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Edgar Award winners announced; Stephen King takes top prize
Edgar Award winners announced; Stephen King takes top prize

The Edgar Award for best novel went to Stephen King for "Mr. Mercedes" at a banquet held Wednesday night in New York City. The Edgar Awards are presented annually by the Mystery Writers of America. James Ellroy served as one of two grand masters for the awards, saying, "We are here to vulgarize literature." The other grand master, Lois Duncan, took a gentler approach, saying, "I want to thank three men: my husband, my agent, and the handsome young man who will help me off this stage." Other winners included Chris Abani, whose novel "The Secret History of Las Vegas" took the award for best paperback original, and recent Los Angeles Times book...

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