2022 Edgar Awards

The Edgar Awards, presented by Mystery Writers of America 

Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce, as we celebrate the 213th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, the nominees for the 2022 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2021.

This year's Edgar Award winners have been announced!  Check them out below.

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Best Novel

Winner:

Five Decembers by James Kestrel

 

Nominees:

The Venice Sketchbook by Rhys Bowen Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby How Lucky by Will Leitch No One Will Miss Her by Kat Rosenfield

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Best First Novel by an American Author

Winner:

Deer Season by Erin Flanagan

 

Nominees:

Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian Suburban Dicks by Fabian Nicieza What Comes After by JoAnne Tompkins The Damage by Caitlin Wahrer

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Best Paperback Original

Winner:

Bobby March Will Live Forever by Alan Parks

 

Nominees:

Kill All Your Darlings by David Bell The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke The Album of Dr. Moreau by Daryl Gregory Starr Sign by C.S. O’Cinneide The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell

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Best Fact Crime

Winner:

Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York by Elon Green

 

Nominees:

The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History by Margalit Fox  Sleeper Agent: The Atomic Spy in America Who Got Away by Ann Hagedorn Two Truths and a Lie: A Murder, a Private Investigator, and Her Search for Justice by Ellen McGarrahan The Dope: The Real History of the Mexican Drug Trade by Benjamin T. Smith  When Evil Lived in Laurel: The “White Knights” and the Murder of Vernon Dahmer by Curtis Wilkie

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 Best Critical/Biographical

Winner:

The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock: An Anatomy of the Master of Suspense by Edward White

 

Nominees:

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World by Mark Aldridge The Unquiet Englishman: A Life of Graham Greene by Richard Greene Tony Hillerman: A Life by James McGrath Morris The Reason for the Darkness of the Night: Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science by John Tresch

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Best Juvenile

Winner:

Concealed by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

 

Nominees:

Cold-Blooded Myrtle by Elizabeth C. Bunce Aggie Morton Mystery Queen: The Dead Man in the Garden by Marthe Jocelyn Kidnap on the California Comet: Adventures on Trains #2 by M.G. Leonard & Sam Sedgman Rescue by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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Best Young Adult

Winner:

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

 

Nominees:

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé When You Look Like Us by Pamela N. Harris The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe

 

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The Portable Edgar Allan Poe Cover Image
By Edgar Allan Poe, J. Gerald Kennedy (Editor), J. Gerald Kennedy (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780143039914
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 3rd, 2006

The Reason for the Darkness of the Night: Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374247850
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 15th, 2021

Who Was Edgar Allan Poe? (Who Was?) Cover Image
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The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings: Poems, Tales, Essays, and Reviews Cover Image
By Edgar Allan Poe, David Galloway (Editor), David Galloway (Introduction by), David Galloway (Notes by)
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