The Edgar® Awards – 2021 Submissions

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This list includes all submissions received by the MWA national office as of September 11, 2020Appearance 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 2021.  The winners will be announced at the Edgar® Banquet on a Thursday in either late April or early May 2021.

Best Novel

Abbott, Jeff, NEVER ASK ME
Adler-Olsen, Jussi, VICTIM 2117
Akunin, Boris, SHE LOVER OF DEATH
Alexander, Tasha, IN THE SHADOW OF VESUVIUS
Allan, Barbara, ANTIQUES FIRE SALE
Allott, Susan, THE SILENCE
Anappara, Deepa, DJINN PATROL ON THE PURPLE LINE
Andrews, Donna , THE FALCON ALWAYS WINGS TWICE
Armstrong, Kelley, ALONE IN THE WILD
Atkins, Ace, THE RELEVATORS
Avon, Joy, IN COLD CHAMOMILE
Baldacci, David, WALK THE WIRE
Barber, Kathleen, FOLLOW ME
Barnett, S.K., SAFE
Bartz, Andrea, THE HERD
Bell, David, THE REQUEST
Benn, James R., THE RED HORSE
Benn, Marlowe, PASSING FANCIES
Berry, Steve, THE WARSAW PROTOCOL
Black, Cara, THREE HOURS IN PARIS
Blaedel, Sara, THE THIRD SISTER
Blakemore, Kim Taylor, THE COMPANION
Bohjalian, Chris, THE RED LOTUS
Bolton, Sharon, THE SPLIT
Bouman, Tom, THE BRAMBLE AND THE ROSE
Bowen, Rhys, ABOVE THE BAY OF ANGELS
Box, C.J., LONG RANGE
Boyle, William, CITY OF MARGINS
Brennan, Allison, THE THIRD TO DIE
Briscoe, Joanna, THE SEDUCTION
Brittney, Lynn, A DEATH IN CHELSEA
Brown, Janelle, PRETTY THINGS
Brown, Rita Mae, FURMIDABLE FOES
Brown, Sandra, THICK AS THIEVES
Bruce, Camilla, YOU LET ME IN
Burton, Jeffrey B., THE FINDERS
Busch, Lonnie, THE CABIN ON SOUDER HILL
Butler, Blake, ALICE KNOTT
Carcaterra, Lorenzo, PAYBACK
Carlisle, Kate, THE GRIM READER
Carter, A.F., ALL OF US
Castillo, Linda, OUTSIDER
Chazin, Suzanne, VOICE WITH NO ECHO
Chung, Maxine Mei-Fung, THE EIGHTH GIRL
Clark, Julie, THE LAST FLIGHT
Clark, Marcia, FINAL JUDGMENT
Cleeves, Ann, THE DARKEST EVENING
Coben, Harlan, THE BOY FROM THE WOODS
Collins, Max Allan, DO NO HARM
Connolly, Sheila, FATAL ROOTS
Constantine, Liv, THE WIFE STALKER
Cooper, Ellison, CUT TO THE BONE
Cosby, S.A., BLACKTOP WASTELAND
Cotterill, Colin, THE DELIGHTFUL LIFE OF A SUICIDE PILOT
Daugherty, Christi, REVOLVER ROAD
Davidson, Hilary, DON’T LOOK DOWN
Davis, Lindsey, THE GROVE OF THE CAESARS
Dazieri, Sandrone, KILL THE KING
Deaver, Jeffery, THE GOODBYE MAN
Delaney, J.P., PLAYING NICE
Delany, Vicki, THERE’S A MURDER AFOOT
Dennison, Hannah, DEATH AT HIGH TIDE
Dionne, Karen, THE WICKED SISTER
Doiron, Paul, ONE LAST LIE
Dolan, Eva, BETWEEN TWO EVILS
Dolan, Harry, THE GOOD KILLER
Donlea, Charlie, THE SUICIDE HOUSE
Dornbush, Jennifer Graeser, SECRET REMAINS
Dorsey, Tim, NAKED CAME THE FLORIDA MAN
Downes, Anna, THE SAFE PLACE
Drysdale, Pip, THE SUNDAY GIRL
Duckworth, Charlotte, UNFOLLOW ME
Dudley, Lawrence, THE HUNGRY BLADE
Dugoni, Robert, THE LAST AGENT
Dundas, Chad, THE BLAZE
Dunn, Casey, SILENCE ON COLD RIVER
Emery, Anne, POSTMARK BERLIN
Engberg, Katrine, THE TENANT
Engel, Amy, THE FAMILIAR DARK
Estleman, Loren D., INDIGO
Farmer, Jordan, THE POISON FLOOD
Feeney, Alice, HIS & HERS
Fellowes, Jessica, THE MITFORD SCANDAL
Finch, Charles, THE LAST PASSENGER
Finder, Joseph, HOUSE ON FIRE
Fink, Joseph &, Cranor, Jeffrey, THE FACELESS OLD WOMAN WHO SECRETLY LIVES IN YOUR HOME
FitzSimmons, Matthew, ORIGAMI MAN
Flower, Amanda, MUMS AND MAYHEM
Foley, Lucy, THE GUEST LIST
Forry, Lauren A., THEY DID BAD THINGS
Foster, Sara, YOU DON’T KNOW ME
Fox, Candice, GONE BY MIDNIGHT
Fredericks, Mariah, DEATH OF AN AMERICAN BEAUTY
Freeman, Brian, THIEF RIVER FALLS
Freeman, Brian, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND
Friedman, Daniel, RUNNING OUT OF ROAD
Furlong, Susan, SHATTERED JUSTICE
Gardiner, Meg, THE DARK CORNERS OF THE NIGHT
Gardner, Lisa, WHEN YOU SEE ME
Gehrman, Jody, THE GIRLS WEEKEND
George, Nelson, THE DARKEST HEARTS
Gerard, Anna, PEACHY SCREAM
Gilbert, Victoria, BOUND FOR MURDER
Gilbert, Victoria, BOOKED FOR DEATH
Gilly, Alex, DEATH RATTLE
Goldberg, Lee, FAKE TRUTH
Goldberg, Lee, LOST HILLS
Goldberg, Leonard, THE ART OF DECEPTION
Goldman, Matt, DEAD WEST
Graham, Heather, THE FINAL DECEPTION
Griffen, Neal, THE BURDEN OF TRUTH
Griffiths, Elly, THE LANTERN MEN
Grisham, John, CAMINO WINDS
Gruley, Bryan, PURGATORY BAY
Hagberg, David &, Light, Lawrence, CRASH
Haines, Carolyn, THE DEVIL’S BONES
Hall, Rachel Howzell, AND NOW SHE’S GONE
Hallinan, Timothy, STREET MUSIC
Hamilton, Glen Erik, A DANGEROUS BREED
Harris, C.S., WHO SPEAKS FOR THE DAMNED
Hart, Ellen, IN A MIDNIGHT WOOD
Hart, Elsa, THE CABINETS OF BARNABY MAYNE
Hayes, Emery, COLD TO THE BONE
Heaberlin, Julia, WE ARE ALL THE SAME IN THE DARK
Hillier, Jennifer, LITTLE SECRETS
Hoffman, Patrick, CLEAN HANDS
Hood, Joshua, ROBERT LUDLAM’S THE TREADSTONE RESURRECTION
Housewright, David, FROM THE GRAVE
Howard, Catherine Ryan, THE NOTHING MAN
Huang, S.L., CRITICAL POINT
Hurwitz, Gregg, INTO THE FIRE
Hutton, Callie, A STUDY IN MURDER
Ide, Joe, HI FIVE
Ignatius, David, THE PALADIN
Immergut, Debra Jo, YOU AGAIN
Jackson, Easy, MUSKRAT HILL
Jacobs, R.J., SOMEWHERE IN THE DARK
James, Miranda, CARELESS WHISKERS
James, Rebecca, THE WOMAN IN THE MIRROR
Jance, J.A., CREDIBLE THREAT
Jeong, You-Jeong, SEVEN YEAR OF DARKNESS
Johansen, Iris, THE PERSUASION
Johansen, Iris, CHAOS
Johansen, Roy &, Johansen, Iris, HINDSIGHT
Johnson, Daisy, SISTERS
