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Mystery Writers of America Have Announced the Edgar Winners for 2018!

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There are links for each of the 2018 Edgar Award Winners' & Nominees' books that we have in our collection, so you can use it to go directly to the catalog record for it, and request it! If we do not have a nominated book, we can help you to get it as an Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Winners are indicated with the Edgar statue!



Best Novel

The Dime by Kathleen Kent (Hachette Book Group - Little, Brown & Co./Mulholland Books)

Prussian Blue by Philip Kerr (Penguin Random House — Marian Wood Books/Putnam)

 Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (Hachette Book Group - Little, Brown & Co./Mulholland Books)

A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee (Pegasus Books)

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti (Penguin Random House — The Dial Press)

Best First Novel

She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper (HarperCollins — Ecco)
Dark Chapter by Winnie M. Li (Polis Books)
Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love (Penguin Random House — Crown)
Tornado Weather by Deborah E. Kennedy (Macmillan — Flatiron Books)
Idaho by Emily Ruskovich (Random House)

Best Paperback Original

In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen (Amazon Publishing — Lake Union)
Ragged Lake by Ron Corbett (ECW Press)  [ebook]
Black Fall by Andrew Mayne (HarperCollins Publishers — Harper Paperbacks)  [available through ILL]
 The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola (Sourcebooks — Sourcebooks Landmark)
Penance by Kanae Minato (Hachette Book Group — Little, Brown & Co./Mulholland Books) 
The Rules of Backyard Cricket by Jock Serong (Text Publishing) 

Best Fact Crime

 Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
by David Grann (Penguin Random House — Doubleday)
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn (Simon & Schuster)
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse 
(W.W. Norton & Company — Liveright)
The Man From the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery
by Bill and Rachel McCarthy James (Simon & Schuster — Scribner)
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and 
the 1917 Missing Girl Case that Captivated a Nation
 by Brad Ricca (St. Martin's Press)


Best Critical/Biographical

From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women who Created an Icon
by Mattias Bostrom (Grove/Atlantic — The Mysterious Press)
Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne du Maurier by Tatiana de Rosnay (St. Martin's Press)
Murder in the Closet: Essays on Queer Clues in Crime Fiction Before Stonewall by Curtis Evans (McFarland Publishing)  [available through ILL]
 Chester B. Himes: A Biography by Lawrence P. Jackson (W.W. Norton & Company)
Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes by Michael Sims (Bloomsbury USA)

Best Short Story

 "Spring Break" — New Haven Noir by John Crowley (Akashic Books)
"Hard to Get" — Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Jeffery Deaver (Dell Magazines)
"Ace in the Hole" — Montana Noir by Eric Heidle (Akashic Books)
"A Moment of Clarity at the Waffle House" — Atlanta Noir by Kenji Jasper (Akashic Books)
"Chin Yong-Yun Stays at Home" — Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine by S.J. Rozan (Dell Magazines)


Mary Higgins Clark

The Vineyard Victims by Ellen Crosby (Minotaur)
You'll Never Know Dear by Hallie Ephron (HarperCollins — William Morrow)
 The Widow's House by Carol Goodman (HarperCollins — William Morrow Paperbacks)
Uncorking a Lie by Nadine Nettmann (Llewellyn Worldwide — Midnight Ink)
The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day (HarperCollins — William Morrow Paperbacks)


TV Episode Teleplay

"Episode 1" — Loch Ness, Teleplay by Stephen Brady (Acorn TV)
"Something Happened" — Law and Order: SVU, Teleplay by Michael Chernuchin 
(NBC Universal/Wolf Entertainment)
 "Somebody to Love" — Fargo, Teleplay by Noah Hawley (FX Networks/MGM)
"Gently and the New Age" — George Gently, Teleplay by Robert Murphy (Acorn TV)
"The Blanket Mire" — Vera, Teleplay by Paul Matthew Thompson & Martha Hillier (Acorn TV)

Robert L. Fish Memorial
(For the best published mystery short story by a previously unpublished American author.)

"The Queen of Secrets" — New Haven Noir by Lisa D. Gray (Akashic Books)



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