Mystery Writers of America Announce Edgar Award Nominees

News, Edgar Awards, Ace Atkins, Mo Hayder, Keigo Higashino, Anne Holt, Philip Ke

The Mystery Writers of America have announced the nominees for the 2012 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, which honors the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television published or produced in 2011. The awards will be presented at the group's 66th annual banquet on April 26 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

The books in contention to be named the best mystery novel of the year are: 

  • The Ranger by Ace Atkins
  • Gone by Mo Hayder
  • The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
  • 1222 by Anne Holt
  • Field Gray by Philip Kerr

Martha Grimes will be named Grand Master, one of the highest honors bestowed by the MWA. A cozy writer, she's best known for her series of novels featuring Richard Jury, an inspector with Scotland Yard.

Click here to see the full list of nominees. 

Image of The Ranger (Quinn Colson Novels)
Author: Ace Atkins
Price: $18.00
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons (2011)
Binding: Hardcover, 352 pages
Image of Gone
Author: Mo Hayder
Price: $8.01
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press (2011)
Binding: Hardcover, 416 pages
Image of The Devotion of Suspect X: A Detective Galileo Novel (Detective Galileo Series)
Author: Keigo Higashino
Price: $20.27
Publisher: Minotaur Books (2011)
Binding: Hardcover, 298 pages
Image of 1222: Hanne Wilhelmsen Book Eight (A Hanne Wilhelmsen Novel)
Author: Anne Holt
Price:
Publisher: Scribner (2011)
Binding: Hardcover, 336 pages
Image of Field Gray (A Bernie Gunther Novel)
Author: Philip Kerr
Price: $17.99
Publisher: Marian Wood Books/Putnam (2011)
Binding: Hardcover, 448 pages
Rob Hart

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Rob Hart is the class director at LitReactor, as well as the publisher at MysteriousPress.com. He's the author of New Yorked, nominated for the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, as well as City of Rose and South Village. Short stories have appeared in publications like Shotgun Honey, Thuglit, Needle, Joyland, All Due Respect, and Helix Literary Magazine. Non-fiction has appeared at Salon, The Daily Beast, Birth.Movies.Death, The Literary Hub, Electric Literature, and Nailed. He lives in New York City. Find him online at www.robwhart.com

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