William Kent Krueger

William Kent Krueger

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:

BEST NOVEL 
 
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) 
 
 
BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL 
 
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 
 
 
BEST JUVENILE 
 
 
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 
Readers) 
 
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) 
 
GRAND MASTER 
 
Robert Crais 
Carolyn Hart 
 
RAVEN AWARDS 
 
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)