The Edgar Allan Poe Awards, affectionately known as The Edgars are awarded by the Mystery Writers of America for the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2011.
Here are some of the highlights :
BEST NOVEL : Gone by Mo Hayder
BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR : Bent Road by Lori Roy
BEST FACT CRIME : Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL : On Conan Doyle: Or, the Whole Art of Storytelling by Michael Dirda
BEST SHORT STORY : “The Man Who Took His Hat Off to the Driver of the Train” – by Peter Turnbull in the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
BEST JUVENILE : Icefall by Matthew J Kirby
BEST YOUNG ADULT : The Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley Mackall
GRAND MASTER : Martha Grimes
You can read the full list of winners here.