This year's winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel is "Ordinary Grace" by William Kent Krueger:
"New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder. Frank begins the season preoccupied with the concerns of any teenage boy, but when tragedy unexpectedly strikes his family— which includes his Methodist minister father; his passionate, artistic mother; Juilliard-bound older sister; and wise-beyond-his-years kid brother— he finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity and gumption beyond his years. Told from Frank’s perspective forty years after that fateful summer."
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The Edgar Awards are sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America and recognize excellence in the mystery genre. To see other winners and nominees, visit http://www.theedgars.com/nominees.html
Posted by Kyla Waltermire, Adult Services Librarian