Edgar Allan Poe Award

The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. They honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film, and theatre published or produced in the previous year.

 

Best Short Story category winners

1999 selection

Poachers

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Short Story 1999

by Tom Franklin

In ten stunning and bleak tales set in the woodlands, swamps and chemical plants along the Alabama River, Tom Franklin stakes his claim as a fresh, original Southern voice. His lyric, deceptively simple prose...


1975 selection

The Fallen Curtain: Stories

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Short Story 1975

by Ruth Rendell

   A stranger lures a child into his car with the promise of sweets. A young man spots his   fiancée’s double in a public park of ill repute. An executive visits the secluded home of a former employee...


Mary Higgins Clark category winners

2008 selection

Wild Indigo

Edgar Allan Poe Award Mary Higgins Clark 2008

by Sandi Ault

Bureau of Land Management Agent Jamaica Wild has witnessed the death of a Tanoah Pueblo man who was trampled by buffalo. After the tribal government and local paper make allegations that Jamaica caused the stampede,...


2005 selection

Grave Endings: A Novel of Suspense

Edgar Allan Poe Award Mary Higgins Clark 2005

by Rochelle Krich

Tuesday, February 17. 11:40 a.m., Corner of Vermont Avenue and Sunset Boulevard. A robber approached the victim from behind and put a knife to her stomach. . . .

Stabbings, even fatal ones, are not uncommon in...


The Raven category winners

Best Fact Crime category winners

2014 selection

The Hour of Peril

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 2014, Agatha Award for Best Non-Fiction 2013

by Daniel Stashower

“It's history that reads like a race-against-the-clock thriller.” Harlan Coben

Daniel Stashower, the two-time Edgar award–winning author of The Beautiful Cigar Girl, uncovers the riveting true story...


2010 selection

Columbine

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 2010

by Dave Cullen

On April 20, 1999, two boys left an indelible stamp on the American psyche. Their goal was simple: to blow up their school, Oklahoma-City style, and to leave "a lasting impression on the world." Their bombs...


2009 selection

American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 2009

by Howard Blum

It was an explosion that reverberated across the country—and into the very heart of early-twentieth-century America. On the morning of October 1, 1910, the walls of the Los Angeles Times Building buckled as...


2007 selection

Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase to Catch Lincoln's Killer

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 2007

by James L. Swanson

The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin, John Wilkes Booth, led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through...


2006 selection

The Rescue Artist

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 2006

by Edward Dolnick

In the predawn hours of a gloomy February day in 1994, two thieves entered the National Gallery in Oslo and made off with one of the world's most famous paintings, Edvard Munch's Scream. It was a brazen crime...


2004 selection

The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 2004

by Erik Larson

Erik Larson—author of #1 bestseller IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS—intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining...


2002 selection

Son of a Grifter

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 2002

by Kent Walker & Mark Schone

In 1988 a troubled young man and his flamboyant mother were arrested for murdering a wealthy widow in her New York City mansion. Suddenly, America was transfixed by a pair of real-life film noir characters....


1998 selection

The Death of Innocents: A True Story of Murder, Medicine, and High-Stake Science

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 1998

by Richard Firstman & Jamie Talan

Unraveling a twenty-five-year tale of multiple murder and medical deception, The Death of Innocents is a work of first-rate journalism told with the compelling narrative drive of a mystery novel. More than just...


1986 selection

Savage Grace: The True Story of Fatal Relations in a Rich and Famous American Family

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 1986

by Natalie Robins & Steven M Aronson

A spellbinding tale of money and madness, incest and matricide, Savage Grace is the saga of Brooks and Barbara Baekeland -- beautiful, rich, worldly -- and their handsome, gentle son, Tony. Alternately neglected...


1984 selection

Very Much a Lady

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 1984

by Shana Alexander

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


1966 selection

In Cold Blood

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 1966

by Truman Capote

National Bestseller 

On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was...


1965 selection

Gideon's Trumpet

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 1965

by Anthony Lewis

A history of the landmark case of James Earl Gideon's fight for the right to legal counsel. Notes, table of cases, index. The classic backlist bestseller. More than 800,000 sold since its first pub date of 1964....


Best First Novel category winners

2014 selection

Red Sparrow: A Novel

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2014

by Jason Matthews

IN THE GRAND SPY-TALE TRADITION OF JOHN LE CARRÉ . . . comes this shocking thriller written with insider detail known only to a veteran CIA officer.

In present-day Russia, ruled by blue-eyed, unblinking President...


