On May 2, 2002, the greatest talents in American mystery writing once again gathered to honor their own with the most prestigious award in the field at the 57th Annual MWA Edgar Awards Banquet. The venue was once again the Grand Ballroom at New York City's Grand Hyatt Hotel.

Best Novel - Silent Joe, T. Jefferson Parker (Hyperion)
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Best First Novel by an American Author - Line of Vision, David Ellis (GP Putnam's Sons)
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Best Paperback Original - Adios Muchachos, Daniel Chavarria (Akashic Books)
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Best Fact Crime - Son of a Grifter, Kent Walker with Mark Schone (William Morrow)
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Best Critical/Biographical Work - Edgar Allan Poe: A to Z, Dawn B. Sova (Facts on File/Checkmark Books)
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Best Short Story - "Double-Crossing Delancy," S.J. Rozan (Private Eye Writers of America, Mystery Street, Penguin Putnam/Signet)
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Best Young Adult - The Boy in the Burning House, Tim Wynne-Jones (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Melanie Kroupa Books)
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Best Juvenile - Dangling, Lillian Eige (Simon & Schuster, Atheneum)
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Best Television Episode - The Sopranos: "The Pine Barrens," Teleplay by Terence Winter. Story by Tim Van Patten & Terence Winter
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Best Television Feature / Miniseries - The Sins, William Ivory (BBC America)
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Best Mystery Motion Picture - Memento, Screenplay by Christopher Nolan (Newmarket Films)
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Best Play - No award in this category this year.

Special Edgar Award - Blake Edwards

Edgar Awards: 2001 | Edgar Allan Poe Award


Sources
"2002 Edgar Award Nominees Announced." The Write News Web Site. February 19, 2002. <http://www.writenews.com/2002/021802_edgar_award_nominees.htm> (January 30, 2002)
"Edgar Award Winners and Nominees in the Private Eye Genre." The Thrilling Detective Web Site. <http://www.thrillingdetective.com/trivia/triv50.html> (January 30, 2003)
Mystery Writers of America. "The 2002 Edgar Award Nominees." The Mystery Writers of America Website. March 18, 2002. <http://www.mysterywriters.org/awards/edgars_02_nominees.html> (January 29, 2003)

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