The Edgar® Awards were presented to the winners at the 71st Gala Banquet on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Winners of the 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honored the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2016. I am the recipient of the Raven Award which recognizes outstanding achievement in the mystery field outside the realm of creative writing..
The evening was very nice. My co-workers from my “Daytime Situation” attended as well as the five guests that I invited. Also attending was another friend who came all the way from Virginia to see me get this award. Thank you LynDee!
The best part was seeing the ad that my daytime situation placed in the program book and then discovering one of my favorite and nicest author/friend, Alafair Burke was doing the introduction for the award and she also wrote up the piece in the program book as well. All in all, I had a terrific and memorable evening that I will not forget.
Here is my introduction and my speech.
BEST NOVEL: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR: Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL: Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty
BEST FACT CRIME: The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer by Kate Summerscale
BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL: Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin
BEST SHORT STORY: “Autumn at the Automat” – In Sunlight or in Shadow by Lawrence Block
BEST JUVENILE: OCDaniel by Wesley King
BEST YOUNG ADULT: Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY: “A Blade of Grass” – Penny Dreadful, Teleplay by John Logan
ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD: “The Truth of the Moment” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by E. Gabriel Flores
GRAND MASTER: Max Allan Collins and Ellen Hart
RAVEN AWARD: Dru Ann Love
ELLERY QUEEN AWARD: Neil Nyren
THE SIMON & SCHUSTER – MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD: The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd