MWA Edgar Allan Poe Awards 2011

BEST NOVEL The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton (Minotaur Books)
BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva (Tom Doherty Associates – Forge Books)
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard (Random House – Bantam)
BEST FACT CRIME Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime and Complicity
by Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry (University of Nebraska Press – Bison Original)
BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and his
Rendezvouz with American History by Yunte Huang (W.W. Norton)
BEST SHORT STORY “The Scent of Lilacs” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Doug Allyn (Dell Magazines)
BEST JUVENILE The Buddy Files: The Case of the Lost Boy by Dori Hillestad Butler (Albert Whitman & Co.)
BEST YOUNG ADULT Interrogation of Gabriel James by Charlie Price (Farrar, Straus, Giroux Books for Young Readers)
BEST PLAY The Psychic by Sam Bobrick (Falcon Theatre – Burbank, CA)
BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY “Episode 1” – Luther, Teleplay by Neil Cross (BBC America)
ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD “Skyler Hobbs and the Rabbit Man” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
by Evan Lewis (Dell Magazines)

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On a personal note, I read for the Fact Crime committee this year. It was a weird selection of books, from gangland mobster bios to grocery store gories. And in the end we all agreed on a book about the University of Washington football team and their drug and sex crimes. Very well-written by some Seattle journalists, but not what I expected to win. I am pleased though with the selection, and also honored that my own alma mater published the book. Congrats to all!

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