And the winner is… The 2012 Edgar Award Winners!

Last night was an exciting night for many writers of mystery and suspense! The 2012 Edgar Awards were announced, and I thought I’d bring you the scoop! Here are the nominees (I listed only books here, but provided links to plays and TV nominees),and the winners:

Best Novel Nominees:
The Ranger by Ace Atkins: Amazon | B&N
The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino: Amazon | B&N
1222 by Anne Holt: Amazon | B&N
Field Gray by Philip Kerr: Amazon | B&N
Gone by Mo Hayder: Amazon | B&N

And the winner is…Gone by Mo Hayder!

Best First Novel Nominees:
Red on Red by Edward Conlon: Amazon | B&N
Last to Fold by David Duffy: Amazon | B&N
All Cry Chaos by Leonard Rosen: Amazon | B&N
Purgatory Chasm by Steve Ulfelder: Amazon | B&N
Bent Road by Lori Roy: Amazon | B&N

And the winner is…Bent Road by Lori Roy!

Best Paperback Original Nominees:
The Faces of Angels by Lucretia Grindle: Amazon | B&N
The Dog Sox by Russell Hill: Amazon | B&N
Death of the Mantis by Michael Stanley: Amazon | B&N
Vienna Twilight by Frank Tallis: Amazon | B&N
The Company Man by Robert Jackson Bennett: Amazon | B&N

And the winner is…The Company Man by Robert Jackson Bennett!

Best Fact Crime Nominees:
The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars by Paul Collins: Amazon | B&N
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard: Amazon | B&N
The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge by T.J. English: Amazon | B&N
Girl, Wanted: The Chase for Sarah Pender by Steve Miller: Amazon | B&N
The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter by Mark Seal: Amazon 

And the winner is…Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard!

Best Critical Biographical Nominees:
The Tattooed Girl: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson and the Secrets Behind the Most Compelling Thrillers of our Time by Dan Burstein, Arne de Keijzer & John-Henri Holmberg: Amazon | B&N
Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making by John Curran: Amazon | B&N
On Conan Doyle: Or, the Whole Art of Storytelling by Michael Dirda: Amazon | B&N
Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film by Philippa Gates: Amazon | B&N
Scripting Hitchcock: Psycho, The Birds and Marnie by Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick: Amazon | B&N

And the winner is…On Conan Doyle: Or, the Whole Art of Storytelling by Michael Dirda!

Best Short Story Nominees:
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

And the winner is…”The Man Who Took His Hat Off to the Driver of the Train” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Peter Turnbull

Best Juvenile Nominees:
Horton Halfpott by Tom Angleberger: Amazon | B&N
It Happened on a Train by Mac Barnett: Amazon | B&N
Vanished by Sheela Chari: Amazon | B&N
Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby: Amazon | B&N
The Wizard of Dark Street by Shawn Thomas Odyssey: Amazon | B&N

And the winner is…Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby

Young Adult Nominees:
Shelter by Harlan Coben: Amazon | B&N
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson: Amazon | B&N
The Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley Mackall: Amazon | B&N
The Girl is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines: Amazon | B&N
Kill You Last by Todd Strasser: Amazon | B&N

And the winner is…The Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley Mackall

Mary Higgins Clark Nominees:
Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton: Amazon | B&N
Come and Find Me by Hallie Ephron: Amazon | B&N
Death on Tour by Janice Hamrick: Amazon | B&N
Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry: Amazon | B&N
Murder Most Persuasive by Tracy Kiely: Amazon | B&N

And the winner is…Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry!

Nominees and winners in the Plays and TV Episode categories.

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