I had a lovely time Thursday night at the Edgar Awards, the crime fiction community’s version of the Academy Awards. Coming on the heels of a very busy tour for 212, the ceremony was an opportunity to celebrate the talent and dedication of not only authors, but also booksellers and other supporters of the genre. Added bonus: Because I did not have a book out in 2009, I wasn’t even tempted to feel slighted!
Co-hosts Laura Lippman and Lee Child whipped the ceremony into shape, keeping the program moving at the same brisk pace as their novels. Maybe crime writers should host all chicken-dinner banquets!
Congratulations to all the winners!
Thanks to my husband, I have a few photos I thought you might enjoy.