The Edgar® Awards – 2020 Submissions

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This list includes all submissions received by the MWA national office as of April 18, 2019Appearance 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 2020.  The winners will be announced at the Edgar® Banquet on a Thursday in either late April or early May 2020.

Best Novel

Altman, John, THE KOREAN WOMAN
Archer, Leslie, THE GIRL AT THE BORDER
Armstrong, Kelley, WATCHER IN THE WOODS
Berry, Steve, THE MALTA EXCHANGE
Boice, James, WHO KILLED THE FONZ?
Box, C.J., WOLF PACK
Boyle, William, A FRIEND IS A GIFT YOU GIVE YOURSELF
Brandreth, Gyles, OSCAR WILDE AND THE RETURN OF JACK THE RIPPER
Campbell, Rick, TREASON
Coben, Harlan, RUN AWAY
Corry, Jane, THE DEAD EX
Criaco, Gioacchino, BLACK SOULS
Crider, Bill, THAT OLD SCOUNDREL DEATH
Cumming, Charles, THE MOROCCAN GIRL
Cussler, Clive, CELTIC EMPIRE
Daugherty, Christ, A BEAUTIFUL CORPSE
de Muriel, Oscar, LOCH OF THE DEAD
Deveraux, Jude, A JUSTIFIED MURDER
Di Filippo, Paul, THE DEADLY KISS-OFF
Downie, David, THE GARDENER OF EDEN
Downing, David, DIARY OF A DEAD MAN ON LEAVE
Dugoni, Robert, THE EIGHTH SISTER
Eisler, Barry , THE KILLER COLLECTIVE
Elo, Elisabeth, FINDING KATARINA M.
Faye, Lyndsay, THE PARAGON HOTEL
Finch, Charles, THE VANISHING MAN
Finder, Joseph, JUDGMENT
Fleishman, Jeffrey, MY DETECTIVE
Foley, Lucy, THE HUNTING PARTY
Forstchen, William R., 48 HOURS
Fredericks, Mariah, DEATH OF A NEW AMERICAN
Freeman, Brian, THE CROOKED STREET
Freemantle, Elizabeth , THE POISON BED
Friis, Agnete, THE SUMMER OF ELLEN
Furlong, Susan, FRACTURED TRUTH
Gardner, Lisa, NEVER TELL
Gentill, Sulari, A MURDER UNMENTIONED
Gervais, Simon, HUNT THEM DOWN
Goldberg, Lee, KILLER THRILLER
Graves, Sarah, DEATH BY CHOCOLATE MALTED MILKSHAKE
Greene, Thomas Christopher, THE PERFECT LIAR
Griffiths, Elly, THE STRANGER DIARIES
Hall, Parnell, LIGHTS! CAMERA! PUZZLES!
Hamilton, Glen Erik, MERCY RIVER
Hannah, Mari, THE DEATH MESSENGER
Haynes, Dana, ST. NICHOLASL SAVALGE & WRECKING
Hendricks, Greer &, Pekkanen, Sarah, AN ANONYMOUS GIRL
Hitchcock, Jane Stanton, BLUFF
Housewright, David, FIRST, KILL THE LAWYERS
Hurwitz, Gregg, OUT OF THE DARK
Ifkovic, Ed, RUN COLD
Iles, Greg, CEMETERY ROAD
Jones, Stephen Mack, LIVES LAID AWAY
Kent, Minka, THE STILLWATER GIRLS
Khan, Ausma Zehanat, A DEADLY DIVIDE
Knox, Joseph, THE SMILING MAN
Konkoly, Steven, THE RESCUE
Labuskes, Brianna, GIRLS OF GLASS
Lalami, Laila, THE OTHER AMERICANS
Love, Melissa Scrivner, AMERICAN HEROIN
MacRae, Molly, CREWEL AND UNUSUAL
Margolin, Phillip, THE PERFECT ALIBI
Massey, Sujata, THE SATAPUR MOONSTONE
Merritt, Stephanie, WHILE YOU SLEEP
Michaelides, Alex, THE SILENT PATIENT
Monago, Ellie, CONFIDENTIAL
Montgomery, Jess, THE WIDOWS
Mukherjee, Abir, SMOKE AND ASHES
North, Alex, THE WHISPER MAN
Parks, Brad, THE LAST ACT
Perkins, S.C., MURDER ONCE REMOVED
Petrie, Nick, TEAR IT DOWN
Pronzini, Bill, THE FLIMFLAM AFFAIR
Quirk, Matthew, THE NIGHT AGENT
Rice, Christopher, BLOOD ECHO
Robards, Karen, THE FIFTH DOCTRINE
Rosenfelt, David, BLACK AND BLUE
Rosenstiel, Tom, THE GOOD LIE
Russell, Craig, THE DEVIL ASPECT
Schaffhausen, Joanna, NO MERCY
Shelton, Paige, THE LOCH NESS PAPERS
Siger, Jeffrey, THE MYKONOS MOB
Sigurdardottir, Yrsa, THE RECKONING
Spence, Gerry, COURT OF LIES
Stevens, Taylor, LIARS’ PARADOX
Swanson, Peter, BEFORE SHE KNEW HIM
Tarloff, Erik, THE WOMAN IN BLACK
Taylor, Brad, DAUGHTER OF WAR
Tudor, C.J., THE HIDING PLACE
Tursten, Helene, HUNTING GAME
Tuti, Ilaria, FLOWERS OVER THE INFERNO
Ward, Annie, BEAUTIFUL BAD
Webb, Betty, DESERT REDEMPTION
Wendig, Chuck, VULTURES
White, Christian, THE NOWHERE CHILD
Willocks, Tim, MEMO FROM TURNER
Wilson, F. Paul, THE VOID PROTOCOL
Wimberley, Darryl, POST FACTO
Winspear, Jacqueline, THE AMERICAN AGENT
Young, Hester, THE BURNING ISLAND

