I called it on Best Novel: Gone by Mo Hayder. Awesome. Congrats.
I went back and forth on Best First Novel, and ultimately selected All Cry Chaos by Leonard Rosen. The actual winner was my #2 ranked book, Bent Road by Lori Roy. Congrats to her, as well! She totally deserves it and I get why the Edgar judges made the call.
I am pleased with this year’s alignment, especially compared to last year, which was awesomely off-track.