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The Night Visitors by Carol Goodman
Watchful at night by Julius FastFirst Novel, 1946
The Horizontal Man by Helen EustisFirst Novel, 1947
The Fabulous Clipjoint by Fredric BrownFirst Novel, 1948
Twelve Against The Law by Edward D. RadinFact Crime, 1948
The Room Upstairs by Mildred DavisFirst Novel, 1949
Bad Company by Joseph Henry JacksonFact Crime, 1950
Detective Story. by Sidney KingsleyPlay, 1950
What a Body! by Alan GreenFirst Novel, 1950
Nightmare in Manhattan by Thomas WalshFirst Novel, 1951
Twelve Against Crime by Edward D. RadinFact Crime, 1951
Strangle Hold by Mary McMullenFirst Novel, 1952
True Tales from the Annals of Crime and Rascality by St. Clair McKelwayFact Crime, 1952
The Court of Last Resort by Erle Stanley GardnerFact Crime, 1953
Dial M for Murder by Frederick KnottPlay, 1953
Don't Cry For Me by William Campbell GaultFirst Novel, 1953
Beat Not the Bones by Charlotte Jay*Inaugural Year for Category * Novel, 1954
A Kiss before Dying by Ira LevinFirst Novel, 1954
Someone Like You by Roald DahlShort Stories, 1954
The Girl with the Scarlet Brand by Charles BoswellFact Crime, 1955
Go, Lovely Rose by Jean PottsFirst Novel, 1955
The Long Goodbye by Raymond ChandlerNovel, 1955
Witness for the Prosecution: A Play in Three Acts by Agatha ChristiePlay, 1955
Beast in View by Margaret MillarNovel, 1956
Dead and Gone by Manly Wade WellmanFact Crime, 1956
The perfectionist by Lane KauffmannFirst Novel, 1956
A Dram of Poison by Charlotte ArmstrongNovel, 1957
Night fell on Georgia by Charles SamuelsFact Crime, 1957
Rebecca's Pride by Donald McNutt DouglassFirst Novel, 1957
American murder ballads and their stories by Olive Woolley Burt1958
The D.A.'s Man by Harold R. DanforthFact Crime, 1958
Knock and Wait a While by William Rawle WeeksFirst Novel, 1958
Room to Swing by Ed LacyNovel, 1958
The Bright Road to Fear by Richard Martin SternFirst Novel, 1959
The Eighth Circle by Stanley EllinNovel, 1959
They died in the chair by Wenzell BrownFact Crime, 1959
Fire at Sea: The Mysterious Tragedy of the Morro Castle by Thomas GallagherFact Crime, 1960
The Grey Flannel Shroud by Henry SlesarFirst Novel, 1960
The Hours Before Dawn by Celia FremlinNovel, 1960
The Man in the Cage by Jack VanceFirst Novel, 1961
Mystery of The Haunted Pool by Phyllis A. WhitneyJuvenile, 1961
The Overbury Affair by Miriam Allen deFordFact Crime, 1961
The Progress of a Crime by Julian SymonsNovel, 1961
Death and the Supreme Court by Jr. Barrett PrettymanFact Crime, 1962
Gideon's Fire by J. J. MarricNovel, 1962
The Green Stone by Suzanne BlancFirst Novel, 1962
The Phantom of Walkaway Hill by Edward FentonJuvenile, 1962
Write Me a Murder - Acting Edition by Frederick KnottPlay, 1962
Cutlass Island by Scott CorbettJuvenile, 1963
Death and the Joyful Woman by Ellis PetersNovel, 1963
The Fugitive by Robert L. PikeFirst Novel, 1963
Tragedy in Dedham: The Story of the Sacco-Vanzetti Case by Francis RussellFact Crime, 1963
The deed by Gerold FrankFact Crime, 1964
Florentine Finish by Cornelius HirschbergFirst Novel, 1964
The Light of Day by Eric AmblerNovel, 1964
Mystery of the Hidden Hand by Phyllis A. WhitneyJuvenile, 1964
The whirligig of time by Dola de Jong1964
Friday the Rabbi Slept Late by Harry KemelmanFirst Novel, 1965
Gideon's Trumpet by Anthony LewisFact Crime, 1965
Mystery at Crane's Landing by Marcella ThumJuvenile, 1965
Seance On A Wet Afternoon [1964 film] by Bryan ForbesBest Foreign Film Screenplay, 1965
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John le CarréNovel, 1965
In Cold Blood by Truman CapoteFact Crime, 1966
In the Heat of the Night by John BallFirst Novel, 1966
The Mystery of 22 East by Leon WareJuvenile, 1966
The Quiller Memorandum by Adam HallNovel, 1966
The Boston Strangler by Gerold FrankFact Crime, 1967
The Cold War Swap by Ross ThomasFirst Novel, 1967
The King of the Rainy Country by Nicolas FreelingNovel, 1967
Sinbad and Me by Kin PlattJuvenile, 1967
Act of Fear by Michael CollinsFirst Novel, 1968
