Edgar Awards

The Edgar Awards

The Edgar Allan Poe Awards honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced.  Each spring, Mystery Writers of America present the Edgar® Awards, widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the genre. 

Winners will be announced April 26.

See the list of nominees as a press release (PDF).


The 2018 Edgar® Nominees


Best Novel

The Dime Prussian Blue Bluebird, Bluebird A Rising Man Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley


The Dime by Kathleen Kent (Hachette Book Group - Little, Brown & Co./Mulholland Books)
Prussian Blue by Philip Kerr (Penguin Random House — Marian Wood Books/Putnam)
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (Hachette Book Group - Little, Brown & Co./Mulholland Books)
A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee (Pegasus Books)
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti (Penguin Random House — The Dial Press)


Best First Novel

She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper (HarperCollins — Ecco)
Dark Chapter by Winnie M. Li (Polis Books)
Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love (Penguin Random House — Crown)
Tornado Weather by Deborah E. Kennedy (Macmillan — Flatiron Books)
Idaho by Emily Ruskovich (Random House)


Best Fact Crime

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
by David Grann
(Penguin Random House — Doubleday)
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple
by Jeff Guinn
(Simon & Schuster)
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land
by Monica Hesse
(W.W. Norton & Company — Liveright)
The Man From the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery
by Bill and Rachel McCarthy James
(Simon & Schuster — Scribner)
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case that Captivated a Nation
by Brad Ricca
(St. Martin's Press)


Best Juvenile

Audacity Jones Steals the Show by Kirby Larson (Scholastic — Scholastic Press)
Vanished! by James Ponti (Simon & Schuster — Aladdin)
The Assassin's Curse by Kevin Sands (Simon & Schuster — Aladdin)
First Class Murder by Robin Stevens (Simon & Schuster — Simon & Schuster BFYR)
NewsPrints by Ru Xu (Scholastic — Graphix)


Best Young Adult

The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group — Feiwel & Friends)
Grit by Gillian French (HarperCollins Publishers — HarperTeen)
The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak (Simon & Schuster)
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (Simon & Schuster — Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (HarperCollins Publishers — Balzer + Bray)