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The Edgar Awards

The Edgar Allan Poe Awards are awarded annually by the Mystery Writers of America to authors of distinguished work in various categories of the genre. (The Edgar® is a registered trademark of the MWA.)


  • Best Novel: Let Me Die in His Footsteps by Lori Roy (Dutton)
  • Best First Novel: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press)
  • Best Paperback Original: The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney (William Morrow)
  • Best Fact Crime: Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully by Allen Kurzweil (Harper)
  • Best Critical/Biographical: The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards (HarperCollins)
  • Best Short Story: "Obits" by Stephen King (Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Scribner)
  • Best Juvenile: Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy by Susan Vaught (Simon & Schuster)
  • Best Young Adult: A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis (HarperCollins)
  • Best Television Episode Teleplay: Gently with the Women by Peter Flannery (George Gently)
  • Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: "Chung Ling Soo's Greatest Trick" by Russell W. Johnson (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
  • Grand Master: Walter Mosley
  • Raven Awards: Margaret Kinsman, Sisters in Crime
  • Ellery Queen Award: Janet Rudolph, Mystery Readers International
  • The Simon & Schuster — Mary Higgins Clark Award: Little Pretty Things by Lori Rader-Day (Seventh Street Books)
  • Best Novel: Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (Scribner)
  • Best First Novel: Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman (W. W. Norton)
  • Best Paperback Original: The Secret History of Las Vegas by Chris Albani (Penguin Books)
  • Best Fact Crime: Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William Mann (Harper)
  • Best Critical/Biographical: Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe by J.W. Ocker (Countryman Press)
  • Best Short Story: "What Do You Do?" by Gillian Flynn (Rogues, Ballantine Books)
  • Best Juvenile: Greenglass House by Kate Milford (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Best Young Adult: The Art of Secrets by James Klise (Algonquin)
  • Best Television Episode Teleplay: "Episode 1" by Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley)
  • Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: "Getaway Girl" by Zoë Z. Dean (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
  • Grand Masters: Lois Duncan and James Ellroy
  • Raven Awards: Ruth and Jon Jordan, Crimespree Magazine; and Kathryn Kennison, Magna Cum Murder
  • Ellery Queen Award: Charles Ardai, Hard Case Crime
  • The Simon & Schuster — Mary Higgins Clark Award: The Stranger You Know by Jane Casey (Minotaur Books)
  • Best Novel: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger (Atria Books)
  • Best First Novel: Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews (Scribner)
  • Best Paperback Original: The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood (Penguin Books)
  • Best Fact Crime: The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower (Minotaur Books)
  • Best Critical/Biographical: America is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture by Erik Dussere (Oxford University Press)
  • Best Short Story: "The Caston Private Lending Library & Book Depository" — Bibliomysteries by John Connolly (Mysterious Press)
  • Best Juvenile: One Came Home by Amy Timberlake (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • Best Young Adult: Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher (Little, Brown)
  • Best Television Episode Teleplay: "Episode 1" — The Fall by Allan Cubitt (Netflix)
  • Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: "The Wentworth Letter" — Criminal Element's Malfeasance Occasional by Jeff Soloway (St. Martin's Press)
  • Grand Masters: Robert Crais and Carolyn Hart
  • Raven Award: Aunt Agatha's Bookstore, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • The Simon & Schuster — Mary Higgins Clark Award: Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman (Ballantine)
  • Best Novel: Live by Night by Dennis Lehane (William Morrow)
  • Best First Novel: The Expats by Chris Pavone (Crown)
  • Best Paperback Original: The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books)
  • Best Fact Crime: Midnight in Peking by Paul French (Penguin Books)
  • Best Critical/Biographical: The Scientific Sherlock Holmes by James O'Brien (Oxford University Press)
  • Best Short Story: "The Unremarkable Heart" (Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance) by Karin Slaughter (Mulholland Books)
