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Mystery Monday

Award season is here for mystery lovers.  The Agatha awards for best traditional mysteries were announced late last month and the winners in each category are (followed by the runners-up)
Best Novel
Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews
The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard
Drive Time by Hank  by Phillippi Ryan
Truly, Madly by Heather Webber

Best First Novel

The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames
Murder at the PTA by Laura Alden
Maid of Murder by Amanda Flower
Full Mortality by Sasscer Hill
Diamonds for the Dead by Alan Orloff

Edgar Awards honoring the best in mystery fiction were also announced in late April.  Here are the winners in each category, followed by the runners-up.
Best Novel
The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton
Caught by Harlan Coben
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
Faithful Place by Tana French
The Queen of Patpong by Timothy Hallinan
I'd Know  You Anywhere by Laura Lippman

Best First Novel by an American Author
Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva
The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron
The Serialist by David Gordon
Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto
Snow Angels by James Thompson

Best Paperback Original

Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard
The News Where You Are by Catherine O'Flynn
Expiration Date by Duane Swierczynski
Vienna Secrets by Frank Tallis
Ten Little Herrings by L.C. Tyler

Anthony Awards are given at the annual Boucheron World Mystery Convention in St. Louis.  The winners will be chosen by the attendees in September.  The nominees are:
Best Mystery Novel
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
Faithful Place by Tana French
The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton
I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman
Bury your Dead by Louise Penny

Best First Mystery
The Damage Done by Hilary Davidson
Rogue Island by Bruce DaSilva
The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron
The Sherlockian by Graham Moore
Snow Angels by James Thompson

Best Paperback Original
Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard
The Hanging Tree by Bryan Gruley
Drive Time by Hank Phillipi Ryan
Expiration Date by Duane Swierczynski
Vienna Secrets by Frank Tallis

See if you can pick the winner!

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