The Mystery Writers of America recently named the winners of their annual Edgar Awards. Three nominated Atlanta writers (Evelyn Coleman, S.A. Harazin and Derek Nikitas) failed to nab the prize in their categories. Here's a list of major winners. For more, go to theedgars.com and click on "2008 Nominees."
Best novel: "Down River," by John Hart (St. Martin's Minotaur)
First novel by an American author: "In the Woods," by Tana French (Penguin Group/Viking)
Paperback original: "Queenpin," by Megan Abbott (Simon & Schuster)
Critical/biography: "Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters," by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower and Charles Foley (Penguin Press)
Fact crime: "Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy," by Vincent Bugliosi (W.W. Norton and Co.)
Young adult: "Rat Life," by Tedd Arnold (Penguin/Dial Books for Young Readers)
Juvenile: "The Night Tourist," by Katherine Marsh (Hyperion Books for Young Readers)
Play: "Panic," by Joseph Goodrich (International Mystery Writers' Festival)
Screenplay: "Michael Clayton," by Tony Gilroy (Warner Bros. Pictures)
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