Nominees announced for the 2020 Edgar® Awards

Vannessa Cronin on January 24, 2020
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This week, the Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2020 Edgar® Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, and television published or produced in 2019. The Edgar® Awards will be presented to the winners on April 30, 2020 in New York. Below, check out the list of finalists for best novel, best first novel, best paperback original, and best fact crime book (aka true crime).

Congratulations, authors, and best of luck!

Best Novel

Smoke and Ashes Smoke and Ashes by Abir Mukherjee (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Fake Like Me Fake Like Me by Barbara Bourland (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


The Stranger Diaries The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


The River The River by Peter Heller (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Good Girl, Bad Girl Good Girl, Bad Girl by Michael Robotham (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Best First Novel

My Lovely Wife My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Miracle Creek Miracle Creek by Angie Kim (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


The Good Detective The Good Detective by John McMahon (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


The Secrets We Kept The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Three-Fifths Three-Fifths by John Vercher (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


American Spy American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Best Paperback Original

Dread of Winter Dread of Winter by Susan Alice Bickford (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Freedom Road Freedom Road by William Lashner (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Blood Relations Blood Relations by Jonathan Moore (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


February’s Son February’s Son by Alan Parks (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


The Hotel Neversink The Hotel Neversink by Adam O’Fallon (Print Book | Kindle Book)


The Bird Boys The Bird Boys by Lisa Sandlin (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Best Fact Crime

The Ghosts of Eden Park The Ghosts of Eden Park by Karen Abbott (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


The Less People Know About Us The Less People Know About Us by Axton Betz-Hamilton (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


American Predator American Predator by Maureen Callahan (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Norco '80 Norco '80 by Peter Houlahan (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Indecent Advances Indecent Advances by James Polchin (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)



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