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Edgar® Award Winners

2020 Winners

(Awards from the Mystery Writers of America)


2021. Djinn patrol on the purple line. Deepa Anappara. Fic ANA, Ebook, EAudiobook
2020. The stranger diaries. Elly Griffiths. Mystery GRI, CD Fic GRI, Ebook, EAudiobook
2019. Down the river unto the sea. Walter Mosley. Mystery MOS
2018. Bluebird, bluebird. Attica Locke. Mystery LOC, EAudiobook
2017. Before the fall. Noah Hawley. Fic HAW, Ebook, EAudiobook
2016. Let me die in his footsteps. Lori Roy. Mystery ROY
2015. Mr. Mercedes. Stephen King. Fic KIN, Large Type Fic KIN, CD Fic KIN
2014. Ordinary grace. William Kent Krueger. Fic KRU, Large Type Fic KRU
2013. Live by night. Dennis Lehane. Mystery LEH
2012. Gone. Mo Hayder. Mystery HAY
2011. The lock artist. Steve Hamilton. Mystery HAM
2010. The last child. John Hart. Mystery HAR, CD Fic HAR
2009. Blue heaven. C.J. Box. Mystery BOX, Large Type Fic BOX
2008. Down river. John Hart. Mystery HAR, CD Fic HAR
2006. Citizen Vince. Jess Walter. Fic WAL
2005. California girl. T. Jefferson Parker. Mystery PAR
2004. Resurrection men. Ian Rankin. Mystery RAN
2003. Winter and night. S.J. Rozan. Mystery ROZ
2002. Silent Joe. T. Jefferson Parker. Mystery PAR, Audio Fic PAR
2001. The bottoms. Joe R. Lansdale. Fic LAN
2000. Bones. Jan Burke. Mystery BUR
1999. Mr. White’s confession. Robert Clark. Fic CLA
1998. Cimarron rose. James Lee Burke. Fic BUR
1997. The Chatham School affair. Thomas H. Cook. Fic COO
1996. Come to grief. Dick Francis. Mystery FRA
1994. The sculptress. Minette Walters. Mystery WAL
1993. Bootlegger’s daughter. Margaret Maron. Mystery MAR
1992. A dance at the slaughterhouse: a Matthew Scudder novel. Lawrence Block. Mystery BLO
1991. New Orleans mourning. Julie Smith. Mystery SMI
1990. Black cherry blues. James Lee Burke. Mystery BUR
1989. A cold red sunrise: an Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov mystery. Stuart M. Kaminsky. Mystery KAM
1988. Old bones. Aaron Elkins. Mystery ELK
1987. A dark-adapted eye. Barbara Vine. Fic VIN
1981. Whip hand. Dick Francis. Mystery FRA
1979. Eye of the needle. Ken Follett. Fic FOL, CD Fic FOL
1977. Promised land. Robert B. Parker. Mystery PAR
1974. Dance hall of the dead. Tony Hillerman. Mystery HIL, CD Fic HIL
1972. The day of the jackal. Frederick Forsyth. Fic FOR, DVD Action Adv. D
1970. Forfeit. Dick Francis. Mystery FRA
1965. The spy who came in from the cold. John Le Carre. Fic LEC
1963. Death and the joyful woman. Ellis Peters. Mystery PET
1955. The long goodbye. Raymond Chandler. Mystery CHA


2021. Please see us. Caitlin Mullen. Fic MUL
2020. Miracle Creek. Angie Kim. Fic KIM, EAudiobook
2019. Bearskin. James A. McLaughlin. Fic MACL, CD Fic MACL, Ebook, EAudiobook
2018. She rides shotgun. Jordan Harper. Mystery HAR
2017. Under the harrow. Flynn Berry. Fic BER, CD Fic BER, EAudiobook
2016. The sympathizer. Viet Thanh Nguyen. Fic NGU
2015. Dry bones in the valley. Tom Bouman. Mystery BOU
2014. Red sparrow. Jason Matthews. Fic MAT
2013. The expats. Chris Pavone. Fic PAV
2012. Bent Road. Lori Roy. Fic ROY
2011. Rogue Island. Bruce DeSilva. Fic DES
2010. In the shadow of Gotham. Stefanie Pintoff. Mystery PIN
2008. In the woods. Tana French. Mystery FRE
2007. The faithful spy. Alex Berenson. Fic BER
2006. Officer down. Theresa Schwegel. Mystery SCH
2003. The blue edge of midnight. Jonathon King. Mystery KIN
2001. A conspiracy of paper. David Liss. Fic LIS
1998. Los Alamos. Joseph Kanon. Fic KAN
1996. Penance. David Housewright. Mystery HOU
1995. The caveman’s valentine. George Green. Fic GRE
1994. A grave talent. Laurie R. King. Mystery KIN, Audio Fic KIN
1993. The black echo. Michael Connelly. Mystery CON
1992. Slow motion riot. Peter Blauner. Fic BLA
1991. Postmortem. Patricia D. Cornwell. Mystery COR, Spanish Lang. Fic COR, Audio Fic COR
1987. No one rides for free. Larry Beinhart. Mystery BEI
1986. When the bough breaks. Jonathan Kellerman. CD Fic KEL
1982. Chiefs. Stuart Woods. Fic WOO, Large Type Fic WOO
1980. The Lasko tangent. Richard North Patterson. Fic PAT
1977. The Thomas Berryman number. James Patterson. Fic PAT
1975. Fletch. Gregory Mcdonald. Mystery MACD
1965. Friday the rabbi slept late. Harry Kemelman. Mystery KEM


2021. When no one is watching: a thriller. Alyssa Cole. Mystery COL, EAudiobook
2020. The Hotel Neversink. Adam O’Fallon Price. Mystery PRI
2019. If I die tonight. Alison Gaylin. Mystery GAY, Ebook
2016. The long and faraway gone. Lou Berney. Mystery BER
2015. The secret history of Las Vegas. Chris Abani. Mystery ABA
2014. The wicked girls. Alex Marwood. Mystery MAR
2013. The last policeman. Ben H. Winters. Mystery WIN
2012. The company man. Robert Jackson Bennett. Sci. Fic BEN
2008. Queenpin. Megan Abbott. Mystery ABB
2007. Snakeskin shamisen. Naomi Hirahara. Mystery HIR
1999. The widower’s two-step. Rick Riordan. Fic RIO
1998. Charm city. Laura Lippman. Mystery LIP
1997. Fade away. Harlen Coben. Mystery COB
1995. Final appeal. Lisa Scottoline. Fic SCO
1993. A cold day for murder: a Kate Shugak mystery. Dana Stabenow. Mystery STA


2021. The cabinets of Barnaby Mayne. Elsa Hart. Mystery HAR
2020. The night visitors. Carol Goodman. Fic GOO
2019. The widows of Malabar Hill. Sujata Massey. Mystery MAS, Ebook, EAudiobook
2018. The widow’s house. Carol Goodman. Fic GOO
2017. The shattered tree. Charles Todd. Mystery TOD, EAudiobook
2016. Little pretty things. Lori Rader-Day. Mystery RAD
2015. The stranger you know. Jane Casey. Mystery CAS
2014. Cover of snow. Jenny Milchman. Mystery MIL
2013. The other woman. Hank Phillippi Ryan. Mystery RYA
2012. Learning to swim. Sara J. Henry. Mystery HEN, Large Type Fic HEN
2011. The crossing places. Elly Griffiths. Mystery GRI
2009. The killer’s wife. Bill Floyd. Mystery FLO
2008. Wild indigo. Sandi Ault. Mystery AUL
2003. Absolute certainty. Rose Connors. Fic CON, Large Type Fic CON
2002. Summer of storms. Judith Kelman. Mystery KEL
2001. Authorized personnel only. Barbara D’Amato. Mystery DAM


2021. Vera Kelly is not a mystery. Rosalie Knecht. Mystery KNE, EAudiobook
2020. Borrowed time. Tracy Clark. Mystery CLA
2019. Shell game. Sara Paretsky. Mystery PAR, Ebook


