Mystery Books

  • Midnight Voices

    The sudden, tragic death of her husband leaves Caroline Evans alone in New York City to raise her children with little money and e

  • Silks

    “Julian Trent, you have been found guilty by this court of perpetrating a violent and unprovoked attack on an innocent family

  • No Deals, Mr. Bond (James Bond)

    Two female agents of Operation Cream Cake—double agents and honey traps against the KGB—are murdered. Bond must find the ot

  • Shutter Island

    Dennis Lehane's masterpiece of mystery and suspense-brought to life for the first time as a graphic novel In 1954, U.S. Marshal T

  • Darkfall

    A blizzard brings a city to a standstill and ushers in an evil that defies imagination in this gripping tale from #1 New Yor

  • Four to Score (Stephanie Plum Novels)

    A Featured Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club and a Main Selection of the Mystery GuildJa

  • Without Remorse (Jack Ryan)

    Clancy shows how an ordinary man crossed the lines of justice and morality to become the

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Mystery Movies

Mystery Authors

The Best Mystery Books - Top 100

EDGAR ALLAN POE AWARD FOR BEST FIRST MYSTERY NOVEL


Founded in 1945, the Mystery Writers of America is the preeminent American organization of mystery writers. Each April, the MWA bestows the coveted Edgar Allan Poe Awards for achievement in various categories. The award for Best First Mystery Novel by an American Author was inaugurated in 1946.

The Grey Flannel Shroud

Henry Slesar 1960
The Bright Road To Fear

Richard Martin Stern 1959
Knock And Wait A While

William Rawle Weeks 1958
Rebeccas Pride

Donald McNutt Douglass 1957
The Perfectionist

Lane Kauffman 1956
Go Lovely Rose

Jean Potts 1955
A Kiss Before Dying

Ira Levin 1953
Dont Cry For Me

William Campbell Gault 1953
Strange Hold

Mary McMullen 1952
Nightmare In Manhattan

Thomas Walsh 1950
What A Body

Alan Green 1950
The Room Upstairs

Mildred davis 1949
The Fabulous Clipjoint

Fredric Brown novel 1947
The Horizontal Man

Helen Eustis 1946
Watchful At Night

Julius Fast 1946
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