The Edgar® Awards – 2021 Submissions

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This list includes all submissions received by the MWA national office as of June 30, 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
Allott, Susan, THE SILENCE
Armstrong, Kelley, ALONE IN THE WILD
Avon, Joy, IN COLD CHAMOMILE
Baldacci, David, WALK THE WIRE
Barber, Kathleen, FOLLOW ME
Barnett, S.K., SAFE
Bell, David, THE REQUEST
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
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
Bruce, Camilla, YOU LET ME IN
Carlisle, Kate, THE GRIM READER
Chung, Maxine Mei-Fung, THE EIGHTH GIRL
Clark, Marcia, FINAL JUDGMENT
Coben, Harlan, THE BOY FROM THE WOODS
Collins, Max Allan, DO NO HARM
Connolly, Sheila, FATAL ROOTS
Constantine, Liv, THE WIFE STALKER
Corbett, Ron, MISSION ROAD
Cotterill, Colin, THE DELIGHTFUL LIFE OF A SUICIDE PILOT
Daugherty, Christi, REVOLVER ROAD
Davidson, Hilary, DON’T LOOK DOWN
Dazieri, Sandrone, KILL THE KING
Deaver, Jeffery, THE GOODBYE MAN
Delany, Vicki, THERE’S A MURDER AFOOT
Dolan, Eva, BETWEEN TWO EVILS
Dolan, Harry, THE GOOD KILLER
Dornbush, Jennifer Graeser, SECRET REMAINS
Dorsey, Tim, NAKED CAME THE FLORIDA MAN
Drysdale, Pip, THE SUNDAY GIRL
Duckworth, Charlotte, UNFOLLOW ME
Dudley, Lawrence, THE HUNGRY BLADE
Dundas, Chad, THE BLAZE
Dunn, Casey, SILENCE ON COLD RIVER
Emery, Anne, POSTMARK BERLIN
Engberg, Katrine, THE TENANT
Engel, Amy, THE FAMILIAR DARK
Farmer, Jordan, THE POISON FLOOD
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
Foster, Sara, YOU DON’T KNOW ME
Fox, Candice, GONE BY MIDNIGHT
Fredericks, Mariah, DEATH OF AN AMERICAN BEAUTY
Freeman, Brian, THIEF RIVER FALLS
Friedman, Daniel, RUNNING OUT OF ROAD
Furlong, Susan, SHATTERED JUSTICE
Gardiner, Meg, THE DARK CORNERS OF THE NIGHT
Gardner, Lisa, WHEN YOU SEE ME
Gilbert, Victoria, BOUND FOR MURDER
Goldberg, Lee, FAKE TRUTH
Goldberg, Lee, LOST HILLS
Goldberg, Leonard, THE ART OF DECEPTION
Graham, Heather, THE FINAL DECEPTION
Grisham, John, CAMINO WINDS
Gruley, Bryan, PURGATORY BAY
Hagberg, David &, Light, Lawrence, CRASH
Hallinan, Timothy, STREET MUSIC
Harris, C.S., WHO SPEAKS FOR THE DAMNED
Hillier, Jennifer, LITTLE SECRETS
Hood, Joshua, ROBERT LUDLAM’S THE TREADSTONE RESURRECTION
Huang, S.L., CRITICAL POINT
Hurwitz, Gregg, INTO THE FIRE
Ide, Joe, HI FIVE
James, Miranda, CARELESS WHISKERS
James, Rebecca, THE WOMAN IN THE MIRROR
Jance, J.A., CREDIBLE THREAT
Johansen, Iris, THE PERSUASION
Johansen, Roy &, Johansen, Iris, HINDSIGHT
Jones, Sandie, THE HALF SISTER
Jurjevics, Juris, PLAY THE RED QUEEN
Katsu, Alma, THE DEEP
Kent, Kathleen, THE BURN
Klass, David, OUT OF TIME
Knowles, Mike, RUNNING FROM THE DEAD
Konen, Leah, ALL THE BROKEN PEOPLE
Koontz, Dean, DEVOTED
Kubica, Mary, THE OTHER MRS.
Lang, Essie, DEATH ON THE PAGE
Lawton, John, HAMMER TO FALL
Ledwidge, Michael, STOP AT NOTHING
Leon, Donna, TRACE ELEMENTS
Logan, Kylie, THE SECRETS OF BONES
Luna, Louise, THE JANES
MacNeal, Susan Elia, THE KING’S JUSTICE
Marcantonio, Patricia, FELICITY CARROL AND THE MURDEROUS MENACE
Margolin, Phillip, A REASONABLE DOUBT
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
Montgomery, Jess, THE HOLLOWS
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
Panowich, Brian, HARD CASH VALLEY
Parestsky, Sara, DEAD LAND
Parish, Stan, LOVE AND THEFT
Parker, Ann, MORTAL MUSIC
Pennie, Ross, BITTER PARADISE
Pennie, Ross, BITTER PARADISE
Pepper, David, THE VOTER FILE
Petrie, Nick, THE WILD ONE
Phillips, Scott, THAT LEFT TURN AT ALBUQUERQUE
Pinborough, Sarah, DEAD TO HER
Pochada, Ivy, THESE WOMEN
Post, Steph, HOLDING SMOKE
Preston Douglas &, Child, Lincoln, CROOKED RIVER
Pronzini, Bill, THE STOLEN GOLD AFFAIR
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
Reichs, Kathy, A CONSPIRACY OF BONES
Rice, Luanne, LAST DAY
Robinson, Peter, MANY RIVERS TO CROSS
Rosenfelt, David, THE K TEAM
Rowland, Laura Joh, THE WOMAN IN THE VEIL
Ruggero, Ed, BLAME THE DEAD
Ryan, Annelise, DEAD RINGER
Saavedra, Carlo, BLUE FLOWERS
Sadowsky, Nina, THE EMPTY BED
Sager, Riley, HOME BEFORE DARK
Sandford, John, MASKED PREY
Schaffhausen, Joanna, ALL THE BEST LIES
Scott, J. Todd, LOST RIVER
Seo, Mi-ae, THE ONLY CHILD
Shelton, Paige, THE STOLEN LETTER
Sigurdardottir, Yrsa, THE ABSOLUTION
Skelton, Douglas, THUNDER BAY
Smith, Michael Farris, BLACKWOOD
Smith, Nicholas Sansbury, SONS OF WAR
Spencer-Fleming, Julia, HID FROM OUR EYES
Spillane, Mickey &, Collins, Max Allan, MASQUERADE FOR MURDER – MIKE HAMMER
St. James, Simone, THE SUN DOWN MOTEL
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
Taylor, Brad, HUNTER KILLER
Taylor, Elena, ALL WE BURIED
Thompson, Victoria, MURDER ON PLEASANT AVENUE
Todd, Charles, A DIVIDED LOYALTY
Trussoni, Danielle, THE ANCESTOR
Tudor, C.J., THE OTHER PEOPLE
Turow, Scott, THE LAST TRIAL
Vidich, Paul, THE COLDEST WARRIOR
Waites, Martyn, THE OLD RELIGION
Watson, Sterling, THE COMMITTEE
Wells, William, THE NOW-AND-THEN DETECTIVE
White, Christian, THE WIFE AND THE WIDOW
White, Elle Brooke, DEAD ON THE VINE
White, Randy Wayne, SALT RIVER
Wolfe, Suzanne, THE COURSE OF ALL TREASONS
Yoerg, Sonja, STORIES WE NEVER TOLD

