Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears. Edgar Allan Poe
One of the most prestigious awards for mystery writers, The Edgar Awards are named after the patron saint and writer of the first detective story. Winners are presented with a bust of Edgar Allan Poe.
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2020 Edgar Award Winner for Best NovelDeath lies between the lines when the events of a dark story start coming true in this haunting modern Gothic mystery, perfect for fans of Magpie Murders and The Lake House.
Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. A high school teacher specializing in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she even teaches a course on him. But when one of Clare's colleagues is found dead, with a line from Holland's iconic story "The Stranger" left by her body, Clare is horrified to see her life collide with her favorite literature.
The police suspect the killer is someone Clare knows. Unsure whom to trust, she turns to her diary, the only outlet for her suspicions and fears. Then one day she notices something odd. Writing that isn't hers, left on the page of an old diary: Hallo Clare. You don't know me.
Clare becomes more certain than ever: "The Stranger" has come to terrifying life. But can the ending be rewritten in time?
2019 Edgar Award Winner for Best Novel
Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island.
A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realizes that he has no choice but to take his own case: figuring out who on the force wanted him disposed of -- and why.
Running in parallel with King's own quest for justice is the case of a Black radical journalist accused of killing two on-duty police officers who had been abusing their badges to traffic in drugs and women within the city's poorest neighborhoods.
Joined by Melquarth Frost, a brilliant sociopath, our hero must beat dirty cops and dirtier bankers, craven lawyers, and above all keep his daughter far from the underworld in which he works. All the while, two lives hang in the balance: King's client's, and King's own.
2018 Edgar Award Winner for Best Novel
Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. Combining the colorful pyrotechnics of Breaking Bad with the best of the gritty crime genre, The Dime is Kathleen Kent's brilliant mystery debut and the launch of a sensational new series.
2017 Edgar Award Winner for Best Novel
In this breakout standalone novel of suspense in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on a Train, a woman agrees to help an old boyfriend who has been framed for murder--but begins to suspect that she is the one being manipulated.
And look for Alafair Burke's latest heart-racing novel of psychological suspense, The Wife, coming in January 2018.
Twenty years ago she ruined his life. Now she has the chance to save it.
Widower Jack Harris has resisted the dating scene ever since the shooting of his wife Molly by a fifteen-year-old boy three years ago. An early morning run along the Hudson River changes that when he spots a woman in last night's party dress, barefoot, enjoying a champagne picnic alone, reading his favorite novel. Everything about her reminds him of what he used to have with Molly. Eager to help Jack find love again, his best friend posts a message on a popular website after he mentions the encounter. Days later, that same beautiful stranger responds and invites Jack to meet her in person at the waterfront. That's when Jack's world falls apart.
Olivia Randall is one of New York City's best criminal defense lawyers. When she hears that her former fiancé, Jack Harris, has been arrested for a triple homicide--and that one of the victims was connected to his wife's murder--there is no doubt in her mind as to his innocence. The only question is who would go to such great lengths to frame him--and why?
For Olivia, representing Jack is a way to make up for past regrets, to absolve herself of guilt from a tragic decision, a secret she has held for twenty years. But as the evidence against him mounts, she is forced to confront her doubts. The man she knew could not have done this. But what if she never really knew him?
2016 Edgar Award Winner for Best Novel
2016 Edgar Award Winner for Best First Novel
2016 Edgar Award Winner for Best Paperback Original
2016 Edgar Award Winner for Best Fact Crime
2016 Edgar Award Winner for Best Juvenile Novel
2016 Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Novel
2016 Edgar Award Winner for the Mary Higgins Clark Award
2015 Edgar Award Winner for Best Novel
2015 Edgar Award Winner for Best First Novel
2015 Edgar Award Winner for Best Paperback Original
2015 Edgar Award Winner for Best Fact Crime Novel
2015 Edgar Award Winner for Best Juvenile Novel
2015 Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Novel
2015 Edgar Award Winner for the Marry Higgins Clark Award
2014 Edgar Award Winner for Best Novel
2014 Edgar Award Winner for Best First Novel
2014 Edgar Award Winner for Best Paperback Original
2014 Edgar Award Winner for Best Fact Crime Novel
2014 Edgar Award Winner for Best Juvenile Novel
2014 Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Novel
2014 Edgar Award Winner for the Mary Higgins Clark Award
2013 Edgar Award WInner for Best Novel
2013 Edgar Award Winner for Best First Novel
2013 Edgar Award Winner for Best Paperback Original
2013 Edgar Award Winner for Best Fact Crime
2013 Edgar Award Winner for Best Juvenile Novel
2013 Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Novel