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Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Edgar Award Finalists announced

The Edgar Award finalists (Best Mysteries)

Young Adult titles:

  • Three Truths and a Lie by Brent Hartinger (Simon & Schuster — Simon Pulse)
  • The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group — Henry Holt BFYR)
  • Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse (Hachette Book Group — Little, Brown BFYR)
  • My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier (Soho Press — Soho Teen)
  • Thieving Weasels by Billy Taylor (Penguin Random House — Penguin Young Readers — Dial Books)
I am always looking for good mysteries to recommend to my readers. I have read the Girl in the Blue Coat. It is fabulous. I have lots of books by April Henry in the library, so I will be sure to get this new one. I have the book My Sister Rosa and think the plot sounds very intriguing.  Oh boy. I am excited about this list. Stay tuned for the winner which will be announced in April.

Check out the whole list of finalists.

They will be announced on April 17th.


  1. My Sister Rosa is also on my reading list. I was so excited to read it until the Election happened. Maybe I can conjure my excitement for it again.

  2. I was a bit surprised that Last Seen Leaving didn't make this list. I was much more impressed with it than with the others I've read.

  3. I love mysteries, so this list intrigues me!!

  4. I've only read Girl in the Blue Coat, but mysteries are my thing so I am adding these to my TBR list!

  5. Ha! Thieving Weasels sounds like a winner!


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