Thursday, April 29, 2010

Edgar Awards 2010

If you can't be at the Edgars, and you really want to know who wins as it happens, you could have followed @sarahw or @murderbooks on Twitter, as I did. It was almost like being there. Well, almost because I definitely missed the banter between Lee Child and Laura Lippman, the acceptance speeches, and all the other singing and dancing--and I'm sure there was some. How come no one set up a webcam or streaming video?

Best Novel: The Last Child by John Hart (Minotaur Books)

Best First Novel by an American Author: In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff (Minotaur Books)

Best Paperback Original: Body Blows by Marc Strange (Castle Street Mysteries)

Best Short Story: "Amapola" by Luis Urrea in Phoenix Noir (Akashic Books)

Best Critical/Biographical: The Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Detectives, edited by Otto Penzler (Hachette Book Group-Little, Brown)

Best Juvenile: Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn (HMH Children's Book)

Best Young Adult: Reality Check by Peter Abrahams (HarperTeen)

Best TV Episode Teleplay: "Place of Execution," teleplay by Patrick Harbinson (PBS) based on Val McDermid's novel)

Best Fact Crime: Columbine by Dave Cullen (Twelve)

Ellery Queen Award: Poisoned Pen Press, Barbara Peters & Robert Rosenwald

Raven Award #1: Zef Buffman, International Mystery Writers Festival

Raven Award #2: Mystery Lovers Bookshop (Oakmont, PA)

Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: "A Dreadful Day" by Dan Warthman, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (Dell Magazines)

The Simon & Schuster-Mary Higgins Clark Award: (Presented at MWA’s Agents & Editors Party on Wednesday, April 28, 2010): Awakening by S.J. Bolton (Minotaur Books)

Grandmaster: Dorothy Gilman, author of the Mrs. Pollifax mysteries

Thanks to everyone tweeting #edgars10


Unknown said...

Terrific news about Stefanie Pintoff. Well deserved.

Josie Brown said...

I would have loved to have seen Sophie Littlefield's BAD DAY FOR SORRY win "Best First Novel."


But all the firsts this year were certainly worthy, so even though she didn't take home the Edgar, she was in great company.

Janet Rudolph said...

Totally agree.. would have loved to see her win!

Unknown said...

Me, too, Josie & Janet.
Once again, I've not read any of the winners.

Kiwicraig said...

I've heard great things about several of the other novels, but I'm pleased to see John Hart win Best Novel for THE LAST CHILD, which I thought was an exceptional crime novel when I reviewed it last year. Crazy to think he won the Edgar and the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger - a rare double.

And to have won two Edgars within his first three novels, wow - I guess giving up the law was definitely the right thing to do.

Kerrie said...

Thanks for the update Janet

Unknown said...

I'm glad Columbine made it on the list. That was a eye opening book. As a great fan of mystery fiction and non-fiction I think this list is really good. I am hoping one day that fiction author Mike Hogan makes it into the Edgars. I just finished his latest book, "The Ovary Wars," which was thrilling and thought provoking. Love his stuff!