Best First Novel

Bartz, Andrea, THE LOST NIGHT
Connolly, Maureen Joyce, LITTLE LOVELY THINGS
Dow, David R., CONFESSIONS OF AN INNOCENT MAN
Downing, Samantha, MY LOVELY WIFE
Fitzpatrick, Lydia, LIGHTS ALL NIGHT LONG
Gough, Alfred &, Millar, Miles, DOUBLE EXPOSURE
McMahon, John, THE GOOD DETECTIVE
Medearis, Wil, RESTORATION HEIGHTS
Miller, Michele W., WIDOWS-IN-LAW
Mobley, Max, HOWARD & DEBBIE
Scott, E.G., THE WOMAN INSIDE

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Best Paperback/E-Book Original

Alexander, Ellie, LIVE AND LET PIE
Bailey, Robert, THE FINAL RECKONING
Baker, Bree, NO GOOD TEA GOES UNPUNISHED
Bellotto, Tony, BELLINI AND THE SPHINX
Brady, A.F., ONCE A LIAR
Burton, Mary, HIDE AND SEEK
Caine, Rachel, WOLFHUNTER RIVER
Camilleri, Andrea, THE OVERNIGHT KIDNAPPER
Carpenter, Emily, UNTIL THE DAY I DIE
Chien, Vivien, MURDER LO MEIN
Collins, Max Allan, GIRL MOST LIKELY
Diskin, E.C., DESPERATE PATHS
Elliott, Kendra, A MERCIFUL FATE
Finlay, Mick, THE MURDER PIT
Goodman, Carol, THE NIGHT VISITORS
Green, Ellen J., ABSOLUTION
Hruska, Alan, THE INGLORIOUS ARTS
Hunsicker, Harry, TEXAS SICARIO
Hunter, Cara, IN THE DARK
Jonasson, Ragnar, RUPTURE
Judson, Daniel, THE SHADOW AGENT
Kelly, Diane, DEAD AS A DOOR KNOCKER
Lashner, William, FREEDOM ROAD
Lehtolainen, Leena, WHERE HAVE ALL THE YOUNG GIRLS GONE
Leigh, Melinda, SECRETS NEVER DIE
Lutz, John, THE HAVANA GAME
Mofina, Rick, MISSING DAUGHTER
Myers, Jr., William L., A KILLER’S ALIBI
Nickless, Barb, AMBUSH
Parks, Alan, FEBRUARY’S SONS
Perini, Robini, FORGOTTEN LEGACY
Pressey, Rose, FASHIONS FADE, HAUNTED IS ETERNAL
Randall, Gregory C., SAIGON RED
Randall, Shari, DRAWN AND BUTTERED
Slimani, Leila, ADELE
Smith, J.P., THE DROWNING
Stone, Jacob, UNLEASHED
Tate, Courtney Evan, I’LL BE WATCHING YOU
Thomas, Wendall, DROWNED UNDER
Trafford, J.D., WITHOUT PRECEDENT
Valcárcel, Guillermo, SHADOWS ACROSS AMERICA
Veste, Luca, THE BONE KEEPER
Weiss, Martin Jay, FLAMINGO COAST

