2015 Edgar Award Winners

fulledhead1The Mystery Writers of America has announced the 2015 Edgar Award winners. Named for writer Edgar Allan Poe, the award was established in 1945 to honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2014. The Edgar® Awards were presented to the winners at our 69th Gala Banquet, April 29, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.

The winners are:
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 * * * * * *
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)

For more information about the Mystery Writer’s of America, the Edgar Awards, and this year’s winners, visit their website.

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