2013 selection

The Expats: A Novel

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2013

by Chris Pavone

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

EDGAR AWARD WINNER  *  ANTHONY AWARD WINNER

BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE ACCIDENT

Can we ever escape our secrets?

In the cobblestoned streets of Luxembourg, Kate Moore's days are filled...


2012 selection

Bent Road: A Novel

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2012

by Lori Roy

Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel

"Don't be fooled by the novel's apparent simplicity: What emerges from the surface is a tale of extraordinary emotional power, one of longstanding pain set against...


2011 selection

Rogue Island

Liam Mulligan #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2011, Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 2011

by Bruce DeSilva

2011 Edgar Award Winner for Best First Novel

Liam Mulligan is as old school as a newspaper man gets. His beat is Providence, Rhode Island, and he knows every street and alley. He knows the priests and prostitutes,...


2010 selection

In the Shadow of Gotham

Simon Ziele #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2010

by Stefanie Pintoff

Dobson, New York, 1905.

Detective Simon Ziele lost his fiancée in the General Slocum ferry disaster—a thousand perished on that summer day in 1904 when an onboard fire burned the boat down in the waters of...


2009 selection

The Foreigner

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2009

by Francie Lin

Winner of the Edgar® Award for Best First Novel by an American Author

Set against the Taiwanese criminal underworld, The Foreigner is Francie Lin's audacious debut novel. A noirish tale about family, fraternity,...


2008 selection

In the Woods

Dublin Murder Squad #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2008, Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 2008, Barry Best First Novel 2008

by Tana French

As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police...


2007 selection

The Faithful Spy: A Novel

John Wells #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2007

by Alex Berenson

“A well-crafted page-turner that addresses the most important issue of our time. It will keep you reading well into the night.”–Vince Flynn

A New York Times reporter has drawn upon his experience covering...


2006 selection

Officer Down

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2006

by Theresa Schwegel

The Chicago Police Department says Samantha Mack shot her partner, Fred, during the confusion of a bungled pursuit. Mack says it was their quarry, a violent pedophile named Marco Trovic, who fired the deadly...


2005 selection

Country of Origin: A Novel

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2005

by Don Lee

A dazzling debut novel by the prize-winning author of Yellow, set in the unique and exotic nightworld of Tokyo.In this "poignant story of prejudice, betrayal and the search for identity" (Newsweek International...


2004 selection

Death of a Nationalist

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2004

by Rebecca Pawel

Praise for Rebecca Pawel:

"Pawel anchors a tense and exciting story with a terrific and complex plot."—Detroit Free Press

"[Pawel] turns the clock back to 1939 and Madrid’s tumultuous past. . . . An intriguing...


2001 selection

A Conspiracy of Paper: A Novel

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2001, Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 2001, Barry Best First Novel 2001

by David Liss

THE HISTORICAL THRILLER OF THE YEAR

Benjamin Weaver is an outsider in eighteenth-century London: a Jew among Christians; a ruffian among aristocrats; a retired pugilist who, hired by London's gentry, travels...


2000 selection

The Skull Mantra

Inspector Shan #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2000

by Eliot Pattison

The corpse is missing its head and is dressed in American clothes. Found by a Tibetan prison work gang on a windy cliff, the grisly remains clearly belong to someone too important for Chinese authorities to...


1999 selection

A Cold Day in Paradise

Alex McKnight #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 1999

by Steve Hamilton

A Cold Day in Paradise launched Steve Hamilton into the top ranks of today’s crime writers. Now, see for yourself why this extraordinary novel has galvanized the literary and mystery community as no other...


1998 selection

Los Alamos

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 1998

by Joseph Kanon

In a dusty, remote community of secretly constructed buildings and awesome possibility, the world's most brilliant minds have come together. Their mission: to split an atom and end a war. But among those who...


1994 selection

A Grave Talent

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 1994

by Laurie R. King

THE FIRST BOOK IN THE KATE MARTINELLI MYSTERY SERIES

In Laurie R. King's Grave Talent, the unthinkable has happened in a small community outside of San Francisco. A series of shocking murders has occurred, the...


1993 selection

The Black Echo: A Novel

Harry Bosch #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 1993

by Michael Connelly

For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch -- hero, maverick, nighthawk -- the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal.

The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a...


1991 selection

Postmortem

Kay Scarpetta #1

Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 1991, Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 1991

by Patricia Cornwell

Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign...


1986 selection

When the Bough Breaks

Alex Delaware #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 1986

by Jonathan Kellerman

In the first Alex Delaware novel, Dr.  Morton Handler practiced a strange brand of psychiatry.  Among his specialties were fraud, extortion, and  sexual manipulation. Handler paid for his sins when  he...


