Thursday, April 30, 2015

Winners of the 2015 Edgar Awards Announced

Mystery, Suspense and Thriller Book Awards

The winners for the 2015 Edgar Awards were announced last night by the Mystery Writers of America honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2014.

And the winners are …

• Best Novel: Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (Scribner)

• Best First Novel: Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman (W. W. Norton)

• Best Paperback Original: The Secret History of Las Vegas by Chris Albani (Penguin Books)

• Best Fact Crime: Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William Mann (Harper)

• Best Critical/Biographical: Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe by J.W. Ocker (Countryman Press)

• Best Short Story: "What Do You Do?" by Gillian Flynn (Rogues, Ballantine Books)

• Best Juvenile: Greenglass House by Kate Milford (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

• Best Young Adult: The Art of Secrets by James Klise (Algonquin)

• Best Television Episode Teleplay: "Episode 1" by Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley)

• Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: "Getaway Girl" by Zoë Z. Dean (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)

• Grand Masters: Lois Duncan and James Ellroy:

• Raven Awards: Ruth and Jon Jordan, Crimespree Magazine; and Kathryn Kennison, Magna Cum Murder

• Ellery Queen Award: Charles Ardai, Hard Case Crime

• The Simon & Schuster — Mary Higgins Clark Award: The Stranger You Know by Jane Casey (Minotaur Books)


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