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Sunday, April 30, 2023

Mystery Writers of America announce

 cj Sez: The Mystery Writers of America announced their Edgar Award winners. Congratulations to all !!! 

From their press release:

Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka (HarperCollins – William Morrow)

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHORDon’t Know Tough by Eli Cranor (Soho Press – Soho Crime)

Or Else by Joe Hart (Amazon Publishing – Thomas & Mercer)

Tell Me Everything: The Story of a Private Investigation by Erika Krouse (Flatiron Books)

The Life of Crime: Detecting the History of Mysteries and Their Creators by Martin Edwards (HarperCollins – Collins Crime Club)

“Red Flag,” Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine by Gregory Fallis (Dell Magazines)

Aggie Morton Mystery Queen: The Seaside Corpse by Marthe Jocelyn (Penguin Random House Canada – Tundra Books)

The Red Palace by June Hur (Macmillan Children’s Books – Feiwel & Friends)

“Episode 1” – Magpie Murders, Written by Anthony Horowitz (Masterpiece/PBS) 

  “The Edgar Awards, or “Edgars,” as they are commonly known, are named after MWA’s patron saint Edgar Allan Poe and are presented to authors of distinguished work in various categories.”


  Re the technical disaster I was plagued with last week (both the computer and printer decided to quit) which prevented the Lyrical Pens post, I can now claim success. A new printer, three desktop computers (two were dead on arrival), and a two-hour visit from Geek Squad later has me up and running…I hope for a very long time.  

  I have to say, honestly, I was kind of grateful I didn’t have a computer available to me so I could play solitaire for hours on end (I’m guilty). I really did spend the last week slowly reading the 26 tributes to classic novels, short stories, and poems in the CLASSICS PIECES RETOLD anthology. 

  What a treat. 

  This anthology is one of the Mobile Writers Guild best productions. I found the variety of author voices awesome and heartily recommend the pieces to you.

  You can order your own copies through The Haunted Book Shop , a Mobile indie bookshop, or from your favorite book seller.
  For Amazon purchases, click here: Buy CLASSIC PIECES Now

  That’s it for today’s post. You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same. Raising prayers for your health and safety.


  No inflation here: THE DAWGSTAR and DEATH ON THE YAMPA, fast-paced, exciting suspense/thriller ebooks, are low-, low-priced at $2.99.

P.S.  The Haunted Book Shop has signed copies of my books in stock. TO ORDER, contact The Haunted Bookshop here:  

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