2022 Edgar Awards

Mystery Writers of America today announced the 2022 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2021.

BEST NOVEL

  • Five Decembers by James Kestrel (Hard Case Crime)

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR

  • Deer Season by Erin Flanagan (University of Nebraska Press)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

  • Bobby March Will Live Forever by Alan Parks (Europa Editions – World Noir)

BEST FACT CRIME

  • Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York by Elon Green (Celadon Books)

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL

  • The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock: An Anatomy of the Master of Suspense by Edward White (W.W. Norton & Company)

 BEST SHORT STORY

  •  “The Road to Hana,” Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine by R.T. Lawton (Dell Magazines)

BEST JUVENILE

  • Concealed by Christina Diaz Gonzalez (Scholastic – Scholastic Press)

BEST YOUNG ADULT

  • Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley (Macmillan Children’s Publishing – Henry Holt and Company BFYR)

BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY

  • “Boots on the Ground” – Narcos: Mexico, Written by Iturri Sosa (Netflix)

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ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD

  • “Analogue,” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Rob Osler (Dell Magazines)

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THE SIMON & SCHUSTER MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD

  • Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara (Soho Press – Soho Crime)

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

  • Runner by Tracy Clark (Kensington Books)

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The following Special Awards were previously announced:

GRAND MASTER

  • Laurie R. King

RAVEN AWARD

  •  Lesa Holstine – Lesa’s Book Critiques; Library Journal Reviewer

ELLERY QUEEN AWARD

  • Juliet Grames – Soho Books

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