The Edgar® Awards – 2018 Submissions

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This list includes all submissions received by the MWA national office as of March 22, 2017Appearance 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 2018.  The winners will be announced at the Edgar® Banquet on Thursday, April 26, 2018.

Best Novel

Airth, Rennie George, THE DEATH OF KINGS
Armstrong, Kelley, A DARKNESS ABSOLUTE
Bauer, Belinda, THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD
Berenson, Alex, THE PRISONER
Betley, Matthew, OATH OF HONOR
Billingham, Mark, RUSH OF BLOOD
Black, Lisa, UNPUNISHED
Brekke, Jorgen, THE FIFTH ELEMENT
Brody, Frances, A DEATH IN THE DALES
Brown, Karen, THE CLAIRVOYANTS
Carpenter, Dana Chamblee, THE DEVIL’S BIBLE
Casey, Donis, RETURN OF THE RAVEN MOCKER
Chang, Henry, LUCKY
Chaon, Dan, ILL WILL
Chirovici, E.O., BOOK OF MIRRORS
Cross, Mason, WINTERLONG
Daly, Paula, THE TROPHY CHILD
Darnielle, John, UNIVERSAL HARVESTER
de Maria, Giorgio, TWENTY DAYS OF TURIN
Delaney, J.P., THE GIRL BEFORE
DePoy, Phillip, THE ENGLISH AGENT
Dial, Connie, THE THIRD HELL
Donellan, J.M., KILLING ADONIS
Downing, David, LENIN’S ROLLER COASTER
Egan, Kevin, A SHATTERED CIRCLE
Estleman, Loren D., THE LIONESS IS THE HUNTER
Ewan, Chris, LONG TIME LOST
Fitzek, Sebastian, THE NIGHTWALKER
Flanders, Judith, A CAST OF VULTURES
Forstchen, William R., THE FINAL DAY
Gardner, Lisa, RIGHT BEHIND YOU
Goddard, Robert, THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
Graham, Brandon S., MISSING PEOPLE
Graham, Heather &, Land, Jon, THE RISING
Grant, Andrew, FALSE FRIEND
Gundar-Goshen, Ayelet, WAKING LIONS
Hall, Parnell, A PUZZLE TO BE NAMED LATER
Harper, Jane, THE DRY
Hart, Ellen, FEVER IN THE DARK
Heffernan, William, THE SCIENTOLOGY MURDERS
Herron, Mick, SPOOK STREET
Hunt, Colonel David, Pineiro, R.J., WITHOUT MERCY
Hurwitz, Gregg, THE NOWHERE MAN
James, Miranda, TWELVE ANGRY LIBRARIANS
Jonasson, Ragnar, SNOWBLIND
Kellerman, Jonathan, HEARTBREAK HOTEL
Kelly, Michelle, A DEATH AT THE YOGA CAFÉ
Kent, Christobel, THE LOVING HUSBAND
Kent, Kathleen, THE DIME
Khan, Ausma, AMONG THE RUINS
Kroll, Bob, THE HELL OF IT ALL
Lescroart, John, FATAL
Liebman, Ron, BIG LAW
Lovett, Charlie, THE LOST BOOK OF THE GRAIL
Mark, David, CRUEL MERCY
Meija, Mindy, EVERYTHING YOU WANT ME TO BE
Moore, Jonathan, THE DARK ROOM
Muller, Marcia &, Pronzini, Bill, THE DANGEROUS LADIES AFFAIR
Perry, Anne, MURDER ON THE SERPENTINE
Perry, Thomas, THE OLD MAN
Petrie, Nick, BURNING BRIGHT
Probert, John Llewellyn, THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD
Pronzini, Bill, THE VIOLATED
Pyne, Daniel, CATALINA EDDY
Quirk, Matthew, DEAD MAN SWITCH
Rankin, Ian, RATHER BE THE DEVIL
Raybourn, Deanna, A PERILOUS UNDERTAKING
Rosett, Sara, MOTHER’S DAY, MUFFINS, AND MURDER
Santiago, Mikel, THE LAST NIGHT AT TREMORE BEACH
Sedgwick, Marcus, MISTER MEMORY
Sigurdardottir, Yrsa, THE UNDESIRED
Smith, Michael Farris, DESPERATION ROAD
Smith, Sherri, FOLLOW ME DOWN
Solomon, Burt, THE MURDER OF WILLIE LINCOLN
Spinrad, Norman, THE PEOPLE’S POLICE
Stross, Charles, EMPIRE GAMES
Thoft, Ingrid, DUPLICITY
Veste, Luca, DEAD GONE
Welsh, Kaite, THE WAGES OF SIN
Wilson, Sam, ZODIAC
Woods, Caroline, FRAULEIN M.

