Overview Of 2018 Edgar Award Nominees By Mystery Writers Of America
As it’s been customary in the last few years, the Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2018 Edgar Allan Poe Awards on January 19. The Edgar Awards for 2018 are intended to honor “the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2017.”
The award ceremony will be held on April 26 at a 72nd Gala Banquet, April 26, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City, but with the list of Edgar award nominees handy, mystery fans can enjoy an impressive list of novels by rising stars such as Jordan Harper or established names such as Philip Kerr.
Note: For a complete list of Edgar award nominees in 2017, see here.
She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper (HarperCollins – Ecco) Dark Chapter by Winnie M. Li (Polis Books) Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love (Penguin Random House – Crown) Tornado Weather by Deborah E. Kennedy (Macmillan – Flatiron Books) Idaho by Emily Ruskovich (Random House)
“Spring Break” – New Haven Noir by John Crowley (Akashic Books) “Hard to Get” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Jeffery Deaver (Dell Magazines) “Ace in the Hole” – Montana Noir by Eric Heidle (Akashic Books) “A Moment of Clarity at the Waffle House” – Atlanta Noir by Kenji Jasper (Akashic Books) “Chin Yong-Yun Stays at Home” – Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine by S.J. Rozan (Dell Magazines)
The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group – Feiwel & Friends) Grit by Gillian French (HarperCollins Publishers – HarperTeen) The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak (Simon & Schuster) Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (Simon & Schuster – Atheneum Books for Young Readers) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (HarperCollins Publishers – Balzer + Bray)
Best Television Episode Teleplay
“Episode 1” – Loch Ness, Teleplay by Stephen Brady (Acorn TV) “Something Happened” – Law and Order: SVU, Teleplay by Michael Chernuchin (NBC Universal/Wolf Entertainment) “Somebody to Love” – Fargo, Teleplay by Noah Hawley (FX Networks/MGM) “Gently and the New Age” – George Gently, Teleplay by Robert Murphy (Acorn TV) “The Blanket Mire” – Vera, Teleplay by Paul Matthew Thompson & Martha Hillier (Acorn TV)
Robert L. Fish Memorial Award
“The Queen of Secrets” – New Haven Noir by Lisa D. Gray (Akashic Books)
Jane Langton William Link Peter Lovesey
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