Awards & Winners

Edgar Award for Best Novel

Edgar Award

This is a list of winners and nominees for the Edgar Award for Best Novel, given at The Edgar Allan Poe Awards.
Date Established : 1954

Check all the winners of Edgar Award for Best Novel presented under Edgar Award since 1954 .

William Kent Krueger

Honored for : Ordinary Grace
(Simon & Schuster \u2013 Atria Books)

Nominations 2014 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Thomas H. Cook Sandrine's Case
Grove Atlantic \u2013 The Mysterious Press
Matt Haig The Humans
Simon & Schuster
William Kent Krueger Ordinary Grace
Simon & Schuster \u2013 Atria Books
Louise Penny How the Light Gets In
Minotaur Books
Ian Rankin Standing in Another Man's Grave
Hachette Book Group \u2013 Reagan Arthur Books
Lori Roy Until She Comes Home
Penguin Group USA \u2013 Dutton Books

Dennis Lehane

Honored for : Live by Night

Nominations 2013 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dennis Lehane Live by Night
Gillian Flynn Gone Girl
Jesse Kellerman Potboiler
Al Lamanda Sunset
Walter Mosley All I Did Was Shoot My Man
Ace Atkins The Lost Ones
Lyndsay Fay The Gods of Gotham

Mo Hayder

Honored for : Gone

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Mo Hayder Gone
Anne Holt 1222
Philip Kerr Field Gray
Keigo Higashino The Devotion of Suspect X
Ace Atkins The Ranger

Steve Hamilton

Honored for : The Lock Artist

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Harlan Coben Caught
Tana French Faithful Place
Laura Lippman I'd Know You Anywhere
Steve Hamilton The Lock Artist
Timothy Hallinan The Queen of Patpong
Tom Franklin Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

John Hart

Honored for : The Last Child
(Minotaur Books)

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Hart The Last Child
Minotaur Books
Malla Nunn A Beautiful Place to Die
Simon & Schuster","Atria Books
Charlie Huston The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death
Jo Nesbø Nemesis
Tim Gautreaux The Missing
Random House","Alfred A. Knopf
Kathleen George The Odds
Minotaur Books

C. J. Box

Honored for : Blue Heaven

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Robert Ferrigno Sins of the Assassin
Morag Joss The Night Following
Karin Alvtegen Missing
C. J. Box Blue Heaven
Lisa Lutz Curse of the Spellmans
Declan Hughes The Price of Blood

John Hart

Honored for : Down River
(St. Martin's Minotaur)

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Michael Chabon The Yiddish Policemen's Union
John Hart Down River
St. Martin's Minotaur
Ken Bruen Priest
St. Martin's Minotaur
John Banville Christine Falls
Henry Holt and Company
Reed Coleman Soul Patch
Bleak House Books

Jason Goodwin

Honored for : The Janissary Tree

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Joanne Harris Gentlemen & Players
Jason Goodwin The Janissary Tree
Denise Mina The Dead Hour: Time Only Matters When It's Running Out
Louis Bayard The Pale Blue Eye
Nancy Pickard The Virgin of Small Plains
Olen Steinhauer Liberation Movements

Jess Walter

Honored for : Citizen Vince

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jess Walter Citizen Vince
George Pelecanos Drama City
Thomas H. Cook Red Leaves
Michael Connelly The Lincoln Lawyer
Tess Gerritsen Vanish

T. Jefferson Parker

Honored for : California Girl

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
T. Jefferson Parker California Girl
Laura Lippman By a Spider's Thread
Janet Quin-Harkin Evan's Gate
Julia Spencer-Fleming Out of the Deep I Cry
Chris Mooney Remembering Sarah

Ian Rankin

Honored for : Resurrection Men

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ian Rankin Resurrection Men
Jacqueline Winspear Maisie Dobbs
Natsuo Kirino Out
Ken Bruen The Guards
Michael Connelly Lost Light

S. J. Rozan

Honored for : Winter and Night

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
S. J. Rozan Winter and Night
Michael Connelly City of Bones
James Lee Burke Jolie Blon's Bounce
Manda Scott No Good Deed
Mary Kay Andrews Savannah Blues

T. Jefferson Parker

Honored for : Silent Joe

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
T. Jefferson Parker Silent Joe
Evan Hunter Money, Money, Money
S. J. Rozan Reflecting the Sky
Harlan Coben Tell No One
D.W. Buffa The Judgment

