Yesterday the Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2017 Edgar Allen Poe Awards, which honors the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, and television published or produced in 2016. We are very proud that many HarperCollins titles are on the list:
The Ex by Alafair Burke: In this breakout standalone novel of suspense in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on a Train, a woman agrees to help an old boyfriend who has been framed for murder—but begins to suspect that she is the one being manipulated.
What Remains of Me by Alison Gaylin: The USA Today bestselling author of the Brenna Spector series returns with her most ambitious book to date, a spellbinding novel of psychological suspense, set in the glamorous, wealthy world of Hollywood—a darkly imaginative and atmospheric tale of revenge and betrayal, presumed guilt and innocence lost, dirty secrets and family ties.
Best First Novel by an American Author:
The Lost Girls by Heather Young: A stunning debut novel that examines the price of loyalty, the burden of regret, the meaning of salvation, and the sacrifices we make for those we love, told in the voices of two unforgettable women linked by a decades-old family mystery at a picturesque lake house.
Best Fact Crime:
The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle that Brought Down the Klan by Laurence Leamer: The New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history—the Ku Klux Klan.
Mary Higgins Clark Award:
Blue Moon by Wendy Corsi Staub: New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub returns to Mundy's Landing—a small town where bygone bloodshed has become big business.
The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd: World War I battlefield nurse Bess Crawford goes to dangerous lengths to investigate a wounded soldier’s background—and uncover his true loyalties—in this thrilling and atmospheric entry in the bestselling “vivid period mystery series” (New York Times Book Review).
Congratulations to all the nominees! Winners will be announced April 27, so stay tuned!