Mysteries: The Edgar Awards 2018

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If a good whodunnit is right up your alley, you'll love the Edgar Awards list, celebrating the very best of mysteries from each year.


Abir Mukherjee
Description: Calcutta, 1919. Captain Sam Wyndham, former Scotland Yard detective, has been recruited to head up a new post in the police force. The body of a senior official has been found in a filthy sewer, and a note left in his mouth warns the British to quit India, or else. Wyndham is teamed with arrogant Inspector Digby and Sergeant Banerjee, one of the few Indians to be recruited into the new CID. The case takes them from the opulent mansions of wealthy British traders to the seedy opium dens of the city-- and puts them under pressure to solve the case before it erupts into increased violence on the streets.
Call Number: FIC Muk
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Monica Hesse
Description: The arsons started on a cold November midnight and didn't stop for months. The people of Accomack County waited to see which building would burn down next, regarding each other at first with compassion, and later suspicion. Vigilante groups sprang up, patrolling the rural Virginia coast with cameras and camouflage. Volunteer firefighters slept at their stations. The arsonist seemed to target abandoned buildings, but local police were stretched too thin to surveil them all. The hundreds of abandoned buildings were burning by the dozen. It's hard to believe today, one hundred years ago Accomack was the richest rural county in the nation. Slowly it's been drained of its industry--agriculture--as well as its wealth and population. American Fire asks what happens when a community gets left behind.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.1642 Hes
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Michael Sims
Description: As a young medical student, Arthur Conan Doyle studied in Edinburgh under the eye of a diagnostic genius, Dr. Joseph Bell. Doyle often observed Bell identifying a patient's occupation, hometown, and ailments from the smallest details of dress, gait, and speech. Although Doyle was training to be a surgeon, he was meanwhile cultivating essential knowledge that would feed his literary dreams and help him develop the most iconic detective in fiction. Michael Sims traces the development of Conan Doyle as the father of the modern mystery, from his early days in Edinburgh surrounded by poverty and violence, through his escape to University (where he gained firsthand knowledge of poisons), leading to his own medical practice in 1882. Five years later, Sherlock Holmes emerged in A Study in Scarlet. Sims shows Holmes to be a product of Doyle's varied adventures in his personal and professional life, as well as built out of the traditions of other writers--not just a skillful translator of clues, but a superhero of the mind.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 823.09 Doy
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Kirby Larson
Description: Audacity Jones and her best friend, Bimmy, are on their way to New York City, with Cypher, who is now a detective in the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, and their assignment involves Harry Houdini and the illusion he is planning--and it will take all of Audie's skills, and the help of her clever cat Min, to prevent the performance from being sabotaged.
Call Number: J FIC Lar
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Andrew Mayne
Description: Magician-turned-FBI agent Jessica Blackwood investigates a series of seemingly unrelated, but equally bizarre and sinister, crimes that lead her to the Colorado desert and a town that has, simply, disappeared. With two big cases under her belt, FBI Agent Jessica Blackwood is learning to embrace her unconventional past as the rising star in a family dynasty of illusionists. Her talent and experience endow her with a unique understanding of the power and potential of deception, and a gift for knowing when things are not always as they appear to be. Once resenting her eccentric grandfather, a brilliant magician in his own right, Jessica now sees him as a mentor and regularly seeks his advice about her work.
Call Number: FIC May
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Attica Locke
Description: When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules--a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home. When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders--a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman--have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes--and save himself in the process--before Lark's long-simmering racial fault lines erupt.
Call Number: FIC Loc
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Lawrence Patrick Jackson
Call Number: B Him
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Winnie M. Li
Description: Vivian is a cosmopolitan Taiwanese-American tourist who often escapes her busy life in London through adventure and travel. Johnny is a fifteen year old Irish teenager, growing up in a family where crime is customary, violence is necessary, and everything and anyone is yours for the taking. Their paths collide one afternoon in West Belfast, culminating in a horrific act of violence. Vivian tries to recapture the woman she was, as she struggles with a culture and judicial system that treats assault victims as less than human. Johnny flees to his transitory Irish clan, but is forced to confront the chain of events leading up to the attack. When Johnny is finally brought to reckon for his crimes, Vivian learns that justice is neither as swift nor as fair as she would hope. Told from both Vivian's and Johnny's perspectives, and inspired by true events, this novel explores how a dark chapter can irrevocably determine the shape of our lives.
