Category Archives: Edgar Award Nominees

Potboiler by Jesse Kellerman

This is another of the nominees for the Edgar for best novel.  I had a hard time with this one.  Here is a description of the main character that is dead on: “We have a profile on you running back … Continue reading

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All I Did Was Shoot My Man by Walter Mosley

The second Edgar Award Nominee in my pile is from Walter Mosely.  This is the fourth in a series starring Private Eye Leonid McGill. Why would I ever plant false evidence on a poor woman already going to jail?  A woman … Continue reading

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The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye

One of the Edgar Nominees this year for best novel is Lyndsay Faye’s The Gods of Gotham. It is a story of the very first policemen in New York City, circa 1845.  Timothy Wilde is a newly appointed “copper star” … Continue reading

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Reading the Edgar Nominees for Best Novel

I had a Cone of Shame Moment or two when I went to see how many Edgar Award Winners I’ve read.  I will be drummed out of the Mystery Reader’s Corps if word gets out, I’m sure of it. I … Continue reading

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