The 2018 Edgar® Awards were announced on April 26, 2018 at the 72nd Gala Banquet held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York. Presented by the Mystery Writers of America, the Edgar Allan Poe Awards honor the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television published or produced in 2017.
Below is a selection of book-related categories. The winner is listed in bold (the covers shown were my best guesses at which books would win).
And here's an interesting factoid: Noah Hawley, who wrote Before the Fall, which won the 2017 Edgar® for Best Novel, won this year for Best TV Episode Teleplay ("Somebody to Love" — Fargo, Teleplay by Noah Hawley - FX Networks/MGM).
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)
- 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 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 bby Brad Ricca (St. Martin's Press)
- From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women who Created an Icon by Mattias Bostrom (Grove/Atlantic — The Mysterious Press)
- Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne du Maurier by Tatiana de Rosnay (St. Martin's Press)
- Murder in the Closet: Essays on Queer Clues in Crime Fiction Before Stonewall by Curtis Evans (McFarland Publishing)
- Chester B. Himes: A Biography by Lawrence P. Jackson (W.W. Norton & Company)
- Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes by Michael Sims (Bloomsbury USA)
Congratulations to the nominees and winner in all categories. Again, you can see the full list here.