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)

2009 Edgar Nominees & Winners
2008 Edgar Nominees & Winners
2007 Edgar Nominees & Winners

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Detectives: MELITA PARGETER by Simon Brett

Mrs. Pargeter's Point of Honour: A Mrs. Pargeter's MysteryA complete list of cozy mysteries starring burglar's widow Mrs. Melita Pargeter, who takes justice into her own hands with the help of her late husband's old gang. Written by Simon Brett:

A Nice Class of Corpse (1986)
Mrs., Presumed Dead (1988)
Mrs. Pargeter's Package (1990)
Mrs. Pargeter's Pound of Flesh (1992)
Mrs. Pargeter's Plot (1996)
Mrs. Pargeter's Point of Honour (1999)

More detectives:
MISS MARPLE by Agatha Christie
EUGENIA POTTER by Virginia Rich and Nancy Pickard
JESSICA FLETCHER (Murder She Wrote) by Donald Bain
AGATHA RAISIN by MC Beaton
EARL WALKER (Hometown Mysteries) by Chris Well
Retirement is Murder: 10 Senior Sleuths
100 Mystery Series: 1887-2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

New from James Patterson: 9th Judgment (Women's Murder Club)

The 9th Judgment (The Women's Murder Club)New in stores is James Patterson's latest Women's Murder Club thriller, 9th Judgment (Little, Brown, and Company):

The most personal
A young mother and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down while returning to their car in the garage of a shopping mall. There are no witnesses, and Detective Lindsay Boxer is left with only one shred of evidence: a cryptic message scrawled across the windshield in bloodred lipstick.

The most dangerous
The same night, the wife of A-list actor Marcus Dowling is woken by a cat burglar who is about to steal millions of dollars' worth of precious jewels. In just seconds there is a nearly empty safe, a lifeless body, and another mystery that throws San Francisco into hysteria.

The most exciting Women's Murder Club novel ever
Lindsay spends every waking hour working with her partner, Rich--and her desire for him threatens to tear apart both her engagement and the Women's Murder Club. Before Lindsay and her friends can piece together either case, one of the killers forces Lindsay to put her own life on the line--but is it enough to save the city? With unparalleled danger and explosive action, The 9th Judgment is James Patterson at his compelling, unstoppable best!

Download the first 26 chapters of the brand-new Women's Murder Club thriller absolutely free!

Related links:
Detectives: James Patterson: WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB
James Patterson to Create Comic Books (New York Times)
James Patterson--one of every 17 novels sold
Detectives: James Patterson: ALEX CROSS
I, ALEX CROSS by James Patterson
James Patterson by the numbers
James Patterson coming to your TV (again)
What James Patterson reads--and it ain't a mystery thriller
Murderous Beginnings: 40 Detective Fiction Firsts
James Patterson-branded e-reader

Saturday, April 24, 2010

EUGENIA POTTER by Virginia Rich and Nancy Pickard

The Secret Ingredient Murders: A Eugenia Potter MysteryA complete list of mysteries starring amateur sleuth Eugenia Potter, a widow and chef who divides her time between an Arizona ranch and a small town on the Maine coast. Considered the first in the 'culinary mysteries' category.

Written by creator Virginia Rich:
The Cooking School Murders (1982)
The Baked Bean Supper Murders (1983)
The Nantucket Diet Murders (1985)

Written by Nancy J, Pickard (based on notes by Rich):
The 27 Ingredient Chili Con Carne Murders (1993)
The Blue Corn Murders (1998)
The Secret Ingredient Murders (2001)

More detectives:
GERALDINE PORTER (Miniature Mysteries) by Margaret Grace
IVY MALONE by Lorena McCourtney
MRS. MALORY by Hazel Holt
MISS SILVER by Patricia Wentworth
EARL WALKER by Chris Well
Retirement is Murder: 10 Senior Sleuths
100 Mystery Series: 1887-2010

Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction

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.