God Save the Mark by Donald E. WestlakeNovel, 1968
The Oblong Room by Edward D. HochShort Story, 1968
A Private Disgrace: Lizzie Borden by Daylight by Victoria LincolnFact Crime, 1968
Signpost to Terror by Gretchen SpragueJuvenile, 1968
The Bait by Dorothy UhnakFirst Novel, 1969
A Case of Need by Michael CrichtonNovel, 1969
The House of Dies Drear by Virginia HamiltonJuvenile, 1969
Poe the Detective: The Curious Circumstances Behind "The Mystery of Marie Roget" by John Evangelist WalshFact Crime, 1969
A Time of Predators by Joe GoresFirst Novel, 1969
The Case That Will Not Die: Commonwealth Vs. Sacco and Vanzetti by Herbert Brutus EhrmannFact Crime, 1970
Danger at Black DykeJuvenile, 1970
The dragon's eye by Scott C. S. StonePaperback Original, 1970
Forfeit by Dick FrancisNovel, 1970
The Anderson Tapes by Lawrence SandersFirst Novel, 1971
A Great Fall by Mildred SavageFact Crime, 1971
The Intruder by John Rowe TownsendJuvenile, 1971
The Laughing Policeman by Maj SjöwallNovel, 1971
Operation Flashpoint by Dan J. MarlowePaperback Original, 1971
Sleuth: A Play by Anthony ShafferPlay, 1971
The Day of the Jackal by Frederick ForsythNovel, 1972
Finding Maubee by A. H. Z. CarrFirst Novel, 1972
For Murder I Charge More by Frank McAuliffePaperback Original, 1972
Night Fall by Joan AikenJuvenile, 1972
Deathwatch by Robb WhiteJuvenile, 1973
Hoax by Stephen FayFact Crime, 1973
The Invader by Richard WormserPaperback Original, 1973
The Lingala code by Warren KieferNovel, 1973
Squaw Point by R. H ShimerFirst Novel, 1973
The Billion Dollar Sure Thing by Paul E. ErdmanFirst Novel, 1974
Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony HillermanNovel, 1974
Death of an informer by Will PerryPaperback Original, 1974
Legacy of death by Barbara LevyFact Crime, 1974
The Long Black Coat: A Mystery by Jay BennettJuvenile, 1974
The Corpse That Walked by Roy WinsorPaperback Original, 1975
The Dangling Witness by Jay BennettJuvenile, 1975
Fletch by Gregory McdonaldFirst Novel, 1975
Helter Skelter by Vincent BugliosiFact Crime, 1975
Peter's Pence by Jon ClearyNovel, 1975
The Alvarez Journal by Rex BurnsFirst Novel, 1976
Autopsy by John R. FeegelPaperback Original, 1976
Hopscotch by Brian GarfieldNovel, 1976
A Time to Die by Tom WickerFact Crime, 1976
Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'BrienJuvenile, 1976
Are You in the House Alone? by Richard PeckJuvenile, 1977
Blood and Money by Thomas ThompsonFact Crime, 1977
Confess, Fletch by Gregory McdonaldPaperback Original, 1977
Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection by Chris SteinbrunnerCritical / Biographical, 1977
Promised Land by Robert B. ParkerNovel, 1977
The Thomas Berryman Number by James PattersonFirst Novel, 1977
By Persons Unknown: The Strange Death of Christine Demeter by George JonasFact Crime, 1978
Catch Me: Kill Me by William H. HallahanNovel, 1978
A French finish by Robert RossFirst Novel, 1978
The Quark Maneuver by Mike JahnPaperback Original, 1978
A Really Weird Summer by Eloise Jarvis McGrawJuvenile, 1978
Rex Stout: A Biography by John J. McAleerCritical / Biographical, 1978
Alone in Wolf Hollow by Dana BrookinsJuvenile, 1979
Deceit and Deadly Lies by Franklin BandyPaperback Original, 1979
Eye of the Needle by Ken FollettNovel, 1979
Killed in the Ratings by William L. DeAndreaFirst Novel, 1979
The Mystery of Agatha Christie by Gwen RobynsCritical / Biographical, 1979
Till Death Us Do Part by Vincent BugliosiFact Crime, 1979
Deathtrap: A Thriller in Two Acts by Ira LevinPlay, 1980
Dorothy L. Sayers: A Literary Biography by Ralph E. HoneCritical / Biographical, 1980
The Falcon and the Snowman: A True Story of Friendship and Espionage by Robert LindseyFact Crime, 1980
The Hog Murders by William L. DeAndreaPaperback Original, 1980
The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore by Joan Lowery NixonJuvenile, 1980
The Lasko Tangent by Richard North PattersonFirst Novel, 1980
The Rheingold Route by Arthur MalingNovel, 1980
Public Murders by Bill GrangerPaperback Original, 1981
