MODEL…AND THE COLLEGE REUNION,” MURDER, NEAT
Chase, Joslyn, “SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS” – MYSTERY MAGAZINE
Chase, Joslyn, “MALL COP CHRISTMAS PARADE” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2024
Constantine, Liv, “EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK” – AMAZON ORIGINAL STORIES
Coward, Mat, “WHERE IS YOUR…?,” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2024
Crandell, Doug, “THE PASTURE AT NIGHT” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Cranor, Eli, “MASK UP” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
D’Agnese, Joseph, “WHEN LILACS LAST IN THE DOORYARD BLED” – MURDER, NEAT
Davidson, Hilary, “THE GOOD FATHER” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
De Noux, O’Neil, “FLESH WOUNDS” – MURDER, NEAT
Dean, David, “THE ATONEMENT OF MICHAEL DARCY” – MURDER, NEAT
Dean, David, “THE CARFAX LUNATIC SOCIETY” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2024
Deaver, Jeffery, “THE RULE OF THREES” – AMAZON ORIGINAL STORIES
Dobbyn, John F., “RIDERS UP” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2024
Dobbyn, John F., “THE MOMENT OF TRUTH” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Dubé, Marcelle, “THE BOY” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Egan, Kevin, “NEGATIVE PREGNANT” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2024
Egan, Kevin, “FOXX GOES TO COLLEGE” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Elwood, Elizabeth, HOW MARY’S GARDEN GREW” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2024
Faherty, Terence, “THE CROOKED MAN” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2024
Faherty, Terence, “MARGO AND THE FEMME FATALE” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Fallis, Gregory, “WHERE’S DOOKIE” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Fiecke, Tyler, “BLOOD AND BUTTER” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Fisher, Eve, “BAD INFLUENCE” – MURDER, NEAT
Floyd, John M., “BOURBON AND WATER” – MURDER, NEAT
Freeborn, Richard, “THE CLEANSING OF ABEL” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Freimore, Jacqueline, “WHERE THE HEART IS” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2024
Fuller, Fran, “OH, WHAT NOW?” – THE KILLING RAIN
Gates, David Edgerley, “SHUFFLE OFF TO BUFFALO” – MURDER, NEAT
Gaudet, Pat, “THE LEGEND OF PENNY AND THE LUCK OF THE DRAW CASINO” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Gilbertson, Nils, “APPLE JUICE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Glatzer, Hal, “WAS IT WOODY’S?” – THE KILLING RAIN
Goffman, Barb, “NEVER HAVE I EVER” – MURDER, NEAT
Goldberg, Tod, “A DOG’S YEAR” – THE KILLING RAIN
Graves, Peter Lance, “NEIGHBORLY” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Grossman, Leigh &, Betancourt, John Gregory, “HE KNOWS WHEN YOU’VE BEEN BAD” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2024
Hall, Rachel Howzell, “SCORPIONS” – AMAZON ORIGINAL STORIES
Hannah, James D.F., “A TEAR IN HIS HAND” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2024
Harrington, Karen, “FISH AROUND AND FIND OUT” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Hearn, James A., “FOR LYDIA” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Helms, Richard, “THE FOUR-NINE PROFILE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Henson, Robby, “GUN IN HAND” – THE KILLING RAIN
Hockensmith, Steve, “ENCHANTRESS” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2024
Hodgkins, H., “WHEN BAPTISTS GO BAD” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Honerman, Mary Angela, “4TH FLOOR ALICE” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Hung, C.H., “THE QUEBECOIS QUOTIENT” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2024
Jain, Smita Harish, “OIL AND WATER” – THE KILLING RAIN
Johnson, Douglas Grant, “BLIND LUCK” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2024
Jovena, LaToya, “MATERNITY LEAVE” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Jovena, LaToya, “DOWNHILL” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Kardos, Michael, “QUICK CHANGE” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Kepnes, Caroline, “THE BAD FRIEND” – AMAZON ORIGINAL STORIES
Kisska, Kristin, “NOT YO’MAMA’S IPA” – MURDER, NEAT
Kohler, Sheila, “TURNABOUT” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Larsen, Tom, “LA HERMANA DEL ALCALDE” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Law, Janice, “THE COLONEL” – MURDER, NEAT
Lawton, R.T., “THE BAR” – MURDER, NEAT
Lewin, Michael Z., “ASSET TO THE COMMUNITY” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Lieunoir, Pete, “FAR FROM THE TREE” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2024
Liskow, Steve, “WHEN YOU WALK INTO THE ROOM” – MURDER, NEAT
Lopresti, Robert, “SHANK’S SUNBEAM” – MURDER, NEAT
Lopresti, Robert, “SHANKS IN RETREAT” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2024
