Sunday, 4 May 2014

Edgar and Agatha Award Winners

Mystery Writers of America just announced the Winners of the 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honouring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television, published or produced in 2013.

Best Novel 
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger (Simon & Schuster – Atria Books)

Best First Novel
Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews (Simon & Schuster - Scribner)

Best Paperback Original
The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood (Penguin Group USA - Penguin Books)

Best Fact Crime
The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower (Minotaur Books)

Best Critical/Biographical
America is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture by Erik Dussere (Oxford University Press)

Best Short Story
"The Caxton Private Lending Library and Book Depository" – Bibliomysteries by John Connolly (Mysterious)

Best Juvenile
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake (Random House Children's Books – Alfred A. Knopf BFYR)

Young Adult
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) 

TV Episode Teleplay
"Episode 1" – The Fall, Teleplay by Allan Cubitt (Netflix)

Robert L. Fish Memorial
"The Wentworth Letter"– Criminal Element's Malfeasance Occasional
by Jeff Soloway (St. Martin's Press)

Mary Higgins Clark Award
Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman (Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine Books)

Grand Master
Robert Crais 
Carolyn Hart

Raven Award
Aunt Agatha's Bookstore, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The full list of all the nominees can be found here.

The Agatha Award Winners  
The awards were given out at Malice Domestic on  3rd May  2014.

Best First Novel:
Death Al Dente by Leslie Budewitz (Berkley Prime Crime)

Best Historical Novel:
A Question of Honor by Charles Todd (William Morrow)

Best Contemporary Novel:
The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books)

Best Nonfiction:
The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower (Minotaur Books)

Best Short Story:
"The Care and Feeding of House Plants" by Art Taylor (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)

Best Children's/YA Nominations:
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein (Random House Books)

The full list of nominees can be found here.

Congratulations to all!

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