The 2013 Edgar® Award nominees were announced by the Mystery Writers of America (MWA) on Wednesday, January, 16, 2013, the 204th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allen Poe
. Winners Announced at the 67th Edgar® Awards Gala Banquet
May, 2, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. (Note: Winners of the Simon & Schuster - Mary Higgins Clark Award Announced at MWA’s Agents & Editors Party, Wednesday, May 1, 2013)
Read the history and full list of the MWA Grand Masters throughout the years.
Following is the complete list of nominees; winners in each category are marked with an asterisk (*).
Read more about The Mystery Writers of America,
the organization that “makes crime pay,” and the history and criteria for the MWA Edgar® Awards.2013 Gala Grand Masters:
Ken Follett, Margaret Maron
(See the entire list of Grand Masters throughout Edgar Awards history.
2013 Edgar® Award Best Novel— The Lost Ones
by Ace Atkins (Penguin Group USA - G.P. Putnam's Sons) — The Gods of Gotham
by Lyndsay Faye (Penguin Group USA - Amy Einhorn Books/G.P. Putnam's Sons) — Gone Girl: A Novel
by Gillian Flynn (Crown Publishers) — Potboiler
by Jesse Kellerman (Penguin Group USA - G.P. Putnam's Sons) — Sunset
by Al Lamanda (Gale Cengage Learning - Five Star) * Live by Night by Dennis Lehane (HarperCollins Publishers - William Morrow) — All I Did Was Shoot My Man
by Walter Mosley (Penguin Group USA - Riverhead Books) 2013 Edgar® Award for Best First Novel— The Map of Lost Memories
by Kim Fay (Random House Publishing- Ballantine) — Don't Ever Get Old
by Daniel Friedman (Minotaur Books - Thomas Dunne Books) — Mr. Churchill's Secretary
by Susan Elia MacNeal (Random House Publishing- Bantam Books) * The Expats by Chris Pavone (Crown Publishers) — The 500
by Matthew Quirk (Hachette Book Group - Little, Brown and Company - Reagan Arthur) — Black Fridays
by Michael Sears (Penguin Group USA - G.P. Putnam's Sons) 2013 Edgar® Award for Best Paperback Original— Complication
by Isaac Adamson (Soft Skull Press) — Whiplash River
by Lou Berney (HarperCollins Publishers - William Morrow Paperbacks) — Bloodland
by Alan Glynn (Picador) — Blessed are the Dead
by Malla Nunn (Simon & Schuster - Atria Books - Emily Bestler Books) * The Last Policeman: A Novel by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books) 2013 Edgar® Award for Best Fact Crime* Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French (Penguin Group USA - Penguin Books) — Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
by Gilbert King (HarperCollins Publishers - Harper) — More Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers' Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered
by D.P. Lyle, MD (Medallion Press) — Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies
by Ben Macintyre (Crown Publishers) — The People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo - and the Evil that Swallowed Her Up
by Richard Lloyd Parry (Farrar Straus & Giroux Originals) 2013 Edgar® Award for Best Critical/Biographical Book— Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe: The Hard-Boiled Detective Transformed
by John Paul Athanasourelis (McFarland and Company) — Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels
edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke (Simon & Schuster - Atria Books - Emily Bestler Books) * The Scientific Sherlock Holmes: Cracking the Case with Science and Forensics by James O'Brien (Oxford University Press) – In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero
edited by Otto Penzler
(Smart Pop) 2013 Edgar® Award for Best Short Story— "Iphigenia in Aulis"
- An Apple for the Creature by Mike Carey (Penguin Group USA - Ace Books) — "Hot Sugar Blues"
- Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance by Steve Liskow (Hachette Book Group - Little, Brown and Company - Mulholland Books) — "The Void it Often Brings With It"
- Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Tom Piccirilli (Dell Magazines) * "The Unremarkable Heart" - Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance by Karin Slaughter (Hachette Book Group - Little, Brown and Company - Mulholland Books) — "Still Life No. 41"
- Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Teresa Solana (Dell Magazines) 2013 Edgar® Award for Best Juvenile Book— Fake Mustache: Or, How Jodie O'Rodeo and Her Wonder Horse (and Some Nerdy Kid) Saved the U.S. Presidential Election from a Mad Genius Criminal Mastermind
by Tom Angleberger (Abrams - Amulet Books) — 13 Hangmen
by Art Corriveau (Abrams - Amulet Books) * The Quick Fix by Jack D. Ferraiolo (Abrams - Amulet Books) — Spy School
by Stuart Gibbs (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers) — Three Times Lucky
by Sheila Turnage (Penguin Young Readers Group - Dial Books for Young Readers)2013 Edgar® Award for Young Adult Book— Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things
by Kathryn Burak (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group - Roaring Brook Press) — The Edge of Nowhere
by Elizabeth George (Penguin Young Readers Group - Viking) — Crusher
by Niall Leonard (Random House Children's Books - Delacorte BFYR) — Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone
by Kat Rosenfield (Penguin Young Readers Group - Dutton Children's Books) * Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Disney Publishing Worldwide - Hyperion) 2013 Edgar® Award for TV Episode Teleplay— "Pilot"
, Teleplay by Hunt Baldwin & John Coveny (A&E/Warner Horizon Television)
(Read more about the Longmire TV series and the books from which it originated
.— "Child Predator"
, Teleplay by Peter Blake (CBS Productions) — "Slaughterhouse"
, Teleplay by Fred Golan (Sony Pictures Television/FX Productions) * "A Scandal in Belgravia" - Sherlock, Teleplay by Steven Moffat (BBC/Masterpiece) — "New Car Smell"
, Teleplay by Meredith Stiehm (Showtime/Fox21) Robert L. Fish Memorial Award* "When They Are Done With Us" - Staten Island Noir by Patricia Smith (Akashic Books) The Simon & Schuster - Mary Higgins Clark Award— Dead Scared
by S.J. Bolton (Minotaur Books) — A City of Broken Glass
by Rebecca Cantrell (Forge Books) — The Reckoning
by Jane Casey (Minotaur Books) * The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books) — Sleepwalker
by Wendy Corsi Staub (HarperCollins Publishers - Harper) Raven Awards—Oline H. Cogdill
, the mystery columnist for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. —Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
, San Diego & Redondo Beach, CA Ellery Queen Award—Akashic Books
Read about the nominees and winners of the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards.