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Edgar Awards 2019 Winners!!

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Article by Louise Phillips © 1 May 2019.
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The Edgar Award Winners and Nominees 2019 are as follows!!

Best Novel

               


The Liar’s Girl
 by Catherine Ryan Howard (Blackstone Publishing)
House Witness by Mike Lawson (Grove Atlantic – Atlantic Monthly Press)
A Gambler’s Jury by Victor Methos (Amazon Publishing – Thomas & Mercer)
Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley (Hachette Book Group – Mulholland)
Only to Sleep by Lawrence Osborne(Penguin Random House – Hogarth)
A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn (Penguin Random House – Berkley)

Winner: Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley (Hachette Book Group – Mulholland)

Best First Novel

        


A Knife in the Fog
 by Bradley Harper (Seventh Street Books)
The Captives by Debra Jo Immergut (HarperCollins Publishers – Ecco)
The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs (Simon & Schuster – Touchstone)
Bearskin by James A. McLaughlin (HarperCollins Publishers – Ecco)

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

Winner: Bearskin by James A. McLaughlin (HarperCollins Publishers – Ecco)

Best Paperback Original

        


If I Die Tonight
 by Alison Gaylin (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)
Hiroshima Boy by Naomi Hirahara (Prospect Park Books)
Under a Dark Sky by Lori Rader-Day (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)
The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani(Penguin Random House – Penguin Books)

Under My Skin by Lisa Unger (Harlequin – Park Row Books

Winner: If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)

Best Fact Crime

          

 

Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation
by Robert W. Fieseler (W.W. Norton & Company – Liveright)

Sex Money Murder: A Story of Crack, Blood, and Betrayal
by Jonathan Green (W.W. Norton & Company)
The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure
by Carl Hoffman (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)
The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
by Kirk Wallace Johnson (Penguin Random House – Viking)
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
by Michelle McNamara (HarperCollins Publishers – Harper)

The Good Mothers: The True Story of the Women Who Took on the World’s Most Powerful Mafia
by Alex Perry (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)Winner: Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation

Best Critical/Biographical

        

 

The Metaphysical Mysteries of G.K. Chesterton: A Critical Study of the Father Brown Stories and Other Detective Fiction
by Laird R. Blackwell (McFarland Publishing)
Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession
by Alice Bolin (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow Paperbacks)
Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s 
by Leslie S. Klinger (Pegasus Books)

Mark X: Who Killed Huck Finn’s Father? by Yasuhiro Takeuchi (Taylor & Francis – Routledge)
Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life by Laura Thompson (Pegasus Books)

Winner: Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s 

 

Mary Higgins Clark

        

A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks (Minotaur Books)

A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder by Dianne Freeman (Kensington Publishing)
Bone on Bone by Julia Keller (Minotaur Books)
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey (Soho Press – Soho Crime)
A Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier(Minotaur Books)

Winner: The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey (Soho Press – Soho Crime)

For details of all categories visit HERE

 


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LOUISE PHILLIPS is the author of four bestselling psychological crime thrillers. Her debut novel RED RIBBONS, and her subsequent novels, THE DOLL’S HOUSE, LAST KISS and THE GAME CHANGER, were each nominated for Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year. She won the award in 2013. Louise’s work has formed part of many literary anthologies, and she has won both the Jonathan Swift Award and the Irish Writers’ Centre Lonely Voice platform, along with being shortlisted for the Molly Keane Memorial Award, Bridport UK, and many others. In 2015, she was awarded a writing residency at Cill Rialaig Artist retreat and she was also a judge on the Irish panel for the EU Literary Award. In 2016, she was longlisted for the prestigious CWA Dagger in the Library Award, and her first two novels, RED RIBBONS and THE DOLL'S HOUSE, were published in the US. She has recently been awarded an Arts Bursary for Literature from the Arts Council of Ireland, and is currently working on her latest novel, which is set in the US. Louise Phillips is the crime writing mastermind behind writing.ie's Crime Scene blog.

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