These winning authors provide plenty of murder, mystery and mayhem

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Looking for a good mystery? Then check out this list of books that recently won prestigious mystery/suspense awards. Click on the title to check the library catalog.

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The Anthony Awards

The Anthony Awards were presented Oct. 10 at the Bouchercon 2015 World Mystery Convention. The awards are named for Anthony Boucher, one of the founders of the Mystery Writers of America. For a list of all the nominees, click here.

Best Novel: After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman

Best First Novel: The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day

Best Paperpack Original : The Day She Died by Catriona McPherson

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The Barry Awards

The Barry Award Winners were given out Oct. 8 by Deadly Pleasures at the Bouchercon 2015 World Mystery Convention opening ceremonies. For a list of all the nominees, click here.

Best Novel: Natchez Burning by Greg Iles

Best First Novel: Invisible City by Julia Dahl

Best Paperback Original: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

Best Thriller: Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta

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Macavity Awards

The Macavity Award is named for the “mystery cat” of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats). Each year the members of Mystery Readers International nominate and vote for their favorite mysteries in four categories. This year’s winners were announced Oct. 8 at the Bouchercon 2015 World Mystery Convention. For a complete list of nominees, click here.

Best Mystery Novel: The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood

Best First Mystery Novel: Invisible City by Julia Dahl

Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award: A Deadly Measure of Brimstone by Catriona McPherson

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Edgar Awards

The Edgar Awards, named after Edgar Allen Poe, were given out in April by the Mystery Writers of America. For a list of all the nominees, click here.

Best Novel: Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

Best First Novel: Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman

Best Paperback Original: The Secret History of Las Vegas by Chris Abani

Best Fact Crime: Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William Mann

Best Young Adult: The Art of Secrets by James Klise

Mary Higgins Clark Award: The Stranger You Know by Jane Casey

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