Awards & Winners

Edgar Award for Best Short Story

Edgar Award

This is a list of winners and nominees for the Edgar Award for Best Short Story, given at The Edgar Allan Poe Awards.
Date Established : 1951

Check all the winners of Edgar Award for Best Short Story presented under Edgar Award since 1951 .

John Connolly

Honored for : The Caxton Private Lending Library and Book Depository
(Volume: Bibliomysteries, Mysterious Bookshop)

Nominations 2014 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Reed Coleman The Terminal
Anthology: Kwik Krimes","Amazon Publishing - Thomas and Mercer
Max Allan Collins So Long, Chief
The Strand
Mickey Spillane So Long, Chief
The Strand
John Connolly The Caxton Private Lending Library and Book Depository
Volume: Bibliomysteries","Mysterious Bookshop
Trina Corey There are Roads in the Water
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine","Volume: January 2013
Tim L. Williams Where That Morning Sun Goes Down
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine","Volume: August 2013

Karin Slaughter

Honored for : The Unremarkable Heart

Nominations 2013 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Karin Slaughter The Unremarkable Heart
Mike Carey Iphigenia in Aulis
Steve Liskow Hot Sugar Blues
Thomas Piccirilli The Void it Often Brings With It
Teresa Solana Still Life No. 41

Peter Turnbull

Honored for : The Man Who Took His Hat Off to the Driver of the Train
(Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Peter Turnbull The Man Who Took His Hat Off to the Driver of the Train
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
John C. Boland Marley\u2019s Revolution
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
David Dean Tomorrow\u2019s Dead
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Bradley Denton The Adakian Eagle
Down These Strange Streets
Diana Gabaldon Lord John and the Plague of Zombies
Down These Strange Streets
Neil Gaiman The Case of Death and Honey
A Study in Sherlock

Doug Allyn

Honored for : The Scent of Lilacs

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Doug Allyn The Scent of Lilacs
Judith Green A Good Safe Place
Stephen Ross Monsieur Alice is Absent
Edmund White The Creative Writing Murders
Jeffery Deaver The Plot

Luis Alberto Urrea

Honored for : Amapola

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Luis Alberto Urrea Amapola
Dennis Lehane Animal Rescue
Jim Fusilli Digby, Attorney at Law
Dana Cameron Femme Sole
Ace Atkins Last Fair Deal Gone Down

T. Jefferson Parker

Honored for : Skinhead Central

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Laura Lippman Scratch a Woman
T. Jefferson Parker Skinhead Central
Sean Chercover A Sleep Not Unlike Death
Dominique Mainard La Vie en Rose
David Edgerley Gates Skin and Bones

Susan Straight

Honored for : The Golden Gopher
(Anthology: Los Angeles Noir)

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Susan Straight The Golden Gopher
Anthology: Los Angeles Noir
Mark Ammons The Catch
Anthology: Still Waters
Daniel Woodrell Uncle
Anthology: A Hell of a Woman
Laura Lippman Hardly Knew Her
Anthology: Dead Man's Hand
Stuart M. Kaminsky Blue Note
Anthology: Chicago Blues

Charles Ardai

Honored for : The Home Front

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Charles Ardai The Home Front
Thomas H. Cook Rain
S. J. Rozan Building
Bill Crider Cranked

James W. Hall

Honored for : The Catch

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
James W. Hall The Catch
Jeffery Deaver Born Bad
Andrew Klavan Her Lord and Master
Barbara Seranella Misdirection
Daniel Walker Welcome to Monroe

Laurie Lynn Drummond

Honored for : Something About a Scar
(Anthology: Anything You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You)

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Laurie Lynn Drummond Something About a Scar
Anthology: Anything You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You
Gary Lovisi Adventure of the Missing Detective
Anthology: Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years
Luke Sholer Imitate the Sun
Volume: November 2004
Pete Hamill The Book Signing
Anthology: Brooklyn Noir
Terence Faherty The Widow of Slane
Volume: March/April 2004

