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Crime HQ
December 12 2014

MWA Announces 2015 Grand Master, Raven, and Ellery Queen Award Winners!

Mystery Writers of America has just announced its new Grand Masters for 2015, and authors Lois Duncan and James Ellroy will be honored at the Edgar Awards banquet next April 29th. In...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
May 6 2014

2014’s Edgar Awards: A Grand Night for Books

I considered titling this post “The Night I Hugged John Connolly,” but that might sound like I’m showing off. So I’ll begin my recap of the 68th annual Edgar Awards gala...
Crime HQ
January 17 2014

Announcing 2014’s Edgar Nominees (and Our Own Winner)!

After last month's announcement of two new Grandmasters and the Raven Award winner, Mystery Writers of America has announced the rest of the shortlist of award nominees and special winners. ...
Crime HQ
December 4 2013

MWA Announces 2014 Grand Masters and Raven Winner!

Mystery Writers of America has just announced its new Grand Masters for 2014, and authors Robert Crais and Carolyn Hart will be honored at the Edgar Awards banquet next May 1st. In addition...
Crime HQ
May 6 2013

Edgar and Agatha Have an Award-Winning Week in 2013!

First it was The Edgar Awards, announced on Thursday night: Best Novel: Live by Night by Dennis Lehane Best First Novel: The Expats by Chris Pavone Best Paperback Original: The Last...
Crime HQ
January 16 2013

Mystery Writers of America Announces 2013 Edgar Award Nominees

Oscars, Emmys, Nobel Prizes... yeah, they’re nice too. But these are the award nominations we wait all year to hear. Today, Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees and honorees for...
Crime HQ
December 9 2012

MWA Announces New Grand Masters, Raven and Ellery Queen Award Winners

This week, Mystery Writers of America gave us a preview of the criminal luminaries who will be feted during 2013’s Edgars Week: Ken Follett and Margaret Maron have been chosen as this...
Terrie
June 27 2012

Shirley Jackson, Literary Writer

Rarely does anyone think of The New Yorker magazine as a place to go to get a quick fix of horror fiction. And yet in 1948 that well-respected magazine published just such a story, which caused great...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
April 27 2012

2012 Edgar Awards: The Glamorous Side of Crime

Authors aren’t used to being gawked at. But gather them together in a fancy ballroom and something magical happens: You soon discover that they gawk at each other. “Isn’t that Linda Fairstein?”...
Crime HQ
April 26 2012

Poe-tastic Weekend Ahead: The Raven premiere and Edgar Awards preparations galore!

Quoth the Raven “And the winner is...” The end of this week is turning out to be a Poe-tastic one. Tonight our very own Leslie Gilbert Elman will be attending the Edgar Awards and giving you the...
JordanFoster
April 24 2012

The Best Novel Nominees, or How To Handicap the 2011 Edgars

For the first time in recent memory (read: more than a decade), none of the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award nominees for Best Novel have ever been nominated before. On April 26th, one of...
Crime HQ
January 19 2012

Edgar Award Nominees Announced

Today, Mystery Writers of America announced the list of nominees for the 2012 Edgars, named after you-know-who, and honoring the best in mystery fiction, non- fiction and television published or produced...
TonyHays
May 5 2011

Conspiracies in America: Who to Believe About Reverend King?

I admit it.  I read conspiracy books.  As I look at my bookcases, I see shelves of them, the good, the bad, and quite frankly, the whimsical.  Let me say first of all, I do not know who...
May 4 2011

2011 Edgar Awards: A Night of Unspeakable Glamour

In my imagination, mystery novelists spend long days writing in T-shirts and jeans (or maybe their underwear) pounding out the stories that keep the rest of us reading late into the night. But last...