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Best Fact Crime

Franscell, Ron, GERALD & LOTTIE: A HOMICIDAL LOVE STORY
Gardner, Charles A., DANNEMORA: TWO ESCAPED KILLERS, THREE WEEKS OF TERROR, AND THE LARGEST MANHUNT EVER IN NEW YORK STATE
Hogan, Shanna, SECRETS OF A MARINE’S WIFE: A TRUE STORY OF MARRIAGE, OBSESSION AND MURDER
Huckelbridge, Dane, NO BEAST SO FIERCE: THE TERRIFYING TRUE STORY OF THE CHAMPAWAT TIGER, THE DEADLIEST ANIMAL IN HISTORY
Humes, Edward, BURNED: A STORY OF MURDER AND THE CRIME THAT WASN’T
McConnell, Virginia A., THE BELLE OF BEDFORD AVENUE: THE SENSATIONAL BROOKS-BURNS MURDER IN TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY NEW YORK
McFate, Sean, THE NEW RULES OF WAR: VICTORY IN THE AGE OF DURABLE DISORDER
O’Neill, Eric, GRAY DAY: MY UNDERCOVER MISSION TO EXPOSE AMERICA’S FIRST CYBER SPY
Phelps, M. William, WHERE MONSTERS HIDE: SEX, MURDER, AND MADNESS IN THE MIDWEST
Ratliff, Evan, THE MASTERMIND: DRUGS. EMPIRE. MURDER. BETRAYAL
Robertson, Cara, THE TRIAL OF LIZZIE BORDEN
Stone, MD, Michael H. &, Brucato, PhD, Gary, THE NEW EVIL: UNDERSTANDING THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN VIOLENT CRIME

