Exactly two months after the Oscars were castigated for a lack of diversity, the Mystery Writers of America held its annual Edgar Awards banquet last night, in Manhattan’s Grand Hyatt Hotel, and made history, with the naming of its first African-American Grand Master, Walter Mosley. MWA executive v-p Donna Andrews, in her column for the 70th Anniversary Annual, wrote: “You’re allowed to say, ‘About damned time.’”

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