On January 19, the Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2018 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2017. The Edgar Awards will be presented to the winners on April 26, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.
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BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
BEST FACT CRIME
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse
The Man From the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery by Bill and Rachel McCarthy James
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City’s Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case that Captivated a Nation by Brad Ricca
From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women who Created an Icon by Mattias Bostrom
Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne du Maurier by Tatiana de Rosnay
Murder in the Closet: Essays on Queer Clues in Crime Fiction Before Stonewall by Curtis Evans
Chester B. Himes: A Biography by Lawrence P. Jackson
Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes by Michael Sims
BEST SHORT STORY
“Spring Break” – New Haven Noir by John Crowley
“Hard to Get” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Jeffery Deaver
“Ace in the Hole” – Montana Noir by Eric Heidle
“A Moment of Clarity at the Waffle House” – Atlanta Noir by Kenji Jasper
“Chin Yong-Yun Stays at Home” – Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine by S.J. Rozan
BEST YOUNG ADULT
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