The Seance by Joan Lowery NixonJuvenile, 1981
A true deliverance by Fred HarwellFact Crime, 1981
Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers (St James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers) by John ReillyCritical / Biographical, 1981
The Watcher by Kay Nolte SmithFirst novel, 1981
Whip Hand by Dick FrancisNovel, 1981
Chiefs by Stuart WoodsFirst Novel, 1982
The Old Dick by L.A. MorsePaperback Original, 1982
Peregrine by William BayerNovel, 1982
The Sting Man: Inside Abscam by Robert W. GreeneFact Crime, 1982
Taking Terri Mueller by Norma Fox MazerJuvenile, 1982
A Talent for Murder: A Mystery Comedy by Jerome ChodorovPlay, 1982
What About Murder? A Guide to Books About Mystery and Detective Fiction by Jon L. BreenCritical / Biographical, 1982
Billingsgate Shoal by Rick BoyerNovel, 1983
The Butcher's Boy by Thomas PerryFirst Novel, 1983
Cain: The Biography of James M. Cain by Roy HoopesCritical / Biographical, 1983
The Murder of Hound Dog Bates by Robbie BranscumJuvenile, 1983
Triangle by Teri WhitePaperback Original, 1983
The Vatican Connection by Richard HammerFact Crime, 1983
The Bay Psalm Book Murder by Will HarrissFirst Novel, 1984
The Callender Papers by Cynthia VoigtJuvenile, 1984
The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock by Donald SpotoCritical / Biographical, 1984
LaBrava by Elmore LeonardNovel, 1984
Mrs. White by Margaret TracyPaperback Original, 1984
Very Much a Lady: The Untold Story of Jean Harris and Dr. Herman Tarnower by Shana AlexanderFact Crime, 1984
Briarpatch by Ross ThomasNovel, 1985
Double Play: The San Francisco City Hall Killings by Mike WeissFact Crime, 1985
Grandmaster by Warren MurphyPaperback Original, 1985
The Lord Peter Wimsey Companion by Stephan P. ClarkeSpecial Award, 1985
Night Cry by Phyllis Reynolds NaylorJuvenile, 1985
Novel Verdicts by Jon L. BreenCritical / Biographical, 1985
Strike Three You're Dead by Richard D. RosenFirst Novel, 1985
John Le Carre by Peter LewisCritical / Biographical, 1986
Pigs Get Fat by Warren MurphyPaperback Original, 1986
The Sandman's Eyes by Patricia WindsorJuvenile, 1986
Savage Grace by Natalie RobinsFact Crime, 1986
The Suspect by L. R. WrightNovel, 1986
When the Bough Breaks by Jonathan KellermanFirst Novel, 1986
Careless Whispers (St. Martin's True Crime Library) by Carlton StowersFact Crime, 1987
A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara VineNovel, 1987
Here Lies by Eric AmblerCritical / Biographical, 1987
The Junkyard Dog by Robert CampbellPaperback Original, 1987
No One Rides for Free by Larry BeinhartFirst Novel, 1987
The Other Side of Dark by Joan Lowery NixonJuvenile, 1987
Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumbPaperback Original, 1988
The CBS Murders by Richard HammerFact Crime, 1988
Death Among Strangers by Deidre S. LaikenFirst Novel, 1988
An introduction to the detective story by Leroy Lad PanekCritical / Biographical, 1988
Lucy Forever and Miss Rosetree, Shrinks by Susan ShreveJuvenile, 1988
Old Bones by Aaron ElkinsNovel, 1988
Carolina Skeletons by David StoutFirst Novel, 1989
A Cold Red Sunrise by Stuart M. KaminskyNovel, 1989
Cornell Woolrich: First You Dream, Then You Die by Francis M. NevinsCritical / Biographical, 1989
In Broad Daylight by Harry N. MacLeanFact Crime, 1989
Incident at Loring Groves by Sonia LevitinYoung Adult, 1989
Megan's Island by Willo Davis RobertsJuvenile, 1989
The Telling of Lies by Timothy FindleyPaperback Original, 1989
Black Cherry Blues by James Lee BurkeNovel, 1990
City of Angels by Larry GelbartPlay, 1990
Doc: The Rape of the town of Lovell by Jack OlsenFact Crime, 1990
The Last Billable Hour by Susan WolfeFirst Novel, 1990
The Life of Graham Greene, Volume I: 1904-1939 by Norman SherryCritical / Biographical, 1990
The Rain by Keith PetersonPaperback Original, 1990
Show Me the Evidence by Alane FergusonYoung Adult, 1990
Accomplice: A comedy thriller by Rupert HolmesPlay, 1991