Best First Novel

Bokur, Debra, THE FIRE THIEF
Chavez, Heather, NO BAD DEED
Clark, Julie, THE LAST FLIGHT
De Palma, Brian &, Lehman, Susan, ARE SNAKES NECESSARY?
Dietrich, Karen, GIRL AT THE EDGE
Fleischmann, Raymond, HOW QUICKLY SHE DISAPPEARS
Garvin, Tim, A DREDGING IN SWANN
Geddes, Luke, HEART OF JUNK
Goldberg, Nicola Maye, NOTHING CAN HURT YOU
Goodwin, Davin, DIVER’S PARADISE
Green, Amy K., THE PRIZED GIRL
Hodge, Rebecca, WILDLAND
Holgate, Thomas , RAIN WILL COME
Huie, M.L., SPITFIRE
Jones, Tanen, THE BETTER LIAR
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
Pisarcik, Ian, BEFORE FAMILIAR WOODS
Queally, James, LINE OF SIGHT
Schaitkin, Alexis, SAINT X
Schellman, Katharine, THE BODY IN THE GARDEN
Spotswood, Stephen, FORTUNE FAVORS THE DEAD
Spring, Bonnar, TOWARD THE LIGHT
St. John, Katherine, THE LION’S DEN
Thomas, Elisabeth, CATHERINE HOUSE
Thomas, Russ, FIREWATCHING
Vinarov, Alexandra, THE DARK FIGHTS
Waite, Jen, SURVIVAL INSTINCTS
Weinberg, Kate, THE TRUANTS
Wright, Steven, THE COYOTES OF CARTHAGE
Wrobel, Stephanie, DARLING ROSE GOLD

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Best Paperback/E-Book Original

