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2013 Edgar Awards honor best mystery writers

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Live By Night

Last night, many of the country’s most famous mystery writers dressed to kill for the 2013 Edgar Awards, which honored the best writing in the crime genre of last year. Veteran Dennis Lehane and newcomer Chris Pavone won some of the biggest honors. Take a look at the full list of nominees and winners below:

BEST NOVEL

The Lost Ones by Ace Atkins

The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Potboiler by Jesse Kellerman

Sunset by Al Lamanda

Live by Night by Dennis Lehane

All I Did Was Shoot My Man by Walter Mosley

BEST FIRST NOVEL

The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay

Don’t Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman

Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal

The Expats by Chris Pavone

The 500 by Matthew Quirk

Black Fridays by Michael Sears

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

Complication by Isaac Adamson

Whiplash River by Lou Berney

Bloodland by Alan Glynn

Blessed are the Dead by Malla Nunn

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

Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King

More Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers’ Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered by D.P. Lyle, MD

Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre

The People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo – and the Evil that Swallowed Her Up by Richard Lloyd Parry

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL

Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe: The Hard-Boiled Detective Transformed by John Paul Athanasourelis

Books to Die For: The World’s Greatest Mystery Writers on the World’s Greatest Mystery Novels edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke

The Scientific Sherlock Holmes: Cracking the Case with Science and Forensics by James O’Brien

In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero edited by Otto Penzler

BEST SHORT STORY

“Iphigenia in Aulis” – An Apple for the Creature by Mike Carey (Penguin Group USA – Ace Books)

“Hot Sugar Blues” – Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance by Steve Liskow

“The Void it Often Brings With It” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Tom Piccirilli

“The Unremarkable Heart” – Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance by Karin Slaughter

“Still Life No. 41” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Teresa Solana

BEST JUVENILE

Fake Mustache: Or, How Jodie O’Rodeo and Her Wonder Horse (and Some Nerdy Kid) Saved the U.S. Presidential Election from a Mad Genius Criminal Mastermind by Tom Angleberger

13 Hangmen by Art Corriveau

The Quick Fix by Jack D. Ferraiolo

Spy School by Stuart Gibbs

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

YOUNG ADULT

Emily’s Dress and Other Missing Things by Kathryn Burak

The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George

Crusher by Niall Leonard

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

TV EPISODE TELEPLAY

“Pilot” – Longmire, Teleplay by Hunt Baldwin & John Coveny

“Child Predator” – Elementary, Teleplay by Peter Blake

“Slaughterhouse” – Justified, Teleplay by Fred Golan

“A Scandal in Belgravia” – Sherlock, Teleplay by Steven Moffat

“New Car Smell” – Homeland, Teleplay by Meredith Stiehm

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2012 National Book Critics Circle Award winners announced

Best Fiction of 2012 — GALLERY

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