Industry News: "Edgar" Short List of Candidates & A Reading Challenge

Today’s Publishing News!

Crimespree Magazine ( announced the short list of candidates for the venerable Edgar Award. The winners will be announced April 29, 2015 at the award ceremony. It’s a big deal, this award.

As many of you know, each spring, the Mystery Writers of America present the Edgar® Awards, widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the genre,” be the stories fiction or nonfiction. And, as you might suspect, one of my faves, Mr. Stephen King, sits among an esteemed set of authors in the category for Best Novel.

Here’s the short list of books selected for this category:

What a group, right? Holy cow.

So, here’s my challenge to you, should you choose to accept…

I intend to read one of these books and finish the entire list by the 29th of April. So, who wants to join the challenge? Then, after the ceremony, we will discuss the winners–all kindnesses extended–and whether the judges were right or wrong. Of course, I’ll be rooting for Mr. King. Which begs the question, “Who will you be rooting for?”

Even if you don’t finish reading these books by the April 29th, it will still make for some great reading, won’t it?

And, don’t forget… I write books (too). 🙂

You can locate all of my books on Amazon at:

Here’s the list of 2015 Edgar Nominated Authors and links to their websites:

This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash
Wolf by Mo Hayder
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
The Final Silence by Stuart Neville
Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin 
Coptown by Karin Slaughter


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