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William Kent Krueger's 'Ordinary Grace' wins Edgar Award for best mystery novel

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The story of a Minnesota teen's tragic coming of age in 1961 has been honoured by the Mystery Writers of America as the best novel published last year.

William Kent Krueger's "Ordinary Grace" received an Edgar Award during a ceremony Thursday night at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in midtown Manhattan.

He defeated five other novelists, including Quebec's Louise Penny, who was in the running for "How the Light Gets In."

The two other Canadian nominees were also shut out.

British Columbia's E.R. Brown, whose "Almost Criminal" was featured in the best paperback original category, lost out to Alex Marwood and his "The Wicked Girls."

And in the best television episode teleplay category, Calgary-born Will Pascoe was beaten by Allan Cubitt. Pascoe was nominated for "Variations Under Domestication" in the sci-fi thriller "Orphan Black."

Other winners included Jason Matthews' "Red Sparrow" for best first novel and Annabel Pitcher's "Ketchup Clouds" for best young adult novel.

Established in the 1940s, Edgars have been awarded to such leading mystery authors as Raymond Chandler, Patricia Highsmith and P.D. James.

(With files from The Associated Press)

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