Oline Cogdill

The Mystery Writers of America has announced 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 the 68th banquet last night, May 1, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

The winners are in bold below. We congratulate all the winners as well as the nominees.


(pictured left: Grand Master honoree Carolyn Hart)



krueger_ordinarygraceBEST NOVEL

Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger (Atria Books)
Sandrine’s Case, by Thomas H. Cook (Grove Atlantic/The Mysterious Press)
The Humans, by Matt Haig (Simon & Schuster)
How the Light Gets In, by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
Standing in Another Man’s Grave, by Ian Rankin (Hachette Book Group)
Until She Comes Home, by Lori Roy (Dutton Books)




Red Sparrow, by Jason Matthews (Scribner)

The Resurrectionist, by Matthew Guinn (W.W. Norton)
Ghostman, by Roger Hobbs (Alfred A. Knopf)
Rage Against the Dying, by Becky Masterman (Minotaur Books)
Reconstructing Amelia, by Kimberly McCreight (HarperCollins)



marwood_thewickedgirlsBEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

The Wicked Girls, by Alex Marwood (Penguin Books)

The Guilty One, by Lisa Ballantyne (William Morrow)
Almost Criminal, by E. R. Brown (Dundurn)
Joe Victim, by Paul Cleave (Atria Books)
Joyland, by Stephen King (Hard Case Crime)
Brilliance, by Marcus Sakey (Thomas and Mercer)



stashower_thehourofperilBEST FACT CRIME

The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War, by Daniel Stashower (Minotaur Books)
Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery, by Paul Collins (Crown)
Mortal Sins: Sex, Crime, and the Era of Catholic Scandal, by Michael D’Antonio (Thomas Dunne Books)
The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness and Murder, by Charles Graeber (Grand Central/Twelve)
The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and the Medics Behind Nazi Lines, by Cate Lineberry (Little, Brown and Company)

dussere_americaiselsewhereBEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL

America is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture, by Erik Dussere (Oxford University Press)
Maigret, Simenon and France: Social Dimensions of the Novels and Stories, by Bill Alder (McFarland & Company)
Pimping Fictions: African American Crime Literature and the Untold Story of Black Pulp Publishing, by Justin Gifford (Temple University Press)
Ian Fleming, by Andrew Lycett (St. Martin’s Press)
Middlebrow Feminism in Classic British Detective Fiction, by Melissa Schaub (Palgrave Macmillan)


connolly_caxtonprivatelendingBEST SHORT STORY

"The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository” – Bibliomysteries, by John Connolly (Mysterious)
 "The Terminal" – Kwik Krimes, by Reed Farrel Coleman (Thomas & Mercer)
"So Long, Chief" – The Strand Magazine, by Max Allan Collins & Mickey Spillane (The Strand)
"There Are Roads In the Water" – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, by Trina Corey (Dell Magazines)
"Where That Morning Sun Goes Down" – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, by Tim L. Williams (Dell Magazines)



timberlake_onecamehomeBEST JUVENILE

Strike Three, You’re Dead, by Josh Berk (Random House Children’s Books – Alfred A. Knopf BFYR)
Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking, by Erin Dionne (Penguin Young Readers Group – Dial)
P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man, by Caroline Lawrence  (Penguin Young Readers Group – Putnam Juvenile)
Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase, by Jonathan Stroud (Disney Publishing Worldwide – Disney-Hyperion)
One Came Home, by Amy Timberlake (Random House Children’s Books – Alfred A. Knopf BFYR)


pitcher_ketchupcloudsBEST YOUNG ADULT

All the Truth That’s In Me, by Julie Berry (Penguin Young Readers Group – Viking Juvenile)
Far Far Away, by Tom McNeal (Random House Children’s Books – Alfred A. Knopf BFYR)
Criminal, by Terra Elan McVoy (Simon & Schuster – Simon Pulse)
How to Lead a Life of Crime, by Kirsten Miller (Penguin Young Readers Group – Razorbill)
Ketchup Clouds, by Annabel Pitcher (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)



“Episode 3” – Luther, teleplay by Neil Cross (BBC)
“Episode 1” – The Fall, teleplay by Allan Cubitt (Netflix)
“Legitimate Rape” – Law & Order: SVU, teleplay by Kevin Fox & Peter Blauner (NBC)
“Variations Under Domestication” – Orphan Black, teleplay by Will Pascoe (BBC)
“Pilot” – The Following, teleplay by Kevin Williamson (Fox/Warner Bros. Television)


"That Wentworth Letter" – Criminal Element’s Malfeasance Occasional, by Jeff Soloway (St. Martin’s Press)


crais_robertGRAND MASTER

Robert Crais
Carolyn Hart

(Pictured right: Grand Master honoree Robert Crais)



Aunt Agatha’s Bookstore, Ann Arbor, Michigan


(Presented at MWA’s Agents & Editors Party on Wednesday, April 30, 2014)
Winner is in bold:

Cover of Snow, by Jenny Milchman (Ballantine Books)
There Was an Old Woman, by Hallie Ephron (William Morrow)
Fear of Beauty, by Susan Froetschel (Seventh Street Books)
The Money Kill, by Katia Lief (Harper)
The Sixth Station, by Linda Stasi (Forge Books)