Joe R. Lansdale

Honored for : The Bottoms

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Joe R. Lansdale The Bottoms
Kristine Kathryn Rusch A Dangerous Road
Val McDermid A Place of Execution
T. Jefferson Parker Red Light
Nancy Pickard The Whole Truth

Jan Burke

Honored for : Bones

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jan Burke Bones
Peter Robinson In a Dry Season
Robert Crais L.A. Requiem
Rennie Airth River of Darkness
Stephen Greenleaf Strawberry Sunday

Robert Clark

Honored for : Mr. White's Confession: A Novel

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Robert Clark Mr. White's Confession: A Novel
J. Wallis Martin A Likeness in Stone
Robert Goddard Beyond Recall
Michael Connelly Blood Work
Domenic Stansberry The Last Days of Il Duce

James Lee Burke

Honored for : Cimarron Rose

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
James Lee Burke Cimarron Rose
Bill Pronzini A Wasteland of Strangers
Ian Rankin Black & Blue
Deborah Crombie Dreaming of the Bones
Mark T. Sullivan The Purification Ceremony

Thomas H. Cook

Honored for : The Chatham School Affair

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Thomas H. Cook The Chatham School Affair
Margaret Lawrence Hearts and Bones
Carolyn Wheat Mean Streak
Anne Perry Pentecost Alley
Laurie R. King With Child

Dick Francis

Honored for : Come to Grief

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dick Francis Come to Grief
John Dunning The Bookman's Wake
Keith Miles The Roaring Boy
John Katzenbach The Shadow Man
Peter Lovesey The Summons

Mary Willis Walker

Honored for : The Red Scream

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Mary Willis Walker The Red Scream
Lawrence Block A Long Line of Dead Men
Peter Abrahams Lights Out
Edna Buchanan Miami, It's Murder
Peter Robinson Wednesday's Child

Minette Walters

Honored for : The Sculptress

Nominations 1994 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Minette Walters The Sculptress
Robert Crais Free Fall
Peter Høeg Smilla's Sense of Snow
Gerald Seymour The Journeyman Tailor
Marcia Muller Wolf in the Shadows

Margaret Maron

Honored for : Bootlegger's Daughter

Nominations 1993 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Margaret Maron Bootlegger's Daughter
Joe Gores 32 Cadillacs
Liza Cody Backhand
Kem Nunn Pomona Queen
Walter Mosley White Butterfly

Lawrence Block

Honored for : A Dance at the Slaughterhouse

Nominations 1992 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lawrence Block A Dance at the Slaughterhouse
Andrew Klavan Don't Say a Word
Nancy Pickard I.O.U
Stuart Woods Palindrome
Lia Matera Prior Convictions

Julie Smith

Honored for : New Orleans Mourning

Nominations 1991 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Julie Smith New Orleans Mourning
Reginald Hill Bones and Silence
Robert D. Zimmerman Deadfall in Berlin
Jay Brandon Fade the Heat
Loren D. Estleman Whiskey River

James Lee Burke

Honored for : Black Cherry Blues

Nominations 1990 »

Nominee Nominated Work
James Lee Burke Black Cherry Blues
Frances Fyfield A Question of Guilt
Bartholomew Gill Death of a Joyce Scholar
Andrew Coburn Goldilocks
Eugene Izzi The Booster

Stuart M. Kaminsky

Honored for : A Cold Red Sunrise

Nominations 1989 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Stuart M. Kaminsky A Cold Red Sunrise
Tony Hillerman A Thief of Time
David L. Lindsey In The Lake Of The Moon
Carl Kosak Joey's Case
Thomas H. Cook Sacrificial Ground

Aaron Elkins

Honored for : Old Bones

Nominations 1988 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Aaron Elkins Old Bones
Linda Barnes A Trouble of Fools
Barbara Margaret Trimble Nursery Crimes
Peter Lovesey Rough Cider
Charlotte MacLeod The Corpse in Oozak's Pond

Ruth Rendell

Honored for : A Dark-Adapted Eye

Nominations 1987 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ruth Rendell A Dark-Adapted Eye
P. D. James A Taste for Death
Joe Gores Come Morning
Brian Freemantle The Blind Run
Roger L. Simon The Straight Man

L. R. Wright

Honored for : The Suspect

Nominations 1986 »

Nominee Nominated Work
L. R. Wright The Suspect
Simon Brett A Shock to the System
Ruth Rendell An Unkindness of Ravens
Paul Auster City of Glass
Ruth Rendell The Tree of Hands

Ross Thomas

Honored for : Briar Patch

Nominations 1985 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ross Thomas Briar Patch
William Pearson Chessplayer
Jane Langton Emily Dickinson is Dead
Michael Gilbert The Black Seraphim
Barbara Margaret Trimble Twelfth Juror

Elmore Leonard

Honored for : LaBrava

Nominations 1984 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Elmore Leonard LaBrava
Christopher Leach Texas Station
John le Carré The Little Drummer Girl
Umberto Eco The Name of the Rose
William McIlvanney The Papers of Tony Veitch

Rick Boyer

Honored for : Billingsgate Shoal

Nominations 1983 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Rick Boyer Billingsgate Shoal
Lawrence Block Eight Million Ways to Die
Donald E. Westlake Kahawa
Elmore Leonard Split Images
Seymour Shubin The Captain

William Bayer

Honored for : Peregrine

Nominations 1982 »

Nominee Nominated Work
William Bayer Peregrine
Patrick McGinley Bogmail
Robert Barnard Death in a Cold Climate
Liza Cody Dupe
Robert Littell The Amateur
Ted Allbeury The Other Side of Silence

Dick Francis

Honored for : Whip Hand

Nominations 1981 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dick Francis Whip Hand
Barbara Margaret Trimble Death Drop
Robert Barnard Death of a Literary Widow
A. J. Quinnell Man on Fire
Reginald Hill The Spy's Wife

Arthur Maling

Honored for : The Rheingold Route

Nominations 1980 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Arthur Maling The Rheingold Route
C. P. Snow A Coat of Varnish
Robert Barnard Death of a Mystery Writer
Roger Longrigg Fire in the Barley
Ruth Rendell Make Death Love Me

Ken Follett

Honored for : Eye of the Needle

Nominations 1979 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ken Follett Eye of the Needle
Ruth Rendell A Sleeping Life
Tony Hillerman Listening Woman
Jack S. Scott The Shallow Grave
Morton Freedgood The Snake

William H. Hallahan

Honored for : Catch Me: Kill Me

Nominations 1978 »

Nominee Nominated Work
William H. Hallahan Catch Me: Kill Me
William McIlvanney Laidlaw
Martin Cruz Smith Nightwing

Robert B. Parker

Honored for : Promised Land

Nominations 1977 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Robert B. Parker Promised Land
Richard Neely Madness of the Heart
Thomas Gifford The Cavanaugh Quest
Gerald Seymour The Glory Boys
Trevanian The Main

Brian Garfield

Honored for : Hopscotch

Nominations 1976 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Brian Garfield Hopscotch
Gerald Seymour Harry's Game
Maggie Rennert Operation Alcestic
Marvin Albert The Gargoyle Conspiracy
Ross Thomas The Money Harvest

Jon Cleary

Honored for : Peter's Pence

Nominations 1975 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jon Cleary Peter's Pence
Francis Clifford Good-bye and Amen
Paul Winterton The Lester Affair
Malcolm Bosse The Man Who Loved Zoos
Paul Erdman Silver Bears

Tony Hillerman

Honored for : Dance Hall of the Dead

Nominations 1974 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Tony Hillerman Dance Hall of the Dead
Francis Clifford Amigo, Amigo
P. D. James An Unsuitable Job for a Woman
Jean Stubbs Dear Laura
Victor Canning The Rainbird Pattern

Warren Kiefer

Honored for : The Lingala Code

Nominations 1973 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Warren Kiefer The Lingala Code
Martin Cruz Smith Canto for a Gypsy
John Ball Five Pieces of Jade
Hugh C. Rae The Shooting Gallery
Ngaio Marsh Tied Up in Tinsel

Frederick Forsyth

Honored for : The Day of the Jackal

Nominations 1972 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Frederick Forsyth The Day of the Jackal
P. D. James Shroud for a Nightingale
G. F. Newman Sir, You Bastard
Tony Hillerman The Fly on the Wall
Arthur Wise Who killed Enoch Powell?

