Edgar Awards 2012

The Mystery Writers of America have announced the nominees for the 2012 Edgar Awards. These awards were established in 1946 to recognize writing achievements in the literary genre of mystery and crime.

I won’t list all the categories. You can read them all here.

Nominees for Best Novel :

Nominees for the Best Fact Crime

  • The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars by Paul Collins
  • The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge by T.J. English
  • Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
  • Girl, Wanted: The Chase for Sarah Pender by Steve Miller
  • The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter by Mark Seal

Nominees for the Best Critical / Biographical

  • The Tattooed Girl: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson and the Secrets Behind the Most Compelling Thrillers of our Time by Dan Burstein, Arne de Keijzer & John-Henri Holmberg
  • Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making by John Curran
  • On Conan Doyle: Or, the Whole Art of Storytelling by Michael Dirda
  • Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film by Philippa Gates
  • Scripting Hitchcock: Psycho, The Birds and Marnie by Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick 

Nominees for the Best Juvenile Book

  • Horton Halfpott by Tom Angleberger
  • It Happened on a Train by Mac Barnett
  • Vanished by Sheela Chari 
  • Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby 
  • The Wizard of Dark Street by Shawn Thomas Odyssey

Nominees for the Best Young Adult book

  • Shelter by Harlan Coben
  • The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
  • The Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley Mackall
  • The Girl is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines
  • Kill You Last by Todd Strasser (Egmont USA) 

The winners will be presented with their awards on 26th April 2012

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One Response to Edgar Awards 2012

  1. To have Steve Miller as nominee for “Best Fact Crime” is a rather poor choice.

    His book “Girl Wanted, the chase for Sarah Pender” is very dishonnest. There is controversy over Sarah pender’s case. However, Miller choose to make a very one sided account. he deliberatly hid important information from the reader and sometimes misquotes documents and transcripts. Truth is sometimes so bended out of shape that the story has more to do with a work of fiction.

    To hear both side of the story, you can read “debunking girl wanted at the following adress :


    Debunking Girl Wanted

    In my opinion, it would reflect on the edgar award if Miller won

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