1983 selection

The Butcher's Boy

The Butcher's Boy #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 1983

by Thomas Perry & Michael Connelly

The Edgar Award–winning novel by the “master of nail-biting suspense”(Los Angeles Times)

Thomas Perry exploded onto the literary scene with The Butcher’s Boy. Back in print by popular demand, this spectacular...


1982 selection

Chiefs: A Novel (25th Anniversary Edition)

Will Lee #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 1982

by Stuart Woods

The compelling thriller that launched the career of best-selling novelist Stuart Woods in an anniversary hardcover edition. In the bitter winter of 1920, the first body is found in Delano, Georgia; the naked...


1980 selection

The Lasko Tangent

Christopher Paget #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 1980

by Richard North Patterson

"Mr. Patterson is a natural storyteller....Fast moving...A handsome job."--The New York Times William Lasko is a self-made millionaire with an eye for wealth and influence, the ear of the president, and a talent...


1977 selection

The Thomas Berryman Number

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 1977

by James Patterson

Three terrifying murders in the South culminate in a relentless manhunt in the North that centers on a ruthless assassin, the woman he loves, and the beloved leader he is hired to kill with extreme prejudice....


1975 selection

Fletch

Fletch #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 1975

by Gregory Mcdonald

Fletch

He’s an investigative reporter whose methods are a little unorthodox. Currently he’s living on the beach with the strung-out trying to find to the source of the drugs they live for.

Fletch

He’s taking...


1953 selection

Don't Cry for Me

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 1953

by William Campbell Gault

He was a heel . . . a blue-blood gone bad, a low-brow with class, a bum with an income. He liked low-slung cars and top-heavy girls, and he took his pleasure where he found it. He was the consort of bookies,...


Best Juvenile category winners

2009 selection

The Postcard

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Juvenile 2009

by Tony Abbott

She died today. One phone call changes Jason's summer vacation-and life!-forever.

When Jason's grandmother dies, he's sent down to her home in Florida to help his father clean out her things. At first he gripes...


2003 selection

Harriet Spies Again

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Juvenile 2003

by Helen Ericson & Louise Fitzhugh

Harriet M. Welsch has just received the best news of her eleventh year—Ole Golly is coming back! Harriet can still remember how sad she was when her beloved nanny married George Waldenstein and moved away....


1999 selection

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Juvenile 1999

by Wendelin Van Draanen

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book Review

What Sammy should have done was put the binoculars down and call 911. What she does instead is...


1973 selection

Deathwatch

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Juvenile 1973

by Robb White

"An exciting novel of suspense, based on a fight to the finish between an honest and courageous young man and a cynical business tycoon who believes that anything can be had for a price."--Horn Book. An ALA...


Best novel category winners

2014 selection

Ordinary Grace: A Novel

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2014

by William Kent Krueger

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE 2014 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL

WINNER OF THE 2014 DILYS AWARD

A SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF 2013

“That was it. That was all of it. A grace so ordinary there was...


2013 selection

Live by Night

Coughlin #2

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2013

by Dennis Lehane

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world.

Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies,...


2011 selection

The Lock Artist

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2011, Barry Best Novel 2011, CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2011

by Steve Hamilton

"I was the Miracle Boy, once upon a time. Later on, the Milford Mute. The Golden Boy. The Young Ghost. The Kid. The Boxman. The Lock Artist. That was all me.But you can call me Mike."  Marked by tragedy, traumatized...


2010 selection

The Last Child

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2010, Barry Best Novel 2010, CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2009

by John Hart

Winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Novel

Heralded by the Washington Post as a a magnificent creation, Huck Finn channeled through Lord of the Flies, John Hart’s The Last Child is his most significant...


2009 selection

Blue Heaven

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2009

by C. J. Box & C.J. Box

A twelve-year-old girl and her younger brother go on the run in the woods of North Idaho, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder---four men who know exactly who William and Annie are, and who...


2008 selection

Down River

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2008

by John Hart

Down River is the winner of the 2008 Edgar Award for Best Novel.

Everything that shaped him happened near that river….

Now its banks are filled with lies and greed, shame, and murder….

John Hart’s debut,...


2007 selection

The Janissary Tree

Yashim the Eunuch #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2007

by Jason Goodwin

Be on the lookout for Investigator Yashim’s next adventure, AN EVIL EYE, on sale March 29th! When Jason Goodwin explored the Ottoman Empire in Lords of the Horizons, The New York Times Book Review hailed...