G. Miki Hayden

Honored for : The Maids

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
G. Miki Hayden The Maids
David Edgerley Gates Aces and Eights
Jeff Abbott Bet on Red
Shelley Costa Black Heart & Cabin Girl
Kristine Kathryn Rusch Cowboy Grace

Raymond Steiber

Honored for : Mexican Gatsby

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Raymond Steiber Mexican Gatsby
Joyce Carol Oates Angel of Wrath
Volume: June
John Mortimer Rumpole and the Primrose Path
Doug Allyn The Murder Ballads
Volume: March
Clark Howard To Live and Die in Midland, Texas
Volume: Sept-October

S. J. Rozan

Honored for : Double-Crossing Delancy

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
S. J. Rozan Double-Crossing Delancy
Michael Z. Lewin If the Glove Fits
Jan Burke The Abbey Ghosts
Michael Collins The Horrible Senseless Murders of Two Elderly Women
Margaret Maron Virgo in Sapphires

Peter Robinson

Honored for : Missing in Action

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Peter Robinson Missing in Action
Reginald Hill A Candle for Christmas
Noreen Ayres Delta Double-Deal
Kristine Kathryn Rusch Spinning
Mat Coward Twelve Little Buggers

Anne Perry

Honored for : Heroes

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Anne Perry Heroes
James W. Hall Crack
Laurie R. King Paleta Man
Stuart M. Kaminsky Snow
Jeffery Deaver Triangle

Tom Franklin

Honored for : Poachers

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Perry Michael Smith For Jeff
Lawrence Block Looking for David
L. L. Thrasher Sacrifice
Clark Howard The Halfway Woman
Tom Franklin Poachers

Lawrence Block

Honored for : Keller on the Spot

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lawrence Block Keller on the Spot
Stuart M. Kaminsky Find Miriam
Jeffery Deaver The Kneeling Soldier
Stuart M. Kaminsky The Man Who Beat the System
Simon Brett Ways to Kill a Cat

Michael Malone

Honored for : Red Clay

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Michael Malone Red Clay
S. J. Rozan Hoops
James Grady Kiss the Sky
David Corn My Murder
Brendan DuBois The Dark Snow

Jean B. Cooper

Honored for : The Judge's Boy

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jean B. Cooper The Judge's Boy
Bill Pomidor Plain and Honest Death
Larry Beinhart Death in a Small Town
K. K. Beck Rule of Law
Kathleen Dougherty When Your Breath Freezes

Doug Allyn

Honored for : The Dancing Bear

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Doug Allyn The Dancing Bear
Justin Scott An Eye for a Tooth
Robert Barnard The Gentleman in the Lake
Brendan DuBois Necessary Brother
Brenda Melton Burnham The Tennis Court

Lawrence Block

Honored for : Keller's Therapy

Nominations 1994 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lawrence Block Keller's Therapy
Bruce Holland Rogers Enduring as Dust
Joseph Hansen McIntyre's Donald
Harlan Ellison Mefisto in Onyx
Doug Allyn The Ghost Show

Benjamin Schutz

Honored for : Mary, Mary, Shut the Door

Nominations 1993 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Benjamin Schutz Mary, Mary, Shut the Door
Doug Allyn Candles in the Rain
Jo Bannister Howler
Max Allan Collins Louise
Gabrielle Kraft One Hit Wonder

Wendy Hornsby

Honored for : Nine Sons

Nominations 1992 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Wendy Hornsby Nine Sons
Lawrence Block A Blow for Freedom
Susan Shwartz Dreaming in Black and White
Doug Allyn Sleeper
Liza Cody Spasmo

Lynne Barrett

Honored for : Elvis Lives
(Volume: September '90)

Nominations 1991 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lynne Barrett Elvis Lives
Volume: September '90
Sue Grafton A Poison That Leaves No Trace
Anthology: Sisters in Crime 2
Lawrence Block Answers to Soldiers
Volume: June '90
Clark Howard Challenge the Widow-Maker
Volume: August '90
Edward Gorman Prisoners
Anthology: New Crimes

