MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA Announce 2013 Edgar Award Nominations

MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA Announce 2013 Edgar Award Nominations

Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce as we celebrate the 204th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe , its Nominees for the 2013 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television, published or produced in 2012. The Edgar Awards will be presented to the winners at our 67th Gala Banquet, May 2, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.

BEST NOVEL

The Lost Ones by Ace Atkins (Penguin Group USA - G.P. Putnam 's Sons)
The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye (Penguin Group USA - G.P. Putnam 's Sons)
Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn (Crown Publishers)
Potboiler by Jesse Kellerman (Penguin Group USA - G.P. Putnam 's Sons)
Sunset by Al Lamanda (Gale Cengage Learning - Five Star)
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane (HarperCollins Publishers - William Morrow )
All I Did Was Shoot My Man by Walter Mosley (Penguin Group USA - Riverhead Books)

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR

The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay (Random House Publishing- Ballantine)
Don't Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman (Minotaur Books - Thomas Dunne Books )
Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal (Random House Publishing- Bantam Books)
The Expats by Chris Pavone (Crown Publishers)
The 500 by Matthew Quirk (Hachette Book Group - Little, Brown and Company - Reagan Arthur )
Black Fridays by Michael Sears (Penguin Group USA - G.P. Putnam 's Sons)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

Complication by Isaac Adamson (Soft Skull Press)
Whiplash River by Lou Berney (HarperCollins Publishers - William Morrow Paperbacks)
Bloodland by Alan Glynn (Picador)
Blessed are the Dead by Malla Nunn (Simon & Schuster - Atria Books - Emily Bestler Books )
The Last Policeman: A Novel by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books)

BEST FACT CRIME

Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French (Penguin Group USA - Penguin Books)
Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall , the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King (HarperCollins Publishers - Harper)
More Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers' Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered by D.P. Lyle , MD (Medallion Press)
Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre (Crown Publishers)
The People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo - and the Evil that Swallowed Her Up by Richard Lloyd Parry ( Farrar Straus & Giroux Originals)

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL

Raymond Chandler 's Philip Marlowe : The Hard-Boiled Detective Transformed by John Paul Athanasourelis (McFarland and Company)
Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke (Simon & Schuster - Atria Books - Emily Bestler Books )
The Scientific Sherlock Holmes: Cracking the Case with Science and Forensics by James O'Brien (Oxford University Press)
In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero edited by Otto Penzler (Smart Pop)




More On: Edgar Allan, Lyndsay Faye, Walter Mosley, Thomas Dunn, Mr. Churchill, Ben H. Winters, Gilbert King, Richard Lloyd, Raymond Chandler.

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