The 2018 Edgar® Winners, Nominees    
See the list of winners as a press release (PDF).
winners are in red text

  Novel  •  First Novel  •  Paperback Original  •  Fact Crime  •  Critical/Biographical  •  Short Story  •  Juvenile  •  Young Adult  •  TV Episode  •  Robert L. Fish Memorial •  Mary Higgins Clark  •  Grand Master  •  Raven Awards •  Ellery Queen Award 

Best Novel

The Dime by Kathleen Kent (Hachette Book Group - Little, Brown & Co./Mulholland Books)
Prussian Blue by Philip Kerr (Penguin Random House — Marian Wood Books/Putnam)
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (Hachette Book Group - Little, Brown & Co./Mulholland Books)
A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee (Pegasus Books)
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti (Penguin Random House — The Dial Press)

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Best First Novel

She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper (HarperCollins — Ecco)
Dark Chapter by Winnie M. Li (Polis Books)
Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love (Penguin Random House — Crown)
Tornado Weather by Deborah E. Kennedy (Macmillan — Flatiron Books)
Idaho by Emily Ruskovich (Random House)

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Best Paperback Original

 

In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen (Amazon Publishing — Lake Union)
Ragged Lake by Ron Corbett (ECW Press)
Black Fall by Andrew Mayne (HarperCollins Publishers — Harper Paperbacks)
The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola (Sourcebooks — Sourcebooks Landmark)
Penance by Kanae Minato (Hachette Book Group — Little, Brown & Co./Mulholland Books)
The Rules of Backyard Cricket by Jock Serong (Text Publishing)

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Best Fact Crime

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

The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn (Simon & Schuster)
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse
(W.W. Norton & Company — Liveright)
The Man From the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery
by Bill and Rachel McCarthy James (Simon & Schuster — Scribner)
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and
the 1917 Missing Girl Case that Captivated a Nation by Brad Ricca (St. Martin's Press)

 


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Best Critical/Biographical

From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women who Created an Icon
by Mattias Bostrom (Grove/Atlantic — The Mysterious Press)
Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne du Maurier by Tatiana de Rosnay (St. Martin's Press)
Murder in the Closet: Essays on Queer Clues in Crime Fiction Before Stonewall by Curtis Evans (McFarland Publishing)
Chester B. Himes: A Biography by Lawrence P. Jackson (W.W. Norton & Company)
Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes by Michael Sims (Bloomsbury USA)

 


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Best Short Story
"Spring Break" — New Haven Noir by John Crowley (Akashic Books)
"Hard to Get" — Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Jeffery Deaver (Dell Magazines)
"Ace in the Hole" — Montana Noir by Eric Heidle (Akashic Books)
"A Moment of Clarity at the Waffle House" — Atlanta Noir by Kenji Jasper (Akashic Books)
"Chin Yong-Yun Stays at Home" — Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine by S.J. Rozan (Dell Magazines)

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Best Juvenile

 

Audacity Jones Steals the Show by Kirby Larson (Scholastic — Scholastic Press)
Vanished! by James Ponti (Simon & Schuster — Aladdin)
The Assassin's Curse by Kevin Sands (Simon & Schuster — Aladdin)
First Class Murder by Robin Stevens (Simon & Schuster — Simon & Schuster BFYR)
NewsPrints by Ru Xu (Scholastic — Graphix)

 


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Young Adult

 

The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group — Feiwel & Friends)
Grit by Gillian French (HarperCollins Publishers — HarperTeen)
The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak (Simon & Schuster)
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (Simon & Schuster — Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (HarperCollins Publishers — Balzer + Bray)

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TV Episode Teleplay

"Episode 1" — Loch Ness, Teleplay by Stephen Brady (Acorn TV)
"Something Happened" — Law and Order: SVU, Teleplay by Michael Chernuchin
(NBC Universal/Wolf Entertainment)
"Somebody to Love" — Fargo, Teleplay by Noah Hawley (FX Networks/MGM)
"Gently and the New Age" — George Gently, Teleplay by Robert Murphy (Acorn TV)
"The Blanket Mire" — Vera, Teleplay by Paul Matthew Thompson & Martha Hillier (Acorn TV)


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Robert L. Fish Memorial

 

"The Queen of Secrets" — New Haven Noir by Lisa D. Gray (Akashic Books)



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Mary Higgins Clark

The Vineyard Victims by Ellen Crosby (Minotaur)
You'll Never Know Dear by Hallie Ephron (HarperCollins — William Morrow)
The Widow's House by Carol Goodman (HarperCollins — William Morrow Paperbacks)
Uncorking a Lie by Nadine Nettmann (Llewellyn Worldwide — Midnight Ink)
The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day (HarperCollins — William Morrow Paperbacks)



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Grand Master

Jane Langton
William Link
Peter Lovesey

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Raven Award

Kristopher Zgorski, BOLO Books
The Raven Bookstore, Lawrence Kansas


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Ellery Queen Award

Robert Pépin