Encyclopedia of World Crime Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Law Enforcement 6 Volume Set by Jay Robert NashSpecial Award, 1991
In a Child's Name: The Legacy of a Mother's Murder by Peter MaasFact Crime, 1991
The Man Who Would Be F. Scott Fitzgerald by David HandlerPaperback Original, 1991
Mote by Chap ReaverYoung Adult, 1991
New Orleans Mourning by Julie SmithNovel, 1991
Postmortem by Patricia CornwellFirst Novel, 1991
Stonewords: A Ghost Story by Pam ConradJuvenile, 1991
Trouble is Their Business: Private Eyes in Fiction, Film, and Television, 1927-1988 by John ConquestCritical / Biographical, 1991
A Dance at the Slaughterhouse by Lawrence BlockNovel, 1992
Dark Maze by Thomas AdcockPaperback Original, 1992
Edgar A. Poe: Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance by Kenneth SilvermanCritical / Biographical, 1992
Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David SimonFact Crime, 1992
Nine Sons: Collected Mysteries by Wendy HornsbyShort Story for "Nine sons", 1992
Slow Motion Riot by Peter BlaunerFirst Novel, 1992
Wanted...Mud Blossom by Betsy ByarsJuvenile, 1992
The Weirdo by Theodore TaylorYoung Adult, 1992
Alias S S Van Dine by John LougheryCritical / Biographical, 1993
The Black Echo by Michael ConnellyFirst Novel, 1993
Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret MaronNovel, 1993
Coffin on a Case by Eve BuntingJuvenile, 1993
A Cold Day for Murder by Dana StabenowPaperback Original, 1993
A Little Bit Dead by Chap ReaverYoung Adult, 1993
Swift Justice: Murder & Vengeance In A California Town by Harry FarrellFact Crime, 1993
Dead Folks' Blues by Steven WomackPaperback Original, 1994
A Grave Talent by Laurie R. KingFirst Novel, 1994
The Name of the Game Was Murder by Joan Lowery NixonYoung Adult, 1994
The Saint by Burl BarerCritical / Biographical, 1994
The Sculptress by Minette WaltersNovel, 1994
The Twin in the Tavern by Barbara Brooks WallaceJuvenile, 1994
Until the Twelfth of Never by Bella StumboFact Crime, 1994
The Absolutely True Story... by Willo Davis RobertsJuvenile, 1995
The Caveman's Valentine by George Dawes GreenFirst Novel, 1995
Encyclopedia Mysteriosa: A Comprehensive Guide to the Art of Detection in Print, Film, Radio, and Television by William L. DeAndreaCritical / Biographical, 1995
Final Appeal by Lisa ScottolinePaperback Original, 1995
The Red Scream by Mary Willis WalkerNovel, 1995
To Protect and to Serve: The LAPD's Century of War in the City of Dreams by Joe DomanickFact Crime, 1995
Toughing It by Nancy SpringerYoung Adult, 1995
Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, And Justice In A Southern Town by Pete EarleyFact Crime, 1996
Come to Grief by Dick FrancisNovel, 1996
Looking for Jamie Bridger by Nancy SpringerJuvenile, 1996
Penance by David HousewrightFirst Novel, 1996
Prophecy Rock (Laurel-Leaf Books) by Rob MacGregorYoung Adult, 1996
Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson by Robert PolitoCritical / Biographical, 1996
Tarnished Blue by William HeffernanPaperback Original, 1996
The Chatham School Affair by Thomas H. CookNovel, 1997
The Clearing by Dorothy R. MillerJuvenile, 1997
Fade Away by Harlan CobenPaperback Original, 1997
Power to Hurt : Inside a Judge's Chambers: Sexual Assault, Corruption, and the Ultimate Reversal of Justice for Women by Darcy O'BrienFact Crime, 1997
The Secret Marriage of Sherlock Holmes and Other Eccentric Readings by Michael AtkinsonCritical / Biographical, 1997
Simple Justice by John Morgan WilsonFirst Novel, 1997
Twisted Summer by Willo Davis RobertsYoung Adult, 1997
'G' Is for Grafton : The World of Kinsey Millhone by Natalie Hevener KaufmanCritical / Biographical, 1998
Los Alamos by Joseph KanonFirst Novel, 1998
Charm City by Laura LippmanPaperback Original, 1998
Cimarron Rose by James Lee BurkeNovel, 1998
The Death of Innocents: A True Story of Murder, Medicine, and High-Stake Science by Richard FirstmanFact Crime, 1998
Ghost Canoe by Will HobbsYoung Adult, 1998
Sparrows in the Scullery by Barbara Brooks WallaceJuvenile, 1998
A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve HamiltonFirst Novel, 1999
