May is for mayhem and mystery. Two of the major awards for the best mysteries are announced every May. You will find a complete list of all the nominees and winners for the Edgar Awards at their website. The Agatha Award winners will be announced this weekend so stay tuned.
BEST NOVEL: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR: Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL: The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood
BEST FACT CRIME: The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower
GRAND MASTER: Robert Crais and Carolyn Hart