Per Wahlöö, Maj Sjöwall

Honored for : The Laughing Policeman

Nominations 1971 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Pat Stadley Autumn of a Hunter
Margaret Millar Beyond This Point Are Monsters
Patricia Moyes Many Deadly Returns
Donald E. Westlake The Hot Rock
Shaun Herron The Hound and the Fox and the Harper
Maj Sjöwall The Laughing Policeman
Per Wahlöö The Laughing Policeman

Dick Francis

Honored for : Forfeit

Nominations 1970 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dick Francis Forfeit
Chester Himes Blind Man with a Pistol
Shaun Herron Miro
Peter Dickinson The Old English Peep Show
Emma Lathen When in Greece
Dorothy Salisbury Davis Where the Dark Streets Go

Michael Crichton

Honored for : A Case of Need

Nominations 1969 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Michael Crichton A Case of Need
Peter Dickinson The Glass-Sided Ants' Nest
Dick Francis Blood Sport
Dorothy Salisbury Davis God Speed the Night
Jerome Ross God Speed the Night
Heron Carvic Picture Miss Seeton
Stanley Ellin The Valentine Estate

Donald E. Westlake

Honored for : God Save the Mark

Nominations 1968 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Donald E. Westlake God Save the Mark
George Baxt A Parade of Cockeyed Creatures: or Did Someone Murder Our Wandering Boy?
Dick Francis Flying Finish
Charlotte Armstrong Lemon in the Basket
Ira Levin Rosemary's Baby
Charlotte Armstrong Gift Shop

Nicolas Freeling

Honored for : The King of the Rainy Country

Nominations 1967 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Nicolas Freeling The King of the Rainy Country
Ngaio Marsh Killer Dolphin
Dick Francis Odds Against
Donald E. Westlake The Busy Body

Elleston Trevor

Honored for : The Quiller Memorandum

Nominations 1966 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Elleston Trevor The Quiller Memorandum
Mary Stewart Airs Above the Ground
Len Deighton Funeral in Berlin
Ross Macdonald The Far Side of the Dollar
Dorothy Salisbury Davis The Pale Betrayer
H. R. F. Keating The Perfect Murder

John le Carré

Honored for : The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Nominations 1965 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John le Carré The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Margaret Millar The Fiend
Hans Hellmut Kirst The Night of the Generals
Mary Stewart This Rough Magic

Eric Ambler

Honored for : The Light of Day

Nominations 1964 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Eric Ambler The Light of Day
Stanton Forbes Grieve for the Past
Dorothy B. Hughes The Expendable Man
Elizabeth Fenwick The Make-Believe Man
Frederic Dannay The Player on Other Side
Manfred Lee The Player on Other Side

Edith Pargeter

Honored for : Death and the Joyful Woman

Nominations 1963 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Edith Pargeter Death and the Joyful Woman
Elizabeth Linington Knave of Hearts
Mark McShane Seance on a Wet Afternoon
Shelley Smith The Ballad of the Running Man
Jean Potts The Evil Wish
Ross Macdonald Zebra-Striped Hearse

John Creasey

Honored for : Gideon's Fire

Nominations 1962 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Creasey Gideon's Fire
Lionel Davidson The Night of Wenceslas
Elizabeth Linington Nightmare
Suzanne Blanc The Green Stone
Ross Macdonald Wycherly Woman

Julian Symons

Honored for : The Progress of a Crime

Nominations 1961 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Julian Symons The Progress of a Crime
Norah Lofts The Devil's Own
Herbert Brean The Traces of Brillhart
Geoffrey Household Watcher in the Shadows

Celia Fremlin

Honored for : The Hours Before Dawn

Nominations 1960 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Celia Fremlin The Hours Before Dawn
Philip MacDonald The List of Adrian Messenger

Stanley Ellin

Honored for : The Eighth Circle

Nominations 1959 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Stanley Ellin The Eighth Circle
Dorothy Salisbury Davis A Gentleman Called
David Alexander The Madhouse in Washington Square
Charity Blackstock Miss Fenny

Ed Lacy

Honored for : Room to Swing

Nominations 1958 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ed Lacy Room to Swing
Arthur Upfield Bushman Who Came Back
Bill S. Ballinger The Longest Second
Marjorie Carleton The Night of the Good Children

Charlotte Armstrong

Honored for : A Dram of Poison

Nominations 1957 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Charlotte Armstrong A Dram of Poison
Margot Bennett The Man Who Didn't Fly

Margaret Millar

Honored for : Beast in View

Nominations 1956 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Margaret Millar Beast in View
Mildred Gordon The Case of the Talking Bug
Gordon Gordon The Case of the Talking Bug
Patricia Highsmith The Talented Mr. Ripley

Raymond Chandler

Honored for : The Long Goodbye

Nominations 1955 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Raymond Chandler The Long Goodbye

Charlotte Jay

Honored for : Beat Not the Bones

Nominations 1954 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Charlotte Jay Beat Not the Bones