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Best Critical-Biographical

Hull, Christopher, OUR MAN DOWN IN HAVANA: THE STORY BEHIND GRAHAM GREENE’S COLD WAR SPY NOVEL

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Best Short Story

Abrahams, Tom, “TOLERANCE” – HOUSTON NOIR
Alef, Rob, “DOG TAG AFTERNOON” – BERLIN NOIR
Amatmoekrim, Karin, “SILENT DAYS” – AMSTERDAM NOIR
Annas, Max, “LOCAL TRAIN” – BERLIN NOIR
Appel, René &, Pachter, Josh, “STARRY, STARRY NIGHT” – AMSTERDAM NOIR
Baldwin, Shauna Singh, “TWO CENTS” – MILWAUKEE NOIR
Beck, Zoë, “DORA” – BERLIN NOIR
Benali, Abdelkader, “THE GIRL AT THE END OF THE LINE” – AMSTERDAM NOIR
Berg, Michael, “WELCOME TO AMSTERDAM” – AMSTERDAM NOIR
Bervoets, Hanna, “THE TOWER” – AMSTERDAM NOIR
Bohnet, Katja, “FASHION WEEK” – BERLIN NOIR
Boswell, Robert, “THE USE OF LANDSCAPE” – HOUSTON NOIR
Capel, Theo, “LUCKY SEVENS” – AMSTERDAM NOIR
Causey, James E., “THE CLEM” – MILWAUKEE NOIR
Clancy, Christi, “‘MOCKING SEASON” – MILWAUKEE NOIR
Cohen, Ute, “VALVERDE” – BERLIN NOIR
Coleman, Reed Farrel, “SUMMERFEST ’76” – MILWAUKEE NOIR
Cortez, Sarah, “PHOTO ALBUM” – HOUSTON NOIR
Cross, Vida, “ALL DRESSED IN RED” – MILWAUKEE NOIR
Dale, John, “GOOD BOY, BAD GIRL” – SYDNEY NOIR
Dapin, Mark, “IN THE COURT OF THE LION KING” – SYDNEY NOIR
Davidson, Hilary, “HONOR THY FATHER” – MYSTERY TRIBUNE
de Waal, Simon, “SALVATION” – AMSTERDAM NOIR
Deaver, Jeffery, “CAPTIVATED”
den Hollander, Loes, “THE STRANGER INSIDE ME” – AMSTERDAM NOIR
DiSclafani, Anton, “TANGLED” – HOUSTON NOIR
Doyle, Peter, “GOOD BLOKE” – SYDNEY NOIR
Drewe, Robert, “THE RAZOR” – SYDNEY NOIR
Evans, Stephanie Jaye, “JAMIE’S MOTHER” – HOUSTON NOIR
Gilling, Tom, “RIP-OFF” – SYDNEY NOIR
Groschupf, Johannes, “HEINRICHPLATZ BLUES” – BERLIN NOIR
Guillebea, Michael, “THE SMOOTH JOY OF ONE GOOD STEP” – MYSTERY WEEKLY
Hamilton, Jane, “FRIENDSHIP” – MILWAUKEE NOIR
Harriell, Derrick, “THERE’S A RIOT GOIN’ ON” – MILWAUKEE NOIR
Hart, Rob, “BUTCHER’S BLOCK” – TAKE-OUT AND OTHER TALES OF CULINARY CRIME
Hart, Rob, “SWIPE LEFT” – TAKE-OUT AND OTHER TALES OF CULINARY CRIME
Hart, Rob, “HAVE YOU EATEN?” – TAKE-OUT AND OTHER TALES OF CULINARY CRIME
Hensel, Kai, “CUM COPS” – BERLIN NOIR
Isik, Murat, “THE MAN ON THE JETTY” – AMSTERDAM NOIR
Jahn, Ryan David, “ALL THIS DISTANT BEAUTY” – MYSTERY TRIBUNE
Koch, Herman, “ANKLE MONITOR” – AMSTERDAM NOIR
Koh, Julie, “THE PATTERNMAKER” – SYDNEY NOIR
Laken, Valerie, “RUNOFF” – MILWAUKEE NOIR
Lawson, B.V., “A FLASH OF RED” – MYSTERY WEEKLY
Limprecht, Eleanor, “IN THE DUNES” – SYDNEY NOIR
Lord, Gabrielle, “SLOW BURN” – SYDNEY NOIR
McLaren, Philip, “BLACK CUL-DE-SAC” – SYDNEY NOIR
Morales, Jennifer, “COUSINS” – MILWAUKEE NOIR
Mouton, Deborah D.E.E.P., “WHERE THE ENDS MEET” – HOUSTON NOIR
Newton, P.M., “CHINAMAN’S BEACH” – SYDNEY NOIR
Ngũgũi, Wanjikũ Wa, “MILE’S BLUES” – HOUSTON NOIR
Otten, Christine, “SOUL MATES” – AMSTERDAM NOIR
Pachter, Josh, “LAST CALL AT THE BAR OF INVARIABLE LENGTH” – MYSTERY WEEKLY
Panowich, Brian, “THE BROKEN WING” – CRIMINAL ELEMENT
Perry, Adrienne, “ONE IN THE FAMILY” – HOUSTON NOIR
Petrie, Nick, “THE NEIGHBOR” – MILWAUKEE NOIR
Pico, Pia, “THE FALLS OF WESTPARK” – HOUSTON NOIR
Polites, Peter, “TOXIC NOSTALGIA” – SYDNEY NOIR
Prigge, Matthew J., “3RD STREET WALTZ” – MILWAUKEE NOIR
Ramirez, Reyes, “XITALI ZARAGOZA, CURANDERA” – HOUSTON NOIR
Redhead, Leigh, “THE TRANSMUTATION OF SEX” – SYDNEY NOIR
Rescue, Robert, “ONE OF THESE DAYS” – BERLIN NOIR
Rojas, Icess Fernandez, “HAPPY HUNTING” – HOUSTON NOIR
Ross, Gary Earl, “NICKEL CITY SANCTUARY” – MYSTERY TRIBUNE
Sarwar, Sehba, “RAILWAY TRACK” – HOUSTON NOIR
Sayer, Mandy, “THE BIRTHDAY PRESENT” – SYDNEY NOIR
Saygin, Susanne, “THE BEAUTY OF KENILWORTH IVY” – BERLIN NOIR
Schwartz, Leslie Contreras, “CITY OF GIRLS” – HOUSTON NOIR
Thorson, Mary, “WONDERLAND” – MILWAUKEE NOIR
Timmerije, Anneloes, “SPUI 13” – AMSTERDAMN NOIR
Tranter, Kirsten, “THE PASSENGER” – SYDNEY NOIR
van den Berg, Walter, “GET RICH QUICK” – AMSTERDAM NOIR
van Keulen, Mensje, “DEVIL’S ISLAND” – AMSTERDAM NOIR
van Olden, Max, “SEVEN BRIDGES” – AMSTERDAM NOIR
Watson, Larry, “NIGHT CLERK” – MILWAUKEE NOIR
Watts, Larry, “A DARK UNIVERSE” – HOUSTON NOIR
Wheeler, Jr., Frank , “TRANSIT COMPLAINT BOX” – MILWAUKEE NOIR
Wittekindt, Matthias, “THE INVISIBLE MAN” – BERLIN NOIR
Woelk, Ulrich, “I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE” – BERLIN NOIR
Wuliger, Michael, “KADDISH FOR LAZAR” – BERLIN NOIR
Young, Hester, “WHAT BURNS BENEATH” – MYSTERY TRIBUNE
Zownir, Miron, “OVERTIME” – BERLIN NOIR

