At a ceremony in New York last week the Mystery Writers of America announced the winners of the 2018 Edgar Awards. The Awards are given out annually to honor the best in mystery fiction, and nonfiction published in the previous year.
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Bluebird, Bluebird, by Attica Locke
Best First Novel by and American Author
She Rides Shotgun, by Jordan Harper
Best Paperback Original
The Unseeing, by Anna Mazzola
Best Fact Crime
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann
Best Critical / Biographical
Chester B. Himes: A Biography, by Lawrence P. Jackson
Best Short Story
“Spring Break,” by John Crowley, from New Haven Noir
Vanished! by James Ponti
Best Young Adult
Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds
Robert L. Fish Memorial Award
Awarded for the best published mystery short story by a previously unpublished American author.
“The Queen of Secrets,” by Lisa D. Gray, from New Haven Noir
Mary Higgins Clark Award
The winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award is selected by a Special MWA Committee for the book most closely written in the Mary Higgins Clark Tradition according to guidelines set forth by Mary Higgins Clark.
The Widow’s House, by Carol Goodman