Mystery Writers of America has announced the Winners for the 2010 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction,non-fiction and television published or produced in 2009. The Edgar® Awards were presented to the winners at their 64th Gala Banquet, April 29, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.
BEST NOVEL The Last Child by John Hart (Minotaur Books) BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff (Minotaur Books) BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL Body Blows by Marc Strange (Dundurn Press – Castle Street Mysteries) BEST FACT CRIME Columbine by Dave Cullen (Hachette Book Group - Twelve) BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL The Lineup: The World’s Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives edited by Otto Penzler (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown and Company) BEST SHORT STORY "Amapola" – Phoenix Noir by Luis Alberto Urrea (Akashic Books) BEST JUVENILE Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Books) BEST YOUNG ADULT Reality Check by Peter Abrahams (HarperCollins Children’s Books – HarperTeen) BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY "Place of Execution," Teleplay by Patrick Harbinson (PBS/WGBH Boston) ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD "A Dreadful Day" – Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine by Dan Warthman (Dell Magazines) GRAND MASTER Dorothy Gilman
RAVEN AWARDS Mystery Lovers Bookshop, Oakmont, Pennsylvania Zev Buffman, International Mystery Writers’ Festival
ELLERY QUEEN AWARD Poisoned Pen Press (Barbara Peters & Robert Rosenwald) THE SIMON & SCHUSTER - MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD (Presented at MWA’s Agents & Editors Party on Wednesday, April 28, 2010) Awakening by S.J. Bolton (Minotaur Books)
Our sincere congratulations to all the winners AND all the nominees