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The Best Mystery Books - Top 100


The Edgar awards are presented in the year after that of the publication of the work. The following is the list for the year’s best novel as determined by the Mystery Writers of America, the preeminent American organization for mystery writers. The most recent awards were presented at the MWA's 57th Gala Banquet May 1, 2003 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

Death And The Joyful Woman

Ellis Peters 1963
The Light of Day

Eric Ambler novel 1962
Gideonrsquos Fire

John Creasey (J. J. Marric) 1962
The Progress Of A Crime

Julian Symons 1961
The Hours Before Dawn

Celia Fremlin 1960
The Eighth Circle

Stanley Ellin 1958
Room To Swing

Ed Lacy 1958
A Dram Of Poison

Charlotte Armstrong 1957
A Beast In View

Margaret Millar 1955
The Long Goodbye

Raymond Chandler Philip Marlowe novel 1954
Beat Not The Bones

Charlotte Jay 1954