Monday, May 3, 2010
2010 Edgar Winners
The Mystery Writers of America recently announced the winners of the 2010 Edgar Awards. Of all the winning books, I'm most excited about In the Shadow of Gotham by first-time novelist Stefanie Pintoff. This murder mystery takes place at the turn of the (20th) century, and features Detective Simon Ziele and a criminologist named Alistair Sinclair. Publishers Weekly compared this debut novel to Caleb Carr at his best, which makes it an absolute must read as far as I'm concerned. Pintoff's next book, A Curtain Falls, follows the same main characters and is set to debut in hardcover this month.