RARA-AVIS: Edgar Nominations

From: Sandra Ruttan (sandraruttan@gmail.com)
Date: 16 Jan 2009

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    The Rap Sheet has the complete list of Edgar Nominees at http://therapsheet.blogspot.com/2009/01/edgar-show-your-stuff.html

    Best Novel
    Missing, by Karin Alvtegen (Felony & Mayhem Press)
    Blue Heaven, by C.J. Box (St. Martin's Minotaur)
    Sins of the Assassin, by Robert Ferrigno (Scribner)
    The Price of Blood, by Declan Hughes (Morrow)
    The Night Following, by Morag Joss (Delacorte Press)
    Curse of the Spellmans, by Lisa Lutz (Simon & Schuster)

    Best First Novel by an American Author
    The Kind One, by Tom Epperson (Five Star)
    Sweetsmoke, by David Fuller (Hyperion)
    The Foreigner, by Francie Lin (Picador)
    Calumet City, by Charlie Newton (Touchstone)
    A Cure for Night, by Justin Peacock (Doubleday)

    Best Paperback Original
    The Prince of Bagram Prison, by Alex Carr (Random House Trade)
    Money Shot, by Christa Faust (Hard Case Crime)
    Enemy Combatant, by Ed Gaffney (Dell)
    China Lake, by Meg Gardiner (Obsidian Mysteries)
    The Cold Spot, by Tom Piccirilli (Bantam)

    Best Short Story
    "A Sleep Not Unlike Death," by Sean Chercover (from Hardcore Hardboiled, edited by Todd Robinson; Kensington Publishing)
    "Skin and Bones," by David Edgerley Gate (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, October 2008)
    "Scratch of a Woman," by Laura Lippman (from Hardly Knew Her; Morrow)
    "La Vie en Rose," by Dominique Mainard (from Paris Noir; edited by Aurelien Masson; Akashic Books)
    "Skinhead Central," by T. Jefferson Parker (from The Blue Religion, edited by Michael Connelly; Little, Brown)

    I haven't heard of a single title nominated under the Best First category, and it's interesting to see Money Shot up against The Cold Spot in the PBO category. Plus, is it my imagination, or is this the first year in some time that none of the "biggies" have been on the Best Novel list - no Pelecanos, Bruen, Connelly, Rankin, Lippman, Burke, etc. etc. Interesting.

    Let the debates begin...

    Cheers, Sandra

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