2018 EDGAR AWARD NOMINEES

The Mystery Writers of America (MWA) has announced the nominees for its 2018 Edgar Awards as follows:

BEST NOVEL:
The Dime, by Kathleen Kent (Mulholland Books)
Prussian Blue, by Philip Kerr (Putnam)
Bluebird, Bluebird, by Attica Locke (Mulholland Books)
A Rising Man, by Abir Mukherjee (Pegasus Books)
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, by Hannah Tinti (The Dial Press)

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR:
She Rides Shotgun, by Jordan Harper (Ecco)
Dark Chapter, by Winnie M. Li (Polis Books)
Lola, by Melissa Scrivner Love (Crown)
Tornado Weather, by Deborah E. Kennedy (Flatiron Books)
Idaho, by Emily Ruskovich (Random House)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL:
In Farleigh Field, by Rhys Bowen (Thomas & Mercer)
Ragged Lake, by Ron Corbett (ECW Press)
Black Fall, by Andrew Mayne (Harper Paperbacks)
The Unseeing, by Anna Mazzola (Sourcebooks Landmark)
Penance, by Kanae Minato (Mulholland Books)
The Rules of Backyard Cricket, by Jock Serong (Text Publishing)

BEST FACT CRIME:
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann (Doubleday)
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple, by Jeff Guinn (Simon & Schuster)
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land, by Monica Hesse (Liveright)
The Man From the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery, by Bill and Rachel McCarthy James (Scribner)
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case that Captivated a Nation, by Brad Ricca (St. Martin's Press)

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL:
From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women who Created an Icon, by Mattias Bostrom (The Mysterious Press)
Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne du Maurier, by Tatiana de Rosnay (St. Martin's Press)
Murder in the Closet: Essays on Queer Clues in Crime Fiction Before Stonewall, by Curtis Evans (McFarland Publishing)
Chester B. Himes: A Biography, by Lawrence P. Jackson (W.W. Norton)
Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes, by Michael Sims (Bloomsbury USA)

BEST SHORT STORY:
"Spring Break," by John Crowley (New Haven Noir, ed. Amy Bloom; Akashic Books)
"Hard to Get," by Jeffery Deaver (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July/August 2017)
"Ace in the Hole," by Eric Heidle (Montana Noir, ed. James Grady & Keir Graff; Akashic Books)
"A Moment of Clarity at the Waffle House," by Kenji Jasper (Atlanta Noir, ed. Tayari Jones; Akashic Books)
"Chin Yong-Yun Stays at Home," by S.J. Rozan (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Jan/Feb 2017)

BEST JUVENILE:
Audacity Jones Steals the Show, by Kirby Larson (Scholastic Press)
Vanished!, y James Ponti (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin)
The Assassin's Curse, by Kevin Sands (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin)
First Class Murder, by Robin Stevens (Simon & Schuster)
NewsPrints, by Ru Xu (Scholastic/Graphix)

BEST YOUNG ADULT:
The Cruelty, by Scott Bergstrom (Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends)
Grit, by Gillian French (HarperTeen)
The Impossible Fortress, by Jason Rekulak (Simon & Schuster)
Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds (Atheneum Books)
The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas (HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray)

BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY:
"Episode 1" - The Loch, Teleplay by Stephen Brady (Acorn TV)
"Something Happened" - Law and Order: SVU, Teleplay by Michael Chernuchin (NBC Universal/Wolf Entertainment)
"Somebody to Love" - Fargo, Teleplay by Noah Hawley (FX Networks/MGM)
"Gently and the New Age" - George Gently, Teleplay by Robert Murphy (Acorn TV)
"The Blanket Mire" - Vera, Teleplay by Paul Matthew Thompson & Martha Hillier (Acorn TV)

ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD:
"The Queen of Secrets" by Lisa D. Gray (New Haven Noir, ed. Amy Bloom; Akashic Books)

GRAND MASTER:
Jane Langton
William Link
Peter Lovesey

RAVEN AWARD:
Kristopher Zgorski, BOLO Books
The Raven Bookstore, Lawrence Kansas

ELLERY QUEEN AWARD:
Robert Pepin

* * * * * * THE SIMON & SCHUSTER MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD:
The Vineyard Victims, by Ellen Crosby (Minotaur)
You'll Never Know Dear, by Hallie Ephron (William Morrow)
The Widow's House, by Carol Goodman (William Morrow Paperbacks)
Uncorking a Lie, by Nadine Nettmann (Midnight Ink)
The Day I Died, by Lori Rader-Day (William Morrow Paperbacks)

The winners will be announced on April 26, 2018 at the Edgar Awards Banquet in New York City.


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