Friday, January 21, 2011

Mystery Writers of America Announce Nominees for 2011 Edgar Awards

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.

BEST NOVEL
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)
I¹d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman (HarperCollins ­ William Morrow)

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR
Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva (Tom Doherty Associates ­ Forge Books)
The Poacher¹s 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. Putnam¹s Sons)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard (Random House - Bantam)
The News Where You Are by Catherine O¹Flynn (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)

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)
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 Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz (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 (Alfred A. Knopf)

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL
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)

BEST SHORT STORY
"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 Place² ­ 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)

BEST JUVENILE
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 Jim Krieg (Penguin Young Readers Group -
Razorbill)
The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman by Ben H. Winters (HarperCollins Children¹s
Books)

BEST YOUNG ADULT
The River by Mary Jane Beaufrand (Little Brown Books for Young Readers)
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King (Random House Children¹s Books ­
Alfred A. Knopf)
7 Souls by Barnabas Miller and Jordan Orlando (Random House Children¹s 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)

BEST PLAY
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)


BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY
³Episode 1² - Luther, Teleplay by Neil Cross (BBC America)
³Episode 4² ­ Luther, Teleplay by Neil Cross (BBC America)
³Full Measure² ­ Breaking Bad, Teleplay by Vince Gilligan (AMC/Sony)
³No Mas² ­ Breaking Bad, Teleplay by Vince Gilligan (AMC/Sony)
³The Next One¹s Gonna Go In Your Throat² ­ Damages, Teleplay by Todd A.
Kessler,
Glenn Kessler & Daniel Zelman (FX Networks)

ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD
"Skyler Hobbs and the Rabbit Man" ­ Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
by Evan Lewis (Dell Magazines)

GRAND MASTER
Sara Paretsky

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

THE SIMON & SCHUSTER - MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD
(Presented at MWA¹s 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 (HarperCollins - Avon)

1 comment:

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Cool! Thanks for sharing. I will have to add to my list for my mystery challenge. And it's good to my Minneapolis mystery bookstore a winner!