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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Edgar Awards (2009-2011)

2011 Nominees from Mystery Writers of America accessed 1/20/11

Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce on the 202nd anniversary of the birth of Edgar
Allan Poe, its Nominees for the 2011 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction,
non-fiction and television published or produced in 2010. The Edgar® Awards will be presented to the
winners at our 65th Gala Banquet, April 28, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.

Caught by Harlan Coben (Penguin Group USA - Dutton)
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (HarperCollins – William Morrow)
Faithful Place by Tana French (Penguin Group USA - Viking)
The Queen of Patpong by Timothy Hallinan (HarperCollins – William Morrow)
The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton (Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books)
I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman (HarperCollins – William Morrow)

Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva (Tom Doherty Associates – Forge Books)
The Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron (Minotaur Books)
The Serialist: A Novel by David Gordon (Simon & Schuster)
Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto (Simon & Schuster - Scribner)
Snow Angels by James Thompson (Penguin Group USA – G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard (Random House - Bantam)
The News Where You Are by Catherine O’Flynn (Henry Holt)
Expiration Date by Duane Swierczynski (Minotaur Books)
Vienna Secrets by Frank Tallis (Random House Trade Paperbacks)
Ten Little Herrings by L.C. Tyler (Felony & Mayhem Press) 2

Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime and Complicity
by Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry (University of Nebraska Press – Bison Original)
The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in Jim Crow South
by Alex Heard (HarperCollins)
Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery
by Sari Horwitz and Scott Higham (Simon & Schuster - Scribner)
Hellhound on his Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr and the International Hunt for his
Assassin by Hampton Sides (Random House - Doubleday)
The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science
by Douglas Starr

The Wire: Truth Be Told by Rafael Alvarez (Grove Atlantic – Grove Press)
Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making
by John Curran (HarperCollins)
Sherlock Holmes for Dummies by Steven Doyle and David A. Crowder (Wiley)
Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and his Rendevouz with American
History by Yunte Huang (W.W. Norton)
Thrillers: 100 Must Reads edited by David Morrell and Hank Wagner (Oceanview Publishing)

"The Scent of Lilacs" – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Doug Allyn (Dell Magazines)
"The Plot" – First Thrills by Jeffery Deaver (Tom Doherty – Forge Books)
"A Good Safe Place” – Thin Ice by Judith Green (Level Best Books)
"Monsieur Alice is Absent" – Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
by Stephen Ross (Dell Magazines)
"The Creative Writing Murders" – Dark End of the Street by Edmund White (Bloomsbury)

Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon (Candlewick Press)
The Buddy Files: The Case of the Lost Boy by Dori Hillestad Butler (Albert Whitman & Co.)
The Haunting of Charles Dickens by Lewis Buzbee (Feiwel & Friends)
Griff Carver: Hallway Patrol by Jiim Krieg (Penguin Young Readers Group - Razorbill)
The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman by Ben H. Winters (HarperCollins Children’s Books)

The River by Mary Jane Beaufrand (Little Brown Books for Young Readers)
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King (Random House Children’s Books – Alfred A. Knopf)
7 Souls by Barnabas Miller and Jordan Orlando (Random House Children’s Books – Delacorte Press)
The Interrogation of Gabriel James by Charlie Price
(Farrar, Straus, Giroux Books for Young Readers)
Dust City by Robert Paul Weston (Penguin Young Readers Group - Razorbill) 3

The Psychic by Sam Bobrick (Falcon Theatre – Burbank, CA)
The Tangled Skirt by Steve Braunstein (New Jersey Repertory Company)
The Fall of the House by Robert Ford (Alabama Shakespeare Festival)

“Episode 1” - Luther, Teleplay by Neil Cross (BBC America)
“Episode 4” – Luther, Teleplay by Neil Cross (BBC America)
“Full Measure” – Breaking Bad, Teleplay by Vince Gilligan (AMC/Sony)
“No Mas” – Breaking Bad, Teleplay by Vince Gilligan (AMC/Sony)
“The Next One’s Gonna Go In Your Throat” – Damages, Teleplay by Todd A. Kessler,
Glenn Kessler & Daniel Zelman (FX Networks)

"Skyler Hobbs and the Rabbit Man" – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

Sara Paretsky

Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Forest Park, Illinois
Once Upon A Crime Bookstore, Minneapolis, Minnesota

(Presented at MWA’s Agents & Editors Party on Wednesday, April 27, 2010)
Wild Penance by Sandi Ault (Penguin Group – Berkley Prime Crime)
Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton (Minotaur Books)
Down River by Karen Harper (MIRA Books)
The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Live to Tell by Wendy Corsi Staub

Here are the winners of the 2010 Edgar Awards, who were honored at the Mystery Writers of America banquet in New York City:

Best novel: The Last Child by John Hart
Best Novel Shortlist:
# The Missing by Tim Gautreaux
# The Odds by Kathleen George
# Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston
# Nemesis by Jo Nesbø, translated by Don Bartlett
# A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn

Best first novel: In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff (Minotaur)
Best first novel by an American Author Shortlist:
# The Girl She Used to Be by David Cristofano
# Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley
# The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
# A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield
# Black Water Rising by Attica Locke

Best paperback original: Body Blows by Marc Strange (Dundurn Press/Castle Street Mysteries)
Best Paperback Original Shortlist:
# Bury Me Deep by Megan Abbott
# Havana Lunar by Robert Arellano
# The Lord God Bird by Russell Hill
# Body Blows by Marc Strange
# The Herring-Seller's Apprentice by L.C. Tyler

Best critical/biographical: The Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives edited by Otto Penzler (Little, Brown)
Best fact crime: Columbine by Dave Cullen (Twelve)
Best short story: "Amapola" by Luis Alberto Urrea in Phoenix Noir (Akashic)

Best young adult: Reality Check by Peter Abrahams (HarperTeen)
Young Adult Shortlist:
# If the Witness Lied by Caroline B. Cooney
# The Morgue and Me by John C. Ford
# Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone by Dene Low
# Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell

Best juvenile: Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn
Juvenile Shortlist:
# The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett
# The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour by Michael D. Beil
# Creepy Crawly Crime by Aaron Reynolds
# The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline by Nancy Springer

Best TV episode teleplay: "Place of Execution" by Patrick Harbinson (PBS/WGBH Boston)
Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: "A Dreadful Day" by Dan Warthman in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

S&S/Mary Higgins Clark Award: Awakening by S.J. Bolton (Minotaur)
S&S/Mary Higgins Clark Shortlist:
# Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof by Blaize Clement
# Never Tell a Lie by Hallie Ephron
# Lethal Vintage by Nadia Gordon
# Dial H for Hitchcock

Grand Master: Dorothy Gilman
Raven Award: Mystery Writers' Festival
Ellery Queen Award: Poisoned Pen Press (Barbara Peters & Robert Rosenwald)

C.J. Box's Blue Heaven was named best novel at the 63rd (2009) Annual Edgar Awards Banquet, presented by the Mystery Writers of America in New York City and featuring Grand Masters James Lee Burke and Sue Grafton.

2009 Edgar winners
Best Novel: Blue Heaven by C.J. Box
Best Novel Shortlist:
# Missing by Karin Alvtegen
# Sins of the Assassin by Robert Ferrigno
# The Price of Blood by Declan Hughes
# The Night Following by Morag Joss
# Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz

Best First Novel: The Foreigner by Francie Lin
Best First Novel Shortlist
# The Kind One by Tom Epperson
# Sweetsmoke by David Fuller
# Calumet City by Charlie Newton
# A Cure for Night by Justin Peacock

Best Paperback Original: China Lake by Meg Gardiner
Best Paperback Original Shortlist:
# The Prince of Bagram Prison by Alex Carr
# Money Shot by Christa Faust
# Enemy Combatant by Ed Gaffney
# The Cold Spot by Tom Piccirilli

Best Fact Crime: American Lightning: Terror, Mystery and the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century by Howard Blum
Best Critical/Biographical: Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Companion to his Tell-Tale Stories by Dr. Harry Lee Poe
Best Short Story: "Skinhead Central," Mystery Writers of America Presents: The Blue Religion by T. Jefferson Parker
Best Juvenile: The Postcard by Tony Abbott
Best Young Adult: Paper Towns by John Green
Best Play: The Ballad of Emmett Till by Ifa Bayeza
Best Television Episode Teleplay: "Prayer of the Bone," Wire in the Blood, Teleplay by Patrick Harbinson
Best Motion Picture Screen Play: In Bruges, Screenplay by Martin McDonagh
Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: "Buckner's Error," Queens Noir by Joseph Guglielmelli
Raven Awards: Edgar Allan Poe Society, Baltimore, Md., and Poe House, Baltimore, Md.
S&S/Mary Higgins Clark Award: The Killer's Wife by Bill Floyd

2008 Edgar Nominees and Winners:
Best Novel Nominees
* Christine Falls by Benjamin Black
* Priest by Ken Bruen
* The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
* Soul Patch by Reed Farrel Coleman
* Down River by John Hart – Winner!

Best First Novel By An American Author
* Missing Witness by Gordon Campbell
* In the Woods by Tana French – Winner!
* Snitch Jacket by Christopher Goffard
* Head Games by Craig McDonald
* Pyres by Derek Nikitas

Best Paperback Original
* Queenpin by Megan Abbott – Winner!
* Blood of Paradise by David Corbett
* Cruel Poetry by Vicki Hendricks
* Robbie's Wife by Russell Hill
* Who is Conrad Hirst? by Kevin Wignall

Best Fact Crime
* The Birthday Party by Stanley Alpert
* Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Vincent Bugliosi – Winner!
* Chasing Justice: My Story of Freeing Myself After Two Decades on Death Row for a Crime I Didn't Commit by Kerry Max Cook
* Relentless Pursuit: A True Story of Family, Murder, and the Prosecutor Who Wouldn't Quit by Kevin Flynn
* Sacco & Vanzetti: The Men, The Murders and the Judgment of Mankind by Bruce Watson

Best Short Story
* "The Catch" - Still Waters by Mark Ammons
* "Blue Note" - Chicago Blues by Stuart M. Kaminsky
* "Hardly Knew Her" - Dead Man's Hand by Laura Lippman
* "The Golden Gopher" - Los Angeles Noir by Susan Straight – Winner!
* "Uncle" - A Hell of a Woman by Daniel Woodrell

Best Young Adult
* Rat Life by Tedd Arnold – Winner!
* Diamonds in the Shadow by Caroline B. Cooney
* Touching Snow by M. Sindy Felin
* Blood Brothers by S.A. Harazin
* Fragments by Jeffry W. Johnston

Best Juvenile
* The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
* Shadows on Society Hill by Evelyn Coleman
* Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn
* The Night Tourist by Katherine Marsh – Winner!
* Sammy Keyes and the Wild Things by Wendelin Van Draanen

Best Play
* If/Then by David Foley
* Panic by Joseph Goodrich – Winner!
* Books by Stuart M. Kaminsky

Robert L. Fish Memorial Award
* "The Catch" - Still Waters by Mark Ammons (Level Best Books)

The Simon & Schuster - Mary Higgins Clark Award
* In Cold Pursuit by Sarah Andrews
* Wild Indigo by Sandi Ault – Winner!
* Inferno by Karen Harper
* The First Stone by Judith Kelman
* Deadman's Switch by Barbara Seranella

2007 Edgar Nominees and Winners:
Best Novel Nominees
* The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard
* The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin – Winner!
* Gentlemen & Players by Joanne Harris
* The Dead Hour by Denise Mina
* The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard
* Liberation Movements by Olen Steinhauer

Best First Novel By An American Author
* The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson – Winner!
* Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
* King of Lies by John Hart
* Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith
* A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read

Best Paperback Original
* The Goodbye Kiss by Massimo Carlotto, translated by Lawrence Venuti
* The Open Curtain by Brian Evenson
* Snakeskin Shamisen by Naomi Hirahara – Winner!
* The Deep Blue Alibi by Paul Levine
* City of Tiny Lights by Patrick Neate

Best Critical/Biographical
* Unless the Threat of Death is Behind Them: Hard-Boiled Fiction and Film Noir by John T. Irwin
* The Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear by E.J. Wagner – Winner!

Best Fact Crime
* Strange Piece of Paradise by Terri Jentz
* A Death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger
* Finding Amy: A True Story of Murder in Maine by Capt. Joseph K. Loughlin & Kate Clark Flora
* Ripperology: A Study of the World's First Serial Killer by Robin Odell
* The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe and the Invention of Murder by Daniel Stashower
* Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson – Winner!

Best Short Story
* "The Home Front" - Death Do Us Part by Charles Ardai – Winner!
* "Rain" - Manhattan Noir by Thomas H. Cook
* "Cranked" - Damn Near Dead by Bill Crider
* "Building" - Manhattan Noir by S.J. Rozan

Best Young Adult
* The Road of the Dead by Kevin Brooks
* The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson
* Crunch Time by Mariah Fredericks
* Buried by Robin Merrow MacCready – Winner!
* The Night My Sister Went Missing by Carol Plum-Ucci

Best Juvenile
* Gilda Joyce: The Ladies of the Lake by Jennifer Allison
* The Stolen Sapphire: A Samantha Mystery by Sarah Masters Buckey
* Room One: A Mystery or Two by Andrew Clements – Winner!
* The Bloodwater Mysteries: Snatched by Pete Hautman & Mary Logue
* The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer

Best Play
* Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure by Steven Dietz – Winner!
* Curtains by Rupert Holmes
* Ghosts of Ocean House by Michael Kimball

Robert L. Fish Memorial Award
* William Dylan Powell "Evening Gold" - EQMM November 2006 (Dell Magazines)

The Simon & Schuster - Mary Higgins Clark Award
* Bloodline by Fiona Mountain (St. Martin's Minotaur)

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