Awards & Winners

1979 Edgar Award

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1979 Edgar Awards

Edgar Award for Best Novel

Ken Follett

Honored for : Eye of the Needle

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Nominee Nominated Work
Ken Follett Eye of the Needle
Ruth Rendell A Sleeping Life
Tony Hillerman Listening Woman
Jack S. Scott The Shallow Grave
Morton Freedgood The Snake
Edgar Grand Master Award
Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author

William L. DeAndrea

Honored for : Killed in the Ratings

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Nominee Nominated Work
William L. DeAndrea Killed in the Ratings
Craig Jones Blood Secrets
William Hjortsberg Falling Angel
Donald A. Stanwood The Memory of Eva Ryker
Thomas L. Dunne The Scourge
Edgar Award for Best Juvenile

Dana Brookins

Honored for : Alone in Wolf Hollow

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Nominee Nominated Work
Dana Brookins Alone in Wolf Hollow
Edward Irving Wortis Emily Upham's Revenge
Jane Louise Curry The Bassumtyte Treasure
Edmund Wallace Hildick The Case of the Secret Scribbler
Judith St. George The Halloween Pumpkin Smasher
Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original

Franklin Bandy

Honored for : Deceit and Deadly Lies

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Nominee Nominated Work
Franklin Bandy Deceit and Deadly Lies
Graham Masterton Charnel House and Other Stories
Phillip Margolin Heartstone
David Anthony Stud Game
Elmore Leonard The Switch
Edgar Award for Best Short Story

Barbara Owens

Honored for : The Cloud Beneath the Eaves

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Nominee Nominated Work
Barbara Owens The Cloud Beneath the Eaves
David Ely Going Backward
Bill Pronzini Strangers in the Fog
Thomas Walsh The Closed Door
Donald E. Westlake This Is Death
Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime

Vincent Bugliosi, Ken Hurwitz

Honored for : Till Death Us Do Part

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Nominee Nominated Work
Vincent Bugliosi Till Death Us Do Part
Ken Hurwitz Till Death Us Do Part
Charles E. Silberman Criminal Violence, Criminal Justice
Allen Weinstein Perjury: The Hiss\u2013Chambers Case
Jack W. Baugh Why Have they Taken our Children?
Jefferson Morgan Why Have they Taken our Children?
Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical

Gwen Robyns

Honored for : The Mystery of Agatha Christie

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Nominee Nominated Work
Gwen Robyns The Mystery of Agatha Christie
Dorothy B. Hughes Erle Stanley Gardner: The Case of the Real Perry Mason
Jon Tuska The Detective in Hollywood
Julian Symons The Tell-Tale Heart: The Life and Work of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Award for Best Television Episode Teleplay

Robert Van Scoyk

Honored for : Murder Under Glass

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Nominee Nominated Work
Michael Mann High Roller (Pilot)
Lee Sheldon Murder on the Flip Side
Eddie Capra Mysteries
Robert Van Scoyk Murder Under Glass
Edgar Awards for Best Television Feature/Mini-Series Teleplay

Robert Lenski

Honored for : The Dain Curse

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Nominee Nominated Work
Robert Lenski The Dain Curse
John Carpenter Someone's Watching Me!
Nora Ephron Perfect Gentlemen
Lee Hutson When Every Day Was the Fourth of July
Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay

William Goldman

Honored for : Magic

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Nominee Nominated Work
William Goldman Magic
Anthony Shaffer Death on the Nile
Colin Higgins Foul Play
Reginald Rose Somebody Killed Her Husband
Roger L. Simon The Big Fix
Special Edgars Award

Frederic Dannay

(Celebrating 50 years since the publication of his first novel)
Special Edgars Award

Mignon G. Eberhart

(Celebrating 50 years since the publication of her first novel)
Special Edgars Award

Richard Levinson, William Link

Honored for : Columbo, Ellery Queen
Raven Award

Alberto Tedeschi

(Publisher of the most succesful Italian series of mysteries)