Call Number: FIC Li
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Mattias Boström, Michael Gallagher
Description: Everyone knows Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created a unique literary character who has remained popular for over a century and is appreciated more than ever today. But what made this fictional character, dreamed up by a small-town English doctor in the 1880s, into such a lasting success, despite the author's own attempt to escape his invention? Mattias Bostrom recreates the full story behind the legend. From a young Arthur Conan Doyle taking notes on his medical professor's powers of observation to the modern-day fans who brainstormed the idea behind the TV program Sherlock, from the publishing world's first literary agent to the Georgian princess who showed up at the Conan Doyle estate and altered a legacy, the narrative follows the men and women who have created and perpetuated the myth. It includes tales of unexpected fortune, accidental romance, and inheritances gone awry, and tells of the actors, writers, readers, and other players who have transformed Sherlock Holmes from the gentleman amateur of the Victorian era to the odd genius of today. A celebration of the most famous detective in the world.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 823.09 Doy
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Gillian French
Description: "It's summer in rural Maine; when 17-year-old Darcy Prentiss isn't raking berries with her sister during the day, she's drinking and swimming with the boys in the quarry at night. But the fun is what's been keeping Darcy's mind off the disturbing secret she shares with Nell; the disappearance of her ex-best friend; and that hazy Fourth of July party that ended with Darcy drunk, flat on her back, and wondering how she let it get this far. Everything she has been trying to keep down comes bubbling to the surface when she is nominated to be Bay Festival Princess.
Call Number: YA FIC Fre
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Emily Ruskovich
Description: A tale told from multiple perspectives traces the complicated relationship between Ann and Wade on a rugged landscape and how they came together in the aftermath of his first wife's imprisonment for a violent murder.
Call Number: FIC Rus
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Rhys Bowen
Call Number: LP FIC ordered 041218
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 9, 2018
David Grann
Call Number: 976.6 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Brian Kelly, Cilla Ware, Stephen Brady, Chris Hurford, Laura Fraser
Description: Against the stunning landscapes of Scotland's iconic Loch Ness, local detective sergeant, Annie Redford finds herself in the midst of her first murder investigation; DCI Lauren Quigley is called in to lead the investigation, joined by forensic psychologist Blake Albrighton who believes there is more to the murder than initially meets the eye. Grief, terror, and suspicion soon shatter the town's normality.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Melissa Scrivner Love
Description: "The Crenshaw Six are a small but up-and-coming gang in South Central LA who have recently been drawn into an escalating war between rival drug cartels. To outsiders, the Crenshaw Six appear to be led by a man named Garcia. but what no one has figured out is that the gang's real leader (and secret weapon) is Garcia's girlfriend, a brilliant young woman named Lola. Lola has mastered playing the role of submissive girlfriend, and in the man's world she inhabits she is consistently underestimated. But in truth she is much, much smarter--and in many ways tougher and more ruthless--than any of the men around her, and as the gang is increasingly sucked into a world of high-stakes betrayal and brutal violence, her skills and leadership become their only hope of survival. "-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lov
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Jason Reynolds
Description: As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know. This is a Newbery honor book, a Printz honor book, and Coretta Scott King author honor book. The audiobook version of this book won an Odyssey honor.
Call Number: YA FIC Rey
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Tatiana de Rosnay, Sam Taylor
Description: "As a thirteen-year-old de Rosnay read and reread Rebecca, becoming a lifelong devotee of Du Maurier's fiction. Now de Rosnay pays homage to the writer who influenced her so deeply, following Du Maurier from a shy seven-year-old, a rebellious sixteen-year-old, a twenty-something newlywed, and finally a cantankerous old woman."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Du M
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
James Grady, Keir Graff
Description: Grady and Graff, both Montana natives, masterfully curate this collection of hard-edged Western tales.