2006 selection

Citizen Vince

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2006

by Jess Walter

At 1:59 a.m. in Spokane, Washington—eight days before the 1980 presidential election—Vince Camden pockets his stash of stolen credit cards and drops by an all-night poker game before heading to his witness-protection...


2005 selection

California Girl

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2005

by T. Jefferson Parker

The Orange County, California, that the Becker brothers knew as boys is no more—unrecognizably altered since the afternoon in 1954 when Nick, Clay, David, and Andy rumbled with the lowlife Vonns, while five-year-old...


2004 selection

Resurrection Men: An Inspector Rebus Novel

Inspector John Rebus #13

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2004

by Ian Rankin

Inspector John Rebus has messed up badly this time, so badly that he's been sent to a kind of reform school for damaged cops. While there among the last-chancers known as "resurrection men," he joins a covert...


2003 selection

Winter and Night

Lydia Chin & Bill Smith #8

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2003, Macavity Best Mystery Novel 2003

by S. J. Rozan

From the critically acclaimed, award-winning S. J. Rozan comes her finest novel to date - an explosive novel about the corrosive power of secrets and corruption in a small town.

In the middle of the night, private...


2001 selection

The Bottoms

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2001

by Joe R. Lansdale

A thriller with echoes of William Faulkner and Harper Lee, The Bottoms is classic American storytelling in its truest, darkest, and more affecting form.

 

Its 1933 in East Texas and the Depression lingers in...


2000 selection

Bones: An Irene Kelly Mystery

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2000

by Jan Burke

For Four Long Years, No One Has Known What Became of Julia Sayre

On the morning after this mother of two disappeared, her family sought the help of reporter Irene Kelly. But despite Irene's best efforts, until...


1997 selection

The Chatham School Affair

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 1997

by Thomas H. Cook

Attorney Henry Griswald has a secret: the truth behind the tragic events the world knew as the Chatham School Affair, the controversial tragedy that destroyed five lives, shattered a quiet community, and forever...


1996 selection

Come to Grief

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 1996

by Dick Francis

When ex-jockey Sid Halley becomes convinced that one of his closest friends--and one of the racing world's most beloved figures--is behind a series of shockingly violent acts, he faces the most troubling case...


1992 selection

A Dance at the Slaughterhouse

Matthew Scudder #9

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 1992

by Lawrence Block

A successful socialite's beautiful wife was raped and murdered in her own home -- and Matt Scudder believes the victim's "grieving" husband was responsible for the outrage. But to prove it, the haunted p.i....


1990 selection

Black Cherry Blues: A Novel

Dave Robicheaux #3

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 1990

by James Burke

Dave Robicheaux was once a Louisiana homicide cop. Now he's trying to start a new life, opening up a fishing business and caring for his adopted girl, Alafair.

Compared to Louisiana, Robicheaux thought Montana...


1985 selection

Briarpatch

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 1985

by Ross Thomas & Lawrence Block

A long-distance call from a Texas city on his birthday gives Benjamin Dill the news that his sister--it's her birthday, too, they were born exactly ten years apart--has died in a car bomb explosion. It's the...


1984 selection

Labrava

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 1984

by Elmore Leonard

Joe LaBrava first fell in love with femme fatale movie queen Jean Shaw in a darkened theater when he was twelve. Now he's finally meeting his dream woman in the flesh, albeit in a rundown Miami crisis center....


1979 selection

Eye Of The Needle

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 1979

by Ken Follett

One enemy spy knows the secret to the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin -- code name: "The Needle" -- who holds the key to ultimate Nazi victory.

Only one person stands...


1974 selection

Dance Hall of the Dead

Navajo Mysteries #2

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 1974

by Tony Hillerman

Two Native-American boys have vanished into thin air, leaving a pool of blood behind them. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police has no choice but to suspect the very worst, since the blood that...


1966 selection

The Quiller Memorandum

Quiller #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 1966

by Adam Hall

You are a secret agent working for the British in Berlin. You are due to go home on leave, but you are being followed-by your own people, or by the enemy. A man meets you in the theater and briefs you on a plot...


1965 selection

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

George Smiley #3

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 1965

by John le Carre

John le Carré's third novel-A #1 New York Times bestseller for 34 weeks-and the book that launched his career worldwide

In the shadow of the newly erected Berlin Wall, Alec Leamas watches as his last agent...


1964 selection

The Light of Day

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 1964

by Eric Ambler

The Light of Day was the basis for Jules Dassin’s classic film, Topkapi.

When Arthur Abdel Simpson first spots Harper in the Athens airport, he recognizes him as a tourist unfamiliar with city and in need of...


