The 2016 Edgar Award nominations were announced earlier this week and Macmillan has 4 contenders:
NIGHT LIFE by David C. Taylor
THE LOST DETECTIVE: Becoming Dashiell Hammett by Nathan Ward
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
A MIDSUMMER’S EQUATION 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