Jonasson, Ragnar, THE MIST
Jones, Sandie, THE HALF SISTER
Joy, David, WHEN THESE MOUNTAINS BURN
Jurjevics, Juris, PLAY THE RED QUEEN
Katsu, Alma, THE DEEP
Kay, Elizabeth, SEVEN LIES
Kellerman, Jonathan, THE MUSEUM OF DESIRE
Kellerman, Jonathan &, Kellerman, Jesse, HALF MOON BAY
Kent, Kathleen, THE BURN
Kincaid, Harper, TO KILL A MOCKING GIRL
King, Laurie R., RIVIERA GOLD
Klass, David, OUT OF TIME
Kohler, Sheila, OPEN SECRETS
Konen, Leah, ALL THE BROKEN PEOPLE
Koontz, Dean, DEVOTED
Kope, Spencer, SHADOWS OF THE DEAD
Kubica, Mary, THE OTHER MRS.
Land, Jon, STRONG FROM THE HEAT
Lang, Essie, DEATH ON THE PAGE
Lansdale, Joe R., MORE BETTER DEALS
Lapena, Shari, THE END OF HER
Larsen, Ward, ASSASSIN’S STRIKE
Laukkanen, Owen, LONE JACK TRAIL
Laurin, Nina, A WOMAN ALONE
Lawton, John, HAMMER TO FALL
Ledwidge, Michael, STOP AT NOTHING
Leon, Donna, TRACE ELEMENTS
Leonard, Peter, SWEET DREAMS
Lepionka, Kristen, ONCE YOU GO THIS FAR
Levy, Lawrence H., NEAR PROSPECT PARK
Lodge, Gytha, WATCHING FROM THE DARK
Logan, Kylie, THE SECRETS OF BONES
Logue, Mary, THE STREET
Lovesey, Peter, THE FINISHER
Luna, Louisa, THE JANES
MacNeal, Susan Elia, THE KING’S JUSTICE
Marcantonio, Patricia, FELICITY CARROL AND THE MURDEROUS MENACE
Margolin, Phillip, A REASONABLE DOUBT
Martin, Kat, THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL
Mather, Matthew, MEET YOUR MAKER
Mathews, Francine, DEATH ON TUCKERNUCK
Mayland, Dan , THE DOCTOR OF ALEPPO
McCreight, Kimberly, A GOOD MARRIAGE
McMahon, John, THE EVIL MEN DO
Methos, Victor, A KILLER’S WIFE
Meyer, Deon, THE LAST HUNT
Mina, Denise, THE LESS DEAD
Miranda, Megan, THE GIRL FROM WIDOW HILLS
Montclair, Allison, A ROYAL AFFAIR
Montgomery, Jess, THE HOLLOWS
Moore, Graham, THE HOLDOUT
Moore, Liz, LONG BRIGHT RIVER
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia, UNTAMED SHORE
Moshfegh, Otessa, DEATH IN HER HANDS
Mosley, Walter, TROUBLE IS WHAT I DO
Murray, Andrew Hunter, THE LAST DAY
Nay, Roz, HURRY HOME
North, Alex, THE SHADOWS
Page, Nora, READ OR ALIVE
Panowich, Brian, HARD CASH VALLEY
Parestsky, Sara, DEAD LAND
Parish, Stan, LOVE AND THEFT
Parker, Ann, MORTAL MUSIC
Parker, T. Jefferson, THEN SHE VANISHED
Parks, Brad, INTERFERENCE
Pennie, Ross, BITTER PARADISE
Penny, Louise, ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE
Pepper, David, THE VOTER FILE
Perkins, S.C., LINEAGE MOST LETHAL
Perry, Anne, ONE FATAL FLAW
Petrie, Nick, THE WILD ONE
Phillips, Scott, THAT LEFT TURN AT ALBUQUERQUE
Pinborough, Sarah, DEAD TO HER
Pobi, Robert, UNDER PRESSURE
Pochada, Ivy, THESE WOMEN
Post, Steph, HOLDING SMOKE
Powers, Kim, RULES FOR BEING DEAD
Preston Douglas &, Child, Lincoln, CROOKED RIVER
Pronzini, Bill, THE STOLEN GOLD AFFAIR
Purcell, Laura, THE HOUSE OF WHISPERS
Putnam, David, THE HEARTLESS
Quartey, Kwei, THE MISSING AMERICAN
Quinn, Holly, A CRAFTER QUILTS A CRIME
Quirk, Matthew , HOUR OF THE ASSASSIN
Raybourn, Deanna , A MURDEROUS RELATION
Redmond, Lissa Marie, THE SECRESTS THEY LEFT BEHIND
Redmond, Lissa Marie, A FULL COLD MOON
Reichs, Kathy, A CONSPIRACY OF BONES
Rice, Christopher, BLOOD VICTORY
Rice, Luanne, LAST DAY
Rindell, Suzanne, THE TWO MRS. CARLYLES
Riordan, Kate, THE HEATWAVE
Robinson, Peter, MANY RIVERS TO CROSS
Robotham, Michael, WHEN SHE WAS GOOD
Rosenfelt, David, THE K TEAM
Rosenfelt, David, MUZZLED
Rowland, Laura Joh, THE WOMAN IN THE VEIL
Ruggero, Ed, BLAME THE DEAD
Ryan, Annelise, DEAD RINGER
Ryan, Hank Phillippi, THE FIRST TO LIE
Saavedra, Carlo, BLUE FLOWERS
Sadowsky, Nina, CONVINCE ME
Sadowsky, Nina, THE EMPTY BED
Sager, Riley, HOME BEFORE DARK
Sandford, John, MASKED PREY
Schaffhausen, Joanna, ALL THE BEST LIES
Schweblin, Samanta, LITTLE EYES
Scott, J. Todd, LOST RIVER
Seo, Mi-ae, THE ONLY CHILD
Shaw, Johnny , THE SOUTHLAND
Shelton, Paige, THE STOLEN LETTER
Sigurdardottir, Yrsa, THE ABSOLUTION
Skelton, Douglas, THUNDER BAY
Smith, Michael Farris, BLACKWOOD
Smith, Nicholas Sansbury, SONS OF WAR
Smith, Nicholas Stansbury, SONS OF WAR 2: SAINTS
Spain, Jo, SLEEPING BEAUTIES
Spencer-Fleming, Julia, HID FROM OUR EYES
Spillane, Mickey &, Collins, Max Allan, MASQUERADE FOR MURDER – MIKE HAMMER
St. James, Simone, THE SUN DOWN MOTEL
Steiner, Susie, REMAIN SILENT
Steinhauer, Olen, THE LAST TOURIST
Stevens, Taylor, LIARS’ LEGACY
Straley, John, WHAT IS TIME TO A PIG?
Swanson, Peter, EIGHT PERFECT MURDERS
Szymickowa, Maryla, MRS. MOHR GOES MISSING
Takhar, Helen Monks, PRECIOUS YOU
Taylor, Brad, HUNTER KILLER
Taylor, Elena, ALL WE BURIED
Taylor, Sarah Stewart, THE MOUNTAINS WILD
Thomas, Russ, FIREWATCHING
Thompson, Victoria, MURDER ON PLEASANT AVENUE
Todd, Charles, A DIVIDED LOYALTY
Trinchieri, Camilla, MURDER IN CHIANTI
Trussoni, Danielle, THE ANCESTOR
Tudor, C.J., THE OTHER PEOPLE
Turow, Scott, THE LAST TRIAL
Tuti, Ilaria, THE SLEEPING NYMPH
Van Lustbader, Eric, THE NEMESIS MANIFESTO
Vidich, Paul, THE COLDEST WARRIOR
Waites, Martyn, THE OLD RELIGION
Watson, Sterling, THE COMMITTEE
Weaver, Ashley, A DECEPTION AT THORNECREST
Weinberg, Kate, THE TRUANTS
Wells, William, THE NOW-AND-THEN DETECTIVE
White, Christian, THE WIFE AND THE WIDOW
White, Elle Brooke, DEAD ON THE VINE
White, Kali, THE MONSTERS WE MAKE
White, Randy Wayne, SALT RIVER
Wittenborn, Dirk, THE STONE GIRL
Wolfe, Suzanne, THE COURSE OF ALL TREASONS
Yoerg, Sonja, STORIES WE NEVER TOLD
Young, Heather , THE DISTANT DEAD