1955 selection

The Long Goodbye: A Novel

Marlowe #6

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 1955

by Raymond Chandler

Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, who he's divorced and re-married and who ends up dead. and...


Best Paperback Original category winners

2014 selection

The Wicked Girls: A Novel

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 2014

by Alex Marwood

The Edgar Award-winning psychological thriller that asks the question: How well can you know anyone?

On a fateful summer morning in 1986, two eleven-year-old girls meet for the first time. By the end of the...


2013 selection

The Last Policeman: A Novel

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 2013

by Ben H. Winters

Winner of the 2013 Edgar® Award Winner for Best Paperback Original!

What’s the point in solving murders if we’re all going to die soon, anyway?

 

Detective Hank Palace has faced this question ever since...


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 Grundy's millionaire boss Leo Alexander turns up murdered, it's up to Joe to get to the bottom of the incident in order to clear Leo's 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....


2008 selection

Queenpin: A Novel

Barry Best Paperback Original 2008, Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 2008

by Megan Abbott

Re-released to coincide with Abbott’s newest novel, Dare Me, this eBook edition of Queenpin also includes the original short story, "Policy," that the novel was based on.

A young woman hired to keep the books...


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...


Best Young Adult Novel category winners

2014 selection

Ketchup Clouds

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 2014

by Annabel Pitcher

Dear Mr. S. Harris,

Ignore the blob of red in the top left corner. It's jam, not blood, though I don't think I need to tell you the difference. It wasn't your wife's jam the police found on your shoe. . . .

I...


2012 selection

The Silence of Murder

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 2012

by Dandi Daley Mackall

Seventeen-year-old Hope Long's life revolves around her brother Jeremy.  So when Jeremy is accused of killing the town's beloved baseball coach, Hope's world begins to unravel. Everyone is convinced Jeremy...


2011 selection

The Interrogation of Gabriel James

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 2011

by Charlie Price

Winner of the Mystery Writers of America's 2011 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Fiction

 

American Library Association Quick Picks for Young Adults

 

Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List

 Eyewitness to two...


2010 selection

Reality Check

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 2010

by Peter Abrahams

QB of the varsity football team. Passing grades in all his classes. Dating the hottest—and smartest—girl at school. Summer job paying more than minimum wage. Things in Cody's world seem to be going pretty...


2009 selection

Paper Towns

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 2009

by John Green

From the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery

New York Times bestseller

USA Today bestseller

Publishers Weekly bestseller

When Margo Roth Spiegelman...


2008 selection

Rat Life

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 2008

by Tedd Arnold

The dead body found in the river has nothing to do with Todd. Sure, a murder is big news, but what would really interest him? A paying job. Then he meets Rat, who?s already been to Vietnam. And when he offers...


2007 selection

Buried

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 2007

by Robin Merrow MacCready

Winner of the Edgar Award! Careful planning and constant control is Claudine?s protection. Order is her weapon. She?s long buried her own needs and dreams to cover for her alcoholic mom. But when Mom suddenly...


2004 selection

Acceleration

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 2004

by Graham Mcnamee

It’s a hot, hot summer, and in the depths of the Toronto Transit Authority’s Lost and Found, 17-year-old Duncan is cataloging lost things and sifting through accumulated junk. And between Jacob, the cranky...


2001 selection

Counterfeit Son

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 2001

by Elaine Marie Alphin

Cameron Miller is pretending to be someone he isn't. When he began presenting himself as Neil Lacey, it was the only way he could think of to distance himself from what Pop had done, to finally climb out of...


2000 selection

Never Trust a Dead Man

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 2000

by Vivian Vande Velde

When Selwyn is accused of murdering his rival, Farold, he is sealed in the village burial cave with Farold’s moldering corpse to await starvation—or worse. Worse comes along quickly in the form of a witch...


1999 selection

Killer's Cousin

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 1999

by Nancy Werlin

After being accused and acquitted in the death of his girlfriend, seventeen-year-old David is sent to live with his aunt, uncle, and young cousin to avoid the media frenzy. But all is not well at his relatives?...


1998 selection

Ghost Canoe

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 1998

by Will Hobbs

After a sailing ship breaks up on the rocks off Washington's storm-tossed Cape Flattery, Nathan McAllister, the fourteen-year-old son of the lighthouse keeper, refuses to believe the authorities, who say there...


1992 selection

The Weirdo

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Young Adult Novel 1992

by Theodore Taylor

Chip Clewt, known simply as the weirdo, lives like a hermit in the Powhatan Swamp, a National Wildlife Refuge that is at the center of a heated controversy between local hunters and environmentalists. A hunting...