Mystery Writers of American has announced the nominees for the 2008 Edgar Allen Poe Awards, which honor the best mystery books and television productions released in 2007. The winners will be announced at a banquet on May 1 2008 at the Grand Hyatt in New York.. Here is a list of all the nominees in the books categories.


Christine Falls by Benjamin Black (Henry Holt and Company)
Priest by Ken Bruen (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon (HarperCollins)
Soul Patch by Reed Farrel Coleman (Bleak House Books)
Down River by John Hart (St. Martin’s Minotaur)


Missing Witness by Gordon Campbell (HarperCollins — William Morrow)
In the Woods by Tana French (Penguin Group — Viking)
Snitch Jacket by Christopher Goffard (The Rookery Press)
Head Games by Craig McDonald (Bleak House Books)
Pyres by Derek Nikitas (St. Martin’s Minotaur)


Queenpin by Megan Abbott (Simon & Schuster)
Blood of Paradise by David Corbett (Random House - Mortalis)
Cruel Poetry by Vicki Hendricks (Serpent’s Tail)
Robbie’s Wife by Russell Hill (Hard Case Crime)
Who is Conrad Hirst? by Kevin Wignall (Simon & Schuster)


The Birthday Party by Stanley Alpert (Penguin Group — G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F.Kennedy by Vincent Bugliosi (W.W. Norton and Company
Chasing Justice: My Story of Freeing Myself After Two Decades on Death Row for a Crime I Didn't Commit by Kerry Max Cook (HarperCollins — William Morrow)
Relentless Pursuit: A True Story of Family, Murder, and the Prosecutor Who Wouldn't Quit by Kevin Flynn (Penguin Group — G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
Sacco & Vanzetti: The Men, The Murders and the Judgment of Mankind by Bruce Watson (Penguin Group — Viking)


The Triumph of the Thriller: How Cops, Crooks and Cannibals Captured Popular Fiction by Patrick Anderson (Random House)
A Counter-History of Crime Fiction: Supernatural, Gothic, Sensational by Maurizio Ascari (Palgrave Macmillan)
Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction by Christiana Gregoriou (Palgrave Macmillan)
Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower and Charles Foley (The Penguin Press)
ChesterGould: A Daughter’s Biography of the Creator of Dick Tracy by Jean Gould O’Connell (McFarland & Company)


“The Catch” — Still Waters by Mark Ammons (Level Best Books)
“Blue Note” — Chicago Blues by Stuart M. Kaminsky (Bleak House Books)
“Hardly Knew Her” — Dead Man’s Hand by Laura Lippman (Harcourt Trade Publishers)
“The Golden Gopher” — Los Angeles Noir by Susan Straight (Akashic Books
“Uncle” — A Hell of a Woman” by Daniel Woodrell (Busted Flush Press)


The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)Shadows on Society Hill by Evelyn Coleman (American Girl Publications)
Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn (Clarion Books)
The Night Tourist by Katherine Marsh (Hyperion Books for Young Readers)
Sammy Keyes and the Wild Things by Wendelin Van Draanen (Random House Children’s Books — Alfred A. Knopf)


Rat Life by Tedd Arnold (Penguin — Dial Books for Young Readers)
Diamonds in the Shadow by Caroline B. Cooney
(Random House Children’s Books — Delacorte Press)
Touching Snow by M. Sindy Felin (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing — Atheneum Books for Young eaders)
Blood Brothers by S.A. Harazin (Random House Children’s Books — Delacorte Press)
Fragments by Jeffry W. Johnston (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing — Simon Pulse)