The Killer's Cousin by Nancy WerlinYoung Adult, 1999
Mr. White's Confession: A Novel by Robert ClarkNovel, 1999
Mystery and Suspense Writers by Robin W. WinksCritical / Biographical, 1999
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief by Wendelin Van DraanenJuvenile, 1999
To The Last Breath: Three Women Fight For The Truth Behind A Child's Tragic Murder by Carlton StowersFact Crime, 1999
Voices in the Dark by John PielmeierPlay, 1999
The Widower's Two-Step by Rick RiordanPaperback Original, 1999
Blind Eye: The Terrifying Story Of A Doctor Who Got Away With Murder by James B. StewartFact Crime, 2000
Bones by Jan BurkeNovel, 2000
Fulton County Blues by Ruth BirminghamPaperback Original, 2000
Never Trust a Dead Man by Vivian Vande VeldeYoung Adult, 2000
The Night Flyers by Elizabeth McDavid JonesJuvenile, 2000
The Skull Mantra by Eliot PattisonFirst novel, 2000
Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle by Daniel StashowerCritical / Biographical, 2000
The Black Maria by Mark GrahamPaperback Original, 2001
Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob by Dick LehrFact Crime, 2001
The Bottoms by Joe R. LansdaleNovel, 2001
A Conspiracy of Paper by David LissFirst Novel, 2001
Conundrums for the Long Week-End : England, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Lord Peter Wimsey by Robert Kuhn McGregorCritical / Biographical, 2001
Counterfeit Son by Elaine Marie AlphinYoung Adult, 2001
Dovey Coe by Frances O'Roark DowellJuvenile, 2001
Adios Muchachos by Daniel ChavarriaPaperback Original, 2002
The Boy in the Burning House by Tim Wynne-JonesYoung Adult, 2002
Dangling by Lillian EigeJuvenile, 2002
Double-crossing Delancey (lydia chin short stories) by S. J. RozanShort Story, 2002
Edgar Allan Poe A to Z: The Essential Reference to His Life and Work (The Literary A to Z Series) by Dawn B. SovaCritical / Biographical, 2002
Line of Vision by David EllisFirst Novel, 2002
Silent Joe by T. Jefferson ParkerNovel, 2002
Son of a Grifter: The Twisted Tale of Sante and Kenny Kimes, the Most Notorious Con Artists in America by Kent WalkerFact Crime, 2002
The Blue Edge of Midnight by Jonathon KingFirst Novel, 2003
Fallout by Daniel ParkerYoung Adult, 2003
Fire Lover by Joseph WambaughFact Crime, 2003
Harriet Spies Again by Louise FitzhughJuvenile, 2003
The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime Fiction by Mike AshleyCritical/Biographical, 2003
Out Of Sight (Tango Key Mysteries) by T. J. MacGregorPaperback Original, 2003
Outsmart by Daniel ParkerYoung Adult, 2003
Trust Falls by Daniel ParkerYoung Adult, 2003
Winter and Night by S. J. RozanNovel, 2003
Acceleration by Graham McNameeYoung Adult, 2004
Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith by Andrew WilsonCritical / Biographical, 2004
Bernie Magruder & the Bats in the Belfry by Phyllis Reynolds NaylorJuvenile, 2004
Death of a Nationalist by Rebecca PawelFirst Novel, 2004
The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonFact Crime, 2004
Find Me Again by Sylvia Maultash WarshPaperback Original, 2004
Resurrection Men by Ian RankinNovel, 2004
California Girl by T. Jefferson ParkerNovel, 2005
Chasing Vermeer by Blue BalliettJuvenile, 2005
The Confession (Hard Case Crime) by Domenic StansberryPaperback Original, 2005
Conviction: Solving the Moxley Murder: A Reporter and a Detective's Twenty-Year Search for Justice by Leonard LevittFact Crime, 2005
Country of Origin: A Novel by Don LeeFirst Novel, 2005
In Darkness, Death by Dorothy HooblerYoung Adult, 2005
The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes Volume 1-2 by Sir Arthur Conan DoyleCritical / Biographical, 2005
Spatter Pattern by Neal BellPlay, 2005
The Boys of San Joaquin by D. James SmithJuvenile, 2006
Citizen Vince by Jess WalterNovel, 2006
The Girl in the Glass by Jeffrey FordPaperback Original, 2006
Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie RehakCritical / Biographical, 2006
Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery by John FeinsteinYoung Adult, 2006