Donald E. Westlake

Honored for : Too Many Crooks

Nominations 1990 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Donald E. Westlake Too Many Crooks
Nancy Pickard Afraid All the Time
Stephen Wasylyk For Loyal Service
Ruth Graviros Ted Bundy's Father
Robert Halsted The Girl and the Gator

Bill Crenshaw

Honored for : Flicks
(Volume: August '88)

Nominations 1989 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Bill Crenshaw Flicks
Volume: August '88","Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
Judith O'Neill Bridey's Caller
Volume: May '88","Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
Doug Allyn Deja Vu
Volume: June '88","Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
Bill Pronzini Incident in a Neighborhood Tavern
Anthology: An Eye For Justice
Stephen Wasylyk The Alley
Volume: November '88","Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

Harlan Ellison

Honored for : Soft Monkey
(Anthology: Mystery Scene Reader)

Nominations 1988 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Harlan Ellison Soft Monkey
Anthology: Mystery Scene Reader
Robert Barnard Breakfast Television
Volume: January '87
Paula Gosling Mr. Felix
Volume: July '87
George Baxt Stroke of Genius
Volume: June '87
Joyce Harrington The Au Pair Girl
Anthology: Matter of Crime #1

Robert Sampson

Honored for : Rain in Pinton County
(New Black Mask Volume: May '86)

Nominations 1987 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Robert Sampson Rain in Pinton County
New Black Mask Volume: May '86
Wayne D Dundee Body Count
Anthology: Mean Streets
Thomas Adcock Christmas Cop
EQMM Volume: November '86
Brendan DuBois Driven
EQMM Volume: November '86
Doug Allyn The Puddle Diver
AHMM Volume: October '86

John Lutz

Honored for : Ride the Lightening
(Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Volume: January '85)

Nominations 1986 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Lutz Ride the Lightening
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine","Volume: January '85
Janwillem van de Wetering There Goes Ravelaar
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine","Volume: January '85
Arthur Lyons Trouble in Paradise
New Black Mask","Volume: January '85
Robert Barnard What's in a Name?
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine","Volume: June '85
Robert Twohy Yellow One-Eyed Cat
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine","Volume: May '85

Lawrence Block

Honored for : By Dawn's Early Light

Nominations 1985 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lawrence Block By Dawn's Early Light
Donald E. Westlake After I'm Gone
Robert Twohy Breakfast at Ojai
Chet Williamson Season Pass
Michael Z. Lewin The Reluctant Detective

Ruth Rendell

Honored for : The New Girlfriend

Nominations 1984 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ruth Rendell The New Girlfriend
Simon Brett Big Boy, Little Boy
Stanley Ellin Graffiti
Clark Howard Puerto Rican Blues
Joseph Hansen The Anderson Boy

Frederick Forsyth

Honored for : There are No Snakes in Ireland
(Anthology: No Comebacks)

Nominations 1983 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Frederick Forsyth There are No Snakes in Ireland
James Holding A Decent Price for a Painting
Clark Howard All the Heroes Are Dead
R.R. Rafferty Tall Tommy and the Millionaire

Jack Ritchie

Honored for : The Absence of Emily

Nominations 1982 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Donald S. Olson A Token of Appreciation
Robert Twohy Mousie
Nan Hamilton Seeds of Murder
Ernest Savage The Miracle Day
Jack Ritchie The Absence of Emily
Ernest Savage The Miracle Day

Clark Howard

Honored for : Horn Man

Nominations 1981 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Clark Howard Horn Man
William Bankier The Choirboy
Edward D. Hoch The Most Dangerous Man Alive
John Lutz Until You Are Dead

Geoffrey Norman

Honored for : Armed and Dangerous
(Esquire, Volume: March '79)

