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2014 Edgar Award Winners

The 2014 Edgar Awards were announced on Thursday evening May 1, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. These awards are presented each year by the Mystery Writers of America and honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television and film. 

Authors Robert Crais and Carolyn Hart were chosen as 2014 Grand Masters. The Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing and was established to acknowledge important contributions to the genre. Past winners of the award include Ken Follett, Sue Grafton and Robert B. Parker.
 
Please see below for a description of the winning books for 2014.
 


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Best Novel
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter of Halderson's Drugstore, and Hot Stuff comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder.

Best First Novel
Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

In present-day Russia, ruled by blue-eyed, unblinking President Vladimir Putin, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to survive in the post-Soviet intelligence jungle. Ordered against her will to become a "Sparrow," a trained seductress, Dominika is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a young CIA officer who handles the Agency's most important Russian mole. As the action careens between Russia, Finland, Greece, Italy, and the United States, Dominika and Nate soon collide in a duel of wills, tradecraft, and-inevitably-forbidden passion.

Best Paperback Original
The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

How well can you know anyone? On a fateful summer morning in 1986, two eleven-year-old girls meet for the first time. By the end of the day, they will both be charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of sickening attacks on young female tourists in a seaside vacation town when her investigation leads her to interview carnival cleaner Amber Gordon. For Kirsty and Amber, it's the first time they've seen each other since that dark day so many years ago.

Best Fact Crime
The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln by Daniel Stashower

Two-time Edgar award-winning author Daniel Stashower uncovers the riveting true story of the "Baltimore Plot," an audacious conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on the eve of the Civil War.