Edgar Allan Poe Awards – Best Novel

Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned.

Mystery Writers of America honour the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television and film published or produced in the previous year. Listed below are the winners of the Edgar for Best Novel. Visit The Edgars website for more information.

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2019

Catalogue link for Down the river unto the sea

Down the River Unto the Sea Walter Mosley
2018
Bluebird, Bluebird Attica Locke 
2017
Before the Fall Noah Hawley
2016
Let Me Die in His Footsteps Lori Roy
2015
Mr. Mercedes Stephen King
2014
Ordinary Grace William Kent Krueger
2013
Live by night Dennis Lehane
2012
Mo Hayder
2011
The lock artist Steve Hamilton
2010
The last child John Hart
2009
Blue heaven C. J. Box
2008
Down river John Hart
2007
Cover of The Janissary TreeThe janissary tree Jason Goodwin
2006
Citizen Vince Jess Walter
2005
California girl T. Jefferson Parker
2004
Resurrection men Ian Rankin
2003
Winter and night S. J. Rozan
2002
Silent Joe T. Jefferson Parker
2001
The Bottoms Joe R. Lansdale
2000
Cover of Mr White's ConfessionBones Jan Burke
1999
Mr White’s confession Robert Clark
1998
Cimarron Rose James Lee Burke
1997
The Chatham School affair Thomas A. Cook
1996
Come to grief Dick Francis
1995
The red scream Mary Willis Walker
1994
The sculptress Minette Walters
1993
Cover of Bootlegger's DaughterBootlegger’s daughter Margaret Maron
1992
A dance at the slaughterhouse Lawrence Block
1991
New Orleans mourning Julie Smith
1990
Black cherry blues James Lee Burke
1989
A cold red sunrise Stuart M. Kaminsky
1988
Old bones Aaron Elkins
1987
A dark-adapted eye Barbara Vine
1986
A dark-adapted eyeCover of A Dark-Adapted EyeThe suspect L. R. Wright
1985
Briar patch Ross Thomas
1984
La Brava Elmore Leonard
1983
Billingsgate shoal Rick Boyer
1982
Peregrine William Bayer
1981
Whip hand Dick Francis
1980
The Rheingold route Arthur Maling
1979
Cover of The Eye of the NeedleThe eye of the needle Ken Follett
1978
Catch me: kill me William Hallahan
1977
Promised land Robert Parker
1976
Hopscotch Brian Garfield
1975
Peter’s pence Jon Cleary
1974
Dance hall of the dead Tony Hillerman
1973
The Lingala code Warren Kiefer
1972
Cover: The Day of the JackalThe day of the jackal Frederick Forsyth
1971
The laughing policeman Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
1970
Forfeit Dick Francis
1969
A case of need Jeffery Hudson
1968
God save the mark Donald E. Westlake
1967
The king of the rainy country Nicolas Freeling
1966
The Quiller memorandum Adam Hall
1965
Cover: The Spy Who Came In from the ColdThe spy who came in from the cold John Le Carré
1964
The light of day Eric Ambler
1963
Death and the joyful woman Ellis Peters
1962
Gideon’s fire J. J. Marric
1961
The progress of a crime Julian Symons
1960
The hours before dawn Celia Fremlin
1959
The eighth circle Stanley Ellin
1958
Room to swing Ed Lacy
1957
A dram of poison Charlotte Armstrong
1956
Beast in view Margaret Millar
1955
The long goodbye Raymond Chandler
1954
Beat not the bones Charlotte Jay
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