CODE NAME VERITY Nominated for an Edgar

Code Name Verity  Gone Girl  Sunset

Nominations for the Edgar Awards were released yesterday. One of the buzz books for the upcoming ALA Printz Award, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Disney/Hyperion) is up for an Edgar in the YA category.

A title that has been at the top of best seller lists for many months, Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn (RH/Crown), is one of seven nominees for Best Novel. A lesser-know title, Sunset by Al Lamanda (Gale Cengage Learning – Five Star), is the only nominee in that category that is not published by a major New York house.

Brooklyn NoirAlthough the awards are dominated by the larger houses, smaller publishers are also recognized. The previously announced Ellery Queen Award, which honors outstanding people in the mystery publishing industry, goes to Johnny Temple of Brooklyn’s Akashic Books, for the Noir Series, anthologies of short stories about a particular city. Brooklyn Noir was the first (of course). It’s been followed by over 50 more, making it, in the words of the judges, “an important presence in the mystery community.”

The awards will be presented on May 2, 2013 at an event at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. It will be presided over by this year’s Grand Masters, Ken Follett and Margaret Maron.

After the junp, the nominees for the book categories (the Edgars also gives awards for short stories and TV screenplays; the full list here).

Click to download a spreadsheet with ordering information, including audio, large print and paperback formats.


The Lost Ones by Ace Atkins (Penguin/Putnam)

The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye (Penguin/Putnam)

Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn (RH/Crown) — In 2007, Sharp Objects was shortlisted for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar for Best First Novel by an American Writer

Potboiler by Jesse Kellerman (Penguin/Putnam)

Sunset by Al Lamanda (Gale Cengage Learning – Five Star)

Live by Night by Dennis Lehane (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)

All I Did Was Shoot My Man by Walter Mosley (Penguin/Riverhead)


The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay (RH/Ballantine)

Don’t Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman (Macmillan/Minotaur – Thomas Dunne Books)

Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal (RH/Bantam Pbk Original)

The Expats by Chris Pavone (RHCrown)

The 500 by Matthew Quirk (Hachette/Little, Brown – Reagan Arthur)

Black Fridays by Michael Sears (Penguin Group USA – G.P. Putnam’s Sons)


Complication by Isaac Adamson (Soft Skull Press)

Whiplash River by Lou Berney (HarperCollins/Morrow Paperbacks)

Bloodland by Alan Glynn (Macmillan/Picador)

Blessed are the Dead by Malla Nunn (S& S/Atria Books – Emily Bestler Books)

The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books)


Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French (Penguin)

Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King (Harper)

More Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers’ Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered by D.P. Lyle, MD (Medallion Press)

Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre (RH/Crown)

The People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo – and the Evil that Swallowed Her Up by Richard Lloyd Parry (Macmillan/ FSG)



Fake Mustache: Or, How Jodie O’Rodeo and Her Wonder Horse (and Some Nerdy Kid) Saved the U.S. Presidential Election from a Mad Genius Criminal Mastermind by Tom Angleberger (Abrams – Amulet Books)

13 Hangmen by Art Corriveau (Abrams – Amulet Books)

The Quick Fix by Jack D. Ferraiolo (Abrams – Amulet Books)

Spy School by Stuart Gibbs (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage (Penguin/Dial Books for Young Readers)


Emily’s Dress and Other Missing Things by Kathryn Burak (Macmillan/Roaring Brook)

The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George (Penguin Young Readers Group – Viking)

Crusher by Niall Leonard (Random House Children’s Books – Delacorte BFYR)

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield (Penguin/Dutton Children’s Books)

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Disney/Hyperion)


(Presented at MWA’s Agents & Editors Party on Wednesday, May 1, 2013)

Dead Scared by S.J. Bolton (Macmillan/Minotaur)

A City of Broken Glass by Rebecca Cantrell (Macmillan/Forge)

The Reckoning by Jane Casey (Macmillan/Minotaur)

The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Macmillan/Forge)

Sleepwalker by Wendy Corsi Staub (Harper)

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