Thursday, April 28, 2011

The 2011 Edgar Award Winners

Congratulations to the Edgar Award winners. Thanks to Margery Flex, Administrative Director at Mystery Writers of America, and author Duane Swierczynski, who tweeted at the awards ceremony, I can list the winners for you.

Best Novel - The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton (Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books)

Best First Novel by an American Author - Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva (Tom Doherty Associates - Forge Books)

Best Paperback Original - Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard (Random House - Bantam)

Best Fact Crime - Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime and Complicity by Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry (University of Nebraska Press - Bison Original)

Best Critical/Biographical - Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendevouz with American History by Yunte Huang (W.W. Norton)

Best Short Story - "The Scent of Lilacs" - by Doug Allyn, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

Best Juvenile - The Buddy Files: The Case of the Lost Boy by Dori Hilestad Butler (Albert Whitman & Co.)

Best Young Adult - The Interrogation of Gabriel James by Charlie Price (Farrar, Straus, Giroux Books for Young Readers)

Best Play - The Psychic by Sam Bobrick (Falcon Theatre - Burbank, CA)

Best Television Episode Teleplay - "Episode 1" - Luther, Teleplay by Neil Cross (BBC America)

These awards were already announced -

Robert L. Fish Memorial Award - "Skyler Hobbs and the Rabbit Man" - Evan Lewis, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

Grand Master - Sara Paretsky

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

And, last night, the Simon & Schuster, Mary Higgins Clark Award went to The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)


kathy d. said...

I will find and read "The Lock Artist," have heard and read so many good things about it. And I'll keep my eyes out for the other fiction awarded here at the library.

I'm interested in reading Huang's book about Charlie Chan, but so rarely read non-fiction other than the news. So this is a wish, may not happen.

I am thrilled about Sara Paretsky. She deserve this and more awards. V.I. Warshawski is one of my favorite women heroes, and I like the politics that Paretsky includes in her books. Her books are "unputdownable," and fascinating.

Lesa said...

I'm with you, Kathy. Although I haven't read Sara Paretsky in recent years, she did deserve this, and so much more. She's one of the giants of the field, and she should have received this award a long time ago.