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Best Juvenile

Andros, Camille, CHARLOTTE THE SCIENTIST IS SQUISHED
Connolly, MarcyKate, COMET RISING
Gibbs, Stuart, LION DOWN
Giles, Lamar, THE LAST LAST-DAY-OF-SUMMER
Hannibal, James R., THE CLOCKWORK DRAGON
Hapka, Catherine, CLUE BY CLUE
Hopkinson, Deborah, HOW I BECAME A SPY
Howard, Greg, THE WHISPERS
Lloyd, Natalie, OVER THE MOON
Nobel, Julia, THE MYSTERY OF BLACK HOLLOW LANE
Quinn, Spencer, RUFF VS. FLUFF
Ross, Susan, SEARCHING FOR LOTTIE
Shumaker, Heather, THE GRIFFINS OF CASTLE CARY
Smith, Ronald L., OWLS HAVE COME TO TAKE US AWAY
Steinke, Aron Nels, MYSTERY CLUB
Trukhyan, Ekaterina, LITTLE FOX AND THE MISSING MOON
Van Dolzer, Krista, THE MULTIPLYING MYSTERIES OF MOUNT TEN
West, Jacqueline &, Pirates, Story, THE STORY PIRATES PRESENTS: DIGGING UP DANGER

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Best Young Adult

Barr, Emily, THE TRUTH AND LIES OF ELLA BLACK
Clark, Lillian, IMMORAL CODE
Cook, Eileen, YOU OWE ME A MURDER
Everett, Sarah, NO ONE HERE IS LONELY
Giles, Lamar, SPIN
Granger, A.J., SISTERHOOD
Grove, S.E., THE WANING AGE
Henry, Emily, WHEN THE SKY FELL ON SPLENDOR
Johnston, Jeffry W., THE FOLLOWING
Kwitney, Alisa, CORPSE & CROWN
Lewis, Stewart, LOOK CLOSER
Mather, Adriana, KILLING NOVEMBER
McManus, Karen M., TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET
Miranda, Megan, COME FIND ME
Perez, K.K., THE TESLA LEGACY
Preston, Natasha, THE LOST
Scholte, Astrid, FOUR DEAD QUEENS
Simmons, Kristen, THE DECEIVERS
Stanley, Shalanda, NICK AND JUNE WERE HERE
Young, Suzanne, GIRLS WITH SHARP STICKS
Zdrok, Jodie Lynn, SPECTACLE

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Best TV Episode

 

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Robert L. Fish Memorial Award

Causey, James E., “THE CLEM” – MILWAUKEE NOIR
Cross, Vida, “ALL DRESSED IN RED” – MILWAUKEE NOIR
Harriell, Derrick, “THERE’S A RIOT GOIN’ ON” – MILWAUKEE NOIR
Mouton, Deborah D.E.E.P., “WHERE THE ENDS MEET” – HOUSTON NOIR
Prigge, Matthew J., “3RD STREET WALTZ” – MILWAUKEE NOIR

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Mary Higgins Clark Award

Alexander, Ellie, LIVE AND LET PIE
Armstrong, Kelley, WATCHER IN THE WOODS
Chien, Vivien, MURDER LO MEIN
Elo, Elisabeth, FINDING KATARINA M.
Goodman, Carol, THE NIGHT VISITORS
Hannah, Mari, THE DEATH MESSENGER
Kelly, Diane, DEAD AS A DOOR KNOCKER
Khan, Ausma Zehanat, A DEADLY DIVIDE
Massey, Sujata, THE SATAPUR MOONSTONE
Montgomery, Jess, THE WIDOWS
Perkins, S.C., MURDER ONCE REMOVED
Randall, Shari, DRAWN AND BUTTERED
Rowley, Emma, WHERE THE MISSING GO
Schaffhausen, Joanna, NO MERCY

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