Matter of Intent by Gary Earl RossPlay, 2006
Officer Down by Theresa SchwegelFirst Novel, 2006
The Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece by Edward DolnickFact Crime, 2006
Buried by Robin Merrow MacCreadyYoung Adult, 2007
The Faithful Spy (John Wells, No. 1) by Alex BerensonFirst Novel, 2007
The Janissary Tree by Jason GoodwinNovel, 2007
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. SwansonFact Crime, 2007
Room One: A Mystery or Two by Andrew ClementsJuvenile, 2007
The Science of Sherlock Holmes by E. J. WagnerCritical / Biographical, 2007
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure - Acting Edition by based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle adapted by Steven DietzPlay, 2007
Snakeskin Shamisen by Naomi HiraharaPaperback Original, 2007
Arthur Conan Doyle: Life in Letters by Arthur Conan DoyleCritical / Biographical, 2008
Down River by John HartNovel, 2008
In the Woods by Tana FrenchFirst Novel, 2008
The Night Tourist by Katherine MarshJuvenile Mystery, 2008
Panic by Joseph GoodrichPlay, 2008
Queenpin by Megan AbbottPaperback Original, 2008
Rat Life by Tedd ArnoldYoung Adult, 2008
Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Vincent BugliosiFact Crime, 2008
The Song Is You by Megan AbbottPaperback Original, 2008
American lightning: terror, mystery, movie-making, and the crime of the century by Howard BlumFact Crime, 2009
Blue Heaven by C. J. BoxNovel, 2009
China Lake by Meg GardinerPaperback Original, 2009
Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Companion to His Tell-Tale Stories by Harry Lee PoeCritical / Biographical, 2009
The Foreigner: A Novel by Francie LinFirst Novel, 2009
Paper Towns by John GreenYoung Adult, 2009
The Postcard by Tony AbbottJuvenile, 2009
Body Blows: A Joe Grundy Mystery by Marc StrangePaperback Original, 2010
Closed for the Season by Mary Downing HahnJuvenile, 2010
Columbine by Dave CullenFact Crime, 2010
In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie PintoffFirst Novel, 2010
The Last Child by John HartNovel, 2010
The Lineup by Otto PenzlerCritical / Biographical, 2010
Phoenix Noir by Patrick MillikinShort Story, for Luis Alberto Urrea "Amapola", 2010
Reality Check by Peter AbrahamsYoung Adult, 2010
The Case of the Lost Boy by Dori Hillestad ButlerJuvenile, 2011
Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History by Yunte HuangCritical / Biographical, 2011
The Interrogation of Gabriel James by Charlie PriceYoung Adult, 2011
Long Time Coming by Robert GoddardPaperback Original, 2011
Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilvaFirst Novel, 2011
Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime, and Complicity by Ken ArmstrongFact Crime, 2011
Bent Road by Lori RoyFirst Novel, 2012
The Company Man by Robert Jackson BennettPaperback Original, 2012
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Medicine, Madness and the Murder of a President by Candice MillardFact Crime, 2012
The Game's Afoot; Or Holmes for the Holidays (Ludwig) by Ken LudwigPlay, 2012
Gone by Mo HayderNovel, 2012
Icefall by Matthew J. KirbyJuvenile, 2012
On Conan Doyle: or, the The Whole Art of Storytelling by Michael DirdaCritical / Biographical, 2012
The Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley MackallYoung Adult, 2012
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth WeinYoung Adult, 2013
The Expats by Chris PavoneFirst Novel, 2013
The Last Policeman by Ben H. WintersPaperback Original, 2013
Live by Night by Dennis LehaneNovel, 2013
Midnight in Peking by Paul FrenchFact Crime, 2013
The Museum of Literary Souls by John ConnollyShort Story, 2013
The Quick Fix (Big Splash) by Jack D. FerraioloJuvenile, 2013
The Scientific Sherlock Holmes by James O'BrienCritical / Biographical, 2013
America Is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture by Erik DussereCritical / Biographical, 2014
The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel StashowerFact Crime, 2014
