The 2009 The Edgar Allan Poe Awards® were awarded tonight by the Mystery Writers of America to authors of distinguished work in various categories of the genre. Thanks to @sarahw who attended the awards and tweeted the results (a partial list of which follows):
Best Novel: Blue Heaven by C. J. Box
Best First Novel by an American Author: The Foreigner by Francie Lin
Best Paperback Original: China Lake by Meg Gardiner
Best Motion Picture Screenplay: In Bruges by Martin McDonagh.
The Grand Masters were James Lee Burke and Sue Grafton.
Visit Mystery Book Awards for a complete list of previous winners as well as winners of over 30 other awards recognizing excellence in mystery fiction.
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