2019 Edgar® Awards Announced

Chris Schluep on April 26, 2019
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sea.jpgThe Mystery Writers of America announced the winners of the 2019 Edgar® Awards last night in New York during their 73rd Gala Banquet. The 2019 Edgar® Awards honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, and television published or produced in 2018. Martin Cruz Smith was honored as Grand Master.

A list of nominees and winners in selected categories is included below. Winners are in bold.


Best Novel

The Liar's Girl The Liar's Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


House Witness House Witness by Mike Lawson (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


A Gambler's Jury A Gambler's Jury by Victor Methos (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Down the River unto the Sea Winner: Down the River unto the Sea by Walter Mosley (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Only to Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Novel Only to Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Novel by Lawrence Osborne (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


A Treacherous Curse (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery) A Treacherous Curse (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery) by Deanna Raybourn (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Best First Novel

A Knife in the Fog: A Mystery Featuring Margaret Harkness and Arthur Conan Doyle A Knife in the Fog: A Mystery Featuring Margaret Harkness and Arthur Conan Doyle by Bradley Harper (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


The Captives: A Novel The Captives: A Novel by Debra Jo Immergut (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


The Last Equation of Isaac Severy: A Novel in Clues The Last Equation of Isaac Severy: A Novel in Clues by Nova Jacobs (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Bearskin: A Novel Winner: Bearskin: A Novel by James A McLaughlin (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Where the Crawdads Sing Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Best Paperback Original

If I Die Tonight: A Novel Winner: If I Die Tonight: A Novel by Alison Gaylin (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Hiroshima Boy (The Mas Arai Mystery Series) Hiroshima Boy (The Mas Arai Mystery Series) by Naomi Hirahara (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Under a Dark Sky: A Novel Under a Dark Sky: A Novel by Lori Rader-Day (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


The Perfect Nanny: A Novel The Perfect Nanny: A Novel by Leila Slimani (Print Book | Kindle Book)


Under My Skin Under My Skin by Lisa Unger (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Best Fact Crime

Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation Winner: Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation by Robert W. Fieseler (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


Sex Money Murder: A Story of Crack, Blood, and Betrayal Sex Money Murder: A Story of Crack, Blood, and Betrayal by Jonathan Green (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure by Carl Hoffman (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


The Good Mothers: The Story of the Three Women Who Took on the World's Most Powerful Mafia The Good Mothers: The Story of the Three Women Who Took on the World's Most Powerful Mafia by Alex Perry (Print Book | Kindle Book | Audible Audiobook)


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The Simon & Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award went to The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey (Soho Press – Soho Crime) and the G.P. Putnam's Sons Sue Graton Memorial Award went to Shell Game by Sara Paretsky (HarperCollins – William Morrow).


You can see a list of winners in all categories here.


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