  • Best Juvenile: The Quick Fix by Jack D. Ferraiolo (Amulet Books)
  • Best Young Adult: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Hyperion)
  • Best Television Episode Teleplay: "A Scandal in Belgravia" (Sherlock) by Steven Moffat (BBC/Masterpiece)
  • Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: "When They Are Done With Us" (Staten Island Noir) by Patricia Smith (Akashic Books)
  • Grand Masters: Ken Follett and Margaret Maron
  • Raven Awards: Oline Cogdill and Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore (San Diego CA)
  • Ellery Queen Award: Akashic Books
  • The Simon & Schuster — Mary Higgins Clark Award: The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books)
  • Best Novel: Gone by Mo Hayder (Atlantic Monthly Press)
  • Best First Novel: Bent Road by Lori Roy (Dutton)
  • Best Paperback Original: The Company Man by Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit Books)
  • Best Fact Crime: Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard (Doubleday)
  • Best Critical/Biographical: On Conan Doyle by Michael Dirda (Princeton University Press)
  • Best Short Story: "The Man Who Took His Hat Off to the Driver of the Train" (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine) by Peter Turnbull
  • Best Juvenile: Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby (Scholastic Press)
  • Best Young Adult: The Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley Mackall (Knopf)
  • Best Play: The Game's Afoot by Ken Ludwig (Cleveland Playhouse)
  • Best Television Episode Screenplay: "Pilot" (Homeland) by Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, and Gideon Raff
  • Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: "A Good Man of Business" (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine) by David Ingram (Dell Magazines)
  • Grand Master: Martha Grimes
  • Raven Award: M is for Mystery Bookstore
  • Raven Award: Molly Weston, Meritorious Mysteries
  • Ellery Queen Award: Joe Meyers, Connecticut Post/Hearst Media News Group
  • Simon & Schuster/Mary Higgins Clark Award: Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry (Crown)
  • Best Novel: The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton (Minotaur Books)
  • Best First Novel: Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva (Forge Books)
  • Best Paperback Original: Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard (Random House)
  • Best Fact Crime: Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime and Complicity by Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry (University of Nebraska Press)
  • Best Critical/Biographical: Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and his Rendevouz with American History by Yunte Huang (Norton)
  • Best Short Story: "The Scent of Lilacs" (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine) by Doug Allyn (Dell Magazines)
  • Best Juvenile: The Buddy Files: The Case of the Lost Boy by Dori Hillestad Butler (Albert Whitman & Co.)
  • Best Young Adult: The Interrogation of Gabriel James by Charlie Price (Farrar, Straus, Giroux)
  • Best Play: The Psychic by Sam Bobrick (Falcon Theatre, Burback CA)
  • Best Television Episode Teleplay: Luther: "Episode 1" by Neil Cross (BBC America)
  • Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: "Skyler Hobbs and the Rabbit Man" (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine) by Evan Lewis (Dell Magazines)
  • Grand Master: Sara Paretsky
  • Raven Award: Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore (Forest Park IL)
  • Raven Award: Once Upon a Crime Bookstore (Minneapolis MN)
  • The Simon & Schuster — Mary Higgins Clark Award: The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Best Novel: The Last Child by John Hart (Minotaur Books)
  • Best First Novel: In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff (Minotaur Books)Review of In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff
  • Best Paperback Original: Body Blows by Marc Strange (Castle Street)
  • Best Juvenile: Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Best Young Adult: Reality Check by Peter Abrahams (HarperCollins)
  • Grand Master: Dorothy Gilman
  • Best Novel: Blue Heaven by C. J. Box
  • Best First Novel by an American Author: The Foreigner by Francie Lin
  • Best Paperback Original: China Lake by Meg Gardiner
  • Best Motion Picture Screenplay: In Bruges by Martin McDonagh
  • Grand Masters: James Lee Burke and Sue Grafton
  • Best Novel: Down River by John Hart
  • Best First Novel by an American Author: In the Woods by Tana French
  • Best Paperback Original: Queenpin by Megan Abbott
  • Best Motion Picture Screenplay