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Edgar Allan Poe Award nominees announced

Congratulations to the Edgar Awards 2013 nominees! The Edgar Awards, presented by the Mystery Writers of America each Spring, celebrate the best writing in the Mystery genre with 14 categories and special awards. Here are our favourites for this year:

Best First NovelThe 500

The 500 by Matthew Quirk, 9780316198622 (Hachette Book Group - Little, Brown and Company - Reagan Arthur)

Best Fact CrimeMore Forensics and Fiction

More Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers' Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered by D.P. Lyle, MD, 9781605423944 (Medallion Press)

Best Short Story

"Hot Sugar Blues" - Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance by Steve Liskow, 9780316176354 (Hachette Book Group - Little, Brown and Company - Mystery Writers of America Presents VengeanceMulholland Books) "The Unremarkable Heart" - Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance by Karin Slaughter, 9780316176354 (Hachette Book Group - Little, Brown and Company - Mulholland Books)

Best Juvenile

Fake MustacheFake 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 by Tom Angleberger, 9781419701948 (Abrams - Amulet Books)

13 Hangmen

13 Hangmen by Art Corriveau, 9781419701597 (Abrams - Amulet Books)


The Quick Fix

The Quick Fix by Jack D. Ferraiolo, 9780810997257 (Abrams - Amulet Books)


Good luck to all the nominees!

Superheroes That didn't Make the Cut

Everyone has their favorite superhero. Maybe it's Superman, the man of steel. Or perhaps it's Batman, the billionaire vigilante. No matter who it is, something about them catches our interest. They just work. But what if they didn't? Publisher: Medallion Press ISBN: 9781605422701 CAD $29.99

Fallen Superheroes is an interesting compilation of superheroes that wouldn't quite work. Imagine a superhero with a fatal flaw that was just a little too much. Take Vane for example. Vane is a fantastic hero that can save lives when he has to. But only when he's not completely distracted by the reflection of his beautiful face! Or Viking Hawk! A hero who can't decide  on what to call himself and is completely OCD to the point where gum on his shoe will stop him in his tracks!

This book strives to show us the vulnerability of life, our embarassing failures, and those colorful people who dare to dream light-years ahead of themselves. Sometimes, those with the most extraordinary abilities are the most ordinary people. And sometimes, it's the heroes who need the rescuing.