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2012 Edgar nominees: 5 nominees for Best Novel

Whodunit? There are fewer more satisfying reading experiences than curling up with a mystery novel that you just can't put down. Each year, the Edgar Awards (named for master suspense writer Edgar Allan Poe) selects five mystery stories as the cream of the crop, with one winning the title of Best Novel. Here are the five novels the awards honored this year.

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1. 'Gone,' by Mo Hayder

Hayder's novel, which won the Edgar Award for Best Novel, is the story of Jack Caffery, a detective who investigates what seems to be a normal carjacking. As Caffery and a police diver work together to discover the truth behind the incident, they begin receiving threatening letters from the culprit, who warns them that they're running out of time.

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