2007 Edgar Nominees

The Mystery Writers of America has announced the 2007 Edgar Allan Poe Award nominees, “honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television and film published or produced in 2006.” The Edgar Awards will be presented at a banquet on April 26 in New York City.

Nominees in the “best juvenile” category are: Gilda Joyce: The Ladies of the Lake by Jennifer Allison (Penguin-Sleuth/Dutton); The Stolen Sapphire: A Samantha Mystery by Sarah Masters Buckey (American Girl); Room One: A Mystery or Two by Andrew Clements (Simon & Schuster); The Bloodwater Mysteries: Snatched by Pete Hautman & Mary Logue (Penguin-Sleuth/Putnam); The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer (Penguin-Philomel/Sleuth).

Nominees in the “best young adult” category are: The Road of the Dead by Kevin Brooks (Scholastic-The Chicken House)(excerpt); The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson (Penguin YR-Sleuth/Viking); Crunch Time by Mariah Fredericks (Simon & Schuster-Richard Jackson Books/Atheneum)(excerpt); Buried by Robin Merrow MacCready (Penguin YR-Dutton Children’s Books); The Night My Sister Went Missing by Carol Plum-Ucci (Harcourt).

Cynsational Notes

Don’t miss Bringing Mysteries Alive for Children and Young Adults by Jeanette Larson (Linworth, 2004)(recommendation).