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2005 Edgar Award Winners and Nominees

Best Novel


California Girl by T. Jefferson Parker

murder with roots in the sixties engages three men, childhood rivals, in a race for the truth

paperback, $7.99

Other Nominees

Evans Gate by Rhys Bowen

Welsh constable Evans Evans is finally on the verge of marriage to Bronwen

paperback, $6.99

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By a Spider's Thread by Laura Lippman

Tess Monaghan becomes involved in missing wife and children

paperback, $7.99

Remembering Sarah by Chris Mooney

A man's life takes an ugly turn when his young daughter disappears; now he believes she is still alive

paperback, $7.99

Out of the Deep I Cry by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Claire Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne investigate the disappearance of a clinic doctor

paperback, $6.99

Best First Novel


Country of Origin by Don Lee

complex novel of young woman's disappearance in Tokyo is an exploration of racial identity set against the homogeneity of Japan

trade paperback, $13.95

Other Nominees

Little Girl Lost by Richard Aleas

NY PI finds that former girlfriend became stripper and now is murder victim

paperback, $6.99

Relative Danger by Charles Benoit

rollicking, action-paced novel follows the adventures of a young man attempting to solve the mystery of his uncle's death in 1948

trade paperback, $14.95

Cloud Atlas by Liam Callanan

stirring novel, set against a magnificent Alaskan backdrop, reveals one of the most closely guarded secrets of World War II in a tale that is both a heart-quickening mystery and a unique love story.

trade paperback, $13

Tonight I Said Goodbye by Michael Koryta

Cleveland PI's hired to investigate suicide of cop and disappearance of his family

paperback, $6.99

Bahamarama by Bob Morris

long-time writer about Florida puts experience to good use in the fast moving comic thriller

paperback, $6.99

Best Paperback Original


The Confession by Domenic Stansberry

Accused of strangling his lover, a forensic psychologist goes on the run to prove his innocence

paperback, $6.99

Other Nominees

The Librarian by Larry Beinhart

perfect read, for Democrats anyway, skewers right-wing targets with abandon

trade paperback, $15.95

Into the Web by Thomas H. Cook

man returns home to care for father, becomes enmeshed in old crimes

paperback, $6.99

Dead Men Rise Up Never by Ron Faust

fast-paced Florida crime novel has ex-military investigator searching for missing heir

paperback, $6.99

Twelve Step Fandango by Chris Haslam

When a friend appears out of the blue riding a motorcycle that conceals five kilos of high-grade cocaine, Martin Brock has everything he needs to make his dreams a reality

trade paperback, $13.95

Mary Higgins Clark Award


Grave Endings by Rochelle Krich

perhaps the best of Krich's Molly Blume series is a complex tale that begins with the apparent solution to the murder, years earlier, of her best friend

paperback, $6.99

Other Nominees

Perfect Sax by Jerrilyn Farmer

party planner Madeline Bean runs across murder at music academy fundraiser

paperback, $6.99

The Drowning Tree by Carol Goodman

woman's college friend disappears after revealing shocking secrets at college reunion

trade paperback, $13.95

Scent of a Killer by Christiane Heggan

woman investigates death of her ex-husband with help of friendly PI

paperback, $6.50

Murder in a Mill Town by P.B. Ryan

Governess Nell Sweeney becomes involved in a missing persons case

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