The Edgar Award, in honor of the great Edgar Allan Poe, is presented by The Mystery Writers of America to the best in mystery fiction & nonfiction that was produced during the previous year.
Here at Criminal Element, we'll be covering the Edgars during the entire month of April, leading up to the awards ceremony on April 28th.
Below is a handy table of all of the nominees for “Best Novel” and “Best First Novel” (including 1 nominee for “Best Fact Crime” that a blogger of ours just couldn't pass up!) to serve as an Edgars HQ that we will update with links as our reviews go live.
So, stay tuned and keep checking back as we begin our coverage on Monday, April 4th, with a review of Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm!
|The Strangler Vine||M.J. Carter||Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam's Sons|
|The Lady from Zagreb||Philip Kerr||Penguin Random House – A Marian Wood Book|
|Life or Death||Michael Robotham||Hachette Book Group – Mulholland Books|
|Let Me Die in His Footsteps||Lori Roy||Penguin Random House – Dutton|
|Canary||Duane Swierczynski||Hachette Book Group – Mulholland Books|
|Night Life||David C. Taylor||Forge Books|
|Best First Novel|
|Past Crimes||Glen Erik Hamilton||HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow|
|Where All Light Tends to Go||David Joy||Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam's Sons|
|Luckiest Girl Alive||Jessica Knoll||Simon & Schuster|
|The Sympathizer||Viet Thanh Nguyen||Grove Atlantic – Grove Press|
|Unbecoming||Rebecca Scherm||Penguin Random House – Viking|
|Best Fact Crime|
|Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime||Val McDermid||Grove Atlantic – Grove Press|