The Edgar Awards were announced last week and because I am not normally a mystery reader, I usually only give a cursory glance at the winners. But this year, not only are there several winners and nominees that are pretty high on my to-read list, but I've even read one of the winners.
The Mystery Writers of America present the Edgar Award to the best mystery books every year in a few different categories. This year there looks like many good choices. Who knows, maybe I'll be a mystery reader yet! Check out the entire list of winners and nominees at the Edgar Award website .
Best Novel: Live by Night  by Dennis Lehane
Best First Novel: The Expats  by Chris Pavone
Best Paperback Original: 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
Best Juvenile: The Quick Fix  by Jack D. Ferraiolo
Best Young Adult: Code Name Verity  by Elizabeth Wein