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Edgar Winners 2011

Yikes! I threw a goose egg on my predictions. Ehhhh.... my fragile ego will have to heal when the wife wakes me up at 5:30 in the morning to watch Wills and Kate tie the knot..... oh dear.

The Hungry Detective congratulates all of the nominees and the winners!

Best Novel:
THE LOCK ARTIST - Steve Hamilton - Minotaur

Best First Novel by an American Author:
ROGUE ISLAND - Bruce DeSilva - Forge

Best Paperback Original:
LONG TIME COMING - Robert Goddard - Bantam

Best Fact Crime:
SCOREBOARD, BABY: A STORY OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL, CRIME, and COMPLICITY - Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry - University of Nebraska Press-Bison

Best Critical/Biographical:
CHARLIE CHAN" THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE HONORABLE DETECTIVE AND HIS RENDEZVOUS WITH AMERICAN HISTORY - Yunte Huang - Norton

Best Short Story:
“THE SECRET OF LILACS,” - Doug Allyn - Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2010

Best Juvenile:
THE BUDDY FILES" THE CASE OF THE LOST BOY - Dori Hillestad Butler - Albert Whitman & Co.

Best Young …

BOOM! Edgar Prediction 2011

Edgar Awards tomorrow. Yah! Always exciting even if it is obvious that over the last year or so I have pulled away from Crime Fiction. I still enjoy Crime Fiction a great deal, but the spark has dimmed in the last 12 months. In any case. Thursday night I'll be locked into an appropriate twitter feed.
My predictions are in Red.

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

Went with Ms. French's book based on the unilateral love-fest for her first. My second choice would be CROOKED LETTER, CROOKED LETTER.

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

I dr…

Books Received - March 2011

It is the good fortune of The Hungry Detective to now and again receive books from authors, publishers or their associated marketing agencies.

These books were received in the month of March 2011.

THE POACHER'S SON - Paul Doiron - Minotaur Books
THE LAW OF THE ANGELS - Cassandra Clark - Minotaur Books
THE CRUELEST MONTH - Louise Penny - Minotaur Books
SILENCER - James W. Hall - Minotaur Books
DOWN RIVER - John Hart - Thomas Dunne Books
TYPHOON - Charles Cummings - St. Martin's Griffin
THE TRINITY SIX - Charles Cumming - St. Martin's Books