Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Getting ready for the Edgars

The Detectives Beyond Borders wardrobe department is busy kitting me out for Thursday's Edgar Awards dinner at the Grand Hyatt in New York, hosted and presented by the Mystery Writers of America.

Overseas nominees (several from Ireland, naturally) are up for awards in several categories: Alan Glynn, for best paperback original (the excellent Bloodland); Declan Burke and John Connolly for best critical/biographical book (Books to Die For); and Jane Casey's The Reckoning, for the Mary Higgins Clark award. Teresa Solana (Spain) is up for best short story with "Still Life No. 41."  Malla Nunn's Blessed are the Dead (South Africa) is on the shortlist for best paperback original.

Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French is up for best fact crime book. (See French in conversation with Parker Bilal and Adrian McKinty at the Adelaide Writers' Festival.)

Read my reports on the 2012 Edgars. See a complete list of the 2013 Edgar nominees.

(This just in: The wardrobe committee has made its decision. We're going with the charcoal gray suit, the white shirt, and a silk tie with a splash of purple.)
Meanwhile, Open Road is celebrating the Edgars with contests, news, and low-priced e-book versions of selected past winners.

© Peter Rozovsky 2013

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Blogger seana graham said...

That tie sounds perfect for drinking red wine.

Sounds like a strong bunch of contenders indeed.

May 01, 2013  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

And it transpires that I neglected yet another Irish nominee, an omission I shall rectify immediately.

Don't jinx me with the tie. I hope not to find out if its color is a match for red wine.

May 01, 2013  
Blogger R.T. said...

Be wary of the Amontillado!

(Yikes! The robot word for the adverb-phobic commentator: specifically)

May 01, 2013  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Amontillado ought to be served at the Edgars, but I forgot to look for it last year. I shall try not to spill any on my tie if I do find some.

May 01, 2013  

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