Bailey, Robert, LEGACY OF LIES
Baker, Bree, A CALL FOR KELP
Banks, Leo, CHAMPAGNE COWBOYS
Bell, Darcey, SOMETHING SHE’S NOT TELLING US
Bruns, Catherine, IT CANNOLI BE MURDER
Caine, Rachel, BITTER FALLS
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
Dennis, Ralph, ALL KINDS OF UGLY
Dennis, Ralph, DUST IN THE HEART
Donohue, Kathleen, GHOSTS OF THE MISSING
Dugoni, Robert, A COLD TRAIL
Elgar, Emily, GRACE IS GONE
Gentill, Sulari, GIVE THE DEVIL HIS DUE
Gentill, Sulari, A DANGEROUS LANGUAGE
Green, Ellen J., SILENT REDEMPTION
Gudenkauf, Heather, THIS IS HOW I LIED
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
Huber, Anna Lee, A STROKE OF MALICE
Jakeman, Jo, SAFE HOUSE
Kahn, Michael A., BAD TRUST
Kamal, Sheena, NO GOING BACK
Kashian, Tina, ON THE LAMB
Katchur, Karen, SPRING GIRLS
Kelly, Jane, GREETINGS FROM VENTNOR CITY
Kent, Minka, WHEN I WAS YOU
Langley, Mark Edward, DEATH WAITS IN THE DARK
Laurin, Nina, A WOMAN ALONE
Lawrence, Carole, EDINBURGH MIDNIGHT
Liebert, Emily, PERFECTLY FAMOUS
Long, Beverly, TEN DAYS GONE
Lourey, Jess, UNSPEAKABLE THINGS
Mayne, Andrew, THE GIRL BENEATH THE SEA
McDonald, Christine, BEHIND EVERY LIE
McKinnon, Hannah Mary, SISTER DEAR
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
Pinter, Jason, HIDE AWAY
Rader-Day, Lori, THE LUCKY ONE
Ragan, T.R., DON’T MAKE A SOUND
Reed, Rick, THE FIERCEST ENEMY
Robinson, Maggie, JUST MAKE BELIEVE
Sangster, Jimmy, FIREBALL
Schneider, Joseph, ONE DAY YOU’LL BURN
Scott, Anika, THE GERMAN HEIRESS
Smith, J.P., IF SHE WERE DEAD
Stanley, Michael , FACETS OF DEATH
Stone, Victoria Helen, PROBLEM CHILD
Torjussen, Mary, THE CLOSER YOU GET
Vanek, John A., ABSOLUTION
Venter, Irma, HARD RAIN
Webb, Betty, THE PANDA OF DEATH
White, Kate, HAVE YOU SEEN ME?
Wignall, Kevin, THE NAMES OF THE DEAD
Winchester, J.M., LAST ONE TO LIE
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
Hvistendahl, Mara, THE SCIENTIST AND THE SPY: THE TRUE STORY OF CHINA, THE FBI, AND INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE
McCloskey, Jim &, Lerman, Philip, WHEN THE TRUTH IS ALL YOU HAVE: A MEMOIR OF FAITH, JUSTICE, AND FREEDOM FOR THE WRONGLY CONVICTED
Muse, Toby, KILO: INSIDE THE DEADLIEST COCAINE CARTELS – FROM THE JUNGLES TO THE STREETS
Sabar, Ariel, VERITAS: A HARVARD PROFESSOR, A CON MAN, AND THE GOSPEL OF JESUS’S WIFE
Sherman, Casey &, Wedge, Dave, HUNTING WHITEY: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE CAPTURE & KILLING OF AMERICA’S MOST WANTED CRIME BOSS

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Best Critical-Biographical

 

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Best Short Story

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
Atkinson, Kevin, “BURIED TREASURE” – SANTA FE NOIR
Atkinson, Kevin, “BURIED TREASURE” – SANTA FE NOIR
Baca, Jimmy Santiago, “CLOSE QUARTERS” – SANTA FE 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fisher, Eve, “BROTHER’S KEEPER” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2020
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
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 &, Lippman, Laura, “THE FIXER” – DEADLY ANNIVERSARIES
Gazemba, Stanley, “TURN ON THE LIGHTS” – NAIROBI NOIR
Gifford, Barry, “BARROOM BUTTERFLY” – BERKELEY 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
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
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
Littlewood, Parker, “BUCK SOLVES THE CASE” – AHMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Lopez, Israel Francisco Haros, “LA LLORONA” – SANTA FE 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
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
McDonald, Craig, “CURB APPEAL” – COLUMBUS NOIR
McHone, Mike, “A DRIVE-BY ON CHALMERS ROAD?” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
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
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
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
Scott, J. Todd, “WAW KIWULIK” – BOTH SIDES
Segura, Alex, “90 MILES” – BOTH SIDES
Sekaran, Shanthi, “EAT YOUR PHEASANT, DRINK YOUR WINE” – BERKELEY NOIR
Shaw, Johnny, “FUNDIDO” – BOTH SIDES
Shea, Kieran, “PAYING IT OFF” – EQMM JAN-FEB 2020
Sibi-Okumu, J.E., “BELONGING” – NAIROBI NOIR
Smith, Julie, “WHODAT HEIST” – DEADLY ANNIVERSARIES
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
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
Washington, Shauna, “ALTERNATE REALITY” – AHMM JAN-FEB 2020
Watson, Brad, “LAUGHING BOY,” CROOKED GIRL” – ALABAMA 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
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
Beck, Josh &, Mitchell, Saundra, CAMP MURDERFACE
Bishop, Jenn, THINGS YOU CAN’T SAY
Bondor-Stone, Annabeth &, White, Connor, THE STORY PIRATES PRESENT: QUEST FOR THE CRYSTAL CROWN
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
Davis, Jacky &, Soman, David, AGENT LION
Elphinstone, Abi, CASPER TOCK AND THE EVERDARK WINGS
Gibbs, Stuart, TYRANNOSAURUS WRECKS
Ginns, Russell, SAMANTHA SPINNER AND THE BOY IN THE BALL
Green, John Patrick, INVESTIGATORS
Heidicker Christian McKay &, Shivering, William, THIEVES OF WEIRDWOOD
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
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
Long, Susan Hill, JOSIE BLOOM AND THE EMERGENCY OF LIFE
Marks, Janae, FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON
McDonald, Andrew, REAL PIGEONS FIGHT CRIME (BOOK 1)
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
Ponti, James, CITY SPIES
Riley, James, THE FUTURE KING
Ruby, Laura, YORK: THE MAP OF STARS
Savage, Melissa, NESSIE QUEST
Smith, Ronald L., GLOOM TOWN
Souders, Taryn, COOPER KNOWS THE SCOOP
The Fan Brothers, (Eric, Terry & Devin Fan), THE BARNABUS PROJECT
Tubb, Kristin O’Donnell, THE STORY SEEKER

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Best Young Adult

Alison, Lorence, SOLSTICE: A TROPICAL HORROR COMEDY
Altebrando, Tara, TAKE ME WITH YOU
Arsenault, Emily, ALL THE PRETTY THINGS
Brown, Savannah, THE TRUTH ABOUT KEEPING SECRETS
Caine, Rachel, HONOR LOST
Das, Mintie, BROWN GIRL GHOSTED
del Rosario, Juleah , TURTLE UNDER ICE
Gier, Kerstin, A CASTLE IN THE CLOUDS
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, Maureen, THE HAND ON THE WALL
Kamal, Sheena, FIGHT LIKE A GIRL
Kraus, Daniel, BENT HEAVENS
Lake, Nick, NOWHERE ON EARTH
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
Ostow, Micol, NANCY DREW: THE CURSE
Preston, Natasha, THE TWIN
Siegert, Mia, SOMEBODY TOLD ME
Simmons, Kristen, SCAMMED
Suvada, Emily, THIS VICIOUS CURE
Tyler, Bridget, THE SURVIVOR
Urban, Diana, ALL YOUR TWISTED SECRETS
Valett, Ann, CLIQUE BAIT
Ward, Kaitlin, LIE TO ME
Young, Suzanne, GIRLS WITH RAZOR HEARTS
Zdrok, Jodie Lynn, SENSATIONAL

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Best TV Episode

 

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Robert L. Fish Memorial Award

Aspaas, Bryon F., “TÁCHII’NII: RED RUNNING IN THE WATER” – SANTA FE NOIR
Barcus, N.W., “THE WORKAHOLIC” – EQMM MAY-JUNE 2020
Best, Daniel, “TAKE THE WHEEL” – COLUMBUS 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

Avon, Joy, IN COLD CHAMOMILE
Bruns, Catherine, IT CANNOLI BE MURDER
Connolly, Sheila, FATAL ROOTS
Delany, Vicki, THERE’S A MURDER AFOOT
Gilbert, Victoria, BOUND FOR MURDER
Johnson, Sara E., THE BONES REMEMBER
Jones, Tanen, THE BETTER LIAR
Lang, Essie, DEATH ON THE PAGE
Milchman, Jenny, THE SECOND MOTHER
Parker, Ann, MORTAL MUSIC
Quinn, Holly, A CRAFTER QUILTS A CRIME
Robinson, Maggie, JUST MAKE BELIEVE
Webb, Betty, THE PANDA OF DEATH
White, Elle Brooke, DEAD ON THE VINE

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