Thursday, April 28, 2016

And the Edgars Go To …

Thanks to the hundreds of people attending tonight’s Edgar Awards ceremony in New York City—many of whom claim Twitter accounts or Facebook pages, and damn fast typing fingers—we have been able to compile the list of who and what won those various prizes.

Best Novel: Let Me Die in His Footsteps, by Lori Roy (Dutton)

Also nominated: The Strangler Vine, by M.J. Carter (Putnam); The Lady from Zagreb, by Philip Kerr (Putnam); Life or Death, by Michael Robotham (Mulholland); Canary, by Duane Swierczynski (Mulholland); and Night Life, by David C. Taylor (Forge)

Best First Novel by an American Author: The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press)

Also nominated: Past Crimes, by Glen Erik Hamilton (Morrow); Where All Light Tends to Go, by David Joy (Putnam); Luckiest Girl Alive, by Jessica Knoll (Simon & Schuster); and Unbecoming, by Rebecca Scherm (Viking)

Best Paperback Original: The Long and Faraway Gone,
by Lou Berney (Morrow)

Also nominated: The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, by Malcolm Mackay (Mulholland); What She Knew, by Gilly Macmillan (Morrow); Woman with a Blue Pencil, by Gordon McAlpine (Seventh Street); Gun Street Girl, by Adrian McKinty (Seventh Street); and The Daughter, by Jane Shemilt (Morrow)

Best Fact Crime: Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully, by Allen Kurzweil (Harper)

Also nominated: Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide, by Eric Bogosian (Little, Brown); Where the Bodies Were Buried: Whitey Bulger and the World that Made Him, by T.J. English (Morrow); Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime, by Val McDermid (Grove Press); and American Pain: How a Young Felon and His Ring of Doctors Unleashed America’s Deadliest Drug Epidemic, by John Temple (Lyons Press)

Best Critical/Biographical: The Golden Age of Murder: The Mystery of the Writers Who Invented the Modern Detective Story, by Martin Edwards (HarperCollins)

Also nominated: The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue, by Frederick Forsyth (Putnam); Meanwhile There Are Letters: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald, by Suzanne Marrs and Tom Nolan (Arcade); Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming’s Jamaica, by Matthew Parker (Pegasus); and The Lost Detective: Becoming Dashiell Hammett, by Nathan Ward (Bloomsbury USA)

Best Short Story: “Obits,” by Stephen King (in Bazaar of Bad Dreams, by Stephen King; Scribner)

Also nominated: “The Little Men,” by Megan Abbott (Mysterious Bookshop); “On Borrowed Time,” by Mat Coward (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine [EQMM], May 2015); “The Saturday Night Before Easter Sunday,” by Peter Farrelly (in Providence Noir, edited by Ann Hood; Akashic); “Family Treasures,” by Shirley Jackson (in Let Me Tell You, edited by Laurence Jackson Hyman and Sarah Hyman DeWitt; Random House); and “Every Seven Years,” by Denise Mina (Mysterious Bookshop)

Best Juvenile: Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy, by Susan Vaught (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman)

Also nominated: Catch You Later, Traitor, by Avi (Workman); If You Find This, by Matthew Baker (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers); Curiosity House: The Shrunken Head, by Lauren Oliver and H.C. Chester (HarperCollins Children’s Books); and Blackthorn Key, by Kevin Sands (Aladdin)

Best Young Adult:
A Madness So Discreet, by Mindy McGinnis (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen)

Also nominated: Endangered, by Lamar Giles (HarperTeen); The Sin Eater’s Daughter, by Melinda Salisbury (Scholastic Press); The Walls Around Us, by Nova Ren Suma (Workman); and Ask the Dark, by Henry Turner (Clarion)

Best Television Episode Teleplay: “Gently with the Women,”
George Gently, teleplay by Peter Flannery (Acorn TV)

Also nominated: “Episode 7,” Broadchurch, teleplay by Chris Chibnall (BBC America); “Elise,” Foyle’s War, teleplay by Anthony Horowitz (Acorn TV); “Terra Incognita,” Person of Interest, teleplay by Erik Mountain and Melissa Scrivner Love (CBS/Warner Brothers); and “The Beating of Her Wings,” Ripper Street, teleplay by Richard Warlow (BBC America)

Robert L. Fish Memorial Award:
“Chung Ling Soo’s Greatest Trick,” by Russell W. Johnson
(EQMM, January 2015)

Grand Master:
Walter Mosley

Raven Awards:
Margaret Kinsman and Sisters in Crime

Ellery Queen Award:
Janet Rudolph, founder of Mystery Readers International

The Simon & Schuster/Mary Higgins Clark Award: Little Pretty Things, by Lori Rader-Day (Seventh Street)

Also nominated: A Woman Unknown, by Frances Brody (Minotaur/Thomas Dunne); The Masque of a Murderer, by Suzanna Calkins (Minotaur); Night Night, Sleep Tight, by Hallie Ephron (Morrow); and The Child Garden, by Catriona McPherson (Midnight Ink)

Congratulations to all of the writers taking home awards tonight!

READ MORE:Viet Thanh Nguyen Adds Edgar Award to Pulitzer Triumph,” by Alison Flood (The Guardian).

1 comment:

Joe said...

It was announced last night that Lori Roy was only the third person and first woman to receive a Best Novel and a Best First Novel Edgar. Ross Thomas and Steve Hamilton were the others. Fine company.