Friday, April 27, 2012

Edgar Award Winners Announced

2012 Edgar Award Winners were announced Thursday, April 26 by the Mystery Writers of America.  Below are the nominees and the winner for the Best Mystery Novel for 2012.  You may find other category nominees and winners by clicking here.  

Be sure to place your requests for these award winning mystery titles today by clicking on the titles.

Gone by Mo Hayder  2012 WINNER
Investigating a serial carjacker whose actual targets are young children in back seats, Jack Caffery teams up once again with police diver Sergeant Flea Marley, whose life is endangered by a discovery in an abandoned, half-submerged tunnel.

1222 by Jane Holt
From Norway's bestselling crime writer comes a suspenseful locked-room mystery set in an isolated hotel where guests who are stranded during a monumental snowstorm begin turning up dead.

The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
Yasuko Hanaoka thought she had escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day, the situation quickly escalates and Togashi ends up dead. Yasuko's next-door-neighbor Ishigami offers his help, not only disposing of the body, but plotting the cover-up as well. 

Field Gray by Philip Kerr
While working for a crime boss in Cuba, Bernie Gunther is swept away to Germany as bait to catch Eric Mielke, the East German head of the dangerous Stasi (state security agency).  Part mystery, part war novel, this title is the latest in the Bernie Gunther series.

The Ranger by Ace Atkins
Army Ranger Quinn Colson of Alabama returns from Afghanistan to a place overrun by corruption. He finds his uncle, the county sheriff, dead by suicide, but others whisper murder. In the days that follow, it will be up to Quinn to discover the truth, not only about his uncle, but about his family, his friends, his town, and not least about himself. And once the truth is discovered, there is no turning back.


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