The Edgar Awards
Nominations for The Edgar Awards were announced in February. The awards, named in honor of Edgar Allan Poe, are presented by the Mystery Writers of America for distinguished achievement in the mystery genre. Edgar Allan Poe was a novelist, critic, short story writer, and poet. His fiction is characterized by psychological intensity and a feeling of impenetrable enigma. This is especially evident in his tale of horror, The Tell-Tale Heart.
He is also famous for his distinguished contributions in the mystery genre and is credited with the development of the detective story model. His tale The Murders in the Rue Morgue initiated the modern detective story.
One category of The Edgar Awards is for Best Young Adult Mystery. The following five young adult novels have been nominated, and are part of KFL's Teen Collection:
Dress and other Missing Things by Kathryn Burak.
A new girl in Amherst, Massachusetts, comes to terms with her mother's suicide and her best friend's disappearance with the help of Emily Dickinson's poetry--and her dress.
The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George.When her mother abandons her on Whidbey Island, Washington, a fourteen-year-old girl with psychic abilities meets a Ugandan orphan with a secret.
After he discovers his father murdered, Finn, now the prime suspect, scours the London underworld, exposing secrets and facing danger, to determine the true killer.
Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield.
Unveils the details of a horrific murder, its effects on permanent and summer residents of the small Appalachian town where the body is discovered, and especially how the related violence shakes eighteen-year-old Becca's determination to leave home as soon as possible.
Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.
All books are part of the Library’s Teen collection.
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