2018 Edgar Awards Winners

The Mystery Writers of America named the winners of the 2018 Edgar Allan Poe Awards on April 26. The awards honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced last year.

BEST NOVEL

  • Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown & Co./Mulholland Books)

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR

  • She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper (HarperCollins – Ecco)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

  • The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola (Sourcebooks – Sourcebooks Landmark)

BEST FACT CRIME

  • Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann (Penguin Random House – Doubleday)

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL

  • Chester B. Himes: A Biography by Lawrence P. Jackson (W.W. Norton & Company)

BEST SHORT STORY

  • “Spring Break” – New Haven Noir by John Crowley (Akashic Books)

BEST JUVENILE

  • Vanished! by James Ponti (Simon & Schuster – Aladdin)

BEST YOUNG ADULT

  • Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (Simon & Schuster – Atheneum Books for Young Readers)

BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY

  • “Somebody to Love” – Fargo, Teleplay by Noah Hawley (FX Networks/MGM)

ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD

  • “The Queen of Secrets” – New Haven Noir by Lisa D. Gray (Akashic Books)

GRAND MASTER

  • Jane Langton
  • William Link
  • Peter Lovesey

RAVEN AWARD

  • Kristopher Zgorski, BOLO Books
  • The Raven Bookstore, Lawrence Kansas

ELLERY QUEEN AWARD

  • Robert Pépin

THE SIMON & SCHUSTER MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD

  • The Widow’s House by Carol Goodman (HarperCollins – William Morrow Paperbacks)

4 thoughts on “2018 Edgar Awards Winners

  1. I’ve heard very good things about Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke, so I’m glad to see it honoured.

    I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is definitely a possibility for next year.

  2. Killers of the Flower Moon is excellent and tells a story well worth knowing about.

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