Sunday, May 2, 2010
The 2010 Edgar Award Winners
The Edgar Awards, presented annually since 1946 by the Mystery Writers of America were awarded April 29th, 2010. I've listed all of the winners here. Visit the official Mystery Writers of America Edgar page for the complete list of nominees as well. This is a great way to read some of the best novels published each year and to find new authors to read.
Winner for Best Novel is The Last Child by John Hart.
Best First Novel by an American Author goes to In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff.
Best Paperback Original was awarded to Body Blows by Marc Strange
Best Critical/Biographical Work this year is The Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives edited by Otto Penzler
The Best Fact Crime winner is Columbine by Dave Cullen.
Voted Best Short Story: "Amapola" - Phoenix Noir by Luis Alberto Urrea
Best Young Adult novel goes to Reality Check by Peter Abrahams
Voted Best Juvenile Novel Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn
Best Television Episode Teleplay this year is "Place of Execution," Teleplay by Patrick Harbinson
The Robert L. Fish Memorial Award (Best First Mystery Short Story of the Year) went to "A Dreadful Day" - Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine by Dan Warthman
The Simon and Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award was awarded to Awakening by S.J. Bolton
Mrs. Pollifax author Dorothy Gilman was awarded the Grand Master Award
The Raven Award given "is a special award given for outstanding achievement in the mystery field outside the realm of creative writing" (according to MysteryNet.com). The recipients for 2010 are:
Mystery Lovers Bookshop, Oakmont, Pennsylvania
Zev Buffman, International Mystery Writers' Festival
The Ellery Queen Award (The Ellery Queen Award was established in 1983 to honor writing teams and outstanding people in the mystery-publishing industry) was given to Poisoned Pen Press (Barbara Peters & Robert Rosenwald)