Mystery Writers of America: Edgar Award Winners 2013

The Mystery Writers of America (MWA) annual Edgar Awards were announced last night in New York.  The press release follows.  Congratulations to the winners!

Click here to see the lists of nominees alongside the winners.

Click here to see the lists of nominees alongside the winners.

Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce the winners of the 2013 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2012. The Edgar® Awards were presented to the winners at our 67th Gala Banquet, May 2, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.

BEST NOVEL

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

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR

The Expats by Chris Pavone (Crown Publishers)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

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

BEST FACT 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)

BEST YOUNG ADULT

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

BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY

“A Scandal in Belgravia” – Sherlock, Teleplay by Steven Moffat (BBC/Masterpiece)

ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD

“When They Are Done With Us” – Staten Island Noir by Patricia Smith (Akashic Books)

GRAND MASTER

Ken Follett and Margaret Maron

RAVEN AWARDS

Oline Cogdill and Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore, San Diego & Redondo Beach, CA

ELLERY QUEEN AWARD

Akashic Books

THE SIMON & SCHUSTER – MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD (Presented at MWA’s Agents & Editors Party on Wednesday, May 1, 2013)

The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books)

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