Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Award Winners - 2012 Edgar Allan Poe Awards

Mystery Writers of America celebrates the anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's birth by announcing the nominations for Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television published or produced the previous year. The Edgar® Awards for 2011 were presented on April 26, 2012. Winners are listed in bold.

Best Novel
The Ranger by Ace Atkins (F Atk)
Gone by Mo Hayder (F Hay)
The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino (F Hig)
1222 by Anne Holt (F Hol)
Field Gray by Philip Kerr (F Ker)

Best First Novel
Red on Red by Edward Conlon (F Con)
Last to Fold by David Duffy (F Duf)
All Cry Chaos by Leonard Rosen (F Ros)
Bent Road by Lori Roy (F Roy)
Purgatory Chasm by Steve Ulfelder (F Ulf)

Best Paperback Original
The Company Man by Robert Jackson Bennett (F Ben)
The Faces of Angels by Lucretia Grindle (F Gri)
The Dog Sox by Russell Hill
Death of the Mantis by Michael Stanley (F Sta)
Vienna Twilight by Frank Tallis (F Tal)

Best Fact Crime
The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars by Paul Collins
The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge by T.J. English
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard (973.8 Mil)
Girl, Wanted: The Chase for Sarah Pender by Steve Miller
The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter by Mark Seal (364 Sea)

Best Critical Biographical
The Tattooed Girl: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson and the Secrets Behind the Most Compelling Thrillers of our Time by Dan Burstein, Arne de Keijzer & John-Henri Holmberg
Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making by John Curran (823 Cur)
On Conan Doyle: Or, the Whole Art of Storytelling by Michael Dirda (823 Dir)
Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film by Philippa Gates
Scripting Hitchcock: Psycho, The Birds and Marnie by Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick

Mary Higgins Clark
Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton (F Bol)
Come and Find Me by Hallie Ephron
Death on Tour by Janice Hamrick (F Ham)
Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry (F Hen)
Murder Most Persuasive by Tracy Kiely

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