The Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Awards on January 19. The Edgar Awards for 2017 are intended to honor “the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2016.” Although the award ceremony will be held on April 27, mystery fans can enjoy a complete list of nominations which includes rising stars such as Nicholas Petrie and Heather Young.
The complete list of nominees across different categories is as follows and further details about the ceremony and the awards can be accessed here.
The Ex by Alafair Burke (HarperCollins Publishers – Harper) Where It Hurts by Reed Farrel Coleman (Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam’s Sons) Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye (Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam’s Sons) What Remains of Me by Alison Gaylin (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow) Before the Fall by Noah Hawley (Hachette Book Group – Grand Central Publishing)
Best First Novel
Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry (Penguin Random House – Penguin Books) Dodgers by Bill Beverly (Crown Publishing Group) IQ by Joe Ide (Little, Brown & Company – Mulholland Books) The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie (Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam’s Sons) Dancing with the Tiger by Lili Wright (Penguin Random House –Marian Wood Book/Putnam) The Lost Girls by Heather Young (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)
Best Paperback Original
Shot in Detroit by Patricia Abbott (Polis Books) Come Twilight by Tyler Dilts (Amazon Publishing – Thomas & Mercer) The 7th Canon by Robert Dugoni (Amazon Publishing – Thomas & Mercer) Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty (Prometheus Books – Seventh Street Books) A Brilliant Death by Robin Yocum (Prometheus Books – Seventh Street Books) Heart of Stone by James W. Ziskin (Prometheus Books – Seventh Street Books)
“Oxford Girl” – Mississippi Noirby Megan Abbott (Akashic Books) “A Paler Shade of Death” – St. Louis Noir by Laura Benedict (Akashic Books) “Autumn at the Automat” – In Sunlight or in Shadow by Lawrence Block (Pegasus Books) “The Music Room” – In Sunlight or in Shadow by Stephen King (Pegasus Books) “The Crawl Space” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazineby Joyce Carol Oates (Dell Magazines)
Summerlost by Ally Condie (Penguin Young Readers Group – Dutton BFYR) OCDaniel by Wesley King (Simon & Schuster – Paula Wiseman Books) The Bad Kid by Sarah Lariviere by (Simon & Schuster – Simon & Schuster BFYR) Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand (Simon & Schuster – Simon & Schuster BFYR) Framed! by James Ponti (Simon & Schuster – Aladdin) Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry by Susan Vaught (Simon & Schuster – Paula Wiseman Books)
“Episode 1 – From the Ashes of Tragedy” – The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Teleplay by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski (FX Network) “The Abominable Bride” – Sherlock, Teleplay by Mark Gatiss & Steven Moffat (Hartswood Films/Masterpiece) “Episode 1 – Dark Road” – Vera,Teleplay by Martha Hillier (Acorn TV) “A Blade of Grass” – Penny Dreadful, Teleplay by John Logan (Showtime) “Return 0” – Person of Interest, Teleplay by Jonathan Nolan & Denise The (CBS/Warner Brothers) “The Bicameral Mind” – Westworld, Teleplay by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy (HBO/Warner Bros. Television)
Mary Higgins Clark
The Other Sister by Dianne Dixon (Sourcebooks – Sourcebooks Landmark) Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson (Llewellyn Worldwide – Midnight Ink) Say No More by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Tor/Forge Books – Forge Books) Blue Moon by Wendy Corsi Staub (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow) The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)