Tuesday, June 27, 2006

2006 Edgar Award Winners

In April the Mystery Writers of America handed out the 2006 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television and film published or produced in 2005.

Edgars went to:

Best novel--Citizen Vince by Jess Walter (Regan Books)

Best First Novel By An American Author--Officer Down by Theresa Schwegel (St. Martin's Minotaur)

Best Paperback Original--Girl in the Glass by Jeffrey Ford (Dark Alley)

Best Fact Crime--Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece by Edward Dolnick (HarperCollins)

Best Critical/Biographical Work--Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak (Harcourt)

Best Short Story--"The Catch" - Greatest Hits by James W. Hall (Carroll & Graf)

To see the complete list of nominees for these categories as well nominees and winners in other categories, click here.

Last year Maureen Corrigan praised Citizen Vince in the Washington Post; click here to read her review. The first line of the novel: "One day you know more dead people than live ones."

--Marshal Zeringue