The nominees for the 2016 Edgars have been announced, and after perusing the various lists, these are the books that I've added to my TBR:
Luckiest Girl Alive, by Jessica Knoll: Blurbed by Megan Abbott? SOLD.
Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime, by Val McDermid: Hugely-lauded crime novelist on the nitty-gritty of forensics—from early days up until the present? Don't mind if I do.
Endangered, by Lamar Giles: Teen photoblogger catches her classmates up to no good, and then plasters their exploits on the internet... all anonymously, of course. AND THEN THERE'S A MURDER. I'm getting a distinctly Veronica Mars-y vibe from that description, and it's been praised for diverse representation, and that's always something I'm looking for, so.
A Madness So Discreet, by Mindy McGinnis: The pub copy describes it as a "beautifully twisted gothic historical thriller", which is really all I need to know. Actually, I THINK I'LL PUT IN AN ILL REQUEST RIGHT NOW.
The Sin Eater's Daughter, by Melinda Salisbury: GIRL WITH POISON SKIN? YES, PLEASE.
Little Pretty Things, by Lori Rader-Day: Booklist recommends this one—about a woman working a dead-end job who ends up a suspect in the murder of her high school frenemy—to fans of Tana French, so YAY!
What other titles are you eyeing?