Winners of 2012 Strand Critics Awards

The editors of Strand magazine announced, at a cocktail party in New York City, the winners of the 2012 Stand Critics Awards:

Best First Novel:
Sister by Rosamund Lupton (Crown)

Best Novel (a tie):
The Drop by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown and Company)
Buried Secrets by Joseph Finder (St Martin’s Press)
The Cut by George Pelecanos (Reagan Arthur Books)

Lifetime Achievement awards
Joseph Wambaugh
John Sandford