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Edgars 2014: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

The Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2013. The Edgar® Awards were presented to the winners at our 68th Gala Banquet, May 1, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.

  • BEST NOVEL: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
  • BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR: Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
  • BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL: The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood
  • BEST FACT CRIME: The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower
  • BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL: America is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture by Erik Dussere
  • BEST SHORT STORY: The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository in Bibliomysteries by John Connolly
  • BEST JUVENILE: One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
  • BEST YOUNG ADULT: Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
  • BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY: Episode 1 – The Fall Teleplay by Allan Cubitt
  • ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD: The Wentworth Letter in Criminal Element’s Malfeasance Occasional by Jeff Soloway
  • GRAND MASTER: Robert Crais and Carolyn Hart
  • RAVEN AWARDS: Aunt Agatha’s Bookstore, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • THE SIMON & SCHUSTER MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD (Presented at MWA’s Agents & Editors Party): Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman

Here you will find the Nominees for the 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Awards

Congratulations to all winners!

»In the end, this is a surprisingly modern, even topical story that poses difficult questions about capital punishment and what Harrington calls »the human drive toward retribution.« Although Harrington resists moralizing for the most part, many readers will feel an uncomfortable jolt when he notes in a parenthetical aside that one of Schmidt’s torture techniques is »today known as waterboarding.««

Daniel Stashower

In The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century, Joel F. Harrington reveals the inner life of the 16th century executioner Frantz Schmidt. Author Daniel Stashower reviews the book at The Washington Post.

»Daniel Stashower’s The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War describes a shocking but little-remembered assassination conspiracy called the „Baltimore Plot“ that could have utterly changed the course of American history.«

Deirdre Donahue

In Daniel Stashower’s new book The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War, he describes how detective Allan Pinkerton and America’s first female private eye, a 23-year-old widow named Kate Warne, saved Lincoln from assassination in 1861. Watch a interview with the author and read a review by Deirdre Donahue at USA Today.