Awards & Winners

1985 Edgar Award

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1985 Edgar Awards

Edgar Award for Best Novel

Ross Thomas

Honored for : Briar Patch

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Nominee Nominated Work
Ross Thomas Briar Patch
William Pearson Chessplayer
Jane Langton Emily Dickinson is Dead
Michael Gilbert The Black Seraphim
Barbara Margaret Trimble Twelfth Juror
Edgar Grand Master Award
Edgar Award for Best Juvenile

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Honored for : Night Cry

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Nominee Nominated Work
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Night Cry
Diane Redfield Massie Chameleon the Spy and the Case of the Vanishing Jewels
Joan Lowery Nixon The Ghosts of Now
Uri Orlev The Island on Bird Street
Lois Duncan The Third Eye
Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author

Richard Rosen

Honored for : Strike Three You're Dead

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Nominee Nominated Work
Richard Rosen Strike Three You're Dead
Sandra Scoppettone A Creative Kind of Killer
Doug Hornig Foul Shot
Alison Smith Someone Else's Grave
Jane Haddam Sweet, Savage Death
The Ellery Queen Award
Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original

Molly Cochran, Warren Murphy

Honored for : Grandmaster

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Nominee Nominated Work
Molly Cochran Grandmaster
Warren Murphy Grandmaster
Stuart M. Kaminsky Black knight in Red Square
Eric Blau The Keys to Billy Tillio
Ron Cutler The Seventh Sacrament
Kenn Davis Words Can Kill
Edgar Award for Best Short Story

Lawrence Block

Honored for : By Dawn's Early Light

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Nominee Nominated Work
Lawrence Block By Dawn's Early Light
Donald E. Westlake After I'm Gone
Robert Twohy Breakfast at Ojai
Chet Williamson Season Pass
Michael Z. Lewin The Reluctant Detective
Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime

Mike Weiss

Honored for : Double Play

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Nominee Nominated Work
Mike Weiss Double Play
John Cornwell Earth to Earth
Jim Atkinson Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs
Joe Bob Briggs Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs
David Black Murder at the Met
Jane Pejsa Molineux Affair
Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical

Jon L. Breen

Honored for : Novel Verdicts

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Nominee Nominated Work
Jon L. Breen Novel Verdicts
Ralph B. Sipper Inward Journey: Ross MacDonald
Max Allan Collins One Lonely Knight
James L. Traylor One Lonely Knight
Matthew Bruccoli Ross Macdonald
Raymond Benson The James Bond Bedside Companion
Robert L. Fish Memorial Award

Bill Crenshaw

Honored for : Poor Dumb Mouths
Edgar Award for Best Television Episode Teleplay

Peter S. Fischer

Honored for : Deadly Lady

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Nominee Nominated Work
Peter S. Fischer Deadly Lady
Anthony Yerkovich Miami Vice
Joe Gores Seven Dead Eyes
Edgar Awards for Best Television Feature/Mini-Series Teleplay

Stanley Kallis

Honored for : The Glitter Dome

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Nominee Nominated Work
Stanley Kallis The Glitter Dome
William Hanley Celebrity
John Gay Fatal Vision
Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay

Charles Fuller

Honored for : A Soldier's Story

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Nominee Nominated Work
Charles Fuller A Soldier's Story
Daniel Petrie Beverly Hills Cop
Loring Mandel The Little Drummer Girl
Special Edgars Award

Mark Nykanen

Honored for : The Silent Shame
(NBC-TV, news report on child-abuse crimes)
Raven Award