Sunday, May 02, 2010

And the 2010 Edgar Awards go to ...

Have you read these? Let me know what you think! I've got my head in another one today ... BK

The 2010 Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America

Best Novel: John Hart, The Last Child
Best First Novel by an American Author: Stefanie Pintoff, In the Shadow of Gotham
Best Paperback Original: Marc Strange, Body Blows
Best Fact Crime: Dave Cullen Columbine
Best Critical/Autobiographical: Otto Penzler (ed.), The Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives
Best Short Story: Luis Alberto Urrea, "Amapola," in Phoenix Noir
Best Juvenile: Mary Downing Hahn, Closed for the Season
Best Young Adult: Peter Abrahams, Reality Check
Best TV Episode Teleplay: Patrick Harbinson, "Place of Execution" (on PBS/WGBH Boston)
Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: Dan Warthman, "A Dreadful Day," in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

Grand Master: Dorothy Gilman
Raven Awards: Mystery Lovers Bookshop (Oakmont PA) and Zev Buffman, International Mystery Writers' Festival
Ellery Queen Award: Poisoned Pen Press (Barbara Peters & Robert Rosenwald)
Simon & Schuster/Mary Higgins Clark Award: S. J. Bolton, Awakening 

1 comment:

Dave Cullen said...

Thanks for the round-up the Edgars, and for including my book.

I was really honored to win that cool bust of Edgar. What a fun night. I am still giddy.

Because of the interest from students and teachers/profs, we’ve created lesson plans and I’m doing phone-ins or skype to book clubs.

An expanded paperback edition is just out. I spent a lot of time on the new material, so I hope it's OK to mention what I added:

— A 12-page afterword: “Forgiveness.” It includes startling new revelations on the killers' parents. The purpose, though, was to look at three victims in very different places 11 years later, and how forgiving played a pivotal role in their grief. I discovered the secret meetings with the killers' parents in the process.

— Actual journal pages from Eric Harris & Dylan Klebold.

— Book Club Discussion Questions (also available at

— Diagram of Columbine High School and environs.

— A large-print edition is also now available.

There's lots more info at my Columbine site.

Thanks again.