For all you mystery/suspense writers and fans, Mystery Writers of America has announced the winners of the 2010 Edgars.
Best Novel: The Last Child by John Hart (Minotaur Books)
Best First Novel by an American Author: In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff (Minotaur Books)
Best Paperback Original: Body Blows by Marc Strange (Dundurn Press)
Best Critical/Biographical: The Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives (Hachette - Little, Brown)
Best Fact Crime: Columbine by Dave Cullen (Hachette - Twelve)
Best Short Story: "Amapola" in Phoenix Noir, by Luis Alberto Urrea (Akashic Books)
Best Young Adult: Reality Check by Peter Abrahams (HarperCollins - HarperTeen)
Best Juvenile: Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Best Television Episode Teleplay: "Place of Execution" by Patrick Harbinson (PBS/WGBH Boston)
Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: "A Dreadful Day" by Dan Warthman, in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
The Simon & Schuster - Mary Higgins Clark Award: Awakening by S.J. Bolton (Minotaur Books)
If you are an author or aspiring author, it is always wise and informative to keep up with the major awards given out by respected bodies in your genre. Go read the list of all the nominees, take note of which publishing houses are well represented. Look at the subgenres getting the most attention.