Easy as A, B, C . . . from BB

Here’s some good advice you’ve seen over and over: If you want to be a writer, you need to WRITE . . . AND you need to READ ! ! !

On May First the “Edgars” were awarded in New York for the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television, published or produced in 2013. I don’t write mysteries. Maybe you don’t either. But I think ANY kind of writing, ALL kinds of writing, can enhance our skills. So why not try the “best”? Here listed are the winners in each of the mystery categories:

BEST NOVEL: Ordinary Grace – William Kent Krueger

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR: Red Sparrow – Jason Matthews

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL: The Wicked Girls – Alex Marwood

BEST FACT CRIME: The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War – Daniel Stashower

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL: America is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture – Erik Dussere

BEST SHORT STORY: “The Caxton Private Lending Library and Book Depository” Bibliomysteries – John Connolly

BEST JUVENILE: One Came Home – Amy Timberlake

BEST YOUNG ADULT: Ketchup Clouds – Annabel Pitcher

BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY: “Episode 1″ – The Fall – teleplay by Alla Cubitt

ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD: “The Wentworth Letter” – Criminal Element’s Malfeasance Occasional – Jeff Soloway

GRAND MASTER: Robert Crais & Carolyn Hart

RAVEN AWARDS: Aunt Agatha’s Bookstore, Ann Arbor, Michigan

SIMON & SCHUSTER – MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD: Cover of Snow – Jenny Milchman

If you want to know more, like the other nominees, etc., check them out at theedgars.com.

Go on, give something here a try? It’s not going to kill you!

See you next for Spellbinder Saturday!

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