Max Allan Collins, Ellen Hart named MWA’s 2017 Grand Masters Nov30

Max Allan Collins, Ellen Hart named MWA’s 20...

The Mystery Writers of America have announced the 2017 Grand Masters, as well as the recipients of the Raven and Ellery Queen Awards.   On April 27th, Max Allan Collins and Ellen Hart will be presented with the MWA Grand Master award. MWA’s Grand Master Award represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing and was established to acknowledge important contributions to this genre, as well as for a body of work that is both significant and of consistent high quality. Mr. Collins and Ms. Hart will receive their awards at the 71st Annual Edgar Awards Banquet, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. When told...

2016 Edgar Award Winners Apr30

2016 Edgar Award Winners

Thursday night, in New York City, The Mystery Writers of America handed out the 2016 Edgar Awards. Best Novel Let Me Die in His Footsteps by Lori Roy (Penguin Random House – Dutton) Other nominees: The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter (Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam’s Sons) The Lady From Zagreb by Philip Kerr (Penguin Random House – A Marian Wood Book) Life or Death by Michael Robotham (Hachette Book Group – Mulholland Books) Canary by Duane Swierczynski (Hachette Book Group – Mulholland Books) Night Life by David C. Taylor (Forge Books)   Best First Novel The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Atlantic – Grove Press)...

2015 Edgar Award Winners Apr29

2015 Edgar Award Winners

Tonight, at a Banquet in NYC, the Mystery Writers of America presented the 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2014. BEST NOVEL Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (Simon & Schuster – Scribner) Other nominees: This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow) Wolf by Mo Hayder (Grove/Atlantic – Atlantic Monthly Press) The Final Silence by Stuart Neville (Soho Press) Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown) Coptown by Karin Slaughter (Penguin Randomhouse – Ballantine Books) BEST FIRST NOVEL BY...

MWA announces 2015 Edgar nominees Jan22

MWA announces 2015 Edgar nominees

Mystery Writers of America have announced the Nominees for the 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2014. BEST NOVEL This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow) Wolf by Mo Hayder (Grove/Atlantic – Atlantic Monthly Press) Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (Simon & Schuster – Scribner) The Final Silence by Stuart Neville (Soho Press) Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown) Coptown by Karin Slaughter (Penguin Randomhouse – Ballantine Books) BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR Dry Bones...

Lois Duncan, James Ellroy to receive MWA Grand Master; 2015 Raven & Ellery Queen Award Winners Dec12

Lois Duncan, James Ellroy to receive MWA Grand Mas...

Today, the Mystery Writers of America announced the recipients of the 2015 Grand Master, Raven, and Ellery Queen awards. The press release is below, but here are the winners: Grand Masters: Lois Duncan and James Ellroy Raven Awards:  Crimespree’s own Jon and Jordan and Kathryn Kennison (Magna Cum Murder) Ellery Queen Award: Charles Ardai, founder of Hard Case Crime Lois Duncan and James Ellroy have been chosen as the 2015 Grand Masters by Mystery Writers of America (MWA). MWA’s Grand Master Award represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing and was established to acknowledge important contributions to this genre, as...