The Edgar® Awards – 2022 Submissions

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This list includes all submissions received by the MWA national office as of May 5, 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
Alexander, Tasha, THE DARK HEART OF FLORENCE
Archer, Leslie, UNTIL WE ARE LOST
Armstrong, Kelley, A STRANGER IN TOWN
Audrain, Ashley, THE PUSH
Baldacci, David, A GAMBLING MAN
Bauer, Belinda, EXIT
Beckman, Alicia, BITTERROOT LAKE
Bennett, S.J., THE WINDSOR KNOT
Berenson, Alex, THE POWER COUPLE
Berry, Steve, THE KAISER’S WEB
Blau, Sarah, THE OTHERS
Bowen, Rhys, THE VENICE SKETCHBOOK
Brown, Rita Mae, OUT OF HOUNDS
Bruce, Camilla, IN THE GARDEN OF SPITE
Calvin, Kris, ALL THAT FALL
Carr, Jack, THE DEVIL’S HAND
Chandler, James, ONE AND DONE
Coben, Harlan, WIN
Colasanti, Melissa, CALL ME ELIZABETH LARK
Cornwell, Patricia, SPIN
Cosimano, Elle, FINLAY DONOVAN IS KILLING IT
Crosby, Ellen, THE FRENCH PARADOX
Davies, Carys, THE MISSION HOUSE
Dean, Abigail, GIRL A
Dean, Will, THE LAST THING TO BURN
Deverell, William, STUNG
Dorsey, Tim, TROPIC OF STUPID
Engberg, Katrine, THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE
Evanovich, Janet &, Hamilton, Steve, BOUNTY
Farthing, Harry, THE GHOST MOTHS
Fellowes, Jessica, THE MITFORD TRIAL
Fergus, Charles , NIGHTHAWK’S WING
Finch, Charles , AN EXTRAVAGENT DEATH
Finlay, Alex, EVERY LAST FEAR
Flynn, Laurie Elizabeth, THE GIRLS ARE ALL SO NICE HERE
Fowler, Christopher, BRYANT & MAY: ORANGE & LEMONS
Gardner, Lisa, BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED
Gilstrap, John, CRIMSON PHOENIX
Goldberg, Lee, BONE CANYON
Goslin, Victoria, BEFORE THE RUINS
Graham, Heather, DANGER IN NUMBERS
Griffiths, Elly, THE POSTSCRIPT MURDERS
Hamilton, Jessica, WHAT YOU NEVER KNEW
Harris, C.S., WHAT THE DEVIL KNOWS
Hauty, Chris, SAVAGE ROAD
Hill, Edwin, WATCH HER
Hurwitz, Gregg, PRODIGAL SON
Hutton, Callie, THE SIGN OF DEATH
Ide, Joe, SMOKE
Jance, J.A., MISSING AND ENDANGERED
Johansen, Iris &, Johansen, Roy, BLINK OF AN EYE
Kasper, Jason, THE ENEMIES OF MY COUNTRY
Kayode, Femi, LIGHTSEEKERS
Kellerman, Jonathan, SERPENTINE
Knox, Elizabeth, THE ABSOLUTE BOOK
Koontz, Dean, THE OTHER EMILY
Koryta, Michael, NEVER FAR AWAY
Langan, Sarah, GOOD NEIGHBORS
Lawson, Mike, HOUSE STANDOFF
Ledwidge, Michael, RUN FOR COVER
Leigh, Melinda, DROWN HER SORROWS
Leon, Donna, TRANSIENT DESIRES
Lloyd, Ellery, PEOPLE LIKE HER
Margolin, Phillip, A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
Montgomery, Jess, THE STILLS
Mosley, Walter, BLOOD GROVE
Mosse, Kate, THE CITY OF TEARS
Munier, Paula, THE HIDING PLACE
Nelson, Brian , FIVE TRIBES
Nguyen, Viet Thanh, THE COMMITTED
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
Pearse, Sarah, THE SANATORIUM
Petersen, Todd Robert, PICNIC IN THE RUINS
Preston, Douglas &, Child, Lincoln, THE SCORPION’S TAIL
Pyne, Daniel, WATER MEMORY
Quinn, Cate, BLACK WIDOWS
Raybourn, Deanna, AN UNEXPECTED PERIL
Reardon, Bryan, LET HER LIE
Rice, Luanne, THE SHADOW BOX
Robinson, Peter, NOT DARK YET
Rowland, Laura Joh, PORTRAIT OF PERIL
Ryan, Annelise, DEAD EVEN
Schaffhausen, Joanna, EVERY WAKING HOUR
Shirley, John, STORMLAND
Siegal, Nina, YOU’LL THANK ME FOR THIS
Skalka, Patricia, DEATH WASHES ASHORE
Smith, Nicholas Sansbury, SONS OF WAR 3: SINNERS
Sten, Camilla, THE LOST VILLAGE
Stonex, Emma, THE LAMPLIGHTERS
Stroby, Wallace, HEAVEN’S A LIE
Swanson, Peter , EVERY VOW YOU BREAK
Szymiczkowa, Maryla, KAROLINA AND THE TORN CURTAIN
Thompson, Victoria, A MURDER ON WALL STREET
Todd, Charles, A FATAL LIE
Tracy, P.J., DEEP INTO THE DARK
Walker, Laura Jensen, HOPE, FAITH, AND A CORPSE
Walker, LynDee, NO SIN UNPUNISHED
Winspear, Jacqueline, THE CONSEQUENCES OF FEAR
Wood, Benjamin, A STATION ON THE PATH TO SOMEWHERE BETTER

