Pete Hautman won an Edgar Award on Thursday night for "Otherwood," his young adult novel published last fall by Candlewick. Hautman is the author of 30 novels for children of all ages, including "Godless," winner of the 2004 National Book Award. Hautman lives in Golden Valley and Stockholm, Wis.

"The Widows of Malabar Hill," by former Minnesotan Sujata Massey, won the Mary Higgins Clark Award.

The awards, sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America, are named for Edgar Allan Poe and honor the best in mysteries--fiction, nonfiction and television.

Here's the full list of winners:

BEST NOVEL

Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley (Hachette Book Group - Mulholland)

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR

Bearskin by James A. McLaughlin (HarperCollins Publishers - Ecco)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)

BEST FACT CRIME

Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation by Robert W. Fieseler (W.W. Norton & Company - Liveright)

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL

Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s by Leslie S. Klinger (Pegasus Books)

BEST SHORT STORY

“English 398: Fiction Workshop” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Art Taylor (Dell Magazines)

BEST JUVENILE

Otherwood by Pete Hautman (Candlewick Press)

BEST YOUNG ADULT

Sadie by Courtney Summers (Wednesday Books)

BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY

“The One That Holds Everything” – The Romanoffs, Teleplay by Matthew Weiner & Donald Joh (Amazon Prime Video)

ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD

“How Does He Die This Time?” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Nancy Novick (Dell Magazines)

GRAND MASTER

Martin Cruz Smith

RAVEN AWARD

Marilyn Stasio, NY Times

ELLERY QUEEN AWARD

Linda Landrigan, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

THE SIMON & SCHUSTER MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD

The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey (Soho Press – Soho Crime)

THE G.P. PUTNAM’S SONS SUE GRAFTON MEMORIAL AWARDS

Shell Game by Sara Paretsky (HarperCollins – William Morrow)

Older Post

Author Marlon James of Macalester College named one of Time's 100 most influential people

Newer Post

Writer Anna Quindlen lights up the library