December 20, 2014

Thrillers, Suspense Novels Dominate 2005 Edgar Nominees

By LJ Staff

The Mystery Writers of America January 30 announced the 2005 crop of Edgar Award nominees. Among the titles that made the final cut were Michael Connelly’s debut legal thriller, an edgy tale of medical suspense from Tess Gerritsen, and a gritty standalone by George Pelecanos. Other nominees are:

Best Novel

  • The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
  • Red Leaves by Thomas H. Cook (Harcourt)
  • Vanish by Tess Gerritsen (Ballantine)
  • Drama City by George Pelecanos (Little, Brown)
  • Citizen Vince by Jess Walter (Regan)

Best First Novel By An American Author

  • Die A Little by Megan Abbott (S&S)
  • Immoral by Brian Freeman (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
  • Run the Risk by Scott Frost (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
  • Hide Your Eyes by Alison Gaylin (Signet)
  • Officer Down by Theresa Schwegel (St. Martin’s Minotaur)

Best Paperback Original

  • Homicide My Own by Anne Argula (Pleasure Boat Studio)
  • The James Deans by Reed Farrel Coleman (Penguin – Plume)
  • Girl in the Glass by Jeffrey Ford (Dark Alley)
  • Kiss Her Goodbye by Allan Guthrie (Hard Case Crime)
  • Six Bad Things by Charlie Huston (Ballantine Books)

Best Fact Crime

  • Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece, by Edward Dolnick (HarperCollins)
  • The Elements of Murder: The History of Poison by John Emsley (Oxford)
  • Written in Blood by Diane Fanning (St. Martin’s True Crime)
  • True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa by Michael Finkel (HarperCollins)
  • Desire Street: A True Story of Death and Deliverance in New Orleans by Jed Horne (Farrar)

Winners in these and other categories will be named at the 60th Gala Banquet in New York City on April 27.

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