zpoeimgiMystery Writers of America has announced its 2015 nominees for the Edgar Awards. I will review six novels from the Best First Novel category:

1. Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh

2. Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman

3. Invisible City by Julia Dahl

4. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

5. Bad Country by C.B. McKenzie

6. Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver

My writing buddy Karen Burgess www.litlunchbox.com, is also reviewing and ranking Best First Novel (as well as the Best Novel category). We will each try to predict the winners on our blogs before they are announced at the Edgar Banquet in New York City, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on April 29, 2015.