 

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Best First Novel

Andrews, Alexandra, WHO IS MAUD DIXON?
Brazier, Eliza Jane, IF I DISAPPEAR
Cox, Kerry, MONEY BEAR
Dobmeier, Tracy &, Katzman, Wendy, GIRLS WITH BRIGHT FUTURES
Frey, Dan, THE FUTURE IS YOURS
Hilliard, M.E., THE UNKINDDNESS OF RAVENS
Miksa, Matt, 13 DAYS TO DIE
Miller, Timothy, THE STRANGE CASE OF ELIZA DOOLITTLE
Naymark, Emilya, HIDE IN PLACE
Obiora, Noel, A PAST THAT BREATHES
Penner, Sarah, THE LOST APOTHECARY
Qubain, Luai, THE KINGDOM’S SANDCASTLE
Staples, Will, ANIMALS
Tompkins, JoAnne, WHAT COMES AFTER
Weisel, Frederick, SILENCED WOMEN

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Best Paperback/E-Book Original

Blakemore, Kim Taylor, AFTER ALICE FELL
Brandman, Michael, RISK FACTOR
Burton, Mary, NEAR YOU
Camilleri, Andrea, THE COOK OF THE HALCYON
Casey, Donis, VALENTINO WILL DIE
Coates, Darcy, THE WHISPERING DEAD
Coco, Nancy, A MATTER OF HIVE AND DEATH
de Castrique, Mark, FATAL SCORES
Dugoni, Robert, IN HER TRACKS
Ellis, Bella, THE DIABOLICAL BONES
Ellison, J.T., HER DARK LIES
Fradkin, Barbara, THE ANCIENT DEAD
Freedman, S.M., THE DAY SHE DIED
Freeman, Brian, INFINITE
Gentill, Sulari, SHANGHAI SECRETS
George, Kaye, INTO THE SWEET HEREAFTER
Goble, Steve, PIECES OF EIGHT
Greenaway, R.M., FIVE WAYS TO DISAPPEAR
Harrison, Helen A., ARTFUL CORPSE
Haynes, Dana, SIROCCO
Herbert, Debbie, NOT ONE OF US
Holahan, Cate, HER THREE LIVES
Huber, Anna Lee, A WICKED CONCEIT
Innes, Louise R., DEATH AT THE SALON
James, Wendy, AN ACCUSATION
Kent, Minka, THE WATCHER GIRL
King, Stephen, LATER
Konkoly, Steven, SKYSTORM
Lillegraven, Ruth, EVERYTHING IS MINE
Lourey, Jess, BLOODLINE
Maloney, Leo J., ANGLE OF ATTACK
Manney, P.J., (CON)SCIENCE
Marr, Elle, LIES WE BURY
McCaslin, Dane, CAT’S MEOW
McDonald, Christina, DO NO HARM
Methos, Victor, CRIMSON LAKE ROAD
Michaud, Martin, WITHOUT BLOOD
Mihesuah, Devon A., THE HATAK WITCHES
Mitzner, Adam, THE PERFECT MARRIAGE
Montgomery, Marin, THE IMPOSTER
Musso, Guillaume, CENTRAL PARK
Neville, Kim, MEMORY COLLECTORS
Niemi, Mikael, TO COOK A BEAR
O’Cinneide, C.S., STARR SIGN
Omer, Mike, A DEADLY INFUENCE
Pasquella, A.G., SEASON OF SMOKE
Pessin, Al, BLOWBACK
Pinter, Jason, A STRANGER AT THE DOOR
Pirog, Nick, JUNGLE UP
Pressey, Rose, MURDER CAN HAUNT YOUR HANDIWORK
Raphael, Lev, DEPARTMENT OF DEATH
Reinard, Cara, SWEET WATER
Rouda, Kaira, THE NEXT WIFE
Rous, Emma, THE PERFECT GUESTS
Schneider, Joseph, WHAT WAITS FOR YOU
Siger, Jeffrey, A DEADLY TWIST
Simmons, Kelly, NOT MY BOY
Stallings, Josh, TRICKY
Stone, Victoria Helen, THE LAST ONE HOME
Talton, Jon, CITY OF DARK CORNERS
Venter, Irma, MAN DOWN
Wagner, David P., TO DIE IN TUSCANY
Waites, Martyn, THE SINNER
Webb, Debra, GONE TOO FAR
Wilson, Carter, THE DEAD HUSBAND
Wise, Stacy, LIE, LIE AGAIN
Wortham, Reavis Z., LAYING BONES

 

