Congratulations to Davidson College graduate John Hart, who has snagged his second Edgar Award for best novel for "The Last Child."
The Edgar Awards are given out annually by the Mystery Writers of America. Hart won his first for "Down River."
In his latest thriller, "The Last Child," 13-year-old Johnny Merrimon's life falls apart when his twin sister goes missing. A year has passed, but Johnny can't let her go. As he continues searching throughout his N.C. county, he uncovers terrifying secrets.
Hart grew up in Salisbury and worked as a lawyer and stockbroker before trying his hand at writing and hitting it big with his first novel, "The King of Lies." He's known for his work in support of the LandTrust for Central North Carolina and the Greensboro Children's Museum. Last year, he raised money for the museum by raffling off a character name in his next novel.