2016 Edgar Nominees & Starred Mysteries

edgarsThe 2016 Edgar Award nominations were announced earlier this week and Macmillan has 4 contenders:

Best Novel
NIGHT LIFE by David C. Taylor

Best Critical/Biographical
THE LOST DETECTIVE: Becoming Dashiell Hammett by Nathan Ward

Mary Higgins Clark Award
A WOMAN UNKNOWN by Frances Brody

The winners will be announced on April 28.

Check out these mysteries with multiple starred reviews (you never know, they could be on a future awards list)!

VAGABOND by Gerald Seymour
A legendary spy handler is called out of retirement for the most dangerous and high-stakes operation of his career. “British spymaster Seymour delivers another first-rate effort—this one focused on an old-fashioned hero facing up to new challenges.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Seymour has created a dozen compelling, complex characters and discursively reveals what makes them tick. And along the way, he movingly sketches some of the pivotal events of twentieth-century history. Seymour’s legion of fans will love VAGABOND.” — Booklist, starred review

I AM YOUR JUDGE by Nele Neuhaus
“German author Neuhaus combines an intense hunt for a serial killer with characters that readers will care about in her superior fourth mystery featuring German detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein. Neuhaus does a superb job of portraying the search for a link between the dead women, and her willingness to let her characters make mistakes gives the plot even more plausibility.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

All the characters are well developed and refreshingly imperfect, adding real depth to what could have been just another serial-killer story. Fans of Scandinavian thrillers should take a side trip to Germany to check out this series.” — Booklist, starred review

by Keigo Higashino

Manabu Yukawa, the physicist known as “Detective Galileo,” returns in this sequel to the international bestseller THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X by LibraryReads author Higashino. “Excellent… Superb fair cluing and a nicely enigmatic lead will appeal to golden age fans.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Filled with surprises and plot twists, this complex and riveting mystery will keep readers guessing until the final page.” — Library Journal, starred review

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