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Robotham, McKinty shortlisted for Edgar Awards

Michael Robotham’s Life or Death (Sphere) has been shortlisted for best novel in the Edgar Allan Poe Awards, which honour ‘the best in mystery fiction and nonfiction’ published in the US in 2015.

Robotham’s novel is one of six titles nominated in the category. The shortlist also includes The Strangler Vine (M J Carter, Penguin), The Lady from Zagreb (Philip Kerr, Quercus), Let Me Die in His Footsteps (Lori Roy, Text), Canary (Duane Swierczynski, Hodder & Stoughton) and Night Life (David C Taylor, Forge).

Melbourne-based Irish author Adrian McKinty has also been shortlisted in the best paperback original category for his novel Gun Street Girl (Serpent’s Tail).

Shortlists for 12 other categories have also been announced, including first novel, fact crime, critical/biographical and young adult. To see the full shortlists, click here.

In September 2015, Robotham was awarded the UK Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Gold Dagger for Life or Death, becoming just the second Australian to win the Gold Dagger.

The Edgar Awards will be presented at the Mystery Writers of America’s 70th Gala Banquet on 28 April in New York City. For more information, visit the Edgar Awards website here.



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