Thursday, January 16, 2014

Edgar Award Nominations

Mystery Writers of America announced the nominations for the 2014 Edgar Awards. Thanks to Janet Rudolph for posting the nominees on her site, Mystery Fanfare. I always find it interesting to see these nominees because I usually haven't read any of the ones nominated for Best Mystery Novel. This year, of course, I've read Louise Penny's book, How the Light Gets In.

The.nominated titles for the 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Awards honor the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television, published or produced in 2013. The Edgar Awards will be presented to the winners at the 68th Gala Banquet, May 1, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.

Here are the nominees.

BEST NOVEL

Sandrine's Case by Thomas H. Cook (Grove Atlantic - The Mysterious Press)
The Humans by Matt Haig (Simon & Schuster)
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger (Simon & Schuster - Atria Books)
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
Until She Comes Home by Lori Roy (Penguin Group USA - Dutton Books)

BEST FIRST NOVEL

The Resurrectionist by Matthew Guinn (W.W. Norton)
Ghostman by Roger Hobbs (Alfred A. Knopf)
Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman (Minotaur Books)
Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews (Simon & Schuster - Scribner)
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight (HarperCollins Publishers)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne (HarperCollins Publishers - William Morrow Paperbacks)
Almost Criminal by E.R. Brown (Dundurn)
Joe Victim by Paul Cleave (Simon & Schuster - Atria Books)
Joyland by Stephen King (Hard Case Crime)
The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood (Penguin Group USA - Penguin Books)
Brilliance by Marcus Sakey (Amazon Publishing - Thomas and Mercer)

BEST FACT CRIME

Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery by Paul Collins (Crown Trade Group)
Mortal Sins: Sex, Crime, and the Era of Catholic Scandal by Michael D'Antonio (Thomas Dunne Books)
The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness and Murder by Charles Graeber (Grand Central Publishing - Twelve)
The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and the Medics Behind Nazi Lines by Cate Lineberry (Hatchette Book Group - Little, Brown and Company)
The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower (Minotaur Books)

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL

Maigret, Simenon and France: Social Dimensions of the Novels and Stories by Bill Alder (McFarland  & Company)
America is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture by Erik Dussere (Oxford University Press)
Pimping Fictions: African American Crime Literature and the Untold Story of Black Pulp Publishing by Justin Gifford (Temple University Press)
Ian Fleming by Andrew Lycett (St. Martin's Press)
Middlebrow Feminism in Classic British Detective Fiction by Melissa Schaub (Palgrave Macmillan)

BEST SHORT STORY

"The Terminal" - Kwik Krimes by Reed Farrel Coleman (Amazon Publishing - Thomas & Mercer)
"So Long, Chief" - Strand Magazine by Max Allan Collins & Mickey Spillane (The Strand)
"The Caxton Private Lending Library and Book Depository" - Bibliomysteries by John Connolly (Mysterious)
"There are Roads in the Water" - Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Tina Corey (Dell Magazines)
"Where That Morning Sun Does Down" - Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Tim L. Williams (Dell Magazines)

BEST JUVENILE

Strike Three, You're Dead by Josh Berk (Random House Children's Books - Alfred A. Knopf BFYR)
Maxie and the Art of Rule Breaking by Erin Dionne (Penguin Young Readers Group - Dial)
P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man by Caroline Lawrence (Penguin Young Readers Group - Putnam Juvenile)
Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud (Disney Publishing Worldwide - Disney-Hyperion)
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake (Random House Children's Books - Alfred A. Knopf BFYR)

YOUNG ADULT

All the Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry (Penguin Young Readers Group - Viking Juvenile)
Far Far Away by Tom McNeal (Random House Children's Books - Alfred A. Knopf BFYR)
Criminal by Terra Elan McVoy (Simon & Schuster - Simon Pulse)
How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller (Penguin Young Readers Group - Razorbill)
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher (Hachette Book Group - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

TV EPISODE TELEPLAY

"Episode 3" - Luther, Teleplay by Neil Cross (BBC Worldwide)
"Episode 1" - The Fall, Teleplay by Allan Cubitt (Netflix)
"Legitimate Rape" - Law & Order: SVU, Teleplay by Kevin Fox & Peter Blauner (NBC Universal)
"Variations Under Domestication" - Orphan Black, Teleplay by Will Pascoe (BBC Worldwide)
"Pilot" - The Following Teleplay by Kevin Williamson (Fox/Warner Bros. Television)

ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL

"The Wentworth Letter" - Criminal Element's Malfeasance Occasional by Jeff Soloway (St. Martin's Press)

MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD

There Was an Old Woman by Hallie Ephron (HarperCollins Publishers - William Morrow)
Fear of Beauty by Susan Froetschel (Prometheus - Seventh Street Books)
The Money Kill by Katia Lief (HarperCollins Publishers - Harper)
Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman (Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine Books)
The Sixth Station by Linda Stasi (Forge Books)

GRAND MASTERS: Robert Crais and Carolyn Hart

RAVEN: Aunt Agatha's Bookstore, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Congratulations to all the nominees!






3 comments:

Beth Hoffman said...

I'm so glad to see ORDINARY GRACE on the list ... I loved it!

Lesa said...

I'm ashamed to say I've never read William Kent Krueger, although so many friends rave about his books. I do have to get around to one of them.

Gene Warren said...

Congrats to all the nominees and looking forward to reading those I haven't gotten to yet. Very proud to count my mother Trina Corey among the nominees for short story. A small hitch however is that the Edgar Awards page initially misspelled her name as Tina Corey, when it should have been *Trina* (They've since corrected the main page).