2019 Edgar Award Finalists for Best Mysteries

Adrian Liang on January 24, 2019
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This week the Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the Edgar Allan Poe Awards, one of the most prestigeous awards for mysteries and thrillers. The nominees are works published in 2018, and the winners will be announced on April 25, 2019.

Check out the list below for the finalists for best novel, best first novel, best paperback original, and best fact crime book (aka true crime).

Congratulations, authors!

Best Novel

The Liar's Girl The Liar's Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


House Witness House Witness by Mike Lawson (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


A Gambler's Jury A Gambler's Jury by Victor Methos (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Down the River unto the Sea Down the River unto the Sea by Walter Mosley (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Only to Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Novel Only to Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Novel by Lawrence Osborne (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


A Treacherous Curse (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery) A Treacherous Curse (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery) by Deanna Raybourn (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Best First Novel

A Knife in the Fog: A Mystery Featuring Margaret Harkness and Arthur Conan Doyle A Knife in the Fog: A Mystery Featuring Margaret Harkness and Arthur Conan Doyle by Bradley Harper (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


The Captives: A Novel The Captives: A Novel by Debra Jo Immergut (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


The Last Equation of Isaac Severy: A Novel in Clues The Last Equation of Isaac Severy: A Novel in Clues by Nova Jacobs (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Bearskin: A Novel Bearskin: A Novel by James A McLaughlin (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Where the Crawdads Sing Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Best Paperback Original

If I Die Tonight: A Novel If I Die Tonight: A Novel by Alison Gaylin (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Hiroshima Boy (The Mas Arai Mystery Series) Hiroshima Boy (The Mas Arai Mystery Series) by Naomi Hirahara (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Under a Dark Sky: A Novel Under a Dark Sky: A Novel by Lori Rader-Day (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


The Perfect Nanny: A Novel The Perfect Nanny: A Novel by Leila Slimani (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Under My Skin Under My Skin by Lisa Unger (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Best Fact Crime

Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation by Robert W. Fieseler (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Sex Money Murder: A Story of Crack, Blood, and Betrayal Sex Money Murder: A Story of Crack, Blood, and Betrayal by Jonathan Green (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure by Carl Hoffman (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


The Good Mothers: The Story of the Three Women Who Took on the World's Most Powerful Mafia The Good Mothers: The Story of the Three Women Who Took on the World's Most Powerful Mafia by Alex Perry (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)



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