Edgar Awards 2011
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Long Time Coming: A Novel
by Robert Goddard
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original. In this a tale of revenge and redemption, justice is the ultimate illusion. Stephen Swan follows the tale told by his long-imprisoned uncle about stolen paintings that disappeared.
by Bruce DeSilva
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. When journalist Liam Mulligan realizes that someone is systematically burning down his childhood neighborhood in Providence, Rhode Island, he ignores his bosses and his budding relationship to figure out the firebug's identity.
The Crossing Places
by Elly Griffiths
Winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award. When a child's bones are found near an ancient henge in the wild saltmarshes of Norfolk's north coast, Ruth Galloway, a university lecturer in forensic archaeology, is asked to date them by DCI Harry Nelson who thinks they may be the bones of a child called Lucy who has been missing for 10 years.
The Lock Artist
by Steve Hamilton
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel. Traumatized at the age of eight and pushed into a life of crime by reason of his unforgivable talent (lock picking), Michael sees his chance to escape, and with one desperate gamble risks everything to come back home to the only person he ever loved, and to unlock the secret that has kept him silent for so long.
The Interrogation of Gabriel James
by Charlie Price
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult. As an eyewitness to two murders, a Montana teenager relates the shocking story behind the crimes in a police interrogation interspersed with flashbacks.