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.

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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
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine - Mar./Apr. 2011

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 / Teleplay by Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon & Gideon Raff (Showtime)

Grand Master:
Martha Grimes

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


2011 Winners

Best Novel
The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton

Best First Novel
Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva

Best Paperback Original
Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard

Best Short Story
The Scent of Lilacs by Doug Allyn
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine - Sept./Oct. 2010

Best Fact Crime
Scoreboard, Baby: a story of college football, crime and complicity by Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry

Best Critical/Biographical Work
Charlie Chan: the untold story of the honorable detective and his rendezvouz with American history by Yunte Huang

Best Young Adult
Interrogation of Gabriel James by Charlie Price

Best Juvenile
The case of the lost boy : the Buddy files series by Dori Hillestad Butler

Best Play
The Psychic by Sam Bobrick

Best episode of a TV series
Luther, Episode 1 / teleplay by Neil Cross

Grand Master:
Sara Paretsky

Mary Higgins Clark Award
The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths