Monday, May 02, 2011

British Success at the Edgars

The Edgar Award winners have been announced and British crime writers have won the best paperback original category, the Mary Higgins Clark Award and the best Television Episode Teleplay category.
Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce the winners of the 2011 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2010. The Edgar® Awards were presented to the winners at our 65th Gala Banquet, April 28, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard (Random House - Bantam) - WINNER
The News Where You Are by Catherine O’Flynn (Henry Holt)
Expiration Date by Duane Swierczynski (Minotaur Books)
Vienna Secrets by Frank Tallis (Random House Trade Paperbacks)
Ten Little Herrings by L.C. Tyler (Felony & Mayhem Press)

THE SIMON & SCHUSTER - MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD
(Presented at MWA’s Agents & Editors Party on Wednesday, April 27, 2010)
Wild Penance by Sandi Ault (Penguin Group – Berkley Prime Crime)
Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton (Minotaur Books)
Down River by Karen Harper (MIRA Books)
The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) - WINNER
Live to Tell by Wendy Corsi Staub (HarperCollins - Avon)

BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY
“Episode 1” - Luther, Teleplay by Neil Cross (BBC America) - WINNER
“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 & Daniel Zelman (FX Networks)

3 comments:

Maxine said...

The only one of the winners I have read is The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths, and I am so glad it has won. It really is a wonderful debut - if not for the crime plot for the character of Ruth and her relationship with Harry Nelson. Congratulations to her (and to the other winners, wherever they come from...)

kathy d. said...

Ditto on Elly Griffiths' book winning. Ruth Galloway is a terrific, real character.

Is it any wonder that every woman to whom I've loaned her books -- or any woman blogger whose reviews I read -- likes Ruth so much?

Maybe more writers should think about writing about realistic characters who aren't sharpshooters, experts in karate, travel to five countries in one story, plus glamorous, well-dressed, etc.

Annie said...

What I like most about the Griffiths books is the very original narrative voice. That wonderful wry humour is a marvellous counterpoint to the horrors of the plot line.