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Who Dunnit This Year? Announcing the 2016 Edgar Awards

This past April, the Mystery Writers of America was proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2015. The Edgar® Awards, widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the genre, were presented to the winners at their 70th Gala Banquet, April 28, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. The Edgars have a long, rich history, dating back to the 1950’s and honoring such greats as Raymond Chandler, Patricia Highsmith, Ellis Peters, Ross Macdonald, Ellery Queen, John Le Carre, and so many more. Please check out their

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BEST NOVEL Let Me Die in His Footsteps by Lori Roy (Penguin Random House – Dutton)
BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Atlantic – Grove Press)
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)
BEST FACT CRIME Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully by Allen Kurzweil (HarperCollins Publishers – Harper)
BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards (HarperCollins Publishers – HarperCollins)
BEST SHORT STORY “Obits” – Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King (Simon & Schuster – Scribner)
BEST JUVENILE Footer Davis Probably is Crazy by Susan Vaught (Simon & Schuster – Paula Wiseman Books)
BEST YOUNG ADULT A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis (HarperCollins Publishers – Katherine Tegen Books)
BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY “Gently with the Women” – George Gently, Teleplay by Peter Flannery (Acorn TV)
ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD “Chung Ling Soo’s Greatest Trick” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Russell W. Johnson (Dell Magazines)
GRAND MASTER Walter Mosley
RAVEN AWARDS Margaret Kinsman Sisters in Crime
ELLERY QUEEN AWARD Janet Rudolph, Founder of Mystery Readers International
THE SIMON & SCHUSTER – MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD Little Pretty Things by Lori Rader-Day (Prometheus Books – Seventh Street Books)

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Written by Arlene Allen

Hello, my name is Arlene Allen, and I love all things nerd: genre tv and movies, books, loud rock and roll music, kittens, conventions, books, graphic novels and superheroes, RPG and tabletop games, and did I say books? Oh, yes. I spent 25 years as a librarian (nerd) mainly working with youth (creating nerds), a number of years as a teacher (more nerd indoctrination). I have my own spawn, leveled up to 22 and my partner in nerdiness. As a nerdy writer, I have found a home at Talk Nerdy With Us.

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