The Edgars, honoring the best in mystery and crime writing, have announced their winners. I was blown away by Candice Millard's only previous book, The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey, and last week at the Publishing Triangle awards, excellent reader and commenter Cynthia Dunn told me she loved Destiny of the Republic.
Best fact crime: Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President [Kindle] by Candice Millard
Best biography: On Conan Doyle: Or, The Whole Art of Storytelling by Michael Dirda
Best YA: The Silence of Murder, Dandi Mackall
Read the full list of nominees and other winners here.