Nominations 1980 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Geoffrey Norman Armed and Dangerous
Esquire","Volume: March '79
Brian Garfield Scrimshaw
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine","Volume: December '79
Julian Symons The Boiler
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine","Volume: November '79
Paul Theroux The Imperial Ice House
Atlantic Monthly","Volume: April '79
Frederick Forsyth Used In Evidence
Playboy","Volume: December '79

Barbara Owens

Honored for : The Cloud Beneath the Eaves

Nominations 1979 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Barbara Owens The Cloud Beneath the Eaves
David Ely Going Backward
Bill Pronzini Strangers in the Fog
Thomas Walsh The Closed Door
Donald E. Westlake This Is Death

Thomas Walsh

Honored for : Chance After Chance

Nominations 1978 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Thomas Walsh Chance After Chance
Brian Garfield Jode's Last Hunt
Paul Theroux The Johore Murders
Jean Backus The Last Rendezvous
Geoffrey Bush The Problem of Li T'ang

Etta Revesz

Honored for : Like a Terrible Scream

Nominations 1977 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Etta Revesz Like a Terrible Scream
Avram Davidson Crazy Old Lady
Barbara Callahan Lavender Lady
Jack Ritchie Nobody Tells Me Anything
Ruth Rendell People Don't Do Such Things

Jesse Hill Ford

Honored for : The Jail
(Playboy Volume: March 1975)

Nominations 1976 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jesse Hill Ford The Jail
Playboy Volume: March '75
Joyce Harrington Night Crawlers
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: January '75
Dorothy Salisbury Davis Old Friends
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: September, '75
Ruth Rendell The Fall of the Coin
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: June '75
Jack Ritchie The Many-Flavored Crime
Mystery Digest Magazine Volume: December '75

Ruth Rendell

Honored for : The Fallen Curtain

Nominations 1975 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ruth Rendell The Fallen Curtain
Elsin Ann Gardner A Night Out with the Boys
Joyce Harrington Cabin in the Hollow
Donald S. Olson Screams and Echoes
Thomasina Weber The Game
David Ely The Light in the Cottage

Harlan Ellison

Honored for : The Whimper of Whipped Dogs

Nominations 1974 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Harlan Ellison The Whimper of Whipped Dogs
Joyce Carol Oates Do with Me What You Will
Anthony Gilbert Fifty Years After
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro The Ghosts at Iron River
Joe Gores The O'Bannon Blarney File

Joyce Harrington

Honored for : The Purple Shroud
(Volume: September '72)

Nominations 1973 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Joyce Harrington The Purple Shroud
Volume: September '72
George Bradshaw Celestine
Volume: October '72
C.B. Gilford Frightened Lady
Volume: July '72
Robert L. Fish Hijack
Volume: August '72
Samuel Youd Island of Bright Birds
Volume: February '72

Robert L. Fish

Honored for : Moonlight Gardener
(Argosy, Volume: December '71)

Nominations 1972 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Robert L. Fish Moonlight Gardener
Argosy","Volume: December '71
Pauline C. Smith My Daughter is Dead
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine","Volume: November '71
Evan Hunter Sardinian Incident
Playboy","Volume: October '71
Katherine Anne Porter The Spivvleton Mystery
Ladies' Home Journal","Volume: August '71

Margaret Finn Brown

Honored for : In the Forests of Riga the Beasts are Very Wild Indeed

Nominations 1971 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Margaret Finn Brown In the Forests of Riga the Beasts are Very Wild Indeed
Anthony Gilbert Door to a Different World
John Peirce Miss Paisley on a Diet

Joe Gores

Honored for : Goodbye, Pops

Nominations 1970 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Joe Gores Goodbye, Pops
Robert McNear Death's Door
Robert L. Fish Double Entry
Christianna Brand Poison in the Cup
Duveen Polk Promise of Oranges

