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Edgar Allan Poe Award Winners (mystery)

Description: The Edgar Allan Poe Awards are given annually by the Mystery Writers of America to honor the best in the mystery genre. Bookshare is pleased to offer the following titles awarded the Edgar Award for best novel.

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Bluebird, Bluebird

by Attica Locke

A powerful thriller about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice from a writer and producer of the Emmy winning Fox TV show Empire.

Date Added: 04/27/2018

Year: 2018

Before the Fall

by Noah Hawley

On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean.

Date Added: 06/12/2017

Year: 2017

Let Me Die in His Footsteps

by Lori Roy

In the spellbinding and suspenseful Let Me Die in His Footsteps, Edgar Award-winner Lori Roy wrests from a Southern town the secrets of two families touched by an evil that has passed between generations.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2016

Mr. Mercedes

by Stephen King

In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2015

Ordinary Grace

by William Kent Krueger

"That was it. That was all of it. A grace so ordinary there was no reason at all to remember it. Yet I have never across the forty years since it was spoken forgotten a single word." New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2014

Live by Night

by Dennis Lehane

A New York Times best-selling author with multiple awards to his name, Lehane sets his latest in Roaring Twenties Boston, Florida, and Cuba; its no surprise that the promotion brings up HBOs Boardwalk Empire.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2013


by Mo Hayder

Gone is Mo Hayder at her terrifying best. Each dark and captivating twist reveals a new dimension to this tight-knight plot, burrowing deeper into the chilling and clever world Mo Hayder creates.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2012

The Lock Artist

by Steve Hamilton

MARKED BY TRAGEDY, traumatized at the age of eight, Michael, now eighteen, is no ordinary young man. Besides not uttering a single word in ten years, he discovers the one thing he can somehow do better than anyone else. Whether it's a locked door without a key, a padlock with no combination, or even an eight hundred-pound safe . . . he can open them all.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2011

The Last Child

by John Hart

Fresh off the success of his Edgar Award-winning, "New York Times" bestseller "Down River," Hart returns with the story of a young boy's hunt for his missing sister, and the dark truths he uncovers in his North Carolina hometown.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2010

Blue Heaven

by C. J. Box

A twelve-year-old girl and her younger brother go on the run in the woods of North Idaho, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder---four men who know exactly who William and Annie are, and who know exactly where their desperate mother is waiting for news of her children.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2009

Down River

by John Hart

Lies, greed, revenge ... The river holds its secrets close. After being narrowly acquitted of a murder, Adam Chase disappears for 5 years: not a clue, not a trace. Now he's back and more bodies surface...

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2008

The Janissary Tree

by Jason Goodwin

During the decline of the Ottoman Empire, eunuch Yashim Togalu uses his palace connections to try and solve a series of thefts and murders.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2007

Citizen Vince

by Jess Walter

At 1:59 a.m.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2006

California Girl

by T. Jefferson Parker

The Orange County, California, that the Becker brothers knew as boys is no more--unrecognizably altered since the afternoon in 1954 when Nick, Clay, David, and Andy rumbled with the lowlife Vonns,

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2005

Resurrection Men (Inspector Rebus #13)

by Ian Rankin

Inspector John Rebus has messed up badly this time, so badly that he's been sent to a kind of reform school for damaged cops.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2004

Winter And Night (Lydia Chin & Bill Smith #8)

by S. J. Rozan

From the critically acclaimed, award-winning S. J. Rozan comes her finest novel to date - an explosive novel about the corrosive power of secrets and corruption in a small town. Winner of the 2003 Edgar Allen Poe Award.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2003

Silent Joe (First Edition)

by T. Jefferson Parker

Joe Trona is scarred in more ways than one. Rescued from an orphanage by Will Trona, a charismatic politician who sensed his dark potential, Joe is swept into the maelstrom of influence and intimidation that surrounds his adoptive father's career.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2002

The Bottoms

by Joe R. Lansdale

The Great Depression, East Texas. The woods are thick, the rivers wild, the weather ripe with tornadoes, and the Crane family, like most families in that neck of the woods, are eking out a thin living.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2001

Bones (Irene Kelly #7)

by Jan Burke

Irene Kelly is on the hunt for the body of a murder victim...with the killer as her guide: "a journey into the heart of darkness" (Los Angeles Times).

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2000

Mr. White's Confession

by Robert B. Clarke

Edgar® Award Winner Novel. On a hillside, the dead body of a beautiful dime-a-dance girl is found. Police Lt. Wesley Horner narrows his sights on White, a man with no memory, who must record his life in detailed journal entries and scrapbooks.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 1999

Cimarron Rose

by James Lee Burke

Texas attorney Billy Bob Holland must confront the past in order to save his illegitimate son from a murder conviction in this brilliant, fast-paced thriller from beloved New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 1998

The Chatham School Affair

by Thomas H. Cook

Attorney Henry Griswald has a secret: the truth behind the tragic events the world knew as the Chatham School Affair, the controversial tragedy that destroyed five lives, shattered a quiet community, and forever scarred the young boy.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 1997

Come to Grief (Sid Halley #3)

by Dick Francis

When ex-jockey Sid Halley becomes convinced that one of his closest friends--and one of the racing world's most beloved figures--is behind a series of shockingly violent acts, he faces the most troubling case of his career.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 1996

The Red Scream

by Mary Willis Walker

Texas-based crime reporter Molly Cates has just published her first book, describing the blood-curdling exploits of serial killer Louie Bronk. Now on death row, Louie's sentence is about to be carried out.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 1995

Bootlegger's Daughter

by Margaret Maron

Unconventional, still unwed (at the ripe old age of 34) North Carolina attorney Deborah Knott has done the unthinkable: tossed her hat into the heated race for district judge of old boy-ruled Colleton County. The only female candidate, she's busy defending indigent clients and reeling in voters. Then suddenly, the young daughter of Janie Whitehead begs her to help solve Janie's senseless, never-solved, eighteen-year-old murder. Edgar Allen Poe Award Winner.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 1993

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