Thursday, April 26, 2012

Winners of the 2012 Edgar Awards Announced

Mystery Book Awards

The Mystery Writers of America handed out their annual Edgar Awards honoring the best of crime writing this evening in a ceremony in New York City. Thanks to everyone who tweeted the results, which are listed below:

• Best Novel: Gone by Mo Hayder (Atlantic Monthly Press)

• Best First Novel: Bent Road by Lori Roy (Dutton)

• Best Paperback Original: The Company Man by Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit Books)

• Best Fact Crime: Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard (Doubleday)

• Best Critical/Biographical: On Conan Doyle by Michael Dirda (Princeton University Press)

• Best Short Story: "The Man Who Took His Hat Off to the Driver of the Train" (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine) by Peter Turnbull

• Best Juvenile: Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby (Scholastic Press)

• Best Young Adult: The Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley Mackall (Knopf)

• Best Play: The Game's Afoot by Ken Ludwig (Cleveland Playhouse)

• Best Television Episode Screenplay: "Pilot" (Homeland) by Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, and Gideon Raff

• Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: "A Good Man of Business" (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine) by David Ingram (Dell Magazines)

• Grand Master: Martha Grimes

• Raven Award: M is for Mystery Bookstore

• Raven Award: Molly Weston, Meritorious Mysteries

• Ellery Queen Award: Joe Meyers, Connecticut Post/Hearst Media News Group

• Simon & Schuster/Mary Higgins Clark Award: Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry (Crown)


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