Edgar and Agatha Have an Award-Winning Week in 2013!

Dennis Lehane, Live By NightFirst it was The Edgar Awards, announced on Thursday night:

  • Best Novel: Live by Night by Dennis Lehane
  • Best First Novel: The Expats by Chris Pavone
  • Best Paperback Original: The Last Policeman: A Novel by Ben H. Winters
  • Best Fact Crime: Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French
  • Best Critical/Biographical: The Scientific Sherlock Holmes: Cracking the Case with Science and Forensics by James OBrien
  • Best Short Story: “The Unremarkable Heart” – Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance by Karin Slaughter
  • Best Juvenile: The Quick Fix by Jack D. Ferraiolo
  • Best Young Adult: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  • Best TV Episode Teleplay: “A Scandal in Belgravia” – Sherlock, Teleplay by Steven Moffat
  • Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: “When They Are Done With Us” – Staten Island Noir by Patricia Smith
  • The Mary Higgins Clark Award: The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan


…And then the Agatha Awards!

  • Louise Penny, The Beautiful MysteryBest Novel: The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny (win it now!)
  • Best First Novel: Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer
  • Best Nonfiction: Books to Die For by John Connolly and Declan Burke, editors
  • Best Short Story: “Mischief in Mesopotamia” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine) by Dana Cameron
  • Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel: The Haunted Lighthouse by Penny Warner
  • Best Historical: Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for Murder by Catriona McPherson

What do you think? Do you think they missed any great books?


  1. Deborah Lacy

    I just finished reading the degar Best paperback original nominee, The Last Policeman, and I loved it. I didn’t think I would because I am not usually into apocalypic books, but I really enjoyed it.

    Reading Chris Pavone’s The ExPats next. It sounds a little like The Americans on its side.

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