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Make It A Murder Mystery Month With The Edgar Award Nominees

Although Norwegians have a tradition for Easter crime readings called Påskekrim, the whole month of April might be considered the month of murder mystery books. If you're a fan of untangling the murder, there's always a new book on the way with a bloody crime scene. But still, sometimes you need a hint what to read next, and The Edgar Allan Poe Award nominees are the perfect ones.

The Mystery Writers of America have already announced their nominations for this year's Edgar Awards, so there's a number of gripping novels for your attention.

Best Novel nominations:

  • Flags on the Bayou by James Lee Burke

  • All the Sinners Bleed by S.A. Cosby

  • The Madwomen of Paris by Jennifer Cody Epstein

  • Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll

  • An Honest Man by Michael Koryta

  • The River We Remember by William Kent Krueger

  • Crook Manifesto by Colson Whitehead

Best Paperback Original nominations:

  • Boomtown by A.F. Carter

  • Hide by Tracy Clark

  • The Taken Ones by Jess Lourey

  • Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto

  • Lowdown Road by Scott Von Doviak

See the complete list of nominations here.

The winners in each category of the Edgar awards will be announced already on May 1.


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