St. Paul writer William Kent Krueger has won his first Edgar Award for best novel for "Ordinary Grace"--not one of his Cork O'Connor series, but an evocative mystery set in the 1960s in southwestern Minnesota.
Here's the Strib review.
The Edgar Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America, was presented Thursday night in New York City.
Krueger will speak at 10:30 a.m. May 20 at the Brookdale Library in Brooklyn Center. Free and open to the public.
Here is the full list of last night's winners:
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger (Simon & Schuster – Atria Books)
BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR
Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews (Simon & Schuster - Scribner)
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood (Penguin Group USA - Penguin Books)
BEST FACT CRIME
The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War
by Daniel Stashower (Minotaur Books)
America is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture
by Erik Dussere (Oxford University Press)
BEST SHORT STORY
"The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository” – Bibliomysteries
by John Connolly (Mysterious Bookshop) 2
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake (Random House Children’s Books – Alfred A. Knopf BFYR)
BEST YOUNG ADULT
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown Books for Young
BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY
“Episode 1” – The Fall, Teleplay by Allan Cubitt (Netflix)
ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD
"The Wentworth Letter" – Criminal Element’s Malfeasance Occasional
By Jeff Soloway (St. Martin’s Press)
Aunt Agatha’s Bookstore, Ann Arbor, Michigan
THE SIMON & SCHUSTER - MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD
(Presented at MWA’s Agents & Editors Party on Wednesday, April 30, 2014)
Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman (Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine Books)