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...


  1. So far, have read only The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames, which I very much enjoyed. Looking forward to Lost and Fondue.

  2. I was very pleased to see Elly Griffiths win the Mary Higgins Clark for The Crossing Places--loved the book.

    And congratulations to ALL the winners--such a celebration of good books and hard work on the part of all the winners and the nominees!

  3. Elly Griffiths is new to me..I confess I was pulling for my buddy Wendy Corsi Staub but as they say..all the nominees are winners!