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2015 Edgar Nominees

Mystery Writers of Americais the premier organization for mystery writers, professionals allied to the crime writing field, aspiring crime writers, and those who are devoted to the genre.

They are the sponsors of the prestigious .
First awarded in 1955, and named after Edgar Allan Poe, these awards are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America to honour the best in mystery fiction published in the past year.

Here is a selection of this year’s nominees. Check out the website for the full list.

Best Novel

This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash
Wolf by Mo Hayder
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
The Final Silence by Stuart Neville
Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin
Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:this%20dark%20road%20to%20mercy http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:wolf%20author:hayder
http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:mr%20mercedes http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:final%20silence http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:saints%20of%20the%20shadow%20bible

Best First Novel

Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman
Invisible City by Julia Dahl
The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
Bad Country by C.B. McKenzie
Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh

http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:cop%20town http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:invisible%20city
http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:life%20we%20bury http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:bad%20country%20author:mckenzie http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:shovel%20ready

Best Paperback Original

The Secret History of Las Vegas by Chris Abani

Stay With Me by Alison Gaylin

The Gone Dead Train by Lisa Turner

World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters

http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:stay%20with%20me%20author:gaylin http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:gone%20dead%20train http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:world%20of%20trouble%20author:winters

Best Fact Crime

Kitty Genovese: the murder, the bystanders, the crime that changed America by Kevin Cook
The Savage Harvest: a tale of cannibals, colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s tragic quest for primitive art by Carl Hoffman
The Other Side: a memoir by Lacy M. Johnson
Tinseltown: murder, morphine, and madness at the dawn of Hollywood by William Mann
The Mad Sculptor: the maniac, the model and the murder that shook the nation by Harold Schechter

http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:kitty%20genovese http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:savage%20harvest%20a%20tale%20of%20cannibals http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:other%20side%20a%20memoir
http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:tinseltown%20murder%20morphine http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:mad%20sculptor%20the%20maniac

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