2009 Edgar Awards

Congratulations to the nominees and especially to this year's winners, listed below!

Best Novel
Blue Heaven by C.J. Box (St. Martin’s Minotaur)

Best First Novel by an American Author

The Foreigner by Francie Lin (Picador)

Best Paperback Original
China Lake by Meg Gardiner (New American Library – Obsidian Mysteries) (Pictured here because I read and loved this book)

Best Critical/Biographical
Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Companion to His Tell-Tale Stories by Dr. Harry Lee Poe (Sterling Publishing – Metro Books)

Best Fact Crime
American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century by Howard Blum (Crown Publishers)

Best Short Story
"Skinhead Central" - The Blue Religion by T. Jefferson Parker (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown and Company)

Best Young Adult
Paper Towns by John Green (Penguin Young Readers Group – Dutton Children’s Books)

Best Juvenile
The Postcard by Tony Abbott (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Best Play
The Ballad of Emmett Till by Ifa Bayeza (Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL)

Best Television Episode/Teleplay“Prayer of the Bone” – Wire in the Blood, Teleplay by Patrick Harbinson (BBC America)

Best Motion Picture Screenplay
In Bruges, Screenplay by Martin McDonagh (Focus Features)

Robert L. Fish Memorial Award
"Buckner's Error" - Queens Noir by Joseph Guglielmelli (Akashic Books)

The Simon & Schuster - Mary Higgins Clark Award
The Killer’s Wife by Bill Floyd (St. Martin’s Minotaur)

Grand Master
James Lee Burke
Sue Grafton

Raven Awards
Edgar Allan Poe Society, Baltimore, Maryland
Poe House, Baltimore, Maryland


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