2017 Edgar Awards Winners

Mystery Month 2017Last night, the Mystery Writers of America presented the 2017 Edgar Awards in New York City. To follow is a list of winners, linked to their Booklist reviews. For more information, visit the Edgar Awards homepage—and don’t forget that Booklist and The Booklist Reader will start our annual Mystery Month celebration on Monday.


the ex alafair burkeBest Novel

The Ex, by Alafair Burke


Best First Novel

Under the Harrow, by Flynn Berry


Best Paperback Original

Rain Dogs, by Adrian McKinty


Best Fact Crime

The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer, by Kate Summerscale


Best Critical / Biographical

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, by Ruth Franklin


ocdaniel wesley kingBest Short Story

“Autumn at the Automat” from In Sunlight or in Shadowby Lawrence Block


Best Juvenile

OCDaniel, by Wesley King


Young Adult

Girl in the Blue Coat, by Monica Hesse


Mary Higgins Clark Award

The Shattered Tree, by Charles Todd



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