If Edgar Allen Poe was still alive, which book would he choose as to receive an Edgar award for best novel? Here are this year's nominees. Check one or all of them out at your Community Library!
Potboiler by Jesse Kellerman: Arthur is a has-been or perhaps never was college professor with log dead literary aspirations. When his oldest friend, successful thriller writer William is lost at sea, Arthur is torn between grief and envy because William not only outshone Arthur professionally but married the woman Arthur loved. Arthur's decision to reconnect with William's widow sets in motion a shadowy chain of intrigue where no one can be trusted.
The Gods of Gotham by Lindsay Faye: Joining the newly formed NYPD in 1845, Timothy assumes duties near the notorious Five Points slum where in the middle of the night, he hears a little girl's claim of dozens of bodies buried in the forest.
The Lost Ones by Ace Atkins: Newly elected Tibbehah County sheriff Quinn Colson investigates an old friend's gun sales when stolen rifles are found in the possession of a Mexican drug gang, a case that is complicated by his discovery of a black market baby adoption ring.