Saturday, April 27, 2019

Mystery Writers Of America Announces 2019 Edgar Allan Poe Awards



The Mystery Writers of America announced the winners for the 2019 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2018. 

The awards were presented to the winners at the organization’s 73rd Gala Banquet, held on April 25, 2019 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.  

BEST NOVEL
Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley (Hachette Book Group - Mulholland)

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR
Bearskin by James A. McLaughlin (HarperCollins Publishers - Ecco)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)

BEST FACT CRIME
Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation by Robert W. Fieseler (W.W. Norton & Company - Liveright)

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL
Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s by Leslie S. Klinger (Pegasus Books)

BEST SHORT STORY
 "English 398: Fiction Workshop" – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Art Taylor (Dell Magazines)

BEST JUVENILE
Otherwood by Pete Hautman (Candlewick Press)

BEST YOUNG ADULT
Sadie by Courtney Summers (Wednesday Books)

BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY
"The One That Holds Everything" – The Romanoffs, Teleplay by Matthew Weiner & Donald Joh (Amazon Prime Video)

ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD
"How Does He Die This Time?" – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Nancy Novick (Dell Magazines)

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GRAND MASTER
Martin Cruz Smith

RAVEN AWARD
Marilyn Stasio, NY Times

ELLERY QUEEN AWARD
Linda Landrigan, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

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THE SIMON & SCHUSTER MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey (Soho Press – Soho Crime)

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THE G.P. PUTNAM'S SONS SUE GRAFTON MEMORIAL AWARD
Shell Game by Sara Paretsky (HarperCollins – William Morrow)

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