The 2013 Edgar Awards – given to the books judged best in the mystery genre – went to titles that take readers from Boston to Peking, and from the Roaring '20s to the possible end of the world.
Each year when March 15 rolls around, many of us grope mentally backward to 9th-grade English class and do our best to remember who exactly who it was that warned Julius Caesar to "Beware the ides of March" and why. But in the years since Shakespeare first coined the phrase in 1599 the fatal date has become well ensconced in literature. To bring yourself up to speed on "ides" literature, here's a beginner's list.
Is there a young mystery aficionado in your life? He or she is sure to love at least one of these five imaginative, engaging books nominated for the 2011 Edgar Award for best juvenile mystery.
Sometimes truth really is stranger (and scarier!) than fiction. Here are the 2011 Edgar Award nominees for best true crime book.
It's Edgar Allen Poe's 202nd birthday and that means that it's time for the announcement of the 2011 Edgar Award nominees as selected by The Mystery Writers of America. These five books are the nominees for best mystery novel. All Edgar award winners will be announced on April 28.