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2013 Edgar Award Nominees Announced

By January 16, 2013

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The Edgar Award statue, coveted by mystery writersThe Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for their annual Edgar Awards today.

Those works honored with a nomination include Gillian's Flynn's hit Gone Girl (Crown Publishers), which will be vying for Best Novel with books by crime stars like Dennis Lehane and Walter Mosley. Other mystery veterans who make an appearance in the nominations include Elizabeth George and Otto Penzler.

Newbies include Chris Pavone for The Expats (Crown Publishers) and Susan Elia MacNeal for Mr. Churchill's Secretary (Random House Publishing - Bantam Books), who be among those vying for Best First Novel. In the TV Episode Teleplay category, Hunt Baldwin and John Coveny's Longmire pilot (based on the Penguin mystery book series by Craig Johnson's mystery series) will compete with episodes from Justified, Sherlock, Elementary, and Homeland--Sir Arthur Conan Doyle apparently has two shots at taking the category.

The Edgar Allen Poe statues will be presented in a wide variety of categories at the annual Edgar Awards Banquet on May 2, where the Grandmaster honors will be shared by Ken Follett and Margaret Maron.

For more:

Read about the Edgar Awards history and full list of categories and about the history and role of the Edgar Awards Grandmaster.

Read the full list of 2013 Edgar Award nominees.

Read the nominees and winners of the 2012 Edgar Awards.

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