Warner Law

Honored for : The Man Who Fooled the World

Nominations 1969 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Warner Law The Man Who Fooled the World
Gerald Kersh Crooked Bone
P. D. James Moment of Power
Michael Collins Success of a Mission
Stanley Ellin The Last Bottle in the World

Edward D. Hoch

Honored for : The Oblong Room

Nominations 1968 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Edward D. Hoch The Oblong Room
John le Carré Dare I Weep? Dare I Mourn?
Robert McNear The Salad Maker
Christianna Brand Twist for Twist

Rhys Davies

Honored for : The Chosen One

Nominations 1967 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Rhys Davies The Chosen One
Algis Budrys Master of the Hounds
Robert L. Fish The Hochmann Miniatures
Charlotte Armstrong The Splintered Monday

Shirley Jackson

Honored for : The Possibility of Evil

Nominations 1966 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Shirley Jackson The Possibility of Evil
Brian Cleeve Foxer
Charlotte Armstrong The Case for Miss Peacock
Holly Roth Who Walks Behind

Lawrence Treat

Honored for : H as in Homicide

Nominations 1965 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lawrence Treat H as in Homicide
William Wiser A Solilokquy in Tongues
Dorothy Salisbury Davis The Purple is Everything

Leslie Ann Brownrigg

Honored for : Man Gehorcht
(Story Magazine, January-February '63)

Nominations 1964 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Leslie Ann Brownrigg Man Gehorcht
Story Magazine, January-February '63
William Humphrey The Ballad of Jesse Neighbors
Esquire, September 1963
Stanley Ellin The Crime of Ezechiele Coen
EQMM, November 1963

David Ely

Honored for : The Sailing Club

Nominations 1963 »

Nominee Nominated Work
David Ely The Sailing Club
Carl Erik Soya An Order
Patricia Highsmith The Terrapin

Avram Davidson

Honored for : Affair at Lahore Cantonment

Nominations 1962 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Avram Davidson Affair at Lahore Cantonment
Ellery Queen Ellery Queen 1962 Anthology
Robert Wallston The Children of Alda Nuova

John Durham

Honored for : Tiger

Nominations 1961 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Durham Tiger
Donald Honig A Real, Live Murderer
Mike Marmer A View From the Terrace
Shirley Jackson Louisa, Please
Nora Kaplan Summer Evil

Roald Dahl

Honored for : The Landlady
(Volume: November '59)

Nominations 1960 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Roald Dahl The Landlady
Volume: November '59
Stanley Ellin The Day of the Bullet
Volume: October '59

William O'Farrell

Honored for : Over There, Darkness

Nominations 1959 »

Nominee Nominated Work
William O'Farrell Over There, Darkness

Gerald Kersh

Honored for : The Secret of the Bottle

Nominations 1958 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Gerald Kersh The Secret of the Bottle
Charlotte Armstrong And Already Lost

Stanley Ellin

Honored for : The Blessington Method
(Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: June '56)

Nominations 1957 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Stanley Ellin The Blessington Method
David Alexander The Gentlest of the Brothers
Evan Hunter The Last Spin

Philip MacDonald

Honored for : Dream No More

Nominations 1956 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Philip MacDonald Dream No More
Whit Masterson Invitation to an Accident

Stanley Ellin

Honored for : The House Party

Nominations 1955 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Stanley Ellin The House Party

Roald Dahl

Honored for : Someone Like You

Nominations 1954 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Roald Dahl Someone Like You

Philip MacDonald

Honored for : Something to Hide

Nominations 1953 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Philip MacDonald Something to Hide

John Collier

Honored for : Fancies and Goodnights

Nominations 1952 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Collier Fancies and Goodnights
Wilbur Daniel Steele Full Cargo
Raymond T. Bond Handbook for Poisoners
August Derleth The Memoirs of Solar Pons
Brett Halliday Twenty Great Tales of Murder
Helen McCloy Twenty Great Tales of Murder

Lawrence Blochman

Honored for : Diagnosis: Homicide

Nominations 1951 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lawrence Blochman Diagnosis: Homicide