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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EDGAR ALLAN POE AWARD FOR BEST MYSTERY NOVEL


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.

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
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