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Edgar Awards

The Edgar Awards are the Mystery Writers of America’s answer to the Oscars. If you are a mystery reader or writer, these awards celebrate the best of the genre each year. Authors Ken Follett and Margaret Maron were selected as this year’s recipients of the Grand Masters Award – given to those authors to “acknowledge important contributions to this genre, awell as a body of work that is both significant and of consistent high quality.”

Awards are given in several mystery writing categories. Here are the winners for 2013:

NOVEL
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)

BEST FIRST NOVEL
The Expats by Chris Pavone (Crown Publishers)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
The Last Policeman: A Novel by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books)

BEST FIRST CRIME
Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French (Penguin Group USA – Penguin Books)

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL
The Scientific Sherlock Holmes: Cracking the Case with Science and Forensics by James O’Brien (Oxford University Press)

BEST SHORT STORY
“The Unremarkable Heart” – Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance by Karin Slaughter (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown and Company – Mulholland Books)

BEST JUVENILE
The Quick Fix by Jack D. Ferraiolo (Abrams – Amulet Books)

YOUNG ADULT
 Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Disney Publishing Worldwide – Hyperion)

THE MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD
The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books) 

For a complete list of all the nominees and winners, follow this link.  

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