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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!