It gives us great pleasure to announce the winners of the 2006 Edgar® Awards (for books, short stories, TV episodes, etc.) published in 2005. BEST NOVEL Citizen Vince by Jess Walter (Regan Books) BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR Officer Down by Theresa Schwegel (St. Martin's Minotaur) BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL Girl in the Glass by Jeffrey Ford (Dark Alley) BEST FACT CRIME Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece by Edward Dolnick (Harper Collins) BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak (Harcourt) BEST SHORT STORY "The Catch" – Greatest Hits by James W. Hall (Carroll & Graf) BEST CHILDRENS The Boys of San Joaquin by D. James Smith (Simon & Schuster Children’s Books) BEST YOUNG ADULT Last Shot by John Feinstein (Knopf Books for Young Readers) BEST PLAY Matter of Intent by Gary Earl Ross (Theater Loft) BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY Sea of Souls – "Amulet", Teleplay by Ed Whitmore BEST MOTION PICTURE SCREENPLAY Syriana – Screenplay by Stephen Gaghan, based on the book by Robert Baer (Warner Brothers)
Guthrie wuz robbed!
Jess Walter's written three terrific novels. I couldn't be happier that he took home the big prize -- and that's not because of the title.
Hey, I actually read the Best Novel winner and I agree with Vince. It's really good.
It's in my TBR pile (which is about the size of the Matterhorn).
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