Monday, May 9, 2011

Mystery Lovers Rejoice! 2011 Edgar Awards Announced

Make your list now to enjoy the 2011 Edgar Award Winners and Nominees. The Mystery Writers of America made the announcement to honor the best mystery fiction, non-fiction and television shows from 2010 on April 28, 2011

The winners by category are:

Best Novel
The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton. Traumatized at the age of eight and pushed into a life of crime by reason of his unforgiveable talent--lock picking--Michael sees his chance to escape, and with one desperate gamble risks everything to come back home to the only person he ever loved, and to unlock the secret that has kept him silent for so long.

Best First Novel by and American Author
Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva
Someone is systematically burning down the neighborhood Mulligan, an old school newspaper man grew up in, people he knows and loves are perishing in the flames, and the public is on the verge of panic. With the whole city of Providence on his back, Mulligan must weed through a wildly colorful array of characters to find the truth.

Best Paperback Original
Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard
An intricate plot involving a man thought to be killed in WWII, his nephew, and the quest of a family trying to retrieve paintings and diamonds that belonged to a fleeing Jewish diamond trader in 1939. Lots of twists and turns in this suspenseful incorporation of mystery, intrigue, and history.

Best Fact Crime
Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime and Complicity by Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry
The adjectives associated with the University of Washington's 2000 football season-mystical, magical, miraculous-changed when Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry's four-part expos of the 2000 Huskies hit the newspaper stand: explosive chilling (Sports Illustrated), blistering (Baltimore Sun), shocking appalling(Tacoma News Tribune), astounding(ESPN), jaw-dropping (Orlando Sentinel).

Best Critical/Biographical
Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the honorable Detective and his Rendezvouz with American History by Ynute Huang
The author uses the Charlie Chan character and the man who was the model for the character, Honolulu Detective Chang Apana, to examine the treatment of Asians in U.S. history and culture, including Hollywood and the government.


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