The Edgar Award, aptly named for Edgar Allen Poe, are the most prestigious award in the Mystery genre. Announced on May 1st, I have it on good authority that most of these are available from the library right now.
Below is a list of winners and nominees for Best Novel and Best First Novel. Winners are in BOLD PRINT.
Sandrine’s Case by Thomas H. Cook
The Humans by Matt Haig
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
Standing in Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin
Until She Comes Home by Lori Roy
Best First Novel
The Resurrectionist by Matthew Guinn
Ghostman by Roger Hobbs
Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman
Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
Other categories include Paperback Original, Fact Crime, Critical/Biographical, Short Story, Juvenile, Young Adult, and TV Episode. For a full list of nominees and winners take a look at the website: http://www.theedgars.com/nominees.html.