How I Fell in with the Criminal Element Jan19

How I Fell in with the Criminal Element

Making Mystery Friends: How I Fell in with the Criminal Element By Lori Rader-Day, author of The Black Hour and Little Pretty Things     In the fall of 2011, when I walked into Bouchercon St. Louis, I was the loneliest mystery writer in the world. Inside that conference hotel were nearly 1,800 people who all lived and breathed mysteries. I knew precisely one of them. Terry Faherty (The Quiet Woman) and I had met at an earlier writing event, where he had the occasion to suggest to me that the novel I was trying to write might be a mystery. This was news to me. It shouldn’t have been. I’d been a Lois Duncan and Agatha Christie fan...

Mystery Cookbooks Apr23

Mystery Cookbooks

Two cookbooks out now from mystery authors. One is THE MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA COOKBOOK and the other is THE COZY COOKBOOK. Quirk books did a beautiful job with the MWA book, hardcover, a bit oversized and filled with photo it has more than enough authors involved to fill a large kitchen. As you might expect the recipes run the gambit. We’ve already samples some of the recipes and they are outstanding. The added benefit of having a book like to get signatures in makes it a must have.       THE COZY COOKBOOK form Berkeley Prime Crime is an oversized trade and is filled with recipes that have run in the cozy mysteries of...

Edgar Award Nominations for 2011 Jan19

Edgar Award Nominations for 2011

And the Nominees are…Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce on the 202nd anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, its Nominees for the 2011 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2010. The Edgar® Awards will be presented to the winners at our 65th Gala Banquet, April 28, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.BEST NOVEL Caught by Harlan Coben (Penguin Group USA – Dutton) Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (HarperCollins – William Morrow) Faithful Place by Tana French (Penguin Group USA – Viking) The Queen of Patpong by...

Edgar nominations 2010 Jan19

Edgar nominations 2010

Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce on the 201st anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, its Nominees for the 2010 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2009. The Edgar® Awards will be presented to the winners at our 64th Gala Banquet, April 29, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. BEST NOVEL The Missing by Tim Gautreaux (Random House – Alfred A. Knopf) The Odds by Kathleen George (Minotaur Books) The Last Child by John Hart (Minotaur Books) Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston (Random House – Ballantine...

Edgar Winners are in: Apr26

Edgar Winners are in:

And the winners are: It gives us great pleasure to announce the winners of the 2007 Edgar® Awards (for books, short stories, TV episodes,etc.) published or produced in 2006. BEST NOVEL – The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR – The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson (Random House) BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL – Snakeskin Shamisen by Naomi Hirahara (Bantam Dell Publishing -Delta Books) BEST FACT CRIME – Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson (HarperCollins – William Morrow) BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL – The Science of...