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Monday, June 5, 2017

2017 Edgar & Agatha Awards

Award nominees and winners are great for finding new books to try.  Below you will find finalists for both the Edgar Awards and the Agatha awards.  The winners are noted by a double asterisk.  I have reviewed two of the books here, so those have a link to my review as well.  Happy reading! 

Best Novel

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley **
What Remains of Me by Alison Gaylin
The Ex by Alafair Burke 
Where It Hurts by Reed Farrel Coleman
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Best First Novel

Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry**
The Lost Girls by Heather Young
Dancing with the Tiger by Lili Wright
The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie
IQ by Joe Ide
Dodgers by Bill Beverly

Best Paperback Original

Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty**
The 7th Canon by Robert Dugoni
Heart of Stone by James W. Ziskin
Come Twilight by Tyler Dilts
Shot in Detroit by Patricia Abbott
A Brilliant Death by Robin Yocum

The Simon & Schuster –Mary Higgins Clark Award

The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd**
Blue Moon by Wendy Corsi Staub
The Other Sister by Dianne Dixon
Quiet Neighbors: A Novel by Catriona McPherson
Say No More: A Jane Ryland Novel by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Best Juvenile

OCDaniel by Wesley King**

Best Young Adult

Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse**

Best Novel

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny**
Fogged Inn by Barbara Ross
Say No More by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron
Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson

Best First Novel

The Semester of Our Discontent by Cynthia Kuhn**
Design for Dying by Renee Patrick
Decanting a Murder by Nadine Nettman (click here for review)
Terror in Taffeta by Marla Cooper
Murder in G Major by Alexia Gordon

Best Historical Novel

The Reek of Red Herrings by Catriona McPherson**
Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson 
Delivering the Truth by Edith Maxwell 
Get Me to the Grave on Time by D. E. Ireland 
Whispers Beyond the Veil by Jessican Estevao (click here for review)

I found these listings on  
Hopefully this will provide a few new authors or books to your reading list.  Always happy to expand your TBR pile :-)

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