The Mystery Writers of America (MWA) have announced the winners of the 2012 EDGAR© Awards.
- Best Novel: Gone by Mo Hayder
- Best First Novel: Bent Road by Lori Roy
- Best Paperback Original: The Company Man by Robert Jackson Bennett
- Best Fact Crime: Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
- Best Critical Biographical: On Conan Doyle: Or, the Whole Art of Storytelling by Michael Dirda
- Best Short Story: The Man Who Took His Hat Off to the Driver of the Train Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Peter Turnbull
- Best Juvenile: Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby
- Young Adult: The Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley Mackall
- Play: The Game’s Afoot by Ken Ludwig
- TV Episode: “Pilot” – Homeland Teleplay by Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon & Gideon Raff
- Robert L. Fish Memorial:A Good Man of Business Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by David Ingram
- Mary Higgins Clark Award: Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry
- Grand Master: Martha Grimes
- The Raven:
M is for Mystery Bookstore, San Mateo, CA
Molly Weston, Meritorious Mysteries
- Ellery Queen Award: Joe Meyers of the Connecticut Post/Hearst Media News Group
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David Martindale about the new novel Robert B. Parker’s Lullaby by Ace Atkins and why he was picked to keep Robert B. Parker‘s Spenser series going. Read more at star-telegram.com.
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Nick Clark about the adaptation of American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis for the stage. Read more at independent.co.uk.
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Bill Sheehan about The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King. His review can be read at washingtonpost.com.
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Michael Dirda reviews The Memory of Blood by Christopher Fowler. His view at washingtonpost.com.
Last Friday, the Crime Writers of Canada announced the finalists for the 29th annual Arthur Ellis Awards, which celebrate the best in crime writing of the past year. Mark Medley reports at nationalpost.com.
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August Brown about the panel with Paula Wood, Olen Steinhauer, Joseph Kanon and Philip Kerr. Read his report at latimes.com.