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Late last month, both the Malice Domestic, Ltd. convention and the Edgars Symposium were held, the events where the Agatha Awards and the Edgars Awards are announced. The Edgars Awards are a general mystery fiction award nominated by THE MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA while the Malice Dometic's Agatha Awards are given to “traditional mystery” works in the vein of Agatha Christie. 

Best Contemporary Novel: Agatha Award

A great reckoning by Louise Penny

When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. But must. And there he finds four young cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map. Everywhere Gamache turns, he sees Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets. Tattooed and pierced. Guarded and angry. Amelia is more likely to be found on the other side of a police line-up. And yet she is in the academy. A protégée of the murdered professor....

The Winners Are...

The winners of the 2016 Agatha and Edgar awards have been announced.  The awards are to materials published during the calendar year 2015 (January 1 - December 31).  A complete list of the winners and nominees are available on Malice Domestic's (Agatha Christie Award) and the Mystery Writers of America's (Edgar Allan Poe Award) websites.  

Agatha Awards

Murder Will Out: Ruth Rendell Dies at 85

From Doon with death by Ruth Rendell — British author, Ruth Rendell passed away at the age of 85 on May 2.  Ms. Rendell may be best known for her Inspector Wexford series, but she also wrote several suspenseful stand-alone novels as Barbara Vine. She was named Grand Master of Mystery by the Mystery Writers of America in 1997 and the Crime Writers Association Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement.

Murder Will Out: Edgar Award Winners 2015

Mystery Writers of America recently announced the winners of the 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2014.

 

Best Novel

Mr. Mercedes: a novel by Stephen King

Best First Novel by an American Author

The Simon & Schuster-Mary Higgins Clark Award

The stranger you know by Jane Casey

Murder Will Out and the winner is...

The Mystery Writers of America recently announced the 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Awards honoring the best mystery fiction and non-fiction published in 2013. Ann Arbor's Aunt Agatha's Bookstore won The Raven Mystery Award for outstanding achievement in the mystery field outside of creative writing.

Best Novel

Ordinary grace: a novel by William Kent Krueger

Best First Novel

Red sparrow: a novel by Jason Matthews

Best Paperback Original

The wicked girls by Alex Marwood

Mary Higgins Clark Award

Cover of snow: a novel by Jenny Milchman

Murder Will Out February 2013

The burning edge by Rick Mofina

Mystery Writers of America presents vengeance by edited by Lee Child

The darkening field by William Ryan

Ghoul interrupted by Victoria Laurie

Murder Will Out: 2011 Edgar Award Nominees

The Mystery Writers of America have announced the 2011 nominations for the Edgar Awards. A complete list of the nominees is available on the MWA website. The awards will be made on April 28, 2011 at the 65th Annual Mystery Writers of America Edgar syposium held in New York City at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

Best Novel Nominees

Murder Will Out: And the Nominees Are...

Mystery Writers of America: Edgar AwardNominations are being announced for the best Mystery/Suspense/Thrillers published in 2010. These are just the beginning...

Library Journal Best Books 2010: Genre Fiction

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