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel PitcherYoung Adult, 2014
One Came Home by Amy TimberlakeJuvenile, 2014
Ordinary Grace by William Kent KruegerNovel, 2014
Red Sparrow by Jason MatthewsFirst Novel, 2014
The Wicked Girls by Alex MarwoodPaperback Original, 2014
The Art of Secrets by James KliseYoung Adult, 2015
Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom BoumanFirst Novel, 2015
Greenglass House by Kate MilfordJuvenile, 2015
The Grownup by Gillian FlynnShort Story, 2015
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen KingNovel, 2015
Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe by J. W. OckerCritical / Biographical, 2015
The Secret History of Las Vegas: A Novel by Chris AbaniPaperback Original, 2015
Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William J. MannFact Crime, 2015
Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy by Susan VaughtJuvenile, 2016
The Golden Age of Murder by Martin EdwardsCritical / Biographical, 2016
Let Me Die in His Footsteps by Lori RoyNovel, 2016
The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou BerneyPaperback Original, 2016
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnisYoung Adult, 2016
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh NguyenFirst Novel, 2016
Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully by Allen KurzweilFact Crime, 2016
Before the Fall by Noah HawleyNovel, 2017
Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica HesseBest Young Adult Novel, 2017
OCDaniel by Wesley KingJuvenile, 2017
Rain Dogs by Adrian McKintyPaperback Original, 2017
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth FranklinCritical/Biographical, 2017
Under the Harrow by Flynn BerryFirst Novel, 2017
The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer by Kate SummerscaleFact Crime, 2017
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica LockeNovel, 2018
She Rides Shotgun: A Novel by Jordan HarperFirst Novel, 2018
The Unseeing by Anna MazzolaPaperback Original, 2018
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David GrannFact Crime, 2018
Chester B. Himes: A Biography by Lawrence P. JacksonCritical/Biographical, 2018
Vanished! (Framed!) by James PontiJuvenile, 2018
Long Way Down by Jason ReynoldsYoung Adult, 2018
Bearskin by James A. McLaughlinFirst Novel, 2019
Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s by Leslie S. KlingerCritical/Biographical, 2019
Down the River unto the Sea by Walter MosleyNovel, 2019
If I Die Tonight by Alison GaylinPaperback Original, 2019
Otherwood by Pete HautmanJuvenile, 2019
Sadie by Courtney SummersYoung Adult, 2019
Shell Game by Sara ParetskyPutnam Sue Grafton Memorial Award, 2019
Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation by Robert W. FieselerFact Crime, 2019
Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi KritzerYoung Adult, 2020
Hitchcock and the Censors by John BillheimerCritical/Biographical, 2020
The Hotel Neversink by Adam O'Fallon PricePaperback Original, 2020
The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity by Axton Betz-HamiltonFact Crime, 2020
Me and Sam-Sam Handle the Apocalypse by Susan VaughtJuvenile, 2020
Miracle Creek by Angie KimFirst Novel, 2020
The Stranger Diaries by Elly GriffithsNovel, 2020
The Companion by Katie AlenderYoung Adult, 2021
Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight against the Drug Companies That Delivered the Opioid Epidemic by Eric EyreFact Crime, 2021
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa AnapparaNovel, 2021
Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock by Christina LaneCritical/Biographical, 2021
Please See Us by Caitlin MullenFirst Novel, 2021
Premeditated Myrtle by Elizabeth C. BunceJuvenile, 2021
When No One Is Watching by Alyssa ColePaperback Original, 2021

Award description

The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America (MWA). They honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film and theatre published or produced in the past year.