Lopresti, Robert, “SHANKS’S ROLE MODEL” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Lopresti, Robert, “PROFESSOR PIE IS GOING TO DIE” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Lundin, Leigh, “RAZING THE BAR” – MURDER, NEAT
Lynch, Sophia, “RENDERING” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2024
Maddox, Lawrence, “DEEP TIME” – MURDER, NEAT
Mallory, Michael, “WHO WANTS TO KILL SOMEONE?” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2024
Mangeot, Robert, “NOBLE ROT” – MURDER, NEAT
Marsh, Charley, “STREETS OF JOY” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2024
Martin, Charles Phillip, “SMASH & GRAB” – THE KILLING RAIN
McCormick, William Burton, “DEATH IN THE MOONLIGHT” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2024
Muessig, Chris, “HINDSIGHT” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Muessig, Chris, “VERSES ON THE VESLE” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Nethercott, Michael, “DARK EQUATION” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Obey, Erica, “THE PROBLEM OF THE VANISHING SOPRANOS” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2024
O’Connor, Paul Ryan, “NO ONE WILL BELIEVE YOU” – MYSTERY MAGAZINE
Oleksiw, Susan, “MURDER ALL SEWN UP” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Ong, Lawrence, “MURDER UNDER SEDATION” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Osborne, Cayce, “CHASING DREAMS IN THE EMERALD CITY” – THE KILLING RAIN
Pachter, Josh, “TEXAS KINDA ATTITUDE” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Pham, Savio, “THE PANTHER” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Phelan, Twist, “AIM” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Phelan, Twist, “ARTIFICIAL HEARTS” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Pochoda, Ivy, “JACKRABBIT SKIN” – AMAZON ORIGINAL STORIES
Pronzini, Bill, “THE FINGER” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Pronzini, Bill, “FRIENDS” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Raichev, R.T., “BLIND WITNESS” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Ray, Roz, “THE GRENADE” – THE KILLING RAIN
Richardson, Travis, GOLDEN PARACHUTE” – MURDER, NEAT
Ross, Gary Earl, “NICKEL CITY EAVESDROPPER” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Ross, Stephen, “ROOM OF ICE” – MURDER, NEAT
Rusch, Kristine Kathryn, “ARBORETUM HEIGHTS” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2024
Santos de Oliveira, Fernando, “A SECOND OPINION” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
schlosser, db, “THE BARNUM DOCTRINE” – THE KILLING RAIN
Scotti, Anna, “INTO THE SILENT LAND” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2024
Scotti, Anna, “A NEW WEARINESS” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Sheriff, John Paxton, “WHAT THE HELL HAS IT GOT TO DO WITH ME” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Silvis, Randall, “AND THE MOON DISAPPEARS” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Soni, M.J., “THE VIDEO GIRL” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Spencer, Nick, “A DEATH IN THE SWAMP” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2024
Spring, Bonnar, “GO WITH THE FLOW” – THE KILLING RAIN
Sullivan, Floyd, “OFF THE TOP” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2024
Sun, Qinwen, “SACRIFICE IN WHITE” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2024
Sweazy, Larry D., “THE LOW WATERS” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Taylor, Art , “TWO FOR ONE” – MURDER, NEAT
Taylor, Art , “DARK THREAD, LOOSEO STRANDS” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Thielman, Mark, “LYRICS AND MUSIC” – MURDER, NEAT
Thielman, Mark, “THE DEVIL IN THE DETAILS” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2024
Thielman, Mark, “SFORTUNA” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Thielman, Mark, “STREETWISE” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Thornton, Brian, “THE CATHERINE WHEEL” – MURDER, NEAT
Tippee, Bob, “ANCILLARIES” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Tipton, James, “THE MISTS OF YR WYDDFA” – AHMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Todd, Marilyn, “LADY NITRO” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Tolnay, Tom, “POVERTY” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Valentine, Chad, “THE GIRL FROM NORTH KOREA” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Vincent, Bev, “PAYBACK” – THE KILLING RAIN
Welsh-Huggins, Andrew, “FROM ANOTHER ANGLE” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2024
White, Loreth Anne, “THE GHOST WRITER” – AMAZON ORIGINAL STORIES
Wiebe, Sam, “THE BARGUZIN SABLE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2024
Wiebe, Sam, “THE LOVER OF EASTLAKE,” – THE KILLING RAIN
Winter, Jim, “BAD WHISKEY” – MURDER, NEAT
Zeltserman, Dave, “SUCKER’S BET” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2024
Zeltserman, Dave, “MARY & SHELLEY” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Zelvin, Elizabeth, “A FRIENDLY GLASS” – MURDER, NEAT

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Best Juvenile

Arnold, Elana K., HARRIET TELLS THE TRUTH
Atkinson, Cate, SUPER FRIENDS!
Butler, Dori Hillestad , KING & KAYLA AND THE CASE OF THE DOWNSTAIRS GHOST
Currie, Lindsay, THE MYSTERY OF LOCKED ROOMS
Downing, Erin Soderberg, THE GREAT PEACH EXPERIMENT 4: DUCK, DUCK, PEACH
Ebbeler, Jeffrey, JERRY, LET ME SEE THE MOON
Green, John Patrick, Hastings, Christopher, INVESTIGATORS: AGENTS OF S.U.I.T.: FROM BADGER TO WORSE
Harrier, Ash, THE DEADLY DAYLIGHT
Howard, Amalie, BUMPS IN THE NIGHT
Hutchinson, Shaun David, THE SCHOOL FOR INVISIBLE BOYS
Killick, Jennifer, DREAD DETENTION
Landis, Matthew, NATIONAL ARCHIVE HUNTERS 1: CAPITOL CHASE
Majoka, Salwa &, Chung, Christine D.U., VIEWFINDER
Rellihan, Anne, NOT THE WORST FRIEND IN THE WORLD
Strand, Jeff, IT WATCHES IN THE DARK
Ursu, Anne, NOT QUITE A GHOST
Williams, Carol, THE SUPERNATURAL FILES OF CJ DELANEY

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Best Young Adult

Àbiké-íyímídé, Faridah, WHERE SLEEPING GIRLS LIE
Albert, Melissa, THE BAD ONES
Ancrum, K., ICARUS
Bao, Karen, PANGU’S SHADOW
Byrne, Elizabeth, BOOK, BEAST, AND CROW
Campbell, Colin, SILENT FLIGHT HOLY NIGHT
Carter, Aimée, ROYAL SCANDAL
Davenport, Nia, OUT OF BODY
De Souza, Adam, THE GULF
Emill, Jumata, WANDER IN THE DARK
Fraistat, Ann, A PLACE FOR VANISHING
Fulton, Victoria &, McClaren, Faith, CURSED CRUISE
He, Cindy R.X., PERFECT LITTLE MONSTERS
Ichaso, Chelsea, SUMMER SHE WENT MISSING
Jackson, Holly, THE REAPPEARANCE OF RACHEL PRICE
Jones, Ripley, THE OTHER LOLA
Levinson, Marilyn, THE DEVIL’S PAWN
Lin, Ann Sei, REBEL SKIES
McGinnis, Mindy, UNDER THIS RED ROCK
McKinney, L.L., ESCAPING MR. ROCHESTER
Miller, Samuel, DARK PARTS OF THE UNIVERSE
Murphy, Cynthia, LAST ONE TO DIE
Pacton, Jamie, THE ABSINTHE UNDERGROUND
Richards, Natalie D., 49 MILES ALONE
Ritany, Alex, DEAD GIRLS DON’T SAY SORRY
Roque, Rebecca, TILL HUMAN VOICES WAKE US
Stoffels, Maren, NO ESCAPE
Wooten, Jeff, KILL CALL

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Best TV Episode

Brocklehurst, Danny, “EPISODE 8” – FOOL ME ONCE
Brocklehurst, Danny, “EPISODE 7” – FOOL ME ONCE
Brocklehurst, Danny, “EPISODE 2” – FOOL ME ONCE
Brocklehurst, Danny, “EPISODE 1” – FOOL ME ONCE
Coben, Charlotte, “EPISODE 3” – FOOL ME ONCE
Farrelly, Tom, “EPISODE 6” – FOOL ME ONCE
Metivier, Nina, “EPISODE 5” – FOOL ME ONCE
Oyefuwa, Yemi, “EPISODE 4” – FOOL ME ONCE

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Robert L. Fish Memorial Award

Gaudet, Pat, “THE LEGEND OF PENNY AND THE LUCK OF THE DRAW CASINO” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Hodgkins, H., “WHEN BAPTISTS GO BAD” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2024
Lynch, Sophia, “RENDERING” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2024
Ong, Lawrence, “MURDER UNDER SEDATION” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2024

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Mary Higgins Clark Award

Adams, Jenny, A DEADLY ENDEAVOR
Ailes, Kat, THE EXPECTANT DETECTIVES
Blacke, Olivia, RHYTHM AND CLUES
Dovalpage, Teresa, LAST SEEN IN HAVANA
Fisher, Tarryn, GOOD HALF GONE
Hastings, Anastasia, OF HOAXES AND HOMICIDE
Hill, Edwin, WHO TO BELIEVE
Kubica, Mary, SHE’S NOT SORRY
Larsen, Samantha, ONCE UPON A MURDER
Mack, Catherine, EVERY TIME I GO ON VACATION, SOMEONE DIES
Michaelson, Kate, HIDDEN ROOMS
Pandia, Gigi, A MIDNIGHT PUZZLE
Parlato, Terri, WHAT WAITS IN THE WOODS
Ryan, Hank Phillippi, ONE WRONG WORD
Schillace, Brandy, THE FRAMED WOMEN OF ARDEMORE HOUSE
Schultz, Emily, SLEEPING WITH FRIENDS
Shelton, Paige, THE POISON PEN
Thompson, Aggie Blum, SUCH A LOVELY FAMILY

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Sue Grafton Award

Allen, Samantha Jayne, NEXT OF KIN
Armstrong, Kelley, THE BOY WHO CRIED BEAR
Black, Cara, MURDER AT LA VILLETTE
Bock, Kris, SOMEONE ROTTEN RIDING THE RAILS
Bowen, Rhys &, Broyles, Clare, IN SUNSHINE OR IN SHADOW
Brennan, Allison , THE MISSING WITNESS
Chan, Chris, SHE RUINED OUR LIVES
Dranfield, Wendy, GRAVE MOUNTAIN
Goldberg, Lee, DREAM TOWN

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Lilian Jackson Braun Award

Alexander, Ellie, A SMOKING BUN
Blackburn, Maggie, A KILLER ROMANCE
Blacke, Olivia, RHYTHM AND CLUES
Cahoon, Lynn, FIVE FURRY FAMILIARS
Charles, Paula, HAMMERS AND HOMICIDE
Chow, Jennifer J., ILL-FATED FORTUNE
Connelly, Lucy, DEATH AT A SCOTTISH WEDDING
Delany, Vicki, THE SIGN OF FOUR SPIRITS
DiRiccio, Maria, THE WITLESS PROTECTION PROGRAM
Donovan, Kemper, THE BUSY BODY
Gayle, Katie, A COUNTRY WEDDING MURDER
Kelly, Diane, FOUR-ALARM HOMICIDE
Leigh, Sydney, PERIL IN PINK
Lewis, Gerri, THE LAST WORD
LoTempio, T.C., A CRUST TO DIE FOR
Lush, Tara, A BEAN TO DIE FOR
Mack, Catherine, EVERY TIME I GO ON VACATION, SOMEONE DIES
Norlander, Linda, THE DEATH OF GOLDIE’S MISTRESS
Osler, Rob, CIRQUE DU SLAY
Pandia, Gigi, A MIDNIGHT PUZZLE
Rue, Gretchen, A PIE TO DIE FOR
Shea, Susan C., MURDER AND THE MISSING DOG
Shelton, Paige, THE POISON PEN
Tremel, Joyce, DEADLY TO THE CORE

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