The Mystery Writers of America have announced
the Winners of the 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2016. The Edgar® Awards were presented to the winners at the MWA 71st Gala Banquet, April 27, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.BEST NOVELBefore the Fall
by Noah Hawley (Hachette Book Group – Grand Central Publishing)BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHORUnder the Harrow
by Flynn Berry (Penguin Random House – Penguin Books)BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINALRain Dogs
by Adrian McKinty (Prometheus Books – Seventh Street Books)BEST FACT CRIMEThe Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer
by Kate Summerscale (Penguin Random House – Penguin Press)BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICALShirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
by Ruth Franklin (W.W. Norton - Liveright)BEST SHORT STORY"Autumn at the Automat"
by Lawrence Block from In Sunlight or in Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper
(Pegasus Books) BEST JUVENILEOCDaniel
by Wesley King (Simon & Schuster – Paula Wiseman Books)BEST YOUNG ADULTGirl in the Blue Coat
by Monica Hesse (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown BFYR)BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY"A Blade of Grass"
– Penny Dreadful
, Teleplay by John Logan (Showtime)ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD "The Truth of the Moment"
– Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
by E. Gabriel Flores (Dell Magazines)GRAND MASTER
Max Allan Collins
Ellen HartRAVEN AWARD
Dru Ann LoveELLERY QUEEN AWARD
Neil NyrenTHE SIMON & SCHUSTER - MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARDThe Shattered Tree
by Charles Todd (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)
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