Ruth Rendell has Died.

Ruth Rendell, MWA’s 1997 Grand Master and a 2-time Edgar winner (with 6 other nominations) has died.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/02/ruth-rendell-writer-dies-aged-85?CMP=share_btn_fb

2015 Edgar Award Winners

Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2014. The Edgar® Awards were presented to the winners at our 69th Gala Banquet, April 29, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.Continue Reading

Annual Mystery Week Reading

Mystery Week in NYC leads up to the Edgar Awards for Best Mystery Writing  This Year’s Annual  Mystery Week Reading by 2015 Edgar Nominees will be held on Monday April 20th, 8-10pm WHAT:  We Three Productions Readings. hosted by mystery writer Tim O’Mara, author of the Raymond Donne Mystery Series (Dead Red recently released) WHERE: d.b.a. –Continue Reading

Mystery Writers of America Cookbook

On sale – March 24, 2015 – at your favorite independent bookstore: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781594747571 Mystery Writers of America has joined forces to bring this superb collection of over 100 wickedly good recipes.  Contributors are:  Beth Amos, Kathleen Antrim, Connie Archer, Frankie Y. Bailey, Adrienne Barbeau, Raymond Benson, Karna Small Bodman, Rhys Bowen, Susan M. Boyer, SandraContinue Reading

2015 Edgar Symposium

Register now for the 2015 Edgar Symposium – 4 amazing panels, featuring many of this year’s Edgar nominees.  The day will end with one-on-one interviews with this year’s Grand Masters – Lois Duncan and James Ellroy. It will be held on Tuesday, April 28th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.  Tickets – $90 for members; $125Continue Reading

MWA Announces 2015 Edgar Award Nominations

Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce, as we celebrate the 206th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, the Nominees for the 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2014. The Edgar® Awards will be presented to the winners at ourContinue Reading

MWA University – 2.0 – Boston

We are live!  MWA University 2.0 will be held in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday, February 14, 2015:  http://mysterywriters.org/mwauboston/

Sneak Peak…

at MWA’s forthcoming cookbook:  http://www.quirkbooks.com/post/sneak-peek-mystery-writers-america-cookbook

MWA Announces 2015 Grand Master, Raven and Ellery Queen Awards

It is with great pleasure that MWA’s National Board of Directors announces the 2015 Grand Master, Raven and Ellery Queen award recipients. Grand Masters are Lois Duncan and James Ellroy Raven Award recipients are Ruth & Jon Jordan (Crimespree Magazine) and Kathryn Kennison (Magna Cum Murder) Ellery Queen Award recipient is Charles Ardai, founder ofContinue Reading

Bloody Murder: Voices from the Margins – Bouchercon 2014

Bloody Murder: Voices from the Margins took place at Bouchercon 2014 on Saturday morning, November 15th. During the hour, the forty eight (mostly) mystery writers present – on the left hand side below – talked about (mostly) mystery authors they love, but you might not have heard of yet. The list includes everyone from debutContinue Reading