Each year the Mystery Writers of America hand out the Edgar Allan Poe Awards (commonly called The Edgars) for the best in mystery published in the previous year.

The nominations for the best mysteries published or produced in 2013 were recently announced.

The Edgars were awarded at the 68th Gala Banquet on May 1, 2014.

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Best Novel

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Best First Novel by an American Author

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Best Paperback Original

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Best Short Story

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    • The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository” by John Connolly a Bibliomysteries Series

 

Nominees:

    • The Terminal” by Reed Farrel Coleman in Kwik Krimes edited by Otto Penzler

 

    • So Long, Chief” by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane in The Strand Magazine

 

    • There are Roads in the Water” by Trina Corey in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

 

    • Where That Morning Sun Does Down” by Tim L. Williams in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

 

Best Fact Crime

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Best Critical/Biographical

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    • America is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture by Erik Dussere

 

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    • Maigret, Simenon and France: Social Dimensions of the Novels and Stories by Bill Alder

 

 

 

    • Middlebrow Feminism in Classic British Detective Fiction by Melissa Schaub

 

Best Juvenile

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Best Young Adult

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Best Television Episode Teleplay

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    • “Episode 1” – The Fall, Teleplay by Allan Cubitt

 

Nominees:

    • “Episode 3” – Luther, Teleplay by Neil Cross

 

    • “Legitimate Rape” – Law & Order: SVU, Teleplay by Kevin Fox & Peter Blauner

 

    • “Variations Under Domestication” – Orphan Black, Teleplay by Will Pascoe

 

    • “Pilot” – The Following Teleplay by Kevin Williamson

 

Robert L. Fish Memorial Award

    • The Wentworth Letter” by Jeff Soloway in The Malfeasance Occasional: Girl Trouble (a CriminalElement.com original collection)

 

The Simon & Schuster — Mary Higgins Clark Award

(Presented at MWA’s Agents & Editors Party on Wednesday, April 30, 2014)

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Grand Master

Robert Crais
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Carolyn Hart

Raven Awards

Aunt Agatha’s Bookstore, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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