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Edgar Awards - Best Novel, 1954 - present

The Edgar® Awards are given annually by the Mystery Writers of America for books, short
stories, television shows, and films in the mystery, crime, suspense, and intrigue genres.

 




2012
Cover Image
Gone
Hayder, Mo.


Investigating a serial carjacker whose actual targets are young children in back seats, Jack Caffery teams up once again with police diver Sergeant Flea Marley, whose life is endangered by a discovery in an abandoned, half-submerged tunnel.


2011
The lock artist
The lock artist
Hamilton, Steve, 1961-
Traumatized at the age of eight and pushed into a life of crime by reason of his unforgiveable talent--lock picking--Michael sees his chance to escape, and with one desperate gamble risks everything to come back home to the only person he ever loved, and to unlock the secret that has kept him silent for so long.



2010
The last child
The last child
Hart, John, 1965-
After his twin sister Alyssa disappears, thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon is determined to find her. When a second girl disappears from his rural North Carolina town, Johnny makes a discovery that sends shock waves through the community in this multi-layered tale of broken families and deadly secrets.


2009
Blue heaven
Blue heaven
Box, C. J.
A twelve-year-old girl and her younger brother go on the run in the woods of North Idaho, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder--four men who know exactly who William and Annie are, and who know exactly where their desperate mother is waiting for news of her children's fate. Retired cops from Los Angeles, the killers easily persuade the inexperienced sheriff to let them lead the search for the missing children. William and Annie's unexpected savior comes in the form of an old-school rancher teetering on the brink of foreclosure.--From publisher description.

 

2008
Down river
Down river
Hart, John, 1965-

 

2007
The janissary tree : a novel
Goodwin, Jason, 1964-

 

2006
Citizen Vince : a novel
Walter, Jess, 1969-

 

2005
California girl
Parker, T. Jefferson.

 

2004
Resurrection men
Rankin, Ian.

 

2003
Winter and night
Rozan, S. J.

 

2002
Silent Joe
Parker, T. Jefferson.

 

2001
The bottoms
Lansdale, Joe R., 1951-

 

2000
Bones : an Irene Kelly mystery
Burke, Jan.

 

1999
Mr. White's confession
Clark, Robert, 1952-

 

1998
Cimarron rose : a novel
Burke, James Lee, 1936-

 

1997
The Chatham School affair
Cook, Thomas H.

 

1996
Come to grief
Francis, Dick.

 

1995
 
The Red Scream
Walker, Mary Willis

 

1994 The sculptress
Walters, Minette.

 

1993
Bootlegger's daughter
Maron, Margaret.

 

1992
A dance at the slaughterhouse : a Matthew Scudder crime novel
Block, Lawrence.

 

1991
New Orleans mourning
Smith, Julie, 1944-

 

1990 Black cherry blues
Burke, James Lee, 1936-

 

1989 A cold red sunrise : an Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov mystery
Kaminsky, Stuart M.

 

1988
 
Old Bones
Elkins, Aaron

 

1987 A dark-adapted eye
Vine, Barbara, 1930-

 

1986
The suspect
The suspect
Wright, Laurali, 1939-
To Karl Alberg, a small town on Canada's "Sunshine Coast" looks like the perfect place to sooth a psyche that's been battered by too much big-city police work. Bees buzz among the roses, and the local librarian is attractive, intriguing, and unattached. Perhaps he has at last come in from the cold. But sunny towns can conceal a lot of secrets--some of them bleak enough to make a man yearn for some nice straightforward urban crime--P. [4] of cover.


1985 Briarpatch
Thomas, Ross, 1926-

 

1984 LaBrava
Leonard, Elmore, 1925-

 

1983
 
Billingsgate Shoal
Boyer, Rick

 

1982
 

 

1981 Whip hand
Francis, Dick.

 

1980
 
The Rheingold Route
Maling, Arthur

 

1979 Eye of the needle : a novel
Follett, Ken.

 

1978
 
Catch Me:  Kill Me
Hallahan, William

 

1977
Promised land
Parker, Robert B., 1932-
Acclaimed mystery author Robert B. Parker continues to win an even greater audience with each new Spenser novel. For all crime fiction lovers who discovered Parker through his latest bestsellers "Pastime" and "Double Deuce", his entire Dell backlist is now available in attractively repackaged editions.

 

1976
 

 

1975
 
Peter's Place
Cleary, Jon

 

1974 Dance hall of the dead
Hillerman, Tony.
Two boys suddenly disappear, and Lt. Joe Leaphorn sets out to locate them. Three things complicate the search: an archaeological dig, a steel hypodermic needle, and the strange laws of the Zuni Indians. A riveting mystery from the bestselling author of Talking God and Skinwalkers.

 

1973
 
The Lingala Code
Kiefer, Warren

 

1972 The day of the jackal
Forsyth, Frederick, 1938-

 

1971
 
The Laughing Policeman
Sjowall, Maj and Wahloo, Per

 

1970 Forfeit.
Francis, Dick.

 

1969
A case of need
A case of need / Michael Crichton writing as Jeffery Hudson.
Hudson, Jeffrey, 1942-
A Case of Need is Michael Crichton's award-winning debut novel, written shortly after he completed his medical internship. Set against the ever-building pressure and pace of a large Boston medical center, the tensions flare-and explode-when a surgical operation tragically ends in death, raising countless questions. Was it accidental malpractice? A violation of the Hippocratic oath? Or cold-blooded murder?

 

1968 God save the mark : a novel of crime and confusion
Westlake, Donald E.

 

1967
 
The King of the Rainy Country
Freeling, Nicolas

 

1966
The Quiller memorandum
Hall, Adam.

 

1965
The spy who came in from the cold
Le Carre, John, 1931-

 

1964
 
The Light of Day
Ambler, Eric

 

1963
 
Death and the Joyful Woman
Peters, Ellis

 

1962
 
Gideon's Fire
Marric, J. J.

 

1961
 
The Progress of Crime
Symons, Julian

 

1960
 
The Hours Before Dawn
Fremlin, Celia

 

1959
 
The Eight Circle
Ellin, Stanley

 

1958
 
Room to Swing
Lacy, Ed

 

1957
 
A Dram of Poison
Armstrong, Charlotte

 

1956
 
Beast in View
Millar, Margaret

 

1955
The long goodbye
The long goodbye
Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959.
Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, who he's divorced and re-married and who ends up dead. and now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe.


1954
 
Beat not the Bones
Jay, Charlotte

 




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