Edgar Awards 2014 Announced Last Week

May 5, 2014

The Edgar Awards are presented each spring by the Mystery Writers of America.  Here is a link to the site with all nominees and winners highlighted in red.

We own the following major award winners, reproduced here with publisher blurbs:

Best Novel – Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Ordinary grace : a novel

Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his thirteenth year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community.

Best First Novel – Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

Redsparrow : a novel

Drafted against her will to serve the regime of Vladimir Putin as an intelligence seductress, Dominika Egorova engages in a charged effort of deception and tradecraft with first-tour CIA officer Nathaniel Nash before a forbidden attraction threatens their careers.

Best Paperback Original – The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

The wicked girls

“A gritty, psychological thriller that asks the question: How well can you know anyone? On a fateful summer morning in 1986, two eleven-year-old girls meet for the first time. By the end of the day, they will both be charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of sickening attacks on young female tourists in a seaside vacation town when her investigation leads her to interview carnival cleaner Amber Gordon. For Kirsty and Amber, it’s the first time they’ve seen each other since that dark day so many years ago. Now with new, vastly different lives–and unknowing families to protect–will they really be able to keep their wicked secret hidden? Gripping and fast-paced, with an ending that will stay with you long after you’ve read it, The Wicked Girls will appeal to fans of the Academy Award-nominated film Heavenly Creatures and the novels of Rosamund Lupton and Chevy Stevens.”– Provided by the publisher.

Best Fact Crime – The Hour of Peril by Daniel Stashower

The hour of peril : the secret plot to murder Lincoln before the Civil War

Two-time Edgar award-winning author Daniel Stashower uncovers the riveting true story of the “Baltimore Plot,” an audacious conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on the eve of the Civil War.

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