2014 Edgar Allan Poe Awards Nominees

  • January 20, 2014

The Mystery Writers of America recently announced the nominees for this year's Edgar Allan Poe Awards. Winners will be named May 1, 2014, in New York City.

2014 Edgar Allan Poe Awards Nominees


  • Sandrine’s Case by Thomas H. Cook (Grove Atlantic – The Mysterious Press)
  • The Humans by Matt Haig (Simon & Schuster)
  • Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger (Simon & Schuster – Atria Books)
  • How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
  • Standing in Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin (Hachette Book Group – Reagan Arthur Books)
  • Until She Comes Home by Lori Roy (Penguin Group USA – Dutton Books)


  • The Resurrectionist by Matthew Guinn (W.W. Norton)
  • Ghostman by Roger Hobbs (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman (Minotaur Books)
  • Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews (Simon & Schuster – Scribner)
  • Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight (HarperCollins Publishers)



  • The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow Paperbacks)
  • Almost Criminal by E.R. Brown (Dundurn)
  • Joe Victim by Paul Cleave (Simon & Schuster – Atria Books)
  • Joyland by Stephen King (Hard Case Crime)
  • The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood (Penguin Group USA – Penguin Books)
  • Brilliance by Marcus Sakey (Amazon Publishing – Thomas and Mercer)


  • Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America’s First Sensational Murder Mystery by Paul Collins (Crown Trade Group)
  • Mortal Sins: Sex, Crime, and the Era of Catholic Scandal by Michael D’Antonio (Thomas Dunne Books)
  • The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness and Murder by Charles Graeber (Grand Central Publishing – Twelve)
  • The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and the Medics Behind Nazi Lines by Cate Lineberry (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown and Company)
  • The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower (Minotaur Books)



  • Maigret, Simenon and France: Social Dimensions of the Novels and Stories by Bill Alder (McFarland & Company)
  • America is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture by Erik Dussere (Oxford University Press)
  • Pimping Fictions: African American Crime Literature and the Untold Story of Black Pulp Publishing by Justin Gifford (Temple University Press)
  • Ian Fleming by Andrew Lycett (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Middlebrow Feminism in Classic British Detective Fiction by Melissa Schaub (Palgrave Macmillan)


  • “The Terminal” – Kwik Krimes by Reed Farrel Coleman (Amazon Publishing – Thomas & Mercer)
  • “So Long, Chief” – Strand Magazine by Max Allan Collins & Mickey Spillane (The Strand)
  • “The Caston Private Lending Library & Book Depository” – Bibliomysteries by John Connolly (Mysterious)
  • “There are Roads in the Water” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Tina Corey (Dell Magazines)
  • “There That Morning Sun Does Down” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Tim L. Williams (Dell Magazines)


  • Strike Three, You’re Dead by Josh Berk (Random House Children’s Books – Alfred A. Knopf BFYR)
  • Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking by Erin Dionne (Penguin Young Readers Group – Dial)
  • P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man by Caroline Lawrence  (Penguin Young Readers Group – Putnam Juvenile)
  • Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud (Disney Publishing Worldwide – Disney-Hyperion)
  • One Came Home by Amy Timberlake (Random House Children’s Books – Alfred A. Knopf BFYR)


  • All the Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry (Penguin Young Readers Group – Viking Juvenile)
  • Far Far Away by Tom McNeal (Random House Children’s Books – Alfred A. Knopf BFYR)
  • Criminal by Terra Elan McVoy (Simon & Schuster – Simon Pulse)
  • How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller (Penguin Young Readers Group – Razorbill)
  • Ketchup Clouds by Amanda Pitcher (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)


  • “Episode 3” – Luther, teleplay by Neil Cross (BBC Worldwide)
  • “Episode 1” – The Fall, teleplay by Allan Cubitt (Netflix)
  • “Legitimate Rape” – Law & Order: SVU, teleplay by Kevin Fox & Peter Blauner (NBC Universal)
  • “Variations Under Domestication” – Orphan Black, teleplay by Will Pascoe (BBC Worldwide)
  • “Pilot” – The Following, teleplay by Kevin Williamson (Fox/Warner Bros. Television)

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