2018 Edgar Awards Announced

Last night in a New York ceremony, the Mystery Writers of America announced the winners of the 2018 Edgar Awards. To learn what books and movies inspired Jordan Harper’s award-winning first novel, check out what he wrote for us last year. Don’t forget to tune into this year’s Mystery Month, coming in May.

To follow are the winning books, linked to their Booklist reviews. For more information on this year’s Edgar Awards, click here.

 

Best Novel

Bluebird, Bluebird, by Attica Locke

Best First Novel by and American Author 

She Rides Shotgun, by Jordan Harper

 

Best Paperback Original 

The Unseeing, by Anna Mazzola

 

Best Fact Crime

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann

 

Best Critical / Biographical

Chester B. Himes: A Biographyby Lawrence P. Jackson

 

Best Short Story

“Spring Break,” by John Crowley, from New Haven Noir

 

Best Juvinile

Vanished! by James Ponti

 

Best Young Adult 

Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds

 

Robert L. Fish Memorial Award

“The Queen of Secrets,” by Lisa D. Gray, from New Haven Noir

 

Mary Higgins Clark Award

The Widow’s House, by Carol Goodman

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