Fear in Writing: Edgar nominees--have you read them?

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Edgar nominees--have you read them?

I am so excited to post this year's Edgar nominees, as a writer I know through the blogging world is among them!  You've read my posts about Timothy Hallinan's great Thai novels, here and here.  And if you read my Sunday Foreign Post Roundups, you'll have seen many links to his interesting posts at the blog Murder is Everywhere.  (The latest post there, Gender is Murder, is going on this week's list.  Click here to read it now.)

Congratulations to all the nominees, but especially to Mr. Hallinan for his novel The Queen of Patpong.

Another one I must celebrate on the list is Tana French's Faithful Place.  As you know if you've been reading here long, I love French's work.  I have read all of her books, with The Likeness being my favorite.  She previously won the Edgar for Best First Novel for In the Woods--a fantastic novel of friendship, psychology, murder, and Irish society.

Congratulations to Ms. French on her latest nomination!

Here are the nominees:

Best Novel:
Best First Novel (by an American author):
Best Paperback Original:
Best Fact Crime:
Best Critical/Biographical Work:
Best Young Adult:
Best Juvenile:
Grand Master:

Congratulations to ALL the nominees!  What an accomplishment!  The winners will be announced on April 28th.

What have you read from this list?  Any in your TBR pile?


  1. Michele - Thanks for highlighting the Edgar nominees. There are some terrific novels among them, and I will be very interested to see which novels win...

  2. I've read some Harlan Coben but that's about it for this list.

  3. My votes go to The Queen of Patpong, which I reviewed, and the awesome Snow Angels.

  4. You know, I've never heard of the Edgar awards and me a great Poe fan! I will definitely check out some of those titles. Thanks for including the links...hard work much appreciated.
    Edge of Your Seat Romance

  5. I've not heard of these awards either - and sadly, I've read none of the books on the list.