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Best Fact Crime

Faleiro, Sonia, THE GOOD GIRLS: AN ORDINARY KILLING
Jacobs, Chip, THE DARKEST GLARE: A TRUE STORY OF MURDER, BLACKMAIL, AND REAL ESTATE GREED IN 1979 LOS ANGELES
Johnson, Elle, THE OFFICER’S DAUGHTER: A MEMOIR OF FAMILY AND FORGIVENESS
Kenda, Joe, KILLER TRIGGERS
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
Montgomery, Ben, A SHOT IN THE MOONLIGHT: HOW A FREED SLAVE AND A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER FOUGHT FOR JUSTICE IN THE JIM CROW SOUTH
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
Rodman, Liza &, Jordan, Jennifer, BABYSITTER: MY SUMMERS WITH A SERIAL KILLER
Schechter, Harold, MANIAC: THE BATH SCHOOL DISASTER AND THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN MASS KILLER
Summerscale, Kate, THE HAUNTING OF ALMA FIELDING: A TRUE GHOST STORY
Vronsky, Peter, AMERICAN SERIAL KILLERS – THE EPIDEMIC YEARS 1950-2000

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Best Critical-Biographical

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Best Short Story

Blackmoore, Stephen, “LOVE, ROCKET SCIENCE, AND THE MOTHER OF ABOMINATIONS” – SPECULATIVE LOS ANGELES
Deaver, Jeffery, “TURNING POINT” – AMAZON ORIGINAL STORIES
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
Lombardo, A.G., “GARBO ON THE SKIDS” – SPECULATIVE LOS ANGELES
Swierczynski, Duane, “WALK OF FAME” – SPECULATIVE LOS ANGELES
Winters, Ben H., “PEAK TV” – SPECULATIVE LOS ANGELES

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Best Juvenile

Angleberger, Tom, SLIME FOR DINNER
Atkinson, Cale, SUPER DETECTIVES
Bell, P.G., DELIVERY TO THE LOST CITY: A TRAIN TO IMPOSSIBLE PLACES
Brown, Eli, ODDITY
Butler, Dori Hillestad, KING & KAYLA AND THE CASE OF THE GOLD RING
Butler, Dori Hillestad, DEAR BEAST: THE PET PARADE
Carter, Ally, WINTERBORNE HOME FOR MAYHEM AND MYSTERY
Cole, Henry, HOMER ON THE CASE
Cooke, Stephanie &, Fitzpatrick, Insha, OH MY GODS!
Giff, Patricia Reilly, MYSTERIES AT THE ZOO 3: ZEBRA AT THE ZOO
Gutman, Dan, HOUDINI AND ME
Kochalka, James, BANANA FOX AND THE SECRET SOUR SOCIETY
Lawrence, Iain, DEADMAN’S CASTLE
Leonard, M.G. &, Sedgman, Sam, KIDNAP ON THE CALIFORNIA COMET: ADVENTURES ON TRAINS #2
Lesperance, Nicole, THE NIGHTMARE THIEF
Milford, Kate, RACONTEUR’S COMMONPLACE BOOK
Nielsen, Jennifer A., RESCUE
Royce, Eden, ROOT MAGIC
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

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Best Young Adult

Blair, Katharyn, UNCHOSEN
Boulley, Angeline, FIREKEEPER’S DAUGHTER
Cavallaro, Brittany, MUSE
Devore, Laurie, A BETTER BAD IDEA
Harris, Pamela N., WHEN YOU LOOK LIKE US
Heard, Wendy, SHE’S TOO PRETTY TO BURN
Henry, April, PLAYING WITH FIRE
Jackson, Holly, GOOD GIRL, BAD BLOOD
Laukkanen, Owen, THE WILD
Leimbach, Marti, DRAGONFLY GIRL
McGinnis, Mindy, THE INITIAL INSULT
Miller, Kirsten, DON’T TELL A SOUL
Morrison, Grant &, Child, Alex, PROCTOR VALLEY ROAD
Preston, Natasha, THE LAKE
Rodden, Monica, MONSTERS AMONG US
Salisbury, Melinda, HOLD BACK THE TIDE
Scheinmel, Alyssa, THE CASTLE SCHOOL (FOR TROUBLED GIRLS)
Shepard, Sara &, Buckingham, Lilia, INFLUENCE
Silvera, Adam, INFINITY REAPER
Sutanto, Jesse Q., THE OBSESSION
Szabo, Rose, WHAT BIG TEETH
Thomas, Aiden, LOST IN THE NEVER WOODS
Vickers, E.B., FADEAWAY

 

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Best TV Episode

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Robert L. Fish Memorial Award

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Mary Higgins Clark Award

Blakemore, Kim Taylor, AFTER ALICE FELL
Calkins, Susanna, THE SIGN OF THE GALLOWS
Crosby, Ellen, THE FRENCH PARADOX
Delany, Vicki, A CURIOUS INCIDENT
Flowers, Amanda, FARM TO TROUBLE
Hilliard, M.E., THE UNKINDDNESS OF RAVENS
Hutton, Callie, THE SIGN OF DEATH
Lang, Essie, A DEADLY CHAPTER
Walker, Laura Jensen, HOPE, FAITH, AND A CORPSE

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Sue Grafton Award

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