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Edgar Nominations 2011

Yay! Edgar nominations from a few days ago. There is a noticeable shift away from the literary' nominations from the last few years. I don't mean that negatively to either this year's nominations or the aforementioned literary books. Just a bit surprising how traditional the list looks this year.

I'll have a prediction spectacular shortly before the award are handed out.

Best Novel:
CAUGHT - Harlan Coben - Dutton  
CROOKED LETTER, CROOKED LETTER - Tom Franklin - Morrow
FAITHFUL PLACE - Tana French - Viking
THE QUEEN OF PATPONG - Timothy Hallinan - Morrow
THE LOCK ARTIST - Steve Hamilton - Minotaur
I’D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE - Laura Lippman - Morrow

Toss up between Ms. French and Mr. Hamilton I should think. The dark horse for me would be Mr Frankin's books which received a good deal of late 2010 praise.

Best First Novel by an American Author:
ROGUE ISLAND - Bruce DeSilva - Forge
THE POACHER'S SON - Paul Doiron - Minotaur
THE SERIALIST - David Gordon - Simon & Schuster
GALVESTON - Nic Pizzolatto - Scribner
SNOW ANGELS - James Thompson - Putnam

Only heard of Mr. Thompson and Mr. Doiron's books before this moment. THE POACHER'S SON got the big push from Minotaur this spring.

Best Paperback Original:
LONG TIME COMING - Robert Goddard - Bantam
THE NEWS WHERE YOU ARE - Catherine O’Flynn - Henry Holt
EXPIRATION DATE - Duane Swierczynski - Minotaur
VIENNA SECRETS - Frank Tallis - Random House
TEN LITTLE HERRINGS - L.C. Tyler - Felony & Mayhem Press

Let's face it I'm a huge fan of Mr. Swierczynski. I 'm sure the other books are worthy, but I would be disappointed if anybody else won here.

Best Fact Crime:
SCOREBOARD, BABY: A STORY OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL, CRIME, and COMPLICITY - Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry - University of Nebraska Press-Bison
THE EYES OF WILLIE McGEE: A TRAGEDY OF RACE, SEX, AND SECRETS IN THE JIM CROW SOUTH - Alex Heard - HarperCollins
FINDING CHANDRA: A TRUE WASHINGTON MURDER MYSTERY - Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz - Scribner
HELLHOUND IN HIS TRAIL THE STALKING OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND THE INTERNATIONAL HUNT FOR HIS ASSASSIN - Hampton Sides - Doubleday
THE KILLER OF LITTLE SHEPARDS: A TRUE CRIME STORY AND THE BIRTH OF FORENSIC SCIENCE - Douglas Starr - Knopf

I have to think that HELLHOUND is the clear favorite here.

Best Critical/Biographical:
THE WIRE" TRUTH BE TOLD - Rafael Alvarez - Grove Press
AGATHA CHRISTIE'S SECRET NOTEBOOKS: FIFTY YEARS OF MYSTERIES IN THE MAKING - John Curran - HarperCollins
SHERLOCK HOLMES FOR DUMMIES - Steven Doyle and David A. Crowder - Wiley
CHARLIE CHAN" THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE HONORABLE DETECTIVE AND HIS RENDEZVOUS WITH AMERICAN HISTORY - Yunte Huang - Norton
THRILLERS" 100 MUST READERS - David Morrell and Hank Wagner - Oceanview Publishing

Best Short Story:
“THE SECRET OF LILACS,” - Doug Allyn - Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2010
“THE PLOT,” - Jeffery Deaver - from First Thrills, edited by Lee Child; Forge
“A GOOD SAFE PLACE,” - Judith Green - from Thin Ice, edited by Mark Ammons, Kat Fast, Barbara Ross, and Leslie Wheeler; Level Best Books
“MONSIEUR ALICE IS ABSENT, by Stephen Ross - Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, October 2010 
“THE CREATIVE WRITING MURDERS,” - Edmund White - from Dark End of the Street, edited by Jonathan Santlofer and S.J. Rozan; Bloomsbury

Best Juvenile:
ZORA AN ME - Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon - Candlewick Press
THE BUDDY FILES" THE CASE OF THE LOST BOY - Dori Hillestad Butler - Albert Whitman & Co.
THE HAUNTING OF CHARLES DICKENS - Lewis Buzbee - Feiwel & Friends
GRIFF CARVER: HALLWAY PATROL - Jim Krieg - Razorbill
THE SECRET LIFE OF MS. FINKLEMAN - Ben H. Winters - HarperCollins Children’s Books

Best Young Adult:
THE RIVER, by Mary Jane Beaufrand - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ, by A.S. King - Knopf Books for Young Readers
7 SOULS, by Barnabas Miller and Jordan Orlando - Delacorte Books for Young Readers
The INTERROGATION OF GABRIEL JAMES - Charlie Price - Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers)
DUST CITY - Robert Paul Weston - Razorbill

Best Play:
The PSYCHIC - Sam Bobrick - Falcon Theatre, Burbank, California
The TANGLES SKIRT - Steve Braunstein - New Jersey Repertory Co.
The FALL OF THE HOUSE - Robert Ford - Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Best Television Episode Teleplay:
“EPISODE 1,” Luther, teleplay by Neil Cross - BBC America
“EPISODE 4,” Luther, teleplay by Neil Cross - BBC America
“FULL MEASURE,” Breaking Bad, teleplay by Vince Gilligan - AMC/Sony
“NO MAS,” Breaking Bad, teleplay by Vince Gilligan - AMC/Sony
“THE NEXT ONE'S GONNA GO IN YOUR THROAT,” Damages, teleplay by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman - FX Networks

The Simon & Schuster-Mary Higgins Clark Award (presented at MWA’s Agents & Editors Party on Wednesday, April 27, 2010):
WILD PENANCE - Sandi Ault - Berkley Prime Crime
BLOOD HARVEST - S.J. Bolton - Minotaur
DOWN RIVER - Karen Harper - Mira
THE CROSSING PLACES - Elly Griffiths - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
LIVE TO TELL - Wendy Corsi Staub - Avon

Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: “Skyler Hobbs and the Rabbit Man,” by Evan Lewis - Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, February 2010

Grand Master : Sara Paretsky

Raven Awards: Centuries & Sleuths - owned by Augie Alesky in Chicago, and Once Upon a Crime - owned by Pat Frovarp and Gary Schulze - in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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