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Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award
or The Edgars ; or Edgar Award
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Awarded annually by the Mystery Writers of America, the Edgars are America's highest award for crime writing.

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 1974

winner y separately published work icon Peter's Pence : A Novel Jon Cleary , London : Collins , 1974 Z276436 1974 single work novel crime

Year: 1953

inaugural winner y separately published work icon Beat Not the Bones Charlotte Jay , London : Collins , 1952 Z870720 1952 single work novel crime

'Sudden, violent death enshrouded the island port of Marapai. The kind of death known only to voodoo cults and savages. On this island Europeans lost their civilization, their innocence–and their sanity. And famed anthropologist David Warwick lost his life. Rumors whispered suicide. But the rumors were lies. Everyone lied to haunted Emma Warwick, who suspected murder and set out to trap a killer–only to discover the very roots of terror!'

Source: Back cover blurb (Avon edition).

Works About this Award

Angry Authors and Idol Poets Jason Steger , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 24 January 2009; (p. 29)
A column canvassing current literary news including an update on the Productivity Commission's inquiry into parallel importation. Steger also notes Alex Miller's win in the Annual Foreign Novels 21st Centuray Awards and Graeme Base's nomination in the 2009 Edgar Allan Poe Awards.
In Search of Charlotte Paul Lloyd , 1994 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 19 February 1994; (p. 27)
The Jay Tapes Rick McLean , Chris Forehan , 1993 single work interview biography
— Appears in: Mean Streets : A Quarterly Journal of Crime, Mystery and Detection , March no. 8 1993; (p. 40-43)
Minor Mystery 1968 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 20 January vol. 89 no. 4585 1968; (p. 4,6)