Best First Novel

Bickford, Susan Alice, A SHORT TIME TO DIE
Browning, Micki, ADRIFT
Chaney, JoAnn, WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW
de Hahn, Tracee, SWISS VENDETTA
Dolan-Leach, Caite, DEAD LETTERS
Fridlun, Emily, HISTORY OF WOLVES
Hilleman, Andrew, WORLD, CHASE ME DOWN
Jones, Stephen Mack, AUGUST SNOW
Kovac, Christina, THE CUTAWAY
Mullet, Melinda, SINGLE MALT MURDER
Reardon, Scott, THE PROMETHEUS MAN
Ruby, Ryan, THE ZERO AND THE ONE
Ruskovich, Emily, IDAHO
Tomlinson, David Eric, THE MIDNIGHT MAN

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Best Paperback/E-Book Original

Archer, Winnie, KNEADED TO DEATH
Bauer, Belinda, FINDERS KEEPERS
Blake, Bethany, DEATH BY CHOCOLATE LAB
Bowen, Rhys, IN FARLEIGH FIELD
Bradford, Laura, DEATH IN ADVERTISING
Burrows, Steve, A SHIMMER OF HUMMINGBIRDS
Burt, Alexandra, THE GOOD DAUGHTER
Cahoon, Lynn, FATALITY BY FIRELIGHT
Chapman, Brenda, SHALLOW END
Dugoni, Robert, THE TRAPPED GIRL
Elliot, Kendra, A MERCIFUL DEATH
Freeman, Brian, THE NIGHT BIRD
Greenaway, R.M., UNDERTOW
Hart, Joe, THE FIRST CITY
Ho-Kei, Chan, THE BORROWED
Iden, Matthew, THE WINTER OVER
Kumar, V. Sanjay, THE THIRD SQUAD
Leigh, Melinda, MIDNIGHT OBSESSION
Levine, Paul, BUM LUCK
Mazzola, Anna, THE UNSEEING
McKinty, Adrian, POLICE AT THE STATION AND THEY DON’T LOOK FRIENDLY
Perry, Carol J., MURDER GO ROUND
Ramqvist, Karolina, WHITE CITY
Randall, Adrian, COUNTERMIND
Ross, Barbara, ICED UNDER
Shaw, Johnny , IMPERIAL VALLEY
Silvis, Randall, TWO DAYS GONE
Spinelli, Bradley, THE PAINTED GUN
Stone, Jacob, DERANGED
Sweazy, Larry D., WHERE I CAN SEE YOU
Wirestone, Max , THE ASTONISHING MISTAKES OF DAHLIA MOSS
Yocum, Robin, A WELCOME MURDER

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Best Fact Crime

Davis, Miriam C., THE AXEMAN OF NEW ORLEANS: THE TRUE STORY
Lowenstein, Thomas, THE TRIALS OF WALTER OGROD: THE SHOCKING MURDER, SO-CALLED CONFESSIONS, AND NOTORIUS SNITCH THAT SENT A MAN TO DEATH ROW
Phelps, M. William, DON’T TELL A SOUL
Tucker, Holly, CITY OF LIGHT, CITY OF POISON: MURDER, MAGIC, AND THE FIRST POLICE CHIEF OF PARIS

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Best Critical-Biographical

Evans, Curtis, MURDER IN THE CLOSET: ESSAYS ON QUEER CLUES IN CRIME FICTION BEFORE STONEWALL
Knight, Stephen , TOWARDS SHERLOCK HOLMES: A THEMATIC HISTORY OF CRIME FICTION IN THE 19TH CENTURY WORLD
Miklitsch, Robert, THE RED AND THE BLACK: AMERICAN FILM NOIR IN THE 1950S
Panek, Leroy Lad &, Bendel-Simso, Mary M., THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF THE DETECTIVE STORY: 1820-1891
Sims, Michael, ARTHUR AND SHERLOCK: CONAN DOYLE AND THE CREATION OF HOLMES
Stamos, David N., EDGAR ALLAN POE, EUREKA, AND SCIENTIFIC IMAGINATION

