Laurie Hertzel is senior editor for books at the Star Tribune, where she has worked since 1996. She is the author of "News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist," winner of a Minnesota Book Award.

St. Paul writer in the running for an Edgar Award

Posted by: Laurie Hertzel under Book awards, Book news Updated: January 16, 2014 - 12:09 PM
William Kent Krueger

William Kent Krueger

"Ordinary Grace," the latest novel by St. Paul writer William Kent Krueger, is a finalist for an Edgar Award for best novel. Krueger's book was well-received by critics (you can read the Star Tribune review here) and has already won the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for best fiction.

Other finalists for the Edgar are: "Sandrine's Case," by Thomas H. Cook; "The Humans," by Matt Haig; "How the Light Gets In," by Louise Penny; "Standing in Another Man's Grave," by Ian Rankin; and "Until She Comes Home," by Lori Roy.

To read a full list of finalists (other categories include Best First Novel, Best Paperback Original, Best Short Story, and many others) go to the Edgars Website.

The Edgar Awards are given by the Mystery Writers of America, and winners will be announced May 1.

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