The Mystery Writers of America has announced the names of the recipients of three of the organization's top Edgar Awards for 2016.
Walter Mosley will be named a Grand Master, for his lifetime achievements as a mystery writer.
Editor Margaret Kinsman and the national organization Sisters in Crime will each be receiving the Raven Award, which "recognizes outstanding achievement in the mystery field outside the realm of creative writing."
And Janet Rudolph, the director of Mystery Readers International and editor of the Mystery Readers Journal, will receive The Ellery Queen Award, which honors “outstanding writing teams and outstanding people in the mystery-publishing industry."
For details about the winners and more information about the history of these very significant awards, click here.
The awards will be presented at the MWA's 70th annual banquet and Edgar Awards ceremony, which will be held in New York City on April 28, 2016.
Congrtulations to all the winners!