Call Number: FIC Mon
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Kanae Minato, Philip Gabriel
Description: "The tense, chilling story of four women haunted by a childhood trauma. When they were children, Sae, Maki, Akiko and Yuko were tricked into separating from their friend Emili by a mysterious stranger. Then the unthinkable occurs: Emili is found murdered hours later. Sae, Maki, Akiko and Yuko weren't able to accurately describe the stranger's appearance to the police after the Emili's body was discovered. Asako, Emili's mother, curses the surviving girls, vowing that they will pay for her daughter's murder. Like Confessions, Kanae Minato's award-winning, internationally bestselling debut novel, PENANCE is a dark and voice-driven tale of revenge and psychological trauma that will leave readers breathless"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Min
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Philip Kerr
Call Number: FIC Ker
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Ron Corbett
Description: While working one afternoon on the Northern Divide, a young tree-marker makes a grisly discovery: in a squatters cabin near an old mill town, a family has been murdered. Detective Frank Yakabuski arrives in Ragged Lake, a nearly abandoned village, to solve the family's murder. But no one is willing to talk. With a winter storm coming, Yakabuski sequesters the locals in a fishing lodge as he investigates the area with his two junior officers. Before long, he is fighting not only to solve the crime but also to stay alive and protect the few innocents left living in the desolate woods.
Call Number: FIC Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Jordan Harper
Description: When enemies from his time in prison put a bounty on his head and target his family, Nate McClusky takes his eleven-year-old daughter Polly from in front of her school into a world of robbery, violence, and the constant threat of capture, or death.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Kevin Sands
Description: When Christopher Rowe's code-breaking uncovers the true target of an assassination attempt, he and his friends are ordered to Paris to investigate a centuries-old curse on the French throne.
Call Number: J FIC San
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Scott Bergstrom
Description: When seventeen-year-old Gwendolyn Bloom's father vanishes, she sets out across Europe under a new identity to bring him back alive, even if that means becoming as cruel as his captors.
Call Number: YA FIC Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Kathleen Kent
Description: Betty Rhyzyk, Brooklyn's toughest female police detective, relocates to rough-and-tumble Dallas, Texas, where she must contend with a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend.
Call Number: FIC Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Angie Thomas
Description: After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died. This book is the winner of the William C. Morris Award, it is also a Printz honor book, and a Coretta Scott King author honor book.
Call Number: YA FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Jason Rekulak, Griffin Newman
Description: The year is 1987 and Playboy has just published scandalous photographs of Vanna White, from the popular TV game show Wheel of Fortune. For three teenage boys, Billy, Alf, and Clark, who are desperately uneducated in the ways of women, the magazine is somewhat of a Holy Grail: priceless beyond measure and impossible to attain. So, they hatch a plan to steal it.
Call Number: FIC Rek
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Bill James, Rachel McCarthy James
Description: Between 1898 and 1912, families across the country were bludgeoned in their sleep with the blunt side of an axe. Jewelry and valuables were left in plain sight, bodies were piled together, faces covered with cloth. Some of these cases, like the Villasca, Iowa murders, received national attention. But few people believed the crimes were related. And fewer still would realize that all of these families lived within walking distance to a train station. When baseball statistician Bill James first learned about these crimes, he began to investigate others that might fit the same pattern. Applying the analytical acumen he brings to baseball analysis, he determined which crimes were committed by the same person. Then after sifting through local newspapers, court transcripts and public records, he and his daughter Rachel discovered the true identity of this monstrous criminal, and uncovered one of the deadliest serial killers in American history.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.1523 Jam
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Jeff Guinn
Call Number: LP 289.9 Gui
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Hannah Tinti
