Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Edgar Endorsements Everywhere

This morning brought the Mystery Writers of America’s announcement of its nominees for the 2013 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, which honor “the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television, published or produced in 2012.” The prizes will be presented during a banquet on May 2 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

Best Novel:
The Lost Ones, by Ace Atkins (Putnam)
The Gods of Gotham, by Lyndsay Faye (Putnam)
Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn (Crown)
Potboiler, by Jesse Kellerman (Putnam)
Sunset, by Al Lamanda (Five Star)
Live by Night, by Dennis Lehane (Morrow)
All I Did Was Shoot My Man, by Walter Mosley (Riverhead)

Best First Novel by an American Author:
The Map of Lost Memories, by Kim Fay (Ballantine)
Don’t Ever Get Old, by Daniel Friedman (Minotaur/Thomas Dunne)
Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, by Susan Elia MacNeal (Bantam)
The Expats, by Chris Pavone (Crown)
The 500, by Matthew Quirk (Reagan Arthur)
Black Fridays, by Michael Sears (Putnam)

Best Paperback Original:
Complication, by Isaac Adamson (Soft Skull Press)
Whiplash River, by Lou Berney (Morrow)
Bloodland, by Alan Glynn (Picador)
Blessed Are the Dead, by Malla Nunn (Emily Bestler)
The Last Policeman, by Ben H. Winters (Quirk)

Best Fact Crime:
Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China, by Paul French (Penguin)
Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, by Gilbert King (Harper)
More Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers’ Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered, by D.P. Lyle (Medallion)
Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies, by Ben Macintyre (Crown)
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)

Best Critical/Biographical:
Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe: The Hard-boiled Detective Transformed, by John Paul Athanasourelis (McFarland & Company)
The Scientific Sherlock Holmes: Cracking the Case with Science and Forensics, by James O’Brien (Oxford University Press)

Best Short Story:
Iphigenia in Aulis,” by Mike Carey (in An Apple for the Creature, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner; Ace)
“Hot Sugar Blues,” by Steve Liskow (in Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance, edited by Lee Child; Mulholland)
“The Void It Often Brings With It,” by Tom Piccirilli (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine [EQMM], November 2012)
“The Unremarkable Heart,” by Karin Slaughter (in Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance)
“Still Life No. 41,” by Teresa Solana (EQMM, March/April 2012)

Best Juvenile:
Fake Mustache: Or, How Jodie O’Rodeo and Her Wonder Horse (and Some Nerdy Kid) Saved the U.S. Presidential Election from a Mad Genius Criminal Mastermind, by Tom Angleberger (Amulet)
13 Hangmen, by Art Corriveau (Amulet)
The Quick Fix, by Jack D. Ferraiolo (Amulet)
Spy School, by Stuart Gibbs (Simon & Schuster Books for
Young Readers)
Three Times Lucky, by Sheila Turnage (Dial Books for Young Readers)

Best Young Adult:
Emily’s Dress and Other Missing Things, by Kathryn Burak
(Roaring Brook Press)
The Edge of Nowhere, by Elizabeth George (Viking)
Crusher, by Niall Leonard (Delacorte BFYR)
Amelia Anne Is Dead and Gone, by Kat Rosenfield (Dutton
Children’s Books)
Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein (Hyperion)

Best Television Episode Teleplay:
“Pilot, ” Longmire, teleplay by Hunt Baldwin and John Coveny (A&E)
“Child Predator,” Elementary, teleplay by Peter Blake (CBS)
“Slaughterhouse,” Justified, teleplay by Fred Golan (Sony/FX)
A Scandal in Belgravia,” Sherlock, teleplay by Steven Moffat (BBC/Masterpiece)
“New Car Smell,” Homeland, teleplay by Meredith Stiehm (Showtime/Fox21)

Robert L. Fish Memorial Award:
“When They Are Done With Us, by Patricia Smith (in Staten Island Noir, edited by Patricia Smith; Akashic Books)

Grand Master:
Ken Follett and Margaret Maron

Raven Awards:
Oline Cogdill and Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore, San Diego and
Redondo Beach, California

Ellery Queen Award:
Johnny Temple, Akashic Books

The Simon & Schuster-Mary Higgins Clark Award:
(To be presented at the Mystery Writers of America’s Agents & Editors Party on Wednesday, May 1)

Dead Scared, by S.J. Bolton (Minotaur)
A City of Broken Glass, by Rebecca Cantrell (Forge)
The Reckoning, by Jane Casey (Minotaur)
The Other Woman, by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge)
Sleepwalker, by Wendy Corsi Staub (Harper)

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

Click here to see this year’s full list of submissions in all of the Edgar Award categories.

READ MORE:MWA Rewards Success,” by J. Kingston Pierce
(The Rap Sheet).


Andrew Nette said...

Interesting, I have not even heard of many of these books, let alone read many of them. I need to get out more.

Anonymous-9 said...

Will you be going this year Jeff? I had the pleasure/honor of attending a few years ago and it was truly extraordinary.

J. Kingston Pierce said...

I would sure love to be on hand for this year's Edgars presentations, but making a trip out to New York City in May is probably impossible. Maybe next year, or in 2015 ...