2021 Edgar Allan Poe Awards

Mystery Writers of America today announced the winners of the 75th annual Edgar
Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2020.

BEST NOVEL

  • Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara (Penguin Random House – Random House)

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR

  • Please See Us by Caitlin Mullen (Simon & Schuster – Gallery Books)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

  • When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)

BEST FACT CRIME

  • Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight Against the Drug Companies that Delivered the Opioid Epidemic by Eric Eyre (Simon & Schuster – Scribner)

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL

  • Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock by Christina Lane (Chicago Review Press)

BEST SHORT STORY

  •  “Dust, Ash, Flight,” Addis Ababa Noir by Maaza Mengiste (Akashic Books)

BEST JUVENILE

  • Premeditated Myrtle by Elizabeth C. Bunce (Workman Publishing – Algonquin Young Readers)

BEST YOUNG ADULT

  • The Companion by Katie Alender (Penguin Young Readers – G.P. Putnam’s Sons BFYR)

BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY

  •  “Episode 1, Photochemistry” – Dead Still, Written by John Morton (Acorn TV)

ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD

  • “The Bite,” Tampa Bay Noir by Colette Bancroft (Akashic Books)

THE SIMON & SCHUSTER MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD

  • The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne by Elsa Hart (Minotaur Books)

THE G.P. PUTNAM’S SONS SUE GRAFTON MEMORIAL AWARD

  • Vera Kelly is Not a Mystery by Rosalie Knecht (Tin House Books)

SPECIAL AWARDS

GRAND MASTER

  • Jeffery Deaver
  • Charlaine Harris

RAVEN AWARD

  • Malice Domestic

ELLERY QUEEN AWARD

  • Reagan Arthur, Publisher – Alfred A. Knopf

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