Sunday, May 1, 2011
And the winners are...
Bouquets! Fire works! Champagne toasts to this week's winners of Edgar and Agatha awards! These books are the creme de la creme, and we congratulate the winners!
(Links are to interviews with many of the winners in the annals of Jungle Red.)
2011 Agatha Award winners, announced just last night:
Best Novel - Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny (winning for the 4th time!)
Best Nonfiction - Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks by John Curran
Best Children's/Young Adult - The Other Side of Dark by Sarah Smith
Best First Mystery Novel - The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames
Best Short Story - "So Much in Common" by Mary Jane Maffini, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine - Sept./Oct. 2010
Poirot Award: Janet Rudolph of Mystery Readers' International
And the 2011 Edgar awards, announced earlier this week, went to:
Best novel: The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton
Best fact crime: Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime and Complicity by Ken Armstrong & Nick Perry
Best Juvenile: The Buddy Files: The Case of the Lost Boy by Dori Hillestad Butler
Best young adult: The Interrogation of Gabriel James by Charlie Price
The Mary Higgins Clark award: The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths
Raven Awards: Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore (Chicago, IL); Once Upon a Crime Bookstore (Minneapolis, MN)
Were you there? Have you read these? Share your thoughts...