Finias Guide to
the Mystery Novel

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Mystery reviews

2005 Edgar Winner for Best Novel:
California Girl by T. Jefferson Parker (William Morrow)
Best Novel Nominees
    Evan's Gate by Rhys Bowen (St. Martin's Minotaur)
    By a Spider's Thread by Laura Lippman (William Morrow)
    Remembering Sarah by Chris Mooney (Atria Books)
    Out of the Deep I Cry by Julia Spencer-Fleming (St. Martin's Minotaur)

2003 Winter and Night by S. J. Rozan
2002 Silent Joe by T. Jefferson Parker
2001 The Bottoms by Joe R. Lansdale
2000  Bones, by Jan Burke
1999  Mr. White's Confession by Robert Clark
1998 Cimarron Rose (Hyperion) by James Lee Burke
Best Novel Nominees
    Deborah Crombie  Dreaming of the Bones (Avon)
    Bill Pronzini  A Wasteland of Strangers (Walker)
    Ian Rankin  Black and Blue (St. Martin's Press)
    Mark T. Sullivan  The Purification Ceremony (Avon)

Best Paperback Original
Charm City (Avon)  by Laura Lippman
Susan Rogers Cooper Home Again, Home Again (Avon)
Margaret Frazer  The Prioress' Tale (Berkley Prime Crime)
Stuart M Kaminsky  Tarnished Icons (Ivy Books)
Gloria White  Sunset and Santiago (Dell)

1998 Agatha Nomination for Best Novel:

Best Novel
The Devil in Music (Viking)  Kate Ross
Best Novel Nominees
Jan Burke  Hocus (Simon & Schuster)
Deborah Crombie  Dreaming Of The Bones (Scribner)
Earlene Fowler  Goose In A Pond (Berkley)
Elizabeth Peters  Seeing A Large Cat (Warner)

1997 Anthony Award Winners & Nominees

Best Novel
Michael Connelly The Poet (Little Brown)
Best Novel Nominees
Nevada Barr  Firestorm (Avon)
Linda Grant  Lethal Genes (Scribner)
Margaret Lawrence  Hearts and Bones (Avon)
Alan Russell  Blue Lonesome (Multiple Wounds)

Best Paperback Original
Terris McMahon Grimes    Somebody Else's Child (Onyx)
Best Paperback Original Nominees
Harlan Coben   Fade Away (Dell)
Teri Holbrook   The Grass Widow (Bantam)
Susan Wade  Walking Rain (Bantam)
Steven Womack  Chain of Fools (Ballantine)

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