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Best Short Story

Addonizio, Kim, “THE WISHING WELL” – OAKLAND NOIR
Alexander, Carolyn, “BULLETPROOF” – OAKLAND NOIR
Bowes, Richard, “THE SEASON OF THE RAPTORS” – BLACK FEATHERS
Cadigan, Pat, “A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME” – BLACK FEATHERS
Canalin, Phil, “THE THREE STOOGES” – OAKLAND NOIR
Cutler, Judith, “RUTHLESS” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Dean, David, “THE CHILDREN OF ESPIRITU SANTO” – EQMM JAN-FEB
DeWolf, Jamie, “TWO TO TANGO” – OAKLAND NOIR
DuBois, Brendan, “FLOWING WATERS” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Elias, Gerald, “OH, GIVE ME A HOME” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Faherty, Terence, “THE ENGINEER’S THUMB” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Ford, Jeffrey, “THE MURMURATIONS OF VIENNA VON DROME” – BLACK FEATHERS
Fracassi, Philip, “SOFT CONSTRUCTION OF A SUNSET” – BEHOLD THE VOID
Fracassi, Philip, “THE HORSE THIEF” – BEHOLD THE VOID
Fracassi, Philip, “SURFER GIRL” – BEHOLD THE VOID
Fracassi, Philip, “FAIL-SAFE” – BEHOLD THE VOID
Fracassi, Philip, “MANDALA” – BEHOLD THE VOID
Gilmartin, Katie, “WHITE HORSE” – OAKLAND NOIR
Hochstein, Peter, “THE CLIENT, THE CAT, THE WIFE, AND THE AUTOPSY” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Hughes, Charlie, “TOGETHER” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Hunt, Alaric, “LE BERNADIN” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Jakeman, Jane, “AGONY” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Jones, Stephen Graham, “PIGEON FROM HELL” – BLACK FEATHERS
Juanita, Judy, “CABBIE” – OAKLAND NOIR
Kasturi, Sandra, “O TERRIBLE BIRD” – BLACK FEATHERS
Klavan, Andrew, “ALL OUR YESTERDAYS” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Kramlovsky, Beatrix, “PORTRAIT OF A LADY” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Lazard, Dorothy, “A TOWN MADE OF HUSTLE” – OAKLAND NOIR
Leddy, Owen, “NIGHT TERRORS” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Littlewood, Alison, “THE ORPHAN BIRD” – BLACK FEATHERS
Llewellyn, Livia, “THE ACID TEST” – BLACK FEATHERS
Loya, Joy, “WAITING FOR GORDO” – OAKLAND NOIR
Maier, Nova Lee, “AFTER CLOSING TIME” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Malik, Usman T., “THE FORTUNE OF SPARROWS” – BLACK FEATHERS
Malliet, G.M., “THE OXFORD TARTS” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Mann, Antony, “THE GUY I TOLD STUFF TO” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
McElravey, Tom, “BLACK AND BORAX” – OAKLAND NOIR
McGuire, Seanan, “THE MATHEMATICAL INEVITABILITY OF CORVIDS” – BLACK FEATHERS
Muller, Eddie, “THE HANDYMAN” – OAKLAND NOIR
Munaweera, Nayomi, “SURVIVORS OF HEARTACHE” – OAKLAND NOIR
Myers, Amy, “TOM WASP AND THE DISAPPEARING PHILOSOPHER” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Nadel, Barbara , “THE TWELVE DAYS OF DUNWICH” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Nelscott, Kris, “BLAMING THE ARSONIST” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Norris, Keenan, “A MURDER OF SAVIORS” – OAKLAND NOIR
Oates, Joyce Carol, “GREAT BLUE HERON” – BLACK FEATHERS
O’Driscoll, Mike, “BLYTH’S SECRET” – BLACK FEATHERS
Petrulakis, Nick, “THE BRIDGE TENDER” – OAKLAND NOIR
Pippin, Bill, “GLOCK” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Powell, James, “ASK THE FIELD MICE,” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Powell, William Dylan, “THE MODEL CITIZEN” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Pronzini, Bill, “THE STEREOTYPE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Rahman, Mahmud, “PROPHETS AND SPIES” – OAKLAND NOIR
Robinette, Carl, “THE HARD RISE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Schroeder, Keri Miki-Lani, “DIVINE SINGULARITY” – OAKLAND NOIR
Sharma, Priya, “THE CROW PALACE” – BLACK FEATHERS
Shepherd, Robert, “JUST BELOW THE SURFACE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Soni, M., “THE GAME” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Staincliffe, Cath, “THE RAT” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Todd, Marilyn, “SLAY BELLES” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Tremayne, Peter, “THE COPYIST” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Tremblay, Paul, “SOMETHING ABOUT BIRDS” – BLACK FEATHERS
Turner, Jonathan, “THE ADVENTURE OF THE DISGUISED PASSENGER” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Tynan, O.A., “ALIVE, ALIVE-OH!” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Weisfeld, Vicki, “A SLAYING SONG TONIGHT” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Williams, Tim L., “RENTERS” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Williams II, Harry Louis, “THE STREETS DON’T LOVE NOBODY” – OAKLAND NOIR
Wise, A.C., “THE SECRET OF FLIGHT” – BLACK FEATHERS
Wright, A.J., “EXPOSURE” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Zeltserman, Dave, “CRAMER IN TROUBLE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL

