Monday, January 28, 2013
The Edgar Awards
Good evening constant reader.
I would like to shed some light on the Edgar Awards.
The Edgar Awards (named after Edgar Allan Poe) are presented annually by the Mystery Writers of America. The Edgar goes to the best achievement in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film and theatre printed or produced in the year previous.
Seeing as how Edgar Allan Poe is considered the father of the detective story, the awards are aptly named.
Here are the winners for best mystery novel since 2000:
2000 - Bones - Jan Burke
2001 - The Bottoms - Joe R. Lansdale
2002 - Silent Joe - T. Jefferson Parker
2003 - Winter and Night - S.J. Rozan
2004 - Resurrection Men - Ian Rankin
2005 - California Girl - T. Jefferson Parker
2006 - Citizen Vince - Jess Walter
2007 - The Janissary Tree - Jason Goodwin
2008 - Down River - John Hart
2009 - Blue Heaven - C. J. Box
2010 - The Last Child - Jphn Hart
2011 - The Lock Artist - Steve Hamilton
2012 - Gone - Mo Hayder