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Marc Strange Wins the Edgar Allan Poe Award,

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Marc Strange Wins the Edgar Allan Poe Award,

Congratulations to Toronto author Marc Strange, winner of the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Paperback Original for his book, Body Blows (Dundurn).

From Dundurn Press:

Body Blows Marc Strange (Dundurn, 2009) has won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Paperback Original presented by the Mystery Writers of America. The award ceremony took place last night, Thursday, April 29th at the 64th annual Mystery Writers of America Gala Banquet held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. The last Canadian to win in this category was also a Dundurn author. Sylvia Maultash Warsh won in 2004 for Find Me Again.

“To win this most prestigious of mystery writers’ awards – the only one open to non-Americans – is far more than I ever anticipated”, says author Marc Strange. “I am very thankful for and humbled by this remarkable honour.”

Dundurn Press acquired Body Blows at the same time it acquired Sucker Punch, the first book in the Joe Grundy series. “Having lived in Vancouver myself for a dozen years,” says Michael Carroll, associate publisher and editorial director, Dundurn Press, “I was immediately impressed with Marc’s evocation of the city. His dialogue in both books rivals the best hard-boiled wisecracking of classic masters such as Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, and his characters have the verve and vigour of modern masters like Elmore Leonard and James Ellroy. The achievement of Body Blows proves that Marc Strange only gets better and better. Even as his publisher, I can’t wait for the next Joe Grundy book.”

Marc Strange is the author of Sucker Punch (Dundurn, 2007), which was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award in 2008 for best first mystery. He is also the co-creator of the popular Canadian television show The Beachcombers. As an actor, he has appeared in many film and television productions, including ReGenesis. Marc Strange lives in Toronto.

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