The Mystery Writers of America has announced the nominees for its 2013 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, and television from the previous year, in celebration of the 204th anniversary of Poe’s birth. Code Name Verity, selected by SLJ as a 2012 Best Book, was one of the five nominees in the Young Adult fiction category.
BEST JUVENILE FICTION
Fake Mustache: Or, How Jodie O’Rodeo and Her Wonder Horse (and Some Nerdy Kid) Saved the U.S. Presidential Election from a Mad Genius Criminal Mastermind. Tom Angleberger. Abrams/Amulet Books.
13 Hangmen. Art Corriveau. Abrams/Amulet Books.
The Quick Fix. Jack D. Ferraiolo. Abrams/Amulet Books.
Spy School. Stuart Gibbs. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Three Times Lucky. Sheila Turnage. Penguin/Dial Books for Young Readers.
BEST YOUNG ADULT FICTION
Emily’s Dress and Other Missing Thing. Kathryn Burak. Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press.
The Edge of Nowhere. Elizabeth George. Penguin/Viking.
Crusher. Niall Leonard. Random House/Delacorte.
Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone. Kat Rosenfield. Penguin/Dutton.
Code Name Verity. Elizabeth Wein. Disney/Hyperion.
The Edgar® Awards will be presented to the winners at the group’s 67th Gala Banquet May 2, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.