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Lori Roy's debut novel, BENT ROAD, was awarded the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. Her work has been twice named a New York Times Notable Crime Book and included on various best of lists and summer reading lists. UNTIL SHE COMES HOME was a New York Times Editors' Choice and a Finalist for the Edgar Allen Poe award for Best Novel. LET ME DIE IN HIS FOOTSTEPS was included among the top fiction of 2015 by Books-A-Million and named one of the best 15 mystery novels of 2015 by Oline Cogdill. LET ME DIE IN HIS FOOTSTEPS also received the 2016 Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Novel, making Lori the first woman to receive an Edgar Award for both Best First Novel and Best Novel, and she is the third person to have don ...more

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2016 Edgar Awards

My husband and I recently traveled to New York for the 2016 Edgar Awards. I'm thrilled to share that LET ME DIE IN HIS FOOTSTEPS received the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Novel .

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“crushed and broken stems. Reaching”
Lori Roy, Until She Comes Home

“I nod when he says things like that because Mama always said any right-minded person will favor a rose over a cactus. Trick is, make them think you’re a rose while all the time being a cactus underneath.”
Lori Roy, Gone Too Long: A Novel

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