Award-Winning Mysteries

Are you craving a great new mystery? Look no further than the Edgar Awards, the annual book prizes bestowed on top-notch mystery and crime writing by the Mystery Writers of America. The 2010 winners were announced last week in a variety of categories.
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Best Novel:
The Last Child by John Hart

Best First Novel by an American Author:

In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff

Best Critical/Biographical:
The Lineup: The World’s Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives edited by Otto Penzler

Best Fact Crime:
Columbine by DavidCullen

Best Young Adult:
Reality Check by Peter Abrahams

Best Juvenile:
Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn

To find more great mystery suggestions, check out the Everett Public Library’s online Reader’s Corner, sign up for a monthly mystery newsletter from NextReads, or ask us!