Edgar Award Winners – 2016

Are you a fan of the mystery awards? The Edgar Awards were announced tonight at the Mystery Writers of America’s annual banquet. The 2016 winners are below. Remember, if you want any of these, we hope you consider ordering them through The Poisoned Pen’s store.


Mary Higgins Clark Award – Little Pretty Things by Lori Rader-Day

Best Juvenile Book – Foster Davis Probably is Crazy by Susan Vaught

Best Young Adult – A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

Best Critical/Biographical – A Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards

Best Fact Crime – Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully by Allen Kurzweil

Best Short Story – “Obits” by Stephen King in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Best Paperback Original – The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney

Best First Novel by an American Author – The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Best Mystery Novel – Let Me Die in His Footsteps by Lori Roy

And, Walter Mosley is this year’s Grand Master.

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