The five books in the running for the LA Times Book Prize: Mystery/Thriller are:
- Tana French, BROKEN HARBOUR (Viking)
- Nick Harkaway, ANGELMAKER (Knopf)
- Fuminori Nakamura, THE THIEF (Soho Crime)
- Chris Pavone, THE EXPATS (Crown)
- Ariel S, THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH (Hard Case Crime)
In addition to the 50 books in 10 categories that are in the running for the awards, two authors - Margaret Atwood and Kevin Starr - will receive special recognition.