2019 Edgar Awards honor BookPage cover star Walter Mosley


Posted by Cat, Deputy Editor on April 26, 2019

Walter Mosley for BookPageFans of crime stories, we all have our own favorite mysteries from 2018 (our Best of 2018 list is here!). But it’s so rewarding when the winners of the Edgar Allan Poe Awards, selected by the Mystery Writers of America, align with so many of our own faves. The 2019 winners have just been announced, with the Edgar Award for Best Novel going to BookPage cover star Walter Mosley! Read on for more winners, and see the whole list here.


BEST NOVEL

Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley

 

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR

Bearskin by James A. McLaughlin

 

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin

 

BEST FACT CRIME

Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation by Robert W. Fieseler

 

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL

Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s by Leslie S. Klinger

 

BEST JUVENILE

Otherwood by Pete Hautman

 

BEST YOUNG ADULT

Sadie by Courtney Summers

 

GRAND MASTER

Martin Cruz Smith

 

THE SIMON & SCHUSTER MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD

The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

 

THE G.P. PUTNAM’S SONS SUE GRAFTON MEMORIAL AWARD

Shell Game by Sara Paretsky





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