Mystery Writers of America Announces 2022 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominations

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NEW YORK, January 19, 2022

NEW YORK, January 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce, as we celebrate the 213and anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poethe nominees for the 2022 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, recognizing the best crime fiction, non-fiction and television fiction published or produced in 2021. The 76and The Annual Edgar® Awards will be celebrated on April 28, 2022 at the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square.

BEST NOVEL

The Venice sketchbook through Rhys Bowen (Amazon Publishing – Lake Union)
razor tears by SA Cosby (Macmillan Publishers – Flatiron Books)
fifth of december by James Kestrel (Hard Case Crime)
What luck through Will Leitch (HarperCollins – Harper)
No One will miss him by Kat Rosenfield (HarperCollins – William Morrow)

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR

deer season through Erin Flanagan (University of Nebraska Hurry)
never saw me coming through Vera Kurian (Harlequin Trade Editions – Park Row)
Suburban dicks through Fabien Nicieza (Penguin Random House – GP by Putnam Son)
what comes next through JoAnne Tompkins (Penguin Random House – Riverhead Books)
The damage through Caitlin Wahrer (Penguin Random House – Viking Books/Books by Pamela Dorman)

BEST POCKET ORIGINAL

Kill all your darlings through David Bell (Penguin Random House – Berkley)
The Lighthouse Witches by CJ Cooke (Penguin Random House – Berkley)
Dr. Moreau’s album through Daryl Gregoire (Tom Doherty Associates – Tordotcom)
star sign by CS O’Cinneide (Dundurn Press)
Bobby March will live forever through Alan Parks (Europa Editions – Black World)
The shape of darkness through Laura Purcell (Penguin Random House – Penguin Books)

BEST DONE CRIME

The Confidence Men: How two prisoners of war staged the most remarkable escape in history through Margalit Fox (Random House Publishing Group – Random House)

Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York through elon green (Celadon books)

Sleeper Agent: The American Atomic Spy Who Got Away through Anne Hagedorn (Simon & Schuster)

Two truths and a lie: a murder, a private detective and her quest for justice through Ellen McGarrahan (Penguin Random House – Random House)

The Dope: The True Story of Mexican Drug Trafficking through Benjamin T. Smith (WW Norton & Company)

When Evil Lived in Laurel: The “White Knights” and the Murder of Vernon Dahmer through Curtis Wilkie (WW Norton & Company

BEST CRITICISM/BIOGRAPHIC

Agatha Christie Poirot: The World’s Greatest Detective through Marc Aldridge (HarperCollins Publishers – Harper360)

The Worried Englishman: A Life of Graham Green through Richard Green (WW Norton & Company)

Tony Hillerman: A life through James McGrath Morris (University of Oklahoma Hurry)

The reason for the darkness of the night: Edgar Allan Poe and the forge of American science through John Tresch (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

The twelve lives of Alfred Hitchcock: An Anatomy of the Master of Suspense through Edward White (WW Norton & Company)

BEST SHORT STORY

“Blinded”, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine through Michael Bracken & James A. Hearn (Dell Reviews)
“The Vermeer Conspiracy”, Midnight Hour by VM Burns (Crooked Lane Books)
“Lucky Thirteen”, the midnight hour through Tracy Clark (Crooked Lane Books)
“The road to Hana“, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine by RT Lawton (Dell Reviews)
“The Closed Room Library”, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine through Gigi Pandian (Dell Reviews)
“The Oblivion Black”, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine through Cornell Woolrich (Dell Reviews)

BEST JUVENILE

cold-blooded myrtle through Elizabeth C. Bunce (Workman Publishing – Algonquin Young Readers)
Hidden through Christina Diaz Gonzalez (Scholastic – Scholastic Press)
Aggie Morton Mystery Queen: Dead Man in the Garden through Marthe Jocelyne (Penguin Random House Canada – Tundra Books)
Kidnap on the California Comet: Adventures on Trains #2 by MG Leonard & Sam Sedgman (Macmillan Children’s Publishing – Feiwell & Friends)
Rescue through Jennifer A. Nielsen (Scholastic – Scholastic Press)

BEST YOUNG ADULT

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (Macmillan Children’s Publishing – Feiwel & Friends)
Daughter of the Fire Keeper through Angeline Boulley (Macmillan Children’s Editions – Henry Holt and BFYR Company)
When you look like us through Pamela N. Harris (HarperCollins – Quill Tree Books)
The Forest of Stolen Girls through June time (Macmillan Children’s Books – Feiwel & Friends)
The girls I’ve been through Tess Sharp (Penguin Young Readers – GP by Putnam Son BFYR)

BEST EPISODE OF TELEPLAY TELEVISION

“Dog Day Morning” – The Mysteries of Broken Words, Written by Tim Balme (AcornTV)
“Episode 1” – The Beast Must Die, Written by Gaby Chiappe (AMC+)
“Men are miserable things” – The North Water Written by Andrew Haight (AMC+)
“Happy Families” – Midsomer MurdersWritten by Nicholas Hicks-Beach (AcornTV)
“Boots on the Ground” – Narcos: MexicoWritten by Iturri Sosa (Netflix)

ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD

“Analog”, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine through Rob Osler (Dell Reviews)

THE SIMON & SCHUSTER MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD

Miss’s Secret Life Mary Benet through Catherine Cowley (Tule Editions – Mystery Tule)
ruby red herringthrough Tracy Gardner (Crooked Lane Books)
Clark and Division through Naomi Hirahara (Soho Press – Soho Crime)
The sign of death through callie huton (Crooked Lane Books)
Chapter and Curse through Elizabeth Penney (Saint-Martin paperbacks)

THE GP PUTNAM’S SON SUE GRAFTON MEMORIAL AWARD

Dual socket through Elizabeth Breck (Crooked Lane Books)
runner through Tracy Clark (Kensington Books)
Shadow Hill through Thomas Kies (Sourcebooks – Poisoned Pen Press)
Sleep well, Mrs through Kwei Quartey (Soho Press – Soho Crime)
family affair by SJ Rozan (Pegasus Books – Pegasus Crime)

SPECIAL PRICES

GRAND MASTER

Laurie R. King

RAVEN AWARD

Lesa Holstin – Lesa’s book reviews; Library Journal Editor

ELLERY QUEEN AWARD

Juliet Grames – Soho Books

The Edgar Awards, or “Edgars” as they are commonly known, are named after MWA’s patron saint. Edgar Allan Poe and are presented to authors of distinguished works in various categories. MWA is the premier organization for crime writers, professionals allied to the field of crime writing, aspiring crime writers, and those dedicated to the genre. The organization has some 3,000 members, including authors of fiction and non-fiction books, screenwriters and television screenwriters, as well as editors, publishers and literary agents.

Mystery Writers of America would like to emphasize our commitment to diversity and fairness in judging the Edgar Awards. Judges are selected from each region of the country, each sub-category of our gender and each demographic group to ensure fairness and impartiality.

The EDGAR (and logo) are registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office by Mystery Writers of America, Inc.

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