These annual awards given by The Mystery Writers of America acknowledge the very best in the genre in a number of categories. You can read the complete list of 20016 nominees and winners here. Congratulations to our winners—great reads, all!
- Young Adult: A Madness So Discreet (9780062320865) by Mindy McGinnis. $17.99 hardcover. Original review here. (YA fans, check out McGinnis. Three books in, she’s turning into one of the house authors I’m most impressed with. I’m reading her next book right now, The Female of the Species, and…wow! I think you’ll be surprised by her range and her imagination.
- Best Paperback Original: The Long and Faraway Gone (9780062292438) by Lou Berney. $14.99 trade paper original. Original review here.
- Best Fact Crime: Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully (9780062269492) by Allen Kurzweil. $15.99 trade paper. Original review here.
- Best Critical Biography: The Golden Age of Murder (9780008105983) by Martin Edwards. $15.99 trade paper.