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News Fri Feb 27 2009

Local Edgar Award Nominees

It is awards season, and the nominees for the 2009 Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America were recently announced. Chicago is overflowing with talented mystery and crime novelists, so it is no surprise to see local authors represented among the finalists. Some of them include:

Best First Novel
Calumet City by Charlie Newton

Best Short Story
"A Sleep Not Unlike Death" by Sean Chercover
"Scratch a Woman" by Laura Lippman

Best Play
The Ballad of Emmett Till by Ifa Bayeza

And, also of interest to Chicagoans is For The Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb and the Murder that Shocked Chicago by Simon Baatz, nominated for Best Fact Crime.

The winners will be announced on April 30. Good luck everyone!

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Julie / March 6, 2009 4:00 PM

I'd be interested to know what publisher each of these books is from. Are the books all from Chicago writers but not necessarily Chicago publishers?

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