Thursday, January 19, 2012

Nominations for the 2012 Edgar Awards Announced

Mystery Book Awards

The nominations for the 2012 Edgar Awards have been announced by the Mystery Writers of America, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2011.

The awards will be presented to the winners at the 66th Gala Banquet, April 26, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.

Best Novel
The Ranger by Ace Atkins (Putnam)
Gone by Mo Hayder (Atlantic Monthly Press)
The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino (Minotaur Books)
1222 by Anne Holt (Scribner)
Field Gray by Philip Kerr (Putnam)

Best First Novel
Red on Red by Edward Conlon (Spiegel & Grau)
Last to Fold by David Duffy (St. Martin's Press)
All Cry Chaos by Leonard Rosen (The Permanent Press)
Bent Road by Lori Roy (Dutton)
Purgatory Chasm by Steve Ulfelder (Minotaur Books)

Best Paperback Original
The Company Man by Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit Books)
The Faces of Angels by Lucretia Grindle (Felony & Mayhem)
The Dog Sox by Russell Hill (Caravel Mystery Books)
Death of the Mantis by Michael Stanley (Harper)
Vienna Twilight by Frank Tallis (Random House)

Best Fact Crime
The Murder of the Century by Paul Collins (Crown)
The Savage City by T. J. English (William Morrow)
Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard (Doubleday)
Girl, Wanted by Steve Miller (Berkley)
The Man in the Rockefeller Suit by Mark Seal (Viking)

Best Critical/Biographical
Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making by John Curran (HarperCollins)
On Conan Doyle by Michael Dirda (Princeton University Press)
Detective Women by Philippa Gates (SUNY Press)
The Tattooed Girl by Dan Burstein, Arne de Keijzer, and John-Henri Holmberg (St. Martin's Griffin)
Scripting Hitchcock by Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick (University of Illinois Press)

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 (Amulet Books)
It Happened on a Train by Mac Barnett (Simon & Schuster)
Vanished by Sheela Chari (Hyperion)
Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby (Scholastic Press)
The Wizard of Dark street by Shawn Thomas Odyssey (Edmont)

Best Young Adult
Shelter by Harlan Coben (Putnam)
The Girl Is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines (Roaring Creek Press)
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (Putnam)
The Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley Mackall (Knopf)
Kill You Last by Todd Strasser (Egmont)

Best Play
Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club by Jeffrey Hatcher (Arizona Theater Company)
The Game's Afoot by Ken Ludwig (Cleveland Playhouse)

Best Television Episode Screenplay
• "The Life Inside" (Justified) by Benjamin Cavell
• "Part 1" (Whitechapel) by Ben Court and Caroline Ip
• "Innocence" (Blue Bloods) by Siobhan Byrne O'Connor
• "Pilot" (Homeland) by Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, and Gideon Raff
• "Mask" (Law & Order: SVU) 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
Molly Weston, Meritorious Mysteries

Ellery Queen Award: Joe Meyers, Connecticut Post/Hearst Media News Group: by

Simon & Schuster/Mary Higgins Clark Award
Now You See Me by S. J. Bolton (Minotaur Books)
Come and Find Me by Hallie Ephron (William Morrow)
Death on Tour by Janice Hamrick (Minotaur Books)
Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry (Crown)
Murder Most Persuasive by Tracy Kiely (Minotaur Books)

(Source: Press release.)

1 comment:

  1. Steve Miller has no place as nominee for "Best Fact Crime" as his book is more a work of fiction "based on a true Story".

    "Girl Wanted, the chase for Sarah Pender" is written in a deliberatly misleading way, for sensationalism's sake. Key informations on the case are hidden from the reader. Documents are misquoted. A lot of details are wrong.

    People who want to know more can actually read "Debunking Girl Wanted" at the following adress :

    Thanks to all those who are at least willing to hear both side of the story...


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