Edgar Award Nominees Announced

The Edgar Award
Edgar says…
Today, Mystery Writers of America announced the list of nominees for the 2012 Edgars, named after you-know-who, and honoring the best in mystery fiction, non- fiction and television published or produced in 2011. The winners will be announced at the Edgar Awards ceremony on April 26th. (And we’ll be live-tweeting it for sure!)

BEST NOVEL
The Ranger by Ace Atkins
Gone by Mo Hayder
The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
1222 by Anne Holt
Field Gray by Philip Kerr
 
BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR
Red on Red by Edward Conlon
Last to Fold by David Duffy
All Cry Chaos by Leonard Rosen
Bent Road by Lori Roy
Purgatory Chasm by Steve Ulfelder
 
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
The Company Man by Robert Jackson Bennett
The Faces of Angels by Lucretia Grindle
The Dog Sox by Russell Hill
Death of the Mantis by Michael Stanley
Vienna Twilight by Frank Tallis
 
BEST FACT CRIME
The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars by Paul Collins
The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge by T.J. English
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
Girl, Wanted: The Chase for Sarah Pender by Steve Miller
The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of John Da Serial Imposter by Mark Seal
 
BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL
The Tattooed Girl: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson and the Secrets Behind the Most Compelling Thrillers of our Time by Dan Burstein, Arne de Keijzer & John-Henri Holmberg
Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making by John Curran
On Conan Doyle: Or, the Whole Art of Storytelling by Michael Dirda
Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film by Philippa Gates
Scripting Hitchcock: Psycho, The Birds and Marnie by Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick
 
BEST SHORT STORY
“Marley’s Revolution” – Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine by John C. Boland
“Tomorrow’s Dead” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by David Dean
“The Adakian Eagle” – Down These Strange Streets by Bradley Denton
”Lord John and the Plague of Zombies“ – Down These Strange Streets by Diana Gabaldon
”The Case of Death and Honey“ – A Study in Sherlock by Neil Gaiman
“The Man Who Took His Hat Off to the Driver of the Train” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Peter Turnbull
 
BEST JUVENILE
Horton Halfpott by Tom Angleberger
It Happened on a Train by Mac Barnett
Vanished by Sheela Chari
Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby
The Wizard of Dark Street by Shawn Thomas Odyssey
 
BEST YOUNG ADULT
Shelter by Harlan Coben
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
The Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley Mackall
The Girl is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines
Kill You Last by Todd Strasser
 
BEST PLAY
Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club by Jeffrey Hatcher
The Game’s Afoot by Ken Ludwig
 
BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY
“Innocence” – Blue Bloods, Teleplay by Siobhan Byrne O’Connor
“The Life Inside” – Justified, Teleplay by Benjamin Cavell
“Part 1” – Whitechapel, Teleplay by Ben Court & Caroline Ip
“Pilot” – Homeland, Teleplay by Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon & Gideon Raff
“Mask” – Law & Order: SVU, Teleplay by Speed Weed
 
ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD
”A Good Man of Business” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by David Ingram
 
GRAND MASTER
Martha Grimes
 
RAVEN AWARDS
M is for Mystery Bookstore, San Mateo, CA 
Molly Weston, Meritorious Mysteries
 
ELLERY QUEEN AWARD
Joe Meyers of the Connecticut Post/Hearst Media News Group
 
THE SIMON & SCHUSTER – MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD
Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton
Come and Find Me by Hallie Ephron
Death on Tour by Janice Hamrick
Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry
Murder Most Persuasive by Tracy Kiely

Comments

  1. Deborah Lacy

    It’s really great to see my local mystery bookstore, M is for Mystery there for the Raven. It is a truly excellent bookstore – with a great stock of signed books.

    Congratulations to everyone who was nominated.

  2. David Ingram

    It’s a strange feeling to do a Google search about the Robert L. Fish Award and see your own name in the results. I guess I’ll have to get use to it from now on.

  3. Laura K. Curtis

    Congrats, David!

  4. Deborah Lacy

    I second @Laura’s congratulations – David. I’m sure if you work really hard you will get used to it 🙂

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