2013 Edgar Award Winners Announced: "Live By Night" Gets Best Novel

Edgar "Some years later, on a tugboat in the Gulf of Mexico, Joe Coughlin's feet were placed in a tub of cement. Twelve gunmen stood waiting until they got far enough out to sea to throw him overboard, while Joe listened to the engine chug and watched the water churn white at the stern. And it occurred to him that almost everything of note that had ever happened in his life--good or bad-- had been set in motion the morning he first crossed paths with Emma Gould."

So begins Live by Night, the latest novel by Dennis Lehane, acclaimed author of Gone, Baby, Gone and Mystic River, and the recipient of the 2013 Edgar Award for Best Novel.

The annual dinner and ceremony celebrating the year's best writing (according to the Mystery Writers of America) took place Thursday night at the Grand Hyatt in New York City, where attendees were "Dressed to Kill" and nominees vied for the prize in Best First Novel, Best Fact Crime, Best Short Story, Best Television Episode Teleplay, and more. 

The full list of winners and nominees can be found here, including:

Best Novel

Live by Night

Best First Novel

The Expats


Best Paperback Original

The Last Policeman



Best Fact Crime

Midnight in Peking

Best Critical Biography

The Scientific Sherlock

Young Adult

Code Name Verity


Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees. Visit TheEdgars.com to see the contenders and outcomes all fifteen categories.


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I have always enjoyed Dennis Lehane's book, especially his Kenzie & Gennaro series. Looking forward to reading Live By Night.

Posted by: Hepzibah59 | Sunday May 12, 2013 at 1:32 AM

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