Description: "Loo is twelve when she moves back to the New England fishing village of her early youth. Her father, Hawley, finds work on the boats, while she undergoes the usual heartaches of a new kid in school. But lurking over Loo are mysteries, both of the mother who passed away, of the grandmother she's forbidden to speak to. And hurtling towards both father and daughter are the ghosts of Hawley's past. Before Loo's birth, he was a professional criminal engaged in increasingly elaborate and dangerous underworld schemes. Life on the road was harsh - Samuel Hawley took "twelve bullets" in his brutal career. The scars have healed, but there is a reckoning still to come."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tin
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Anna Mazzola
Call Number: LP FIC Maz
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Ellen Crosby
Description: "When Jamison Vaughn --Virginia real estate mogul, vineyard owner, and failed US presidential candidate --drives his gold SUV into a stone pillar at the entrance to Montgomery Estate Vineyard, Lucie Montgomery is certain the crash was deliberate. But everyone else in town is equally sure that Jamie must have lost control of the SUV on a rain-slicked country road. In spite of being saddled with massive campaign debts from the election, Jamie is seemingly the man with the perfect life. What possible reason could he have for committing suicide? Lucie soon uncovers a connection between Vaughn, his old friends (an elite group of academics), and a twenty-five year old murder of a brilliant PhD student. It turns out that this group all had motives for wanting the scientist dead, but that they were freed from suspicion when a handyman was arrested and convicted of the crime. But the more Lucie digs, the more convinced she becomes that this could be a case of wrongful conviction --possibly even a set-up."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cro
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
Deborah Elaine Kennedy
Description: "Five-year-old Daisy Gonzalez's father is always waiting for her at the bus stop. But today, he isn't, and Daisy disappears. When Daisy goes missing, nearly everyone in town suspects or knows something different about what happened. And they also know a lot about each other. The immigrants who work in the dairy farm know their employers' secrets. The hairdresser knows everything except what's happening in her own backyard. And the roadkill collector knows love and heartbreak more than anyone would ever expect.They are all connected, in ways small and profound, open and secret."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
James Ponti
Description: In Washington, D.C., twelve-year-old Florian Bates, a consulting detective for the FBI, and his best friend Margaret must uncover the truth behind a series of private middle school pranks that may or may not involve the daughter of the President of the United States.
Call Number: J FIC Pon
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2018
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A Rising Man
Abir Mukherjee
FIC Muk
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story Of New York City's Greatest Female Detective And The 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated A Nation [Large Print]
Brad Ricca
LP 363.25 Ric
American Fire: Love, Arson, And Life In A Vanishing Land
Monica Hesse
364.1642 Hes
Penance
Kanae Minato, Philip Gabriel
FIC Min
Arthur And Sherlock: Conan Doyle And The Creation Of Holmes
Michael Sims
823.09 Doy
Prussian Blue [Audiobook]
Philip Kerr
FIC Ker
Audacity Jones Steals The Show
Kirby Larson
J FIC Lar
Ragged Lake
Ron Corbett
FIC Cor
Black Fall: A Jessica Blackwood Novel
Andrew Mayne
FIC May
She Rides Shotgun
Jordan Harper
FIC Har
Bluebird, Bluebird
Attica Locke
FIC Loc
The Assassin's Curse
Kevin Sands
J FIC San
Chester B. Himes: A Biography
Lawrence Patrick Jackson
B Him
The Cruelty
Scott Bergstrom
YA FIC Ber
Dark Chapter
Winnie M. Li
FIC Li
The Dime
Kathleen Kent
FIC Ken
From Holmes To Sherlock: The Story Of The Men And Women Who Created An Icon
Mattias Boström, Michael Gallagher
823.09 Doy
The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas
YA FIC Tho
Grit
Gillian French
YA FIC Fre
The Impossible Fortress [Audiobook]
Jason Rekulak, Griffin Newman
FIC Rek
Idaho: A Novel
Emily Ruskovich
FIC Rus
The Man From The Train: The Solving Of A Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery
Bill James, Rachel McCarthy James
364.1523 Jam
In Farleigh Field [Large Print]
Rhys Bowen
LP FIC ordered 041218
The Road To Jonestown: Jim Jones And Peoples Temple [Large Print]
Jeff Guinn
LP 289.9 Gui
Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The FBI
David Grann
976.6 Gra
The Twelve Lives Of Samuel Hawley
Hannah Tinti
FIC Tin
Loch Ness: Series 1 [DVD]
Brian Kelly, Cilla Ware, Stephen Brady, Chris Hurford, Laura Fraser
Drama
The Unseeing
Anna Mazzola
LP FIC Maz
Lola: A Novel
Melissa Scrivner Love
FIC Lov
The Vineyard Victims
Ellen Crosby
FIC Cro
Long Way Down
Jason Reynolds
YA FIC Rey
Tornado Weather
Deborah Elaine Kennedy
FIC Ken
Manderley Forever
Tatiana de Rosnay, Sam Taylor
B Du M
Vanished!: A Framed! Novel
James Ponti
J FIC Pon
Montana Noir
James Grady, Keir Graff
FIC Mon