Edgar Awards midyear predictions

Hey, what’s the discussion thread doing on Wednesday?” For weekly-schedule reasons that aren’t compelling, we’re trying it this way for a little while. Feel free to bookmark it ‘til Friday and come back! …If people still bookmark stuff; I don’t know. I’m old. Anyway: let’s get to it!

Any early predictions for the nominees for Best Fact Crime at next year’s Edgars? Having just finished Elon Green’s Last Call, I’m pretty sure that’s a slam dunk for a nomination: deeply researched, not overlong, not preachy, and the prose is not without flaw but it cooks (see above re: scheduling but if I’d had a traditional “sitting,” I could have finished it in one).

Harold Schechter’s got a book in the mix, I think; Dean Jobb’s doorstop on Neill Cream; maybe the John Glatt on the latest in Princeton’s hall-of-shame alum listing; which of this year’s books do you think is getting the nod this time around? — SDB