Thursday, January 19, 2012

2012 Edgar Nominations

As someone who has been absent from Crime Fiction for over a year it is not surprising that most of the books nominated are unknown to me. Still Edgar nominations are an exciting time. There always a number of books that I try/want/need to seek out.

Of all the nominees I am happiest to see Ace Atkins nominated for Best Novel. I've read Mr. Atkins from the beginning. I have three/four books in front of me, but I would love to catch up with Mr. Atkins work. It sounds like a nice way to spend the early part of Spring.

Awards will be handed out in late April. I'll try not to embarrass myself with this year's predictions.   


BEST NOVEL
THE RANGER - Ace Atkins -Penguin Group USA – G.P. Putnam’s Sons
GONE - Mo Hayder -Grove/Atlantic – Atlantic Monthly Press
THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X - Keigo Higashino -Minotaur Books
1222 - Anne Holt -Simon and Schuster - Scribner
FIELD GRAY - Philip Kerr -Penguin Group USA - G.P. Putnam’s Sons – Marion Wood Books

BEST FIRST NOVEL - AN AMERICAN AUTHOR
RED ON RED - Edward Conlon - Random House Publishing Group – Spiegel and Grau
LAST TO FOLD - David Duffy - Thomas Dunne Books
ALL CRY CHAOS - Leonard Rosen - The Permanent Press
BENT ROAD - Lori Roy - Penguin Group USA - Dutton
PURGATORY CHASM - Steve Ulfelder - Minotaur Books – Thomas Dunne Books

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
THE COMPANY MAN - Robert Jackson Bennett - Hachette Book Group – Orbit Books
THE FACES OF ANGELES - Lucretia Grindle - Felony and Mayhem Press
THE DOG SOX - Russell Hill -Pleasure Boat Studio – Caravel Mystery Books
DEATH OF THE MANTIS - Michael Stanley - HarperCollins Publishers – Harper Paperbacks
VIENNA TWILIGHT - Frank Tallis - Random House Trade Paperbacks

BEST FACT CRIME
THE MURDER OF THE CENTURY: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked the
Tabloid Wars - Paul Collins -Crown Publishing
THE SAVAGE CITY: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge - T.J. English -HarperCollins – William Morrow
DESTINY OF THE REPUBLIC: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President - Candice Millard - Random House - Doubleday
GIRL, WANTED: The Chase for Sarah Pender - Steve Miller - Penguin Group USA - Berkley
THE MAN IN THE ROCKEFELLER SUIT: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter - Mark Seal - Penguin Group USA - Viking

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL
THE TATTOOED GIRL: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson and the Secrets Behind the Most Compelling Thrillers of our Time - Dan Burstein, Arne de Keijzer and John-Henri Holmberg - St. Martin’s Griffin
AGATHA CHRISTIE: Murder in the Making - John Curran - HarperCollins
ON CONAN DOYLE: Or, the Whole Art of Storytelling - Michael Dirda - Princeton University Press
DETECTING WOMEN: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film - Philippa Gates - SUNY Press
SCRIPTING HITCHCOCK: Psycho, The Birds and Marnie - Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick -University of Illinois Press

BEST SHORT STORY
"MARLEY'S REVOLUTION" – Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine - John C.Boland - Dell Magazines
"TOMORROW'S DEAD" – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine - David Dean - Dell Magazines
"THE ADAKIAN EAGLE” – Down These Strange Streets - Bradley Denton -Penguin Group USA – Ace Books
"LORD JOHN AND THE PLAGUED OF THE ZOMBIES" – Down These Strange Streets
- Diana Gabaldon - Penguin Group USA – Ace Books
"THE CASE OF DEATH AND HONEY" – A Study in Sherlock - Neil Gaiman -Random House Publishing Group – Bantam Books
“THE MAN WHO TOOK OF HIS HAT OFF TO THE THE DRIVER OF THE TRAIN” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine - Peter Turnbull -Dell Magazines

BEST JUVENILE
HORTON HALFPOTT - Tom Angleberger -Abrams – Amulet Books
IT HAPPENED ON A TRAIN - Mac Barnett -Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
VANISHED - Sheela Chari -Disney Book Group – Disney Hyperion
ICEFALL - Matthew J. Kirby - Scholastic Press
THE WIZARD OF DARK STREET - Shawn Thomas Odyssey - Egmont USA

BEST YOUNG ADULT
SHELTER - Harlan Coben -Penguin Young Readers Group – G.P. Putnam’s Sons
THE NAME OF THE STAR - Maureen Johnson - Penguin Young Readers Group – G.P. Putnam’s Sons
THE SILENCE OF MURDER - Dandi Daley Mackall - Random House Children’s Books – Knopf BFYR
THE GIRL IS MURDER - Kathryn Miller Haines -Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group – Roaring Creek Press
KILL YOU LAST - Todd Strasser - Egmont USA

BEST PLAY
Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club - Jeffrey Hatcher - Arizona Theatre Company, Phoenix, AZ
The Game’s Afoot - Ken Ludwig - Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH

BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY
“INNOCENCE” – Blue Bloods, Teleplay - Siobhanbyrne O’Connor - CBS Productions
“THE LIFE INSIDE” – Justified, Teleplay - Benjamin Cavell - FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television
“Part 1” – Whitechapel, Teleplay - Ben Court and Caroline Ip -BBC America
“Pilot” – Homeland, Teleplay - Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff - Showtime
“Mask” – Law and Order: SVU, Teleplay - Speed Weed -Wolf Films/Universal Media Studios

ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD
"A Good Man of Business" – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
- David Ingram -Dell Magazines

GRAND MASTER
Martha Grimes

RAVEN AWARDS
M is for Mystery Bookstore, San Mateo, CA
Molly Weston, Meritorious Mysteries

ELLERY QUEEN AWARD
Joe Meyers of the Connecticut Post/Hearst Media News Group

THE SIMON AND SCHUSTER - MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD
Now You See Me - S.J. Bolton -Minotaur Books
Come and Find Me - Hallie Ephron - HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow
Death on Tour - Janice Hamrick - Minotaur Books
Learning to Swim - Sara J. Henry -Crown Publishing Group
Murder Most Persuasive - Tracy Kiely - Minotaur Books – Thomas Dunne Books

2 comments:

Bruno said...
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Bruno said...

Steve Miller's nomination for "Best Fact crime" is a shame.

His Book, "Girl Wanted, the chase for Sarah Pender", is written in a dishonest manner, with little respect for the reader.

He deliberatly misquotes some documents and hides key information to the reader, skipping on many controversial aspects of the case.

People who want to know more about this can read "Debunking girl wanted" :

Debunking Girl Wanted

Thanks for reading both side of the story