Edgar Award Winners Book List




Each spring, Mystery Writers of America present the Edgar® Awards, widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the genre.  Search the Edgars Database for all award winners & nominees.

2014 Winners

Best Novel
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Best First Novel
Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

Best Paperback Original
The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

Best Fact Crime
The Hour of Peril : the secret plot to murder Lincoln before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower

Best Critical/Biographical Work
America is Elsewhere : the noir tradition in the age of consumer culture by Erik Dussere

Best Young Adult
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher

Best Juvenile
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

Best episode of a TV series
The Fall, Episode 1 / teleplay by Allan Cubitt

Grand Masters:
Robert Crais, Carolyn Hart

Mary Higgins Clark Award
Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman

2013 Winners

Best Novel
Live by night by Dennis Lehane

Best First Novel
The Expats by Chris Pavone

Best Paperback Original
The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters

Best Fact Crime
Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French

Best Critical/Biographical Work
The Scientific Sherlock Holmes: cracking the case with science and forensics by James O'Brien

Best Young Adult
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Best Juvenile
The Quick Fix by Jack D. Ferraiolo

Best episode of a TV series
Sherlock: a scandal in Belgravia / teleplay by Steven Moffat

Grand Masters:
Ken Follett & Margaret Maron

Mary Higgins Clark Award
The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan

2012 Winners

Best Novel
Gone by Mo Hayder

Best First Novel
Bent Road by Lori Roy

Best Paperback Original
The Company Man by Robert Jackson Bennett

Best Fact Crime
Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president by Candice Millard

Best Critical/Biographical Work
On Conan Doyle, or, The whole art of storytelling by Michael Dirda

Best Short Story
The man who took off his hat off to the driver of the train by Peter Turnbull
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Best Young Adult
The Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley Mackall

Best Juvenile
Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby

Best Play
The Game's Afoot by Ken Ludwig

Best episode of a TV series
Homeland Pilot episode / Teleplay by Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon & Gideon Raff (Showtime)

Grand Master:
Martha Grimes

Mary Higgins Clark Award
Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry