The Edgar awards and the Agatha award nominations have been announced and there is much rejoicing for mystery readers.
The Edgar awards are chosen by the Mystery Writers of America and the winners will be announced on May 1, 2014. This year the Grandmaster awards are going to Carolyn Hart and Robert Crais. For the full list of the Edgar nominations go here.
The Agatha award nominees were just announced and here's the full list. The awards will be given out at the Malice Domestic conference on May 3, 2014.
I think it is great to see who is nominated to discover new authors or series that you may have overlooked during the busy year. And now the Agatha awards have different categories for historical and contemporary mysteries, which is convenient for fans of those sub-genres.
And Glenview's mystery discussion group, Much Ado About Mysteries will be doing New to You: Favorite New Authors You Have Discovered, on March 13, 2014.
So discover a new mystery writer that you are passionate about and come join our discussion.