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Edgar Awards

The Edgar Awards (named after Edgar Allan Poe) are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America.  They honor the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, film, TV, and theater. Click here to visit the website.

Edgar Awards

Best Novel

Best First Novel

Finalists

Best Paperback Original

Finalists

Best Fact Crime

Finalists

Best Critical/Biographical

Finalists

Best Juvenile

Best Young Adult

Mary Higgins Clark Award

Finalists

Best Novel

Best First Novel

Finalists

Best Paperback Original

Finalists

  • Shot in Detroit - Patricia Abbott
  • Come Twilight - Tyler Dilts
  • The 7th Canon - Robert Dugoni
  • A Brilliant Death - Robin Yocum
  • Heart of Stone - James W. Ziskin

Best Fact Crime

Finalists

Best Critical/Biographical

Finalists

  • Alfred Hitchcock: A Brief Life  - Peter Ackyroyd
  • Encyclopedia of Nordic Crime: Works and Authors of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden since 1957 - Mitzi M. Brunsdale
  • Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Dracula - David J. Skal

Best Juvenile

Finalists

Best Young Adult

Mary Higgins Clark Award

Finalists

Best Novel

Finalists

Best First Novel

Best Paperback Original

Finalists

Best Fact Crime

Finalists

Best Critical/Biographical

Finalists

  • The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue - Frederick Forsyth
  • Meanwhile There are Letters: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald - Suzanne Mars & Tom Nolan
  • Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica - Matthew Parker
  • The Lost Detective: Becoming Dashiell Hammett  - Nathan Ward

Best Juvenile

Finalists

Best Young Adult

Finalists

Mary Higgins Clark Award

Finalists

Best Novel

Best First Novel

Finalists

Best Paperback Original

Finalists

Best Fact Crime

Finalists

Best Critical/Biographical

Finalists

  • The Figure of the Detective: A Literary History and Analysis  - Charles Brownson
  • James Ellroy: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction - Jim Mancall
  • Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: Classic Film Noir - Robert MIklitsch
  • Judges & Justice & Lawyers & Law: Exploring the Legal Dimensions of Fiction and Film - Francis M. Nevins

Best Juvenile

Best Young Adult

Finalists

Mary Higgins Clark Award

Finalists

Best Novel

Best First Novel

Best Paperback Original

Finalists

Best Fact Crime

Finalists

Best Critical/Biographical

Finalists

  • Ian Fleming - Andrew Lycett
  • Maigret, Simenon and France: Social Dimensions of the Novels and Stories - Bill Alder
  • Middlebrow Feminism in Classic British Detective Fiction - Melissa Schaub
  • Pimping Fictions: African American Crime Literature and the Untold Story of Black Pulp Publishing - Justin Gifford

Best Juvenile

Finalists

Best Young Adult

Mary Higgins Clark Award

Finalists

  • Fear of Beauty - Susan Froetschel
  • The Money Kill - Katia Lief
  • The Sixth Station - Linda Stasi
  • There Was an Old Woman - Hallie Ephron