Best First Novel

Addison, Esme, A SPELL FOR TROUBLE
Bateman, Daisy, MURDER GOES TO MARKET
Bokur, Debra, THE FIRE THIEF
Browne, Wesley, HILLBILLY HUSTLE
Chavez, Heather, NO BAD DEED
De Palma, Brian &, Lehman, Susan, ARE SNAKES NECESSARY?
Dietrich, Karen, GIRL AT THE EDGE
Fleischmann, Raymond, HOW QUICKLY SHE DISAPPEARS
Fram, John, THE BRIGHT LANDS
Garvin, Tim, A DREDGING IN SWANN
Geddes, Luke, HEART OF JUNK
Glass, Seraphina Nova, SOMEONE’S LISTENING
Goldberg, Nicola Maye, NOTHING CAN HURT YOU
Goodwin, Davin, DIVER’S PARADISE
Green, Amy K., THE PRIZED GIRL
Greer, Jennifer, A DESPERATE PLACE
Hodge, Rebecca, WILDLAND
Holgate, Thomas , RAIN WILL COME
Huie, M.L., SPITFIRE
Jones, Tanen, THE BETTER LIAR
Lampman, Annie, SINS OF THE BEES
Lewes, Elizabeth, LITTLE FALLS
Marr, Elle, THE MISSING SISTER
May, James L., THE BODY OUTSIDE THE KREMLIN
Melinek, Judy &, Mitchell, T.J., FIRST CUT
Mullen, Caitlin, PLEASE SEE US
O’Brien, Perry, FIRE IN THE BLOOD
Pisarcik, Ian, BEFORE FAMILIAR WOODS
Queally, James, LINE OF SIGHT
Schaitkin, Alexis, SAINT X
Schellman, Katharine, THE BODY IN THE GARDEN
Schneider, Joseph, ONE DAY YOU’LL BURN
Scott, Anika, THE GERMAN HEIRESS
Serritella, Francesca, GHOSTS OF HARVARD
Spotswood, Stephen, FORTUNE FAVORS THE DEAD
Spring, Bonnar, TOWARD THE LIGHT
St. John, Katherine, THE LION’S DEN
Temple, Emily, THE LIGHTNESS
Thomas, Elisabeth, CATHERINE HOUSE
Vinarov, Alexandra, THE DARK FIGHTS
Waite, Jen, SURVIVAL INSTINCTS
Woods, John, LADY CHEVY
Wright, Steven, THE COYOTES OF CARTHAGE
Wrobel, Stephanie, DARLING ROSE GOLD

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Best Paperback/E-Book Original

Alexander, Ellie, NOTHING BUNDT TROUBLE
Alexander, Kirsten, LOST BOY FOUND
Bailey, Robert, LEGACY OF LIES
Baker, Bree, A CALL FOR KELP
Banks, Leo, CHAMPAGNE COWBOYS
Barz, Vivian, HIDDEN BONES
Bell, Darcey, SOMETHING SHE’S NOT TELLING US
Belle, Kimberly, STRANGER IN THE LAKE
Benson, Raymond, HOTEL DESTINY: A GHOST NOIR
Berry, Lucinda, THE BEST OF FRIENDS
Bishop, Avery, GIRL GONE MAD
Blackwell, Juliet, THE LAST CURTAIN CALL
Boyd, Damien, DOWN AMONG THE DEAD
Brennan, Allison, CUT AND RUN
Brolly, Matt, THE DESCENT
Bruns, Catherine, IT CANNOLI BE MURDER
Burt, Alexandra, SHADOW GARDEN
Caine, Rachel, BITTER FALLS
Calder, Eve, SUGAR AND VICE
Calkins, Susanna, THE FATE OF A FLAPPER
Chien, Vivien, EGG DROP DEAD
Chow, Jennifer J., MIMI LEE GETS A CLUE
Clark, C. Hope, SALKEHATCHIE SECRET
Coates, Darcy, VOICES IN THE SNOW
Coates, Darcy, WHISPERS IN THE MIST
Coates, Darcy, SECRETS IN THE DARK
Coco, Nancy, DEATH BEE COMES HER
Collette, Abby, A DEADLY INSIDE SCOOP
Collins, Max Allan, GIRL CAN’T HELP IT
Corbett, Ron, MISSION ROAD
Curtis, Gayle, SAFE NO LONGER
Dennis, Ralph, ALL KINDS OF UGLY
Dennis, Ralph, DUST IN THE HEART
Donohue, Kathleen, GHOSTS OF THE MISSING
Dovalpage, Teresa, DEATH OF A TELENOVELA STAR
Dugoni, Robert, A COLD TRAIL
Edwards, Mark, THE HOUSE GUEST
Elgar, Emily, GRACE IS GONE
Farrell, Matthew, DON’T EVER FORGET
Frasier, Anne, FIND ME
Gentill, Sulari, GIVE THE DEVIL HIS DUE
Gentill, Sulari, A DANGEROUS LANGUAGE
George, Kaye, REVENGE IS SWEET
Girard, Danielle, WHITE OUT
Green, Ellen J., SILENT REDEMPTION
Gudenkauf, Heather, THIS IS HOW I LIED
Hall, Parnell, CHASING JACK
Harding, Robyn, THE SWAP
Havill, Steven F., LESS THAN A MOMENT
Herbert, Debbie, SCORCHED GROUNDS
Hirano, Keiichiro, A MAN
Hirsch, Reece, DARK TOMORROW
Ho-Kei, Chan, SECOND SISTER
Holloway, Meghan, HUNTING GROUND
Huber, Anna Lee, A STROKE OF MALICE
Hutchison, Dot, DEADLY WATERS
Jakeman, Jo, SAFE HOUSE
Kahn, Michael A., BAD TRUST
Kamal, Sheena, NO GOING BACK
Kane, S.W., THE BONE JAR
Kang, Lydia, OPIUM AND ABSINTHE
Kara, Lesley, WHO DID YOU TELL
Kashian, Tina, ON THE LAMB
Katchur, Karen, SPRING GIRLS
Kelly, Diane, DEAD IN THE DOORWAY
Kelly, Jane, GREETINGS FROM VENTNOR CITY
Kent, Minka, WHEN I WAS YOU
Knowles, Mike, RUNNING FROM THE DEAD
Konkoly, Steve, THE MOUNTAIN
Labuskes, Brianna, HER FINAL WORDS
Langley, Mark Edward, DEATH WAITS IN THE DARK
Laurin, Nina, A WOMAN ALONE
Lawrence, Carole, EDINBURGH MIDNIGHT
Liebert, Emily, PERFECTLY FAMOUS
Lillie, Vanessa, FOR THE BEST
Long, Beverly, TEN DAYS GONE
Long, Beverly, NO ONE SAW
Lourey, Jess, UNSPEAKABLE THINGS
Maloney, Leo J., DEEP COVER
Marks, Paul D., THE BLUES DON’T CARE
Marrs, John, WHAT LIES BETWEEN US
Mayne, Andrew, THE GIRL BENEATH THE SEA
McDonald, Christine, BEHIND EVERY LIE
McKinnon, Hannah Mary, SISTER DEAR
McPherson, Catriona, SCOT ON THE ROCKS
Miller, Kristin, IN HER SHADOW
Mitchell, Caroline, LEFT FOR DEAD
Mitzner, Adam, THE BEST FRIEND
Montgomery, Marin, WHAT WE FORGOT TO BURY
Myers, Jr., William L., A CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Nickless, Barbara, GONE TO DARKNESS
Omer, Mike, THICKER THAN BLOOD
Orr, Jill, THE FULL SCOOP
Pape, Sharon, THIS MAGICK MARMOT
Pearce, Daisy, THE MISSING
Pessin, Al, SANDBLAST
Pinter, Jason, HIDE AWAY
Pomare, J.P., IN THE CLEARING
Pressey, Rose, MURDER CAN CONFUSE YOUR CHIHUAHUA
Rader-Day, Lori, THE LUCKY ONE
Ragan, T.R., DON’T MAKE A SOUND
Rahman, Khurrum, EAST OF HOUNSLOW
Rector, John, BROKEN
Reed, Rick, THE FIERCEST ENEMY
Robinson, Maggie, JUST MAKE BELIEVE
Sangster, Jimmy, FIREBALL
Savage, Vanessa, THE WOODS
Schaefer, Craig, THE INSIDER
Smith, J.P., IF SHE WERE DEAD
Stanley, Michael , FACETS OF DEATH
Stone, Victoria Helen, PROBLEM CHILD
Tallo, Katie, DARK AUGUST
Torjussen, Mary, THE CLOSER YOU GET
Turner, J.B., HARD TARGET
Vanek, John A., ABSOLUTION
Venter, Irma, HARD RAIN
Walker, Harriet, THE NEW GIRL
Webb, Betty, THE PANDA OF DEATH
Webb, Debra, TRUST NO ONE
White, Kate, HAVE YOU SEEN ME?
Wignall, Kevin, THE NAMES OF THE DEAD
Winchester, J.M., LAST ONE TO LIE
Woo, Sung J., SKIN DEEP
Zettel, Sarah, A MOTHER’S LIE
Zunker, Chad, AN UNEQUAL DEFENSE

