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The 2009 Edgar Award nominees


The nominees for the 2009 Edgar Awards have been announced, here are the shortlists for a few of the categories.

BEST NOVEL
Sins of the AssassinMissing by Karin Alvtegen
Blue Heaven by C.J. Box
Sins of the Assassin by Robert Ferrigno
The Price of Blood by Declan Hughes
The Night Following by Morag Joss
Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR
The Kind One by Tom Epperson
Sweetsmoke by David Fuller
The Foreigner by Francie Lin
Calumet City by Charlie Newton
A Cure for Night by Justin Peacock

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
The Prince of Bagram by Alex Carr
Money Shot by Christa Faust
Enemy Combatant by Ed Gaffney
China Lake by Meg Gardiner
The Cold Spot by Tom Piccirilli

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL
African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study by Frankie Y. Bailey
Hard-Boiled Sentimentality: The Secret History of American Crime Stories by Leonard Cassuto
Scene of the Crime: The Importance of Place in Crime and Mystery Fiction by David Geherin
The Rise of True Crime by Jean Murley
Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Companion to His Tell-Tale Stories by Dr. Harry Lee Poe

China Lake I am pulling for Meg Gardiner in the paperback race… you can read an interview I did with her right before she got her book distributed in North America.

The awards will be given out on April 30th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, you can see complete list of category shortlists here

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