Edgar Nominees Announced

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The Mystery Writers of America have announced the nominees for the 2002 Edgar Awards, the top awards for mystery authors. The Edgars will be presented at an awards ceremony at New York City's Grand Hyatt Hotel on May 2.

Among those nominated are:

Best Novel

The Judgment by D.W. Buffa (Warner Books)
Tell No One by Harlan Coben (Delacorte Press)
Money, Money, Money by Ed McBain (Simon & Schuster)
Silent Joe by T. Jefferson Parker (Hyperion)
Reflecting the Sky by S.J. Rozan (St. Martin's Minotaur)

Best First Novel by an American Author

Open Season by C.J. Box (G.P. Putnam's Sons)
Red Hook by Gabriel Cohen (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur)
Line of Vision by David Ellis (G.P. Putnam's Sons)
Gun Monkeys by Victor Gischler (Uglytown)
The Jasmine Trade by Denise Hamilton (Scribner)

Best Fact Crime

Leavenworth Train: A Fugitive's Search for Justice in the Vanishing West by Joe Jackson (Carroll & Graf)
The Wrong Man: The Final Verdict in the Dr. Sam Sheppard Murder Case by James Neff (Random House)
Dark Dreams: Sexual Violence, Homicide, and the Criminal Mind by Roy Hazelwood and Stephen G. Michaud (St. Martin's Press)
Base Instincts: What Makes Killers Kill? by Jonathan H. Pincus, M.D. (Norton)
Son of a Grifter by Kent Walker with Mike Schone (William Morrow)

Best Critical/Biographical Work

The History of Mystery by Max Allan Collins (Collectors Press)
Dashiell Hammett: A Daughter Remembers by Jo Hammett (Carroll & Graff/An Otto Penzler Book)
My Name Is Friday by Michael J. Hayde (Cumberland House)
Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett: 1921-1960, edited by Richard Layman with Julie M. Rivett (Counterpoint)
Who Was That Lady? by Jeffrey Marks (Delphi Books)
Edgar Allan Poe: A to Z by Dawn B. Sova (Checkmark Books)

Best Young Adult

Dark Secrets Don't Tell by Elizabeth Chandler (Pocket Books/Archway Paperbacks)
Death on Sacred Ground by Harriet K. Feder (Lerner Publications Co.)
Shades of Simon Gray by Joyce McDonald (Delacorte Press)
Witch Hill by Marcus Sedgwick (Delacorte Press)
The Boy in the Burning House by Tim Wynne-Jones (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Melanie Kroupa Books)

Best Juvenile

Ghost Soldier by Elaine Marie Alphin (Henry Holt)
Dangling by Lillian Eige (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum)
Ghost Sitter by Peni R. Griffin (Penguin-Putnam/Dutton)
Following Fake Man by Barbara Ware Holmes (Random House/Alfred A. Knopf)
Bug Muldoon by Paul Shipton, (Penguin-Putnam/Viking)