2021. Death in Mud Lick: a coal country fight against the drug companies that delivered the opioid epidemic. Eric Eyre. 362.293 EYR
2020. The less people know about us: a mystery of betrayal, family secrets, and stolen identity. Axto Betz-Hamilton. 364.1633 BET
2019. Tinderbox: the untold story of the Up Stairs Lounge fire and the rise of gay liberation. Robert W. Fieseler. 364.1523 FIE
2018. Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI. David Grann. 976.6 GRA, Ebook
2017. The wicked boy: the mystery of a Victorian child murderer. Kate Summerscale. 364.1523 SUM
2016. Whipping boy: the forty-year search for my twelve-year-old bully. Allen Kurzweil. B Kurzweil, CD B Kurzweil
2015. Tinseltown: murder, morphine, and madness at the dawn of Hollywood. William J. Mann. 364.1523 MAN
2014. The hour of peril: the secret plot to murder Lincoln before the Civil War. Daniel Stashower. 973.7092 STA
2013. Midnight in Peking: how the murder of a young Englishwoman haunted the last days of old China. Paul French. 364.1523 FRE
2012. Destiny of the republic: a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president. Candice Millard. 973.84 MIL, CD 973.84 MIL
2010. Columbine. Dave Cullen. 364.152 CUL
2009. American lightning: terror, mystery, movie-making, and the crime of the century. Howard Blum. 364.1523 BLU
2008. Reclaiming history: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Vincent Bugliosi. 973.922 BUG, CD 973.922 BUG
2007. Manhunt: the twelve-day chase for Lincoln’s killer. James L. Swanson. 364.1524 SWA
2006. The rescue artist: a true story of art, thieves, and the hunt for a missing masterpiece. Edward Dolnick. 364.162 DOL
2004. The devil in the white city: murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America. Erik Larson. 364.1523 LAR, Large Type 364.1523 LAR, CD 364.1523 LAR
2003. Fire lover: a true story. Joseph Wambaugh. 364.164 WAM, Large Type 364.164 WAM, CD 364.164 WAM
2001. Black mass: the Irish mob, the FBI, and a devil’s deal. Dick Lehr, Gerard O’Neill. 364.106 LEH
2000. Blind eye: how the medical establishment let a doctor get away with murder. James B. Stewart. 364.1523 STE, Audio 364.1523 STE
1996. Circumstantial evidence: death, life, and justice in a southern town. Pete Earley. 364.1523 EAR
1992. Homicide: a year on the killing streets. David Simon. 363.259 SIM
1986. Savage grace. Natalie Robins. 364.1523 ROB
1980. The Falcon and the Snowman: a true story of friendship and espionage. Robert Lindsey. 364.131 LIN
1979. Till death us do part: a true murder mystery. Vincent Bugliosi. 345.025 BUG
1975. Helter skelter: the true story of the Manson murders. Vincent Bugliosi. 364.1523 BUG
1966. In cold blood: a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences. Truman Capote. 364.1523 CAP, CD 364.1523 CAP


2019. Classic American crime fiction of the 1920s. Mystery CLA
2017. Shirley Jackson: a rather haunted life. Ruth Franklin. B Jackson, EAudiobook
2016. The golden age of murder: the mystery of the writers who invented the modern detective story. Martin Edwards. 823.08 EDW
2011. Charlie Chan: the untold story of the honorable detective and his rendezvous with American history. Yunte Huang. B Apana
2010. The lineup: the world’s greatest crime writers tell the inside story of their greatest detectives. 813.08 LIN
2008. Arthur Conan Doyle: a life in letters. B Doyle
2007. The science of Sherlock Holmes. E.J. Wagner. 363.25 WAG
2006. Girl sleuth: Nancy Drew and the women who created her. Melanie Rehak. 813 REH
2004. Beautiful shadow: a life of Patricia Highsmith. Andrew Wilson. B Highsmith
2000. Teller of tales: the life of Arthur Conan Doyle. Daniel Stashower. CD B Doyle
1999. Mystery and suspense writers: the literature of crime, detection, and espionage. R 823.009 MYS
1998. “G” is for Grafton: the world of Kinsey Millhone. Natalie Hevener Kaufman, Carol M Kay. 813 GRA


2007. Home front. Charles Ardai. Mystery Writers of America presents death do us part. Mystery MYS
1997. Red clay. Michael Malone. Audio 808.83 CEN
1975. The fallen curtain. Ruth Rendell. Mystery REN
1973. The purple shroud. Joyce Harrington. Mystery QUE
1955. The house party. Stanley Ellin. 808.83 TRE


2019. Sadie. Courtney Summers. Y Fic SUM
2018. Long way down. Jason Reynolds. Y Fic REY, Y AUDIO Playaway REY, Ebook
2016. A madness so discreet. Mindy McGinnis. Y Fic MACG
2015. The art of secrets. James Klise. Y Fic KLI
2014. Ketchup clouds. Annabel Pitcher. Y Fic PIT
2013. Code name Verity. Elizabeth Wein. Y Fic WEI, CD Fic WEII, Y AUDIO Playaway WEI
2012. The silence of murder. Dandi Daley Mackall. Y Fic MACK
2011. The interrogation of Gabriel James. Charlie Price. Y Fic PRI
2010. Reality check. Peter Abrahams. Y Fic ABR
2009. Paper towns. John Green. Y Fic GRE, Spanish Lang. Fic GRE, Y AUDIO CD GRE
2006. Last shot: a Final Four mystery. John Feinstein. Y Fic FEI, Large Type Fic FEI
2002. The boy in the burning house. Tim Wynne-Jones. Large Type Fic WYN
1997. Twisted summer. Willo Davis Roberts. Y Fic ROB


