2015 Edgar Award Winners

Mystery Writers of America has announced the winners of the 2015 Edgar Allan poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2014.

BEST NOVEL

  • Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (Simon & Schuster – Scribner)

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR

  • Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman (W.W. Norton)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

  • The Secret History of Las Vegas by Chris Abani (Penguin Random House – Penguin Books)

BEST FACT CRIME

  • Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William J. Mann (HarperCollins Publishers – Harper)

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL

  • Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe by J.W. Ocker (W.W. Norton – Countryman Press)

BEST SHORT STORY

“What Do You Do?” – Rogues by Gillian Flynn (Penguin Random House Publishing – Bantam Books)

BEST JUVENILE

  • Greenglass House by Kate Milford (Clarion Books – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)

BEST YOUNG ADULT

  • The Art of Secrets by James Klise (Algonquin Young Readers)

BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY

  • “Episode 1” – Happy Valley, Teleplay by Sally Wainwright (Netflix)

ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD

  • “Getaway Girl” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine By Zoë Z. Dean (Dell Magazines)

GRAND MASTER

  • Lois Duncan
  • James Ellroy

RAVEN AWARDS

  • Ruth & Jon Jordan, Crimespree Magazine
  • Kathryn Kennison, Magna Cum Murder

ELLERY QUEEN AWARD

  • Charles Ardai, Editor & Founder, Hard Case Crime

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THE SIMON & SCHUSTER – MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD

(Presented at MWA’s Agents & Editors Party on Tuesday, April 28, 2015)

  • The Stranger You Know by Jane Casey (Minotaur Books)

[Via Nick Mamatas.]

2 thoughts on “2015 Edgar Award Winners

  1. Wow, I am so glad Happy Valley won! I didn’t even know it was on Netflix

  2. Mr. Mercedes wasn’t a very good mystery novel. But King is popular, so…

    Flynn’s story in Rogues was great though I thought she didn’t stick the landing. Rogues was a great collection in general.

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