Great mysteries

Are you looking for a great mystery?  Every year the Mystery Writers of America honors the best mystery fiction, non-fiction, and television with its Edgar Allan Poe Awards.  The 2013 nominees for Best Novel are:

The lost ones / Ace Atkins

The lost ones / Ace Atkins

Newly-elected Tibbehah County sheriff Quinn Colson investigates an old friend's gun sales when stolen military rifles are found in the possession of a Mexican drug gang, a case that is complicated by his discovery of a black market baby adoption ring.

 

The gods of Gotham [electronic resource] : a novel / Lyndsay Faye

The gods of Gotham : a novel / Lyndsay Faye

New York City . 1845.  Timothy Wilde, a member of the newly formed NYPD, finds a girl covered head to toe in blood on his nightly rounds.

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Gone girl : a novel / Gillian Flynn

Gone girl : a novel / Gillian Flynn

When a beautiful woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage and a mysterious illness; while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred.

Potboiler / Jesse Kellerman

Potboiler / Jesse Kellerman

Torn between envy and grief when his oldest friend dies, college professor Arthur struggles with his failed ambitions while reflecting on his late friend's successes and marriage to a woman Arthur loves, with whom he reconnects over a series of surreal events.

Sunset / Al Lamanda

Sunset / Al Lamanda

A former police officer sunk in the depths of despair is rescued by the mob boss he thinks had his wife killed.

Live by night / Dennis Lehane

Live by night / Dennis Lehane

In 1926, during the Prohibition, Joe Coughlin defies his strict law-and-order upbringing by climbing a ladder of organized crime that takes him from Boston to Cuba where he encounters a dangerous cast of characters who are all fighting for their piece of the American dream.

All I did was shoot my man / Walter Mosley

All I did was shoot my man / Walter Mosley

When Zella Grisham is accused of both shooting her boyfriend and stealing more than six million dollars from the Rutgers Assurance Corp., Leonid McGill investigates, while his own family life begins to unravel around him.

 

  Click here for a list of all the nominees.  The winners will be announced on May 2, 1913.

 

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