 

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Best Fact Crime

Anderson, Jake, GONE AT MIDNIGHT: THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF ELISA LAM
Beebe, Cynthia, BOOTS IN THE ASHES: BUSTING BOMBERS, ARSONISTS, AND OUTLAWS AS A TRAILBLAZING FEMALE ATF AGENT
Bell, Kendall, TRIPLE TRAGEDY IN ALCOLU: THE EXECUTION OF 14-YEAR-OLD GEORGE STINNEY, JR., ACCUSED OF THE MURDERS OF BETTY JUNE BINNICKER AND MARY EMMA THAMES
Billman, Jon, THE COLD VANISH: SEEKING THE MISSING IN NORTH AMERICA’S WILDLANDS
Busqued, Carlos, MAGNETIZED: CONVERSATIONS WITH A SERIAL KILLER
Corera, Gordon, RUSSIANS AMONG US: SLEEPER CELLS, GHOST STORIES, AND THE HUNT FOR PUTIN’S SPIES
Dawson, Kate Winkler, AMERICAN SHERLOCK: MURDER, FORENSICS, AND THE BIRTH OF AMERICAN CSI
Dial, Roman, THE ADVENTURER’S SON: A MEMOIR
Edwards, Bradley J., RELENTLESS PURSUIT: MY FIGHT FOR THE VICTIMS OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN
Eisenberg, Emma Copley, THE THIRD RAINBOW GIRL: THE LONG LIFE OF A DOUBLE MURDER IN APPALACHIA
Enrich, David, DARK TOWERS: DEUTSCHE BANK, DONALD TRUMP, AND AN EPIC TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION
Feuer, Alan, EL JEFE: THE STALKING OF CHAPO GUZMÁN
Hvistendahl, Mara, THE SCIENTIST AND THE SPY: THE TRUE STORY OF CHINA, THE FBI, AND INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE
King, David, SIX DAYS IN AUGUST: THE STORY OF STOCKHOLM SYNDROME
Leerhsen, Charles, BUTCH CASSIDY: THE TRUE STORY OF AN AMERICAN OUTLAW
Levine, Allan, DETAILS ARE UNPRINTABLE: WAYNE LONERGAN AND THE SENSATIONAL CAFÉ SOCIETY MURDER
McCloskey, Jim &, Lerman, Philip, WHEN THE TRUTH IS ALL YOU HAVE: A MEMOIR OF FAITH, JUSTICE, AND FREEDOM FOR THE WRONGLY CONVICTED
Miraldi, David P., THE EDGE OF MALICE: THE MARIE GROSSMAN STORY
Murdoch, Sierra Crane, YELLOW BIRD: OIL, MURDER, AND A WOMAN’S SEARCH FOR JUSTICE IN INDIAN COUNTRY
Muse, Toby, KILO: INSIDE THE DEADLIEST COCAINE CARTELS – FROM THE JUNGLES TO THE STREETS
Parrish, David, LOSING JON: A TEEN’S TRAGIC DEATH, A POLICE COVER-UP, A COMMUNITY’S FIGHT FOR JUSTICE
Rule, Leslie, A TANGLED WEB: A CYBERSTALKER, A DEADLY OBSESSION, AND THE TWISTING PATH TO JUSTICE
Sabar, Ariel, VERITAS: A HARVARD PROFESSOR, A CON MAN, AND THE GOSPEL OF JESUS’S WIFE
Schechter, Harold, RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES: THE MOST SHOCKING TRUE STORIES BEHIND THE MOVIES’ MOST MEMORABLE CRIMES
Sherman, Casey &, Wedge, Dave, HUNTING WHITEY: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE CAPTURE & KILLING OF AMERICA’S MOST WANTED CRIME BOSS
Somaiya, Ravi, THE GOLDEN THREAD: THE COLD WAR AND THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF DAG HAMMARSKJÖLD

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Best Critical-Biographical

Chan, Chris, SHERLOCK & IRENE: THE SECRET TRUTH BEHIND “A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA”
Goodrich, Joseph, UNUSUAL SUSPECTS: SELECTED NON-FICTION
Lane, Christina, PHANTOM LADY: HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER JOAN HARRISON, THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN BEHIND HITCHCOCK
Lee, Susanna, DETECTIVES IN THE SHADOWS: A HARD-BOILED HISTORY
Madden, David, THE VOICE OF JAMES M. CAIN: A BIOGRAPHY