2021. Premeditated Myrtle. Elizabeth C. Bunce. J BUN
2020. Me and Sam-Sam handle the apocalypse. Susan Vaught. J VAU
2019. Otherwood. Pete Hautman. J HAU
2015. Greenglass House. Kate Milford. J MIL Mystery
2014. One came home. Amy Timberlake. J TIM, Y Fic TIM
2013. The quick fix. Jack D. Ferraiolo. Y Fic FER
2012. Icefall. Matthew J. Kirby. J KIR
2011. The case of the lost boy. Dori Hillestad Butler. J BUT Mystery
2009. The postcard. Tony Abbott. J AUDIO CD ABB
2008. The night tourist. Katherine Marsh. Y Fic MAR
2007. Room one: a mystery or two. Andrew Clements. J CLE Mystery, J AUDIO CD CLE
2005. Chasing Vermeer. Blue Balliett. J BAL Mystery, Large Type Fic BAL, J AUDIO CD BAL
2004. Bernie Magruder & the bats in the belfry. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. J NAY Mystery
2003. Harriet spies again. Helen Ericson. J ERI, J AUDIO Cassette ERI
2002. Dangling. Lillian Eige. J EIG
2001. Dovey Coe. Frances O’Roark Dowell. J DOW
2000. The night flyers. Elizabeth McDavid Jones. J JON Mystery, J Paperback, J AUDIO CD JON
1998. Sparrows in the scullery. Barbara Brooks Wallace. J WAL, J AUDIO CD WAL
1993. Coffin on a case. Eve Bunting. J BUN Mystery
1992. Wanted–Mud Blossom. Betsy Byars. J BYA
1989. Megan’s island. Willo Davis Roberts. J ROB
1977. Are you in the house alone? Richard Peck. Y Fic PEC
1976. Z for Zachariah. Robert C. O’Brien. Y Fic OBR, J AUDIO CD OBR


1953. Dial “M” for murder. Frederick Knott. 812 KNO


2003. Chicago. DVD Musical C
1989. The thin blue line. DVD 345.025
1985. A soldier’s story. DVD Drama S
1980. The great train robbery. DVD Action Adv. G
1974. The last of Sheila. DVD Mystery L
1973. Sleuth. DVD Mystery S
1970. Z. DVD Foreign
1969. Bullitt. DVD Action Adv. B
1968. In the heat of the night. DVD Mystery I, VIDEO
1966. The spy who came in from the cold. DVD Mystery S
1965. Hush–hush, sweet Charlotte. DVD Mystery H
1964. Charade. DVD Mystery C
1960. North by Northwest. DVD Mystery N
1959. The defiant ones. DVD Action Adv. D
1958. Twelve angry men. DVD Drama T
1955. Rear window. DVD Mystery R
1951. The asphalt jungle. DVD Mystery A
1949. Call Northside 777. DVD Mystery C
1948. Crossfire. DVD Drama C
1946. Murder, my sweet. DVD Mystery M


2007. The wire. Season 4. DVD Action Adv. W
1994. Prime suspect 2. DVD Mystery P
1993. Prime suspect. DVD Mystery P
1984. Murder me, murder you. DVD Mystery M
1977. Helter skelter. DVD 365.1523


2021. Jeffrey Deaver, Charlaine Harris
2020. Barbara Neely
2019. Martin Cruz Smith
2018. Jane Langton, William Link, William Lovesey
2017. Max Allan Collins, Ellen Hart
2016. Walter Mosley
2015. Lois Duncan, James Ellroy
2014. Robert Crais, Carolyn Hart
2013. Ken Follett, Margaret Maron
2012. Martha Grimes
2011. Sara Paretsky
2010. Dorothy Gilman
2009. James Lee Burke, Sue Grafton
2008. Bill Pronzini
2007. Stephen King
2006. Stuart M. Kaminsky
2005. Marcia Muller
2004. Joseph Wambaugh
2003. Ira Levin
2002. Robert B. Parker
2001. Edward D. Hoch
2000. Mary Higgins Clark
1999. P.D. James
1998. Barbara Mertz (aka Elizabeth Peters/Barbara Michaels)
1997. Ruth Rendell
1996. Dick Francis
1995. Mickey Spillane
1994. Lawrence Block


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