And the Edgar Awards went to…

Best Novel

  • The Last Child by John Hart (Minotaur Books)

Best First Novel By An American Author

  • In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff (Minotaur Books)

Best Paperback Original

  • Body Blows by Marc Strange (Dundurn Press – Castle Street Mysteries)

Best Critical/Biographical

  • The Lineup: The World’s Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives edited by Otto Penzler (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown and Company)

Best Fact Crime

  • Columbine by Dave Cullen (Hachette Book Group – Twelve)

Best Short Story

  • AmapolaPhoenix Noir by Luis Alberto Urrea (Akashic Books)

Best Young Adult

  • Reality Check by Peter Abrahams (HarperCollins Children’s Books – HarperTeen)

Best Juvenile

  • Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Books)

Best Television Episode Teleplay

  • Place of Execution, Teleplay by Patrick Harbinson (PBS/WGBH Boston)