Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original

 

2016 selection

The Long and Faraway Gone

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 2016

by Lou Berney

With the compelling narrative tension and psychological complexity of the works of Laura Lippman, Dennis Lehane, Kate Atkinson, and Michael Connelly, Edgar Award-nominee Lou Berney’s The Long and Faraway Gone...


2014 selection

The Wicked Girls: A Novel

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 2014

by Alex Marwood

“The suspense keeps the pages flying, but what sets this one apart is the palpable sense of onrushing doom.” —Stephen King, “The Best Books I Read This Year,” Entertainment Weekly

Alex Marwood’s...


2012 selection

The Company Man

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 2012

by Robert Jackson Bennett

The year is 1919.

The McNaughton Corporation is the pinnacle of American industry. They built the guns that won the Great War before it even began. They built the airships that tie the world together. And, above...


2011 selection

Long Time Coming: A Novel

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 2011

by Robert Goddard

A classic thriller with Goddard's trademark plot twists.

In Antwerp in 1939, a Jewish diamond trader flees Nazi Europe, leaving his priceless collection of Picasso paintings and diamonds with a friend who takes...


2010 selection

Body Blows

Joe Grundy #2

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 2010

by Marc Strange

When the live-in servant and not-so-secret lover of ex-boxer Joe Grundys millionaire boss Leo Alexander turns up murdered, its up to Joe to get to the bottom of the incident in order to clear Leos name. But...


2009 selection

China Lake

Evan Delaney #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 2009

by Meg Gardiner

Evan Delaney learns that not only has her ex-sister-in-law joined a religious cult, but the unstable young mother plans to regain custody of her son and disappear with him into the fold of the fanatical group....


2007 selection

Snakeskin Shamisen

Mas Arai #3

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 2007

by Naomi Hirahara

From Summer of the Big Bachi to Gasa-Gasa Girl, Naomi Hirahara’s acclaimed novels have featured one of mystery fiction’s most unique heroes: Mas Arai, a curmudgeonly L.A. gardener, Hiroshima survivor, and...


2004 selection

Find Me Again: A Rebecca Temple Mystery

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 2004

by Sylvia Warsh

Rebecca Temple meets a Polish count who has written a novel based on his family, which he claims is descended from royalty, then finds him dead and his manuscript missing.


1997 selection

Fade Away: A Myron Bolitar Novel

Myron Bolitar #3

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 1997

by Harlan Coben

In novels that crackle with wit and suspense, Harlan Coben has created one of the most fascinating heroes in suspense fiction: the wisecracking, tenderhearted sports agent Myron Bolitar. In this gripping third...


1977 selection

Confess, Fletch

Fletch #2

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 1977

by Gregory Mcdonald

Confess, Fletch

The flight from Rome had been pleasant enough, even if the business he was on wasn’t exactly. His Italian fianc?e’s father had been kidnapped and presumably murdered, and Fletch is on the...


1971 selection

Flashpoint

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 1971

by Dan Marlowe

I had lived so long on the wrong side of the law I felt out of place as a special undercover agent for Uncle Sam. But I had no choice. One of the top brass in U.S. Intelligence had my number. So we made a deal-his...