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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 the 67th Gala Banquet, on May 2, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.

  • BEST NOVEL: Live by Night by Dennis Lehane
  • BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR: The Expats by Chris Pavone
  • BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL: The Last Policeman 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/BIOGRAPHICALThe Scientific Sherlock Holmes: Cracking the Case with Science and Forensics by James O’Brien
  • BEST SHORT STORY: The Unremarkable Heartby Karin Slaughter. In: Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance
  • BEST JUVENILE: The Quick Fix by Jack D. Ferraiolo
  • BEST YOUNG ADULT: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  • BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY: A Scandal in Belgravia – Sherlock a Teleplay by Steven Moffat
  • ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD: When They Are Done With Us by Patricia Smith. In: Staten Island Noir
  • 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: The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Congratulations to all winners!

»I wanted to tell a story on a plantation that held the past and the present at the same time and kind of ask the question of, in the face of tremendous progress, what do we do with this history?«

Attica Locke

»I thought, well, instead of having the detective be the same from book to book, which is how most mystery series work, what would happen if one of the other characters was the same from book to book? «

Ariel S. Winter

»I’m actually fine with people categorizing my works in any genre they please. «

Fuminori Nakamura

»I don’t really read crime fiction.«

Chris Pavone

Oliver Gettell reports about the L.A. Times Festival of Books and a discussion with four crime fiction authors. Attica Locke (The Cutting Season), Ariel S. Winter (The Twenty-Year Death), Fuminori Nakamura (The Thief) and Chris Pavone (The Expats) on pushing the boundaries of the crime genre. Read more at the Los Angeles Times.

»She’s no Lisbeth Salander; she’s a proper lady as action hero, sporting pearls, Prada and Jimmy Choo along with her hidden Beretta, and some women may find it more pleasing to identify with her than with a scruffy punk with multiple piercings and a dragon tattoo.&laquo
Patrick Anderson on Chris Pavone’s The Expats. His review can be read at washingtonpost.com.