Awards & Winners

1981 Edgar Award

Check winners and nominations of 1981 Edgar Award. Check awards winners of 1981 Edgar Awards. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

1981 Edgar Awards

Edgar Award for Best Novel

Dick Francis

Honored for : Whip Hand

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Nominee Nominated Work
Dick Francis Whip Hand
Barbara Margaret Trimble Death Drop
Robert Barnard Death of a Literary Widow
A. J. Quinnell Man on Fire
Reginald Hill The Spy's Wife
Edgar Grand Master Award
Edgar Award for Best Juvenile

Joan Lowery Nixon

Honored for : The Se?ance

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Nominee Nominated Work
Joan Lowery Nixon The Se?ance
Willo Davis Roberts More Minden Curses
Mary Blount Christian The Doggone Mystery
Charlotte MacLeod We Dare not go A-hunting
Rosemary Wells When No One Was Looking
Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author

Kay Nolte Smith

Honored for : The Watcher

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Nominee Nominated Work
Kay Nolte Smith The Watcher
David Carkeet Double Negative
Susanne Jaffe The Other Ann Fletcher
Oliver T. Banks Rembrandt Panel
Betsy Aswald Winds of the Old Days
Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original

Bill Granger

Honored for : Public Murders

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Nominee Nominated Work
Thomas H. Cook Blood Innocents
John Dunning Looking for Ginger North
Murray Sinclair Tough luck L.A.
Bill Granger Public Murders
Edgar Award for Best Short Story

Clark Howard

Honored for : Horn Man

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Nominee Nominated Work
Clark Howard Horn Man
William Bankier The Choirboy
Edward D. Hoch The Most Dangerous Man Alive
John Lutz Until You Are Dead
Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime

Fred Harwell

Honored for : A True Deliverance

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Nominee Nominated Work
Fred Harwell A True Deliverance
John Dinges Assassination of Embassy Row
Saul Landau Assassination of Embassy Row
Thomas Hauser Trial of Patrolman Thomas Shea
Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical

John M. Reilly

Honored for : Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers

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Nominee Nominated Work
John M. Reilly Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers
Robert Barnard A talent to deceive
LeRoy Panek Watteau's Shepherds
Edgar Award for Best Television Episode Teleplay

Donald Bellisario, Glen A. Larson

Honored for : China Doll
(Series: Magnum P.I.)

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Nominee Nominated Work
Donald Bellisario China Doll
Series: Magnum P.I.
Glen A. Larson China Doll
Series: Magnum P.I.
Steve Greenberg A Matter of Principle
Series: Quincy
Aubrey Solomon A Matter of Principle
Series: Quincy
Stephen J. Cannell Tenspeed and Brownshoe (1)
Series: Tenspeed and Brown Shoe
Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay

Joseph Wambaugh

Honored for : Black Marble, The

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Nominee Nominated Work
Brian Garfield Hopscotch
Bryan Forbes Hopscotch
Mann Rubin The First Deadly Sin
Andrew J. Fenady The Man with Bogart's Face
Joseph Wambaugh The Black Marble
Edgar Award for Best Play

Paul Nathan

Honored for : Ricochet
Special Edgars Award

Lawrence E. Spivak

(founding publisher of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine 40 years ago)
Edgar Awards for Best Television Feature/Mini-Series Teleplay

Albert Ruben

Honored for : City in Fear

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Nominee Nominated Work
Albert Ruben City in Fear
David Wiltse Revenge of the Stepford Wives
Michael Berk The Last Song
Douglas Schwartz The Last Song
Special Edgars Award
Special Edgars Award

The Edge of Night