The Edgar Award nominations are out: http://www.theedgars.com/nominees.html.
I've read three of the five nominees for best novel, two of which got an MBTB star from me ("Saints of the Shadow Bible" and "Final Silence"). I wouldn't want to be a judge!
2/15/15 update: I've now read "Cop Town" as well. Karin Slaughter is a tough broad. I mean that in the nicest possible sense.