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Best Juvenile

Berne, Emma Carlson, THE LADY’S SLIPPER
Butler, Dori Hillestad, KING & KAYLA AND THE CASE OF THE SECRET CODE
Callaghan, Cindy, SYDNEY MACKENZIE KNOCKS ‘EM DEAD
Cronin, Doreen, DARK SHADOWS
Frederick, Heather Vogel, YOURS TRULY
Freeman, Martha, EFFIE STAR ZOOK AS ONE MORE QUESTION
Green, Tim &, Jeter, Derek, BASEBALL GENIUS
Hart, Alison, THE RUNAWAY
Key, Watt, HIDEOUT
Laron, Kirby, AUDACITY JONES STEALS THE SHOW (AUDACITY JONES #2)
Poblocki, Dan, YOU CAN’T HIDE (SHADOW HOUSE, BOOK 2)
Reiss, Kathryn, MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Rubin, Sarah, THE IMPOSSIBLE CLUE
Tarpley, Natasha, THE HARLEM CHARADE
Thompson, Lisa, THE GOLDFISH BOY
Xu, Ru, NEWSPRINTS

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Best Young Adult

Bergstrom, Scott, THE CRUELTY
Giles, Lamar, OVERTURNED
Henstra, Sarah, MAD MISS MIMIC
Hutchinson, Shaun David, AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE
Leveen, Tom, HELLWORLD
Liggett, Kim, THE LAST HARVEST
McLaughlin, Lauren, THE FREE
Orlando, Kristen, YOU DON’T KNOW MY NAME
Park, Jennifer, THE SHADOWS WE KNOW BY HEART
Reichs, Brendan, NEMESIS
Savage, Kim, BEAUTIFUL BROKENGIRLS
Scarborough, Sheryl, TO CATCH A KILLER
Wolf, Allan, WHO KILLED CHRISTOPHER GOODMAN?
Yabroff, Jennie, IF YOU WERE HERE

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Robert L. Fish Memorial Award

DeWolf, Jamie, “TWO TO TANGO” – OAKLAND NOIR
Petrulakis, Nick, “THE BRIDGE TENDER” – OAKLAND NOIR
Schroeder, Keri Miki-Lani, “DIVINE SINGULARITY” – OAKLAND NOIR
Shepherd, Robert, “JUST BELOW THE SURFACE” – EQMM MARCH-APRIL
Soni, M., “THE GAME” – EQMM JAN-FEB
Turner, Jonathan, “THE ADVENTURE OF THE DISGUISED PASSENGER” – EQMM JAN-FEB

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Mary Higgins Clark Award

Armstrong, Kelley, A DARKNESS ABSOLUTE
Brody, Frances, A DEATH IN THE DALES
de Hahn, Tracee, SWISS VENDETTA
Hart, Ellen, FEVER IN THE DARK
Khan, Ausma, AMONG THE RUINS

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