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Best Short Story

Addonia, Sulaiman, “A NIGHT IN BELA SEFER” – ADDIS ABABA NOIR
Allyn, Doug, “30 AND OUT” – DEADLY ANNIVERSARIES
Aspaas, Bryon F., “TÁCHII’NII: RED RUNNING IN THE WATER” – SANTA FE NOIR
Atkins, Ace, “SWEET BABY” – ALABAMA NOIR
Atkins, Ace, “TALL, DARK, AND HANDSOME” – TAMPA BAY NOIR
Atkinson, Kevin, “BURIED TREASURE” – SANTA FE NOIR
Awake, Mikael, “FATHER BREAD” – ADDIS ABABA NOIR
Baca, Jimmy Santiago, “CLOSE QUARTERS” – SANTA FE NOIR
Bancroft, Colette, “THE BITE” – TAMPA BAY NOIR
Barcus, N.W., “THE WORKAHOLIC” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Barlow, Tom, “HONOR GUARD” – COLUMBUS NOIR
Barton, Marlin, “ALL THE DEAD IN OAKWOOD” – ALABAMA NOIR
Berg, Michael, “TRAVELERS’ REST – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Best, Daniel, “TAKE THE WHEEL” – COLUMBUS NOIR
Bickle, Laura, “THE DEAD AND THE QUIET” – COLUMBUS NOIR
Black, Pat, “THE CONCRETE PILLOW” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Bledsoe, Lucy Jane, “THE TANGY BRINE OF DARK NIGHT”- BERKELEY NOIR
Bournea, Chris, “MY NAME IS NOT SUSAN” – COLUMBUS NOIR
Bowles, David, “EL SOMBRERÓN” – BOTH SIDES
Bracken, Michael, “SLEEPY RIVER” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Braithwaite, Oyinkan, “TREASURE” – HUSH COLLECTION
Brenner, Summer, “IDENTITY THEFT” – BERKELEY NOIR
Brosky, Kenneth, “AIRLESS CONFINEMENT” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Brown, D. Winston, “THE JUNCTION BOYS” – ALABAMA NOIR
Brown, E.R., “THE WHITE BOX” – MYSTERY WEEKLY MAGAZINE
Brown, Karen, “I GET THE SAME OLD FEELING” – TAMPA BAY NOIR
Bunker, Jack, “ACTIVE SHOOTER” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2020
Burchfield, Thomas, “LUCKY DAY” – BERKELEY NOIR
Cantrell, Rebecca, “KIDNEYS” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2020
Carr, Shelly Dickson, “NANTUCKET UNDERTOW” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Castillo, Ana, “DIVINA: IN WHICH IS RELATED A GODDESS MADE FLESH” – SANTA FE NOIR
Castillo, Luis, “LOCAL WATERS” – TAMPA BAY NOIR
Charles, Hal, “GHOST CAT” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2020
Charles, Paul, “THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2020
Chase, Joslyn, “THE WOLF AND THE LAMB” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Child, Lee, “NORMAL IN EVERY WAY” – DEADLY ANNIVERSARIES
Clemens, Judy, “SAFE” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Cohen, Jeff, “THE QUESTION OF THE BEFUDDLED JUDGE” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Collins, Max Allan, “AMAZING GRACE” – DEADLY ANNIVERSARIES
Connelly, Michael, “THE GUARDIAN” – TAMPA BAY NOIR
Cosby, S.A., “999 POINTS OF LIGHT” – THE FAKING OF THE PRESIDENT
Cowling, Kelston Gunn, “MR. MAJESTYK” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Curet, J.M., “WIFEBEATER TANK TOP” – BERKELEY NOIR
Curnutt, Kirk, “BUBBA AND ROMY’S PLATONIC BENDER” – ALABAMA NOIR
D’Agnese, Joseph, “THE DETECTIVE WHO STOPPED BY BEDFORD STREET” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2020
De la Luz, Rios, “THE LETTERS” – BOTH SIDES
de Leon, Aya, “FREDERICK DOUGLASS ELEMENTARY” – BERKELEY NOIR
Dean, David, “SHADOW LANE” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Deaver, Jeffery, “THE DEBRIEFING” – AMAZON ORIGINAL STORIE
Deaver, Jeffery, “THE ANNIVERSARY GIFT” – DEADLY ANNIVERSARIES
Deaver, Jeffery, “BURIED” – HUSH COLLECTION
Dilts, Catherine, “INDUSTRIAL GOLD” – AHMM MAR-APRIL 2020
Dobbyn, John F., “A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIEND” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2020
Dodson, Ariel, “DING DONG BELL” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2020
Dorsey, Tim, “TRIGGERFISH LANE” – TAMPA BAY NOIR
Dovalpage, Teresa, “THE SANDALWOOD KILLER” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2020
Druett, Joan, “THE BOTANIST” – AHMM MAR-APRIL 2020
DuBois, Brendan, “A TRAIL OF CHRISTMAS TEARS” – CRIPPEN & LANDRU HOLIDAY
Dunlap, Susan, “THE LAW OF LOCAL KARMA” – BERKELEY NOIR
Dunlap, Susan, “QUALITY CONTROL” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Dunnett, Olivia, “THE WITNESS” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2020
Egan, Kevin, “THE TOMBS ANGEL” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2020
Elman, Leslie, “THE SUMMER UNCLE CAT CAME TO STAY” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Evans, Mary Anna, “ALL BIG MEN ARE DREAMERS” – THE FAKING OF THE PRESIDENT
Faherty, Terence, “THE YELLOW FACE” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Fantaye, Girma T., “OF THE POET AND THE CAFÉ” – ADDIS ABABA NOIR
Fisher, Eve, “BROTHER’S KEEPER” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Fisseha, Rebecca, “OSTRICH” – ADDIS ABABA NOIR
Floyd, John M., “QUARTERBACK SNEAK” – AHMM MAR-APRIL 2020
Floyd, John M., “CROW’S NEST” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Franklin, Tom, “HER JOB” – ALABAMA NOIR
Fusilli, Jim, “ALBERT JANUARY AND HIS FIRST LOVE” – AHMM MAR-APRIL 2020
Garcés, Yuly Restrepo, “PABLO ESCOBAR” – TAMPA BAY NOIR
Gardiner, Meg, “UNKNOWN CALLER” – DEADLY ANNIVERSARIES
Gardiner, Wayne J., “MISTAKEN IDENTITY” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2020
Garner, Anita Miller, “EXHAUSTION” – ALABAMA NOIR
Garza, Michelle &, Lason, Melissa, “BUITRE” – BOTH SIDES
Gaylin, Alison, “BURNING LOVE” – THE FAKING OF THE PRESIDENT
Gaylin, Alison, “THE GIFT” – HUSH COLLECTION
Gaylin, Alison &, Lippman, Laura, “THE FIXER” – DEADLY ANNIVERSARIES
Gazemba, Stanley, “TURN ON THE LIGHTS” – NAIROBI NOIR
Gerard, Sarah, “THE MIDNIGHT PREACHER” – TAMPA BAY NOIR
Gifford, Barry, “BARROOM BUTTERFLY” – BERKELEY NOIR
Giorgis, Hannah, “A DOUBLE-EDGED INHERITANCE” – ADDIS ABABA NOIR
Girma, Lelissa, “INSOMNIA” – ADDIS ABABA NOIR
Gore, Ariel, “NIGHTSHADE” – SANTA FE NOIR
Gossom, Jr., Thom, “XENIA, QUEEN OF THE DARK” – ALABAMA NOIR
Grafton, Sue, “IF YOU WANT SOMETHING DONE RIGHT” – DEADLY ANNIVERSARIES
Greaves, Chuck, “THE DQ RULES” – AHMM MAR-APRIL 2020
Grigg, Paul, “MOSSAD RULES” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2020
Groom, Winston, “MURDER AT THE GRAND HOTEL” – ALABAMA NOIR
Grooms, Anthony, “COME LIKE A THIEF” – ALABAMA NOIR
Hadero, Meron, “KIND STRANGER” – ADDIS ABABA NOIR
Hailemariam, Solomon, “NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS” – ADDIS ABABA NOIR
Haines, Carolyn, “THE PRICE OF INDULGENCE” – ALABAMA NOIR
Hall, Rachel Howzell, “LITTLE THING” – AHMM MAR-APRIL 2020
Hart, Carolyn, “CASE OPEN” – DEADLY ANNIVERSARIES
Hart, Rob, “THE OTHER FOOT” – BOTH SIDES
Helms, Richard, “NOBLE ROT” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Hill, Bonnie Hearn , “FELIZ NAVIDEAD” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Hill, Owen, “RIGHTEOUS KILL” – BERKELEY NOIR
Hirahara, Naomi, “THE LAST HIBAKUSHA” – DEADLY ANNIVERSARIES
Hockensmith, Steve, “THE LAST NOEL” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2020
Hornsby, Wendy, “TEN YEARS, TWO DAYS, SIX HOURS” – DEADLY ANNIVERSARIES
Howard, Ravi, “THE GOOD THIEF” – ALABAMA NOIR
Hubbard, Ladee, “IT’S NOT LOCKED BECAUSE IT DON’T LOCK” – TAMPA BAY NOIR
Hudson, Suzanne, “DEEPWATER, DARK HORIZONS” – ALABAMA NOIR
Hunt, Alaric, “BORROWED BRAINS” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Hunt, Sharon, “SILENT NIGHT” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2020
Jackson-Opoku, Sandra, “SHE LOVED TROUBLE” – BOTH SIDES
Johnson, Katie, “ALL EYES” – SANTA FE NOIR
June, Ana, “THE NIGHT OF THE FLOOD” – SANTA FE NOIR
Karr &, Wehner, “HERE IN TREMONIA” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2020
Keller, Julia, “ALL THAT BURNS THE MIND” – COLUMBUS NOIR
Kelner, Toni L.P., “NOW HIRING NASTY GIRLZ” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Kelner, Toni L.P., “RAGE WAREHOUSE – IRE PROOF” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Kibera, Ngumi, “THE NIGHT BEAT” – NAIROBI NOIR
Kimani, Peter, “BLOOD SISTER” – NAIROBI NOIR
King, Laurie R., “TEN YEARS ON” – DEADLY ANNIVERSARIES
King, Mercedes, “AN AGREEABLE WIFE FOR A SUITABLE HUSBAND” – COLUMBUS NOIR
Kirk, Shannon, “AMERICAN FIGUREHEAD” – BOTH SIDES
Kirkman, Isaac, “GROTESQUE CABARET” – BOTH SIDES
Kiunga, Winfred, “SHE DUG TWO GRAVES” – NAIROBI NOIR
Kombani, Kinyanjui, “ANDAKI” – NAIROBI NOIR
Krueger, William Kent, “BLUE MOON” – DEADLY ANNIVERSARIES
