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Edgar Allen Poe Awards

As an avid mystery reader, I'm always on the lookout for authors I haven't yet discovered.  Lists of award winners are one way to find them.  The Mystery Writers of America presented the 2008 Edgar Allen Poe Awards recently at a banquet in New York City, so you might also discover some new favourites amongst the winners:

Best Novel:   Down River by John Hart  

Best First Novel by an American author:  In the Woods by Tana French  

Best Paperback Original:  Queenpin  by Megan Abbott  

Best Critical/Biographical:  Arthur Conan Doyle: a life in letters edited by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower & Charles Foley  

Best Fact Crime:  Reclaiming history: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Vincent Bugliosi  

Best Young Adult:  Rat Life by Tedd Arnold  

Best Juvenile:  The Night Tourist  by Katherine Marsh