Quoth the Raven, “You Win!”

Last Child book coverThe winners of the 2010 Edgar Awards were just announced, and thrills and chills fill these top picks from the Mystery Writers of America.

Best Novel: The Last Child by John Hart

Best First Novel: In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff

Best Critical/Biographical: The Lineup: The World’s Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives, edited by Otto Penzler

Best Fact Crime: Columbine by Dave Cullen

Best Young Adult: Reality Check by Peter Abrahams

Best Juvenile: Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn

Mary Higgins Clark Award: Awakening by S.J. Bolton