Lang, Preston, “RUN ROSIE RUN” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2020
Lantigua, John, “IN THE WAR ZONE OF THE HEART” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2020
Law, Janice, “THE CLIENT” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Lee, Elizabeth, “WATERFALL” – SANTA FE NOIR
Lepionka, Kristen, “GUN PEOPLE” – COLUMBUS NOIR
Lethem, Mara Faye, “TWIN FLAMES” – BERKELEY NOIR
Light, Larry, “SCROLL DOWN” – AHMM MAR-APRIL 2020
Limón, Martin, “CHOW HALL” – AHMM MAR-APRIL 2020
Lippman, Laura, “SLOW BURNER” – HUSH COLLECTION
Littlewood, Parker, “BUCK SOLVES THE CASE” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Lopez, Israel Francisco Haros, “LA LLORONA” – SANTA FE NOIR
López, Danny, “JACKKNIFE” – TAMPA BAY NOIR
Lopresti, Robert, “SHANKS SAVES THE WORLD” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Lovesey, Peter, “LADY LUCK” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2020
Lovesey, Peter, “THE BITTER TRUTH” – DEADLY ANNIVERSARIES
Lukas, Michael David, “DEAR FELLOW GRADUATES” – BERKELEY NOIR
Mamatas, Nick, “EVERY MAN AND EVERY WOMAN IS A STAR” – BERKELELY NOIR
Mamatas, Nick, “EMPIRE” – BOTH SIDES
Mangeot, Robert, “LORD, SPARE THE BOTTOM-FEEDERS” – AHMM MAR-APRIL 2020
Maron, Margaret, “BY A HAIR” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Maron, Margaret, “THE REPLACEMENT” – DEADLY ANNIVERSARIES
Martin, Lee, “THE LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE” – COLUMBUS NOIR
Massey, Gale, “MARKED” – TAMPA BAY NOIR
Maxwell, Edith, “ONE TOO MANY” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2020
McCarthy, Keith, “THE PERFECT CRIME” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2020
McCormick, William Burton, “NIGHT TRAIN FOR BERLIN” – AHMM MAR-APRIL 2020
McCormick, William Burton, “FAST FORWARD” – MYSTERY WEEKLY MAGAZINE
McDonald, Craig, “CURB APPEAL” – COLUMBUS NOIR
McHone, Mike, “A DRIVE-BY ON CHALMERS ROAD?” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Mengiste, Maaza, “DUST, ASH, FLIGHT” – ADDIS ABABA NOIR
Moalim, Khalid, “LONG EARS” – COLUMBUS NOIR
Moniz, Tomas, “I BOYCOTT SANTA FE” – SANTA FE NOIR
Mose, Caroline, “PLOT TEN” – NAIROBI NOIR
Muller, Marcia, “APRIL 13” – DEADLY ANNIVERSARIES
Mwachiro, Kevin, “NUMBER SITA” – NAIROBI NOIR
Myers, Amy, “AUGUSTE DIDIER AND THE MAD HATTER’S HATS” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2020
Neilson, Kimn, “STILL LIFE, REVIVING” – BERKELEY NOIR
Nisbet, Jim , “BOY TOY” – BERKELEY NOIR
Oates, Joyce Carol, “CARDIFF, BY THE SEA” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2020
Obregón, Nicolás , “COLIBRÍ” – BOTH SIDES
Olivas, Daniel A., “LOS OTROS COYOTES” – BOTH SIDES
Oneya, Faith, “SAY YOU ARE NOT MY SON” – NAIROBI NOIR
Onjerika, Makena, “MATHREE” – NAIROBI NOIR
Onyango, Troy, “A SONG FROM A FORGOTTON PLACE” – NAIROBI NOIR
Pachter, Josh, “THE ADVENTURE OF THE RED CIRCLES” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Page, Katherine Hall, “THE END OF THE LINE” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Pandell, Lexi, “HILL HOUSE” – BERKELEY NOIR
Paul, B.A., “THE DRAGONFLY” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Pelayo, Cynthia, “THE LAMENT OF THE VEJIGANTE” – BOTH SIDES
Percy, Benjamin, “HOUSE OF ASH” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Phelan, Twist, “USED TO BE” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Phillips, Gary, “Y2 EFFIN’ K” – THE FAKING OF THE PRESIDENT
Poulson, Christine, “BECAUSE YOU’RE WORTH IT” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Pronzini, Bill, “STROKE OF LUCK” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Pronzini, Bill, “THE LAST DIVE BAR” – DEADLY ANNIVERSARIES
Pronzini, Bill , “BONES” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2020
Quon, Wynn, “ART IN PIECES” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Raichev, R.T., “RASSENDYLL’S GRAVE” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Read, Cornelia, “THE CASK OF LOS ALAMOS” – SANTA FE NOIR
Reed, Wendy, “CUSTOM MEATS” – ALABAMA NOIR
Reich, James, “ME AND SAY DOG” – SANTA FE NOIR
Reta, Adam, “OF BUNS AND HOWLS” – ADDIS ABABA NOIR
Richmond, Michelle, “WHAT BRINGS YOU BACK HOME” – ALABAMA NOIR
Ridler, Jason S., “SHALLOW AND DEEP” – BERKELEY NOIR
Robidoux, Barbara, “BEHIND THE TORTILLA CURTAIN” – SANTA FE NOIR
Robinson, Peter, “AQUA VITA” – DEADLY ANNIVERSARIES
Robson, Merrilee, “EDIE” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Rosales, Christopher David, “FAT TUESDAY” – BOTH SIDES
Roy, Lori, “CHUM IN THE WATER” – TAMPA BAY NOIR
Rozan, S.J., “MOTHER OF EXILES” – THE FAKING OF THE PRESIDENT
Rozan, S.J., “CHIN YONG-YUN SETS THE DATE” – DEADLY ANNIVERSARIES
SaFranko, Mark, “FROGMAN” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Sagan, Miriam , “HUNGER” – SANTA FE NOIR
Salzer, Susan, “FINAL THOUGHTS” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2020
Sanders, Yolanda Tonette, “THE VALLEY” – COLUMBUS NOIR
Savage, Tom, “BEST PERFORMANCE”- AHMM MAR-APRIL 2020
Schrefer, Eliot, “WINGS BEATING” – TAMPA BAY NOIR
Scott, J. Todd, “WAW KIWULIK” – BOTH SIDES
Segura, Alex, “90 MILES” – BOTH SIDES
Sekaran, Shanthi, “EAT YOUR PHEASANT, DRINK YOUR WINE” – BERKELEY NOIR
Seyoum, Bewketu, “UNDER THE MINIBUS CELILING” – ADDIS ABABA NOIR
Shaw, Johnny, “FUNDIDO” – BOTH SIDES
Shea, Kieran, “PAYING IT OFF” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Shifferaw, Mahtem, “THE BLUE SHADOW” – ADDIS ABABA NOIR
Sibi-Okumu, J.E., “BELONGING” – NAIROBI NOIR
Smith, Julie, “WHODAT HEIST” – DEADLY ANNIVERSARIES
Tafa, Teferi Nigussie, “AGONY OF THE CONGESTED HEARTH” – ADDIS ABABA NOIR
Tasker, Michael Caleb, “SOMETHING OFF” – AHMM MAR-APRIL 2020
Taylor, Art, “THE BOY DETECTIVE AND THE SUMMER OF ’74” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2020
Taylor, Art, “BURYING THE BONE” – CRIPPEN & LANDRU HOLIDAY
Thielman, Mark, “THE WRECK OF THE EDWARD FITZSIMMONS” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2020
Thielman, Mark, “THE CASE FOR THE CEREAL KILLER” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Tippee, Bob, “A BIAS FOR ACTION” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Tipton, James, “ON THE BANKS OF THE STYX” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2020
Todd, Marilyn, “NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Todd, Marilyn, “BEYOND THE TREE LINE” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Tolnay, Tom, “RHODODENDRON” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Torres, Steven, “THE CARE OF WIDOWS AND ORPHANS” – AHMM MAR-APRIL 2020
Turnbull, Peter, “THE BANKS OF THE OUSE” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Unger, Lisa, “ONLY YOU” – TAMPA BAY NOIR
Unger, Lisa, “LET HER BE” – HUSH COLLECTION
Viloria, Hida, “SOS SEX” – SANTA FE NOIR
wa Ngũgĩ, Wanjikũ , FOR OUR MOTHERS” – NAIROBI NOIR
wa Thiong’o, Ngũgĩ , “THE HERMIT IN THE HELMET” – NAIROBI NOIR
Walker, Joseph S., “ETTA AT THE END OF THE WORLD” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Wallace, Daniel, “TRIPTYCH” – ALABAMA NOIR
Walsh, Candace, “THE SANDBOX STORY” – SANTA FE NOIR
Warah, Rasna, “HAVE ANOTHER ROTI” – NAIROBI NOIR
Ware, Ruth, “SNOWFLAKES” – HUSH COLLECTION
Washington, Shauna, “ALTERNATE REALITY” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2020
Watson, Brad, “LAUGHING BOY,” CROOKED GIRL” – ALABAMA NOIR
Watson, Sterling, “EXTRAORDINARY THINGS” – TAMPA BAY NOIR
Weikart, Jim, “THE FROG” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Weinman, Sarah, “LIMITED LIABILITY” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Wellington, Darryl Lorenzo, “THE HOMELESS DETECTIVE” – SANTA FE NOIR
Welsh-Huggins, Andrew, “GOING PLACES” – COLUMBUS NOIR
Welsh-Huggins, Andrew, “HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Wilson, Matthew, “THE WRETCHED STRANGERS” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Wimer, John G., “PROBABLE CAUSE” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Wishnia, Kenneth, “BRIDE OF TORCHES” – AHMM MAR-APRIL 2020
Wu, Fei, “BEIJINGLE ALL THE WAY” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Yocum, Robin, “THE SATIN FOX” – COLUMBUS NOIR
Yohannes, Linda, “KEBELE ID” – ADDIS ABABA NOIR
Zafris, Nancy, “FOREIGN STUDY” – COLUMBUS NOIR
Zeltserman, Dave, “LIGHT A LIGHTNING BOLT” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL 2020
Zelvin, Elizabeth, “REUNION” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2020

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Best Juvenile

Bard, Breena, TRESPASSERS
Bean, Brett, KINGDOM CAPER #1: ZOO PATROL SQUAD
Beck, Josh &, Mitchell, Saundra, CAMP MURDERFACE
Biberdorf, Kate, DRAGONS VS. UNICORNS – KATE THE CHEMIST
Bishop, Jenn, THINGS YOU CAN’T SAY
Bondor-Stone, Annabeth &, White, Connor, THE STORY PIRATES PRESENT: QUEST FOR THE CRYSTAL CROWN
Bosch, Pseudonymous, UNBELIEVABLE OLIVER AND THE SAWED-IN HALF DADS
Bowles, David, 13TH STREET #1: BATTLE OF THE BAD-BREATH BATS
Bowles, David, 13TH STREET #2: THE FIRE-BREATHING FERRET FIASCO
Bowles, David, 13TH STREET #3: CLASH OF THE CACKLING COUGARS
Brouwer, Sigmund, CLAN
Calabrese, Keith, CONNECT THE DOTS
Callaghan, Cindy, SALTWATER SECRETS
Carter, Ally, WINTERBORNE HOME FOR VENGEANCE AND VALOR
Cornett, Doug, FINALLY SOMETHING MYSTERIOUS
Curtle, Lucinda, GHOSTOLOGY: A TRUE REVELATION OF SPIRITS, GHOULS AND HAUNTINGS
Davis, Jacky &, Soman, David, AGENT LION
Edge, Christopher, THE LONGEST NIGHT OF CHARLIE NOON
Elphinstone, Abi, CASPER TOCK AND THE EVERDARK WINGS
Fisher, Catherine, THE CLOCKWORK CROW
Ford, Gilbert, THE MYSTERIOUS MESSENGER
Gallanosa, Primo, HEY WHO MADE THIS MESS?
Gibbs, Stuart, TYRANNOSAURUS WRECKS
Ginns, Russell, SAMANTHA SPINNER AND THE BOY IN THE BALL
Goerz, Gillian, SHIRLEY AND JAMILA SAVE THEIR SUMMER
Green, John Patrick, INVESTIGATORS
Greenslade, Frances, RED FOX ROAD
Heidicker Christian McKay &, Shivering, William, THIEVES OF WEIRDWOOD
Horowitz, Anthony, NIGHTSHADE
Hutchinson, Barry, NIGHT OF THE LIVING TED
James, Laura, FABIO THE WORLD’S GREATEST FLAMINGO DETECTIVE: MYSTERY ON THE OSTRICH EXPRESS
Jocelyn, Marthe, THE BODY UNDER THE PIANO
Johnston, Mike, CONFESSIONS OF A DORK LORD
Kephart, Beth, THE GREAT UPENDING
Key, Watt, BEAST: FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE FLORIDA BIGFOOT
Klise, Kate, DON’T CHECK OUT THIS BOOK!
Korman, Gordon, NOTORIOUS
Kyi, Tanya Lloyd, ME AND BANKSY
Leonard, M.G. &, Sedgman, Sam, THE HIGHLAND FALCON THIEF: ADVENTURES ON TRAINS #1
Long, Susan Hill, JOSIE BLOOM AND THE EMERGENCY OF LIFE
Lupica, Mike, THE HALL OF FAME HEIST
Mabbitt, Will, EMBASSY OF THE DEAD
Marks, Janae, FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON
McDonald, Andrew, REAL PIGEONS FIGHT CRIME (BOOK 1)
Merritt, Kory, NO PLACE FOR MONSTERS
Messner, Kate, CHIRP
Milford, Kate, THIEF KNOT
Nesbet, Anne, DARING DARLENE, QUEEN OF THE SCREEN
Nobel, Julia, THE SECRET OF WHITE STONE GATE
Nugent, Carly, THE PEACOCK DETECTIVE
Oppel, Kenneth, BLOOM
Orton, Katherine, NEVERTELL
Otheguy, Emma, SECRETS OF THE SILVER LION
Patrick, Cat, TORNADO BRAIN
Ponti, James, CITY SPIES
Reynolds, J.H., MONSTERSTREET #4: CAMP OF NO RETURN
Riley, James, THE FUTURE KING
Robertson, David A. , THE BARREN GROUNDS
Ruby, Laura, YORK: THE MAP OF STARS
Rushby, Allison, THE MULBERRY TREE
Savage, Melissa, NESSIE QUEST
Smith, Ronald L., GLOOM TOWN
Souders, Taryn, COOP KNOWS THE SCOOP
Taylor, Thomas, GARGANTIS
The Fan Brothers, (Eric, Terry & Devin Fan), THE BARNABUS PROJECT
Tidhar, Lavie, THE CANDY MAFIA
Tremi, Renee, SHERLOCK BONES AND THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Tubb, Kristin O’Donnell, THE STORY SEEKER
Ying, Victoria, CITY OF SECRETS

