The Mystery Writers of America announced the finalists for Edgar Awards, which include authors SA Cosby, Will Leitch and Elon Green in the running for the prestigious literary awards.
Cosby has been nominated in the Best Novel category for razor tears, who was previously a finalist for Book of the Month’s Book of the Year honors. Also named finalists in the category were Leitch for How happyKat Rosenfield for No one will miss herRhys Bowen for The sketchbook of Veniceand James Kestrel for December five†
green’s Last call was nominated in the Best Crime Facts category, along with Margalit Fox’s The confidantsAnn Hagedorn’s sleep agentEllen McGarrahan’s Two truths and a lieBenjamin T. Smith’s The Dopeand Curtis Wilkie’s When Evil Lived in Laurel†
The finalists for the best first novel by an American author were Erin Flanagan deer seasonVera Kurian’s I never saw it comingFabian Nicieza’s Suburban CocksJoanne Tompkins’ What comes after?and Caitlin Wahrer’s The damage†
Nominated for Best Paperback Originals Kill all your darlings by David Bell, The Lighthouse Witches by CJ Cooke, The album of dr. moreau by Daryl Gregory, Zodiac sign by CS O’Cinneide, Bobby March will live forever by Alan Parks, and The shape of darkness by Laura Purcell.
The winners of the awards will be announced on April 28 at a ceremony in New York. A full list of finalists is available here†
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and a regular contributor to NPR.