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Collection development librarians, get out your shopping carts and place your orders for these crime fiction award winners, which were announced at Bouchercon 2013, held Sept.19–21 in Albany, NY.  Louise Penny and co-editors John Connolly and Declan Burke scored double-headers, taking both the Anthony and Macavity Awards. It was also Penny’s fourth consecutive Anthony win. Is she the Alex Rodriguez (minus the steroids, of course) of the mystery world? 

2013 ANTHONY AWARD WINNERS

Best Novel: The Beautiful Mystery, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

Best First Novel: The Expats, by Chris Pavone (Crown)

Best Paperback Original: Big Maria, by Johnny Shaw (Thomas & Mercer)

Best Critical Non-fiction Work:Books to Die For:The World’s Greatest Mystery Writers on the World’s Greatest Mystery Novels, edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke (Atria/Emily Bestler)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Sue Grafton
 

2013 MACAVITY AWARDS

Best Mystery Novel:  The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

Best First Mystery Novel: Don’t Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman (Minotaur Books-Thomas Dunn)

Best Mystery Non-Fiction: Books to Die For:The World’s Greatest Mystery Writers on the World’s Greatest Mystery Novels, edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke (Atria/Emily Bestler)

Sue Feder Historical Memorial Award:
An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd (HarperCollins)

2013 BARRY AWARD WINNERS

Best Novel: The Blackhouse, by Peter May (Silver Oak)

Best First Novel: A Killing in the Hills, by Julia Keller (Minotaur) Best Paperback Original: Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, by Susan Elia McNeal (Bantam) Best Thriller: The Fallen Angel, by Daniel Silva (Harper)
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 2013 Shamus Award Winners

The Private Eye Writers of America presented the 2013 Shamus Awards at the PWA Banquet at Bouchercon in Albany, New York. Debut author Michael Sears is on a roll, having been nominated for an  Edgar Award earlier this spring as well as an Anthony Award, for his financial thriller Black Fridays. And Loren D. Estleman, author of the “Amos Walker” series and “Valentino: mysteries as well as numerous stand-alones, was honored with his second lifetime achievement award after receiving the similar Dillinger Award from the Short Mystery Fiction Society.

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel:
TAKEN, by Robert Crais (Putnam)

Best First P.I. Novel
BLACK FRIDAYS, by Michael Sears (Putnam)

Best Original Paperback P.I. Novel:
AND SHE WAS, by Alison Gaylin (Harper)

Best Indie P.I. Novel:
WHITE HEAT, by Paul D. Marks

Lifetime Achievement Award: Loren D. Estleman