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Best Young Adult

Alison, Lorence, SOLSTICE: A TROPICAL HORROR COMEDY
Altebrando, Tara, TAKE ME WITH YOU
Anstey, Cindy, DEADLY CURIOUS
Arsenault, Emily, ALL THE PRETTY THINGS
Bass, Alexis, AN EDUCATION IN RUIN
Black, Teri Bailey, CHASING STARLIGHT
Brodsky, Demetra, LAST GIRLS
Brown, Savannah, THE TRUTH ABOUT KEEPING SECRETS
Caine, Rachel, HONOR LOST
Cardinal, Ann Dávila, CATEGORY FIVE
Das, Mintie, BROWN GIRL GHOSTED
de la Cruz, Melissa, THE QUEEN’S ASSASSIN
del Rosario, Juleah , TURTLE UNDER ICE
Gier, Kerstin, A CASTLE IN THE CLOUDS
Henry, April, THE GIRL IN THE WHITE VAN
Hill, Janet, LUCY CRISP AND THE VANISHING HOUSE
Hillyer, Lexa, FROZEN BEAUTY
Hofmeyr, David, THE BETWEEN
Hur, June , SILENCE OF BONES
Ichaso, Chelsea, LITTLE CREEPING THINGS
Jackson, Holly, A GOOD GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER
Johnson, Kim, THIS IS MY AMERICA
Johnson, Maureen, THE HAND ON THE WALL
Kamal, Sheena, FIGHT LIKE A GIRL
Klune, T.J., THE EXTRAORDINARIES
Kraus, Daniel, BENT HEAVENS
Lake, Nick, NOWHERE ON EARTH
Laurens, Sasha, A WICKED MAGIC
Lisbon, Zara, FAKE PLASTIC WORLD
Lumbard, Rabiah York, NO TRUE BELIEVERS
Mac, Carrie, WILDFIRE
Mather, Adriana, HUNTING NOVEMBER
McFall, Claire, THE LAST WITNESS
McGinnis, Mindy, BE NOT FAR FROM ME
McManus, Karen, ONE OF US IS NEXT
Miller, Samuel, REDEMPTION PREP
Murphy, Emily, SPLINTERS OF SCARLET
Narvaez, Richie, HOLLY HERNANDEZ AND THE DEATH OF DISCO
Ostow, Micol, NANCY DREW: THE CURSE
Page, Nathan, THE MONTAGUE TWINS: THE WITCH’S HAND
Power, Rory, BURN OUR BODIES DOWN
Preston, Natasha, THE TWIN
Reid, Raziel, FOLLOWERS
Reilly, Matthew, THE SECRET RUNNERS
Roehrig, Caleb, THE FELL OF DARK
Romasco-Moore, Maria , SOME KIND OF ANIMAL
Rossi, Veronica, REBEL SPY
Scholte, Astrid, THE VANISHING DEEP
Siegert, Mia, SOMEBODY TOLD ME
Simmons, Kristen, SCAMMED
Suvada, Emily, THIS VICIOUS CURE
Takaoka, Shannon, EVERYTHING I THOUGHT I KNEW
Tate, Meredith, THE LAST CONFESSION OF AUTUMN CASTERLY
Tintera, Amy, ALL THESE MONSTERS
Tyler, Bridget, THE SURVIVOR
Urban, Diana, ALL YOUR TWISTED SECRETS
Valett, Ann, CLIQUE BAIT
VanderMeer, Jeff, A PECULIAR PERIL
Ward, Kaitlin, LIE TO ME
Waters, Erica , GHOST WOOD SONG
Young, Suzanne, GIRLS WITH RAZOR HEARTS
Zdrok, Jodie Lynn, SENSATIONAL

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Best TV Episode

Blake, Peter, “PILOT” – EL CANDIDATO
Covarrubias, John, “B.F.O.” – HIGHTOWN
Cox, Deb, “MISS FISHER AND THE CRYPT OF TEARS” – MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES
Cutter, Rebecca, “#BLESSED” – HIGHTOWN
Cutter, Rebecca, “SEVERELY WEATHERBEATEN” – HIGHTOWN
Cutter, Rebecca, “LOVE YOU LIKE A SISTER” – HIGHTOWN
Farley, Ryan, “REBELLION DOGS” – HIGHTOWN
Gatiss, Markk &, Moffat, Steven, “THE RULES OF THE BEAST” – DRACULA
Harper, Jordan, “THE BEST YOU’LL FEEL ALL DAY” – HIGHTOWN
Manning, Molly, “THE WHITE WHALE” – HIGHTOWN
Morton, John, “PHOTOCHEMISTRY” – DEAD STILL
Morton, John, “DEVELOPMENT” – DEAD STILL
Morton, John, “DAGUERREOTYPE” – DEAD STILL
Morton, John, “CAMERA OBSCURA” – DEAD STILL
Morton, John, “SNUFF” – DEAD STILL
Morton, John, “ONLY MEMORIES REMAIN” – DEAD STILL
Murray, Chris, “THE DEADLY DANCE – PART 1” – AGATHA RAISIN
Murray, Chris, “THE DEADLY DANCE – PART 2” – AGATHA RAISIN
Norris, Cortney, “EVERYBODY’S GOT A COUSIN IN MIAMI” – HIGHTOWN
Petzal, Sophie, “DEEP WATER” – BLOOD
Sampson, Nic &, Balme, Tim, “THE POWER OF STEAM” – THE BROKENWOOD MYSTERIES
Welsh, Paul &, Walter, Madeline, “DILLMAN” – BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

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Robert L. Fish Memorial Award

Aspaas, Bryon F., “TÁCHII’NII: RED RUNNING IN THE WATER” – SANTA FE NOIR
Bancroft, Colette, “THE BITE” – TAMPA BAY NOIR
Barcus, N.W., “THE WORKAHOLIC” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Best, Daniel, “TAKE THE WHEEL” – COLUMBUS NOIR
Castillo, Luis, “LOCAL WATERS” – TAMPA BAY NOIR
Johnson, Katie, “ALL EYES” – SANTA FE NOIR
June, Ana, “THE NIGHT OF THE FLOOD” – SANTA FE NOIR
Lee, Elizabeth, “WATERFALL” – SANTA FE NOIR
Moalim, Khalid, “LONG EARS” – COLUMBUS NOIR
Neilson, Kimn, “STILL LIFE, REVIVING” – BERKELEY NOIR
Paul, B.A., “THE DRAGONFLY” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Viloria, Hida, “SOS SEX” – SANTA FE NOIR
Walsh, Candace, “THE SANDBOX STORY” – SANTA FE NOIR
Wimer, John G., “PROBABLE CAUSE” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2020

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Mary Higgins Clark Award

Addison, Esme, A SPELL FOR TROUBLE
Alexander, Ellie, NOTHING BUNDT TROUBLE
Alexander, Tasha, IN THE SHADOW OF VESUVIUS
Avon, Joy, IN COLD CHAMOMILE
Brady, Eileen, SADDLED WITH MURDER
Bruns, Catherine, IT CANNOLI BE MURDER
Burdette, Lucy, THE KEY LIME CRIME
Calder, Eve, SUGAR AND VICE
Chien, Vivien, EGG DROP DEAD
Chow, Jennifer J., MIMI LEE GETS A CLUE
Connolly, Sheila, FATAL ROOTS
Delany, Vicki, THERE’S A MURDER AFOOT
Evans, Mary Anna , WRECKED
Flower, Amanda, MUMS AND MAYHEM
Fredericks, Mariah, DEATH OF AN AMERICAN BEAUTY
Freeman, Dianne, A LADY’S GUIDE TO MISCHIEF AND MURDER
Gerard, Anna, PEACHY SCREAM
Gilbert, Victoria, BOUND FOR MURDER
Gilbert, Victoria, BOOKED FOR DEATH
Hall, Rachel Howzell, AND NOW SHE’S GONE
Hutton, Callie, A STUDY IN MURDER
Johnson, Sara E., THE BONES REMEMBER
Jones, Tanen, THE BETTER LIAR
Kelly, Diane, DEAD IN THE DOORWAY
Kincaid, Harper, TO KILL A MOCKING GIRL
King, Samantha, THE SLEEPOVER
Lang, Essie, DEATH ON THE PAGE
Logan, Kylie, THE SECRETS OF BONES
Milchman, Jenny, THE SECOND MOTHER
Page, Nora, READ OR ALIVE
Parker, Ann, MORTAL MUSIC
Quinn, Holly, A CRAFTER QUILTS A CRIME
Rader-Day, Lori, THE LUCKY ONE
Robinson, Maggie, JUST MAKE BELIEVE
Ryan, Hank Phillippi, THE FIRST TO LIE
Shelton, Paige , THE STOLEN LETTER
Swanson, Denise, WINNER CAKE ALL
Webb, Betty, THE PANDA OF DEATH
White, Elle Brooke, DEAD ON THE VINE

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