All books, short stories, television shows, and films in the mystery, crime, suspense, and intrigue fields are eligible for Edgar® Awards in their respective category if they were published or produced for the first time in the U.S. during the calendar year. Books from non-U.S. publishers are eligible if they are widely distributed in the U.S. and are readily available on the shelves in brick-and-mortar stores for the first time during the judging year ("Special order" titles would not qualify). The work must be published for the first time in the United States in the calendar year. Only a work with a copyright date of the calendar year will be eligible for consideration in that calendar year (with the following exception; see the note below). Foreign books may have an earlier copyright but the year of consideration must be the year of its first publication in the United States. Television episodes and plays must have been shown for the first time in the United States in the calendar year. In the case of plays, which often have many readings, workshops and showcases in advance of a premiere performance, the determination of whether a production has a "first" or major performance in the judging year is left to the discretion of the best play committee. A work may be submitted to only one committee except in the case of the Robert L. Fish Award and the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Note: Copyright date shall prevail over publication date in determining the year of eligibility. However, MWA recognizes that problems beyond the control of the author can cause a work with a copyright of one year to be published in the following year, thereby preventing submission of the work even in galley or page proof form to the Edgar® committee during the copyright year. In such cases, a work may be submitted to the committee in the year of publication provided the work was not submitted in any form to the committee during copyright year. To prevent confusion or rejection, the author must petition the General Awards Chair and the chair of the appropriate awards committee and send a statement from the publisher stating that the work was not available during the copyright year. No work can be submitted in both the copyright year and the publication year. PLEASE NOTE: Effective as of the 2006 reading year, all works submitted for consideration must meet the requirements for active membership status as described in the membership guidelines. While the author does not need to be a member of MWA, the work itself must make the author eligible for active status. In addition, all publishers submitting work must be on MWA's approved publisher list or otherwise qualify to be added to that list. See the "Membership: Active Status" section for the details.
Eligibility for Specific Categories
Best Novel Hardbound only.
Best First Novel (that is also a mystery) by an American Author Hardbound or paperback. Only first-time US-born novelists are eligible for this award. This is the only category in which foreign authors may not compete. If an author publishing his or her first mystery has previously published a fictional novel of any type (except if it is self-published) or even if using a different pen name at the time, then he or she is ineligible for the Best First Edgar®. An author failing the above test can still submit that novel for consideration in the Best Novel category. Similarly, while a non-US born writer publishing a first mystery in America is ineligible for the Best First Edgar®, he or she can still submit that novel in the Best Novel category.
Best Paperback Original Novels published only in paperback. Paperback first novels are not eligible for this category and must be submitted under Best First Novel.
Best Critical/Biographical Hardbound or paperback. "Biographical" refers to biographies of mystery writers or other notable practitioners of the genre, not to criminals. Those books should be submitted to the Best Fact Crime committee.
Best Fact Crime Hardbound or paperbound. Nonfiction.
Best Short Story From magazines, periodicals, book-length anthologies and web sites. Short stories are identified as work of up to 22,000 words; works above that word count should be submitted to the appropriate novel committee. This committee also selects the winner of the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award for the best first published mystery short story by a previously unpublished author. When submitting a short story for the Fish Award, please note this in the category section of the entry form.
Best Children's Mystery Hardbound or paperback. Preschool up to Grade 7, but not including, young adult -- or, the ages 5 - 11.
Best Young Adult Mystery Hardbound or paperback. Grades 8 - 12. Age 12 -18. Best Play All full-length plays produced professionally on Broadway, off Broadway, or through the League of Regional Theatres are eligible, including other regional, local or university theatre and 99 seat equity waiver productions. Full-length plays and re-productions of full-length plays that have gone through significant re-writes and are being produced for the first time in the previous calendar year are eligible for consideration.
Best Television Series Episode Teleplay Submit copy of DVD or VHS tape of episodes actually aired.


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