And the winner is…

If you haven’t yet heard, last night’s Edgar® Awards were nothing short of thrilling. Although I didn’t have the opportunity to be there in person, many of the participants were live tweeting their antics and posting candid shots of the winners. You can check out the evening’s highlights by searching #Edgars2016 from your Twitter account.

Before I repost the night’s winners, I’d like to send out a special congratulations to Janet Rudolph, Founder of Mystery Readers International (and one heck of a blogger) for her Ellery Queen Award. Ms. Rudolph used to be a mystery instructor here at Berkeley, so we have a special affinity for our hometown gal. Congrats, Janet!

And now for the drumroll, please!

BEST NOVEL

Let Me Die in His Footsteps by Lori Roy (Penguin Random House – Dutton)

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Atlantic – Grove Press)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)

BEST FACT CRIME

Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully

by Allen Kurzweil (HarperCollins Publishers – Harper)

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL

The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards (HarperCollins Publishers – HarperCollins)

BEST SHORT STORY

“Obits” – Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King (Simon & Schuster – Scribner)

BEST JUVENILE

Footer Davis Probably is Crazy by Susan Vaught

(Simon & Schuster – Paula Wiseman Books)

BEST YOUNG ADULT

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

(HarperCollins Publishers – Katherine Tegen Books)

BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY

“Gently with the Women” – George Gently, Teleplay by Peter Flannery (Acorn TV)

ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD

“Chung Ling Soo’s Greatest Trick” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

by Russell W. Johnson (Dell Magazines)

GRAND MASTER

Walter Mosley

RAVEN AWARDS

Margaret Kinsman Sisters in Crime

ELLERY QUEEN AWARD

Janet Rudolph, Founder of Mystery Readers International

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THE SIMON & SCHUSTER – MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD

Little Pretty Things by Lori Rader-Day (Prometheus Books – Seventh Street Books)

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