Friday, April 30, 2010

Edgar Award Winners 2010

The Last ChildHere are the results of the 2010 Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America -- the winners are in bold:

BEST NOVEL
The Last Child by John Hart (Minotaur Books)
The Missing by Tim Gautreaux (Alfred A. Knopf)
The Odds by Kathleen George (Minotaur Books)
Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston (Ballantine Books)
Nemesis by Jo Nesbø, translated by Don Bartlett (HarperCollins)
A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn (Atria Books)

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR
In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff (Minotaur Books)
The Girl She Used to Be by David Cristofano (Grand Central Publishing)
Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley (Touchstone)
The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf (MIRA Books)
A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield (Thomas Dunne Books)
Black Water Rising by Attica Locke (HarperCollins)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
Body Blows by Marc Strange (Castle Street Mysteries)
Bury Me Deep by Megan Abbott (Simon & Schuster)
Havana Lunar by Robert Arellano (Akashic Books)
The Lord God Bird by Russell Hill (Caravel Books)
The Herring-Seller's Apprentice by L.C. Tyler (Felony & Mayhem Press)

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL
The Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest DetectivesThe Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives edited by Otto Penzler (Little, Brown and Company)
Talking About Detective Fiction by P.D. James (Alfred A. Knopf)
Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King by Lisa Rogak (Thomas Dunne Books)
The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith by Joan Schenkar (St. Martin's Press)
The Stephen King Illustrated Companion by Bev Vincent (Fall River Press)

BEST FACT CRIME
Columbine by Dave Cullen (Hachette Book Group/Twelve)
Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde by Jeff Guinn (Simon & Schuster)
The Fence: A Police Cover-Up Along Boston's Racial Divide by Dick Lehr (HarperCollins)
Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo (Penguin Press)
Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa by R.A. Scotti (Alfred A. Knopf)

BEST SHORT STORY
"Amapola," from Phoenix Noir by Luis Alberto Urrea (Akashic Books)
"Last Fair Deal Gone Down" - Crossroad Blues by Ace Atkins (Busted Flush Press)
"Femme Sole" - Boston Noir by Dana Cameron (Akashic Books)
"Digby, Attorney at Law" - Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine by Jim Fusilli (Dell Magazines)
"Animal Rescue" - Boston Noir by Dennis Lehane (Akashic Books)

BEST YOUNG ADULT
Reality Check by Peter Abrahams (HarperTeen)
If the Witness Lied by Caroline B. Cooney (Delacorte Press)
The Morgue and Me by John C. Ford (Viking Children's Books)
Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone by Dene Low (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Books)
Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell (Delacorte Press)

BEST JUVENILE
Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Books)
The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour by Michael D. Beil (Alfred A. Knopf)
Creepy Crawly Crime by Aaron Reynolds (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline by Nancy Springer (Philomel Books)

BEST TELEVISION EPISODE
Teleplay: "Place of Execution," Teleplay by Patrick Harbinson (PBS/WGBH Boston)
"Strike Three" - The Closer, Teleplay by Steven Kane (Warner Bros TV for TNT)
"Look What He Dug Up This Time" - Damages, Teleplay by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler & Daniel Zelman (FX Networks)
"Grilled" - Breaking Bad, Teleplay by George Mastras (AMC/Sony)
"Living the Dream" - Dexter, Teleplay by Clyde Phillips (Showtime)

ROBERT . FISH MEMORIAL AWARD
A Dreadful Day" - Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine by Dan Warthman (Dell Magazines)

SIMON & SCHUSTER / MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD
Awakening by S.J. Bolton (Minotaur Books)
Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof by Blaize Clement (Minotaur Books)
Never Tell a Lie by Hallie Ephron (William Morrow)
Lethal Vintage by Nadia Gordon (Chronicle Books)
Dial H for Hitchcock by Susan Kandel (HarperCollins)

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SHE'S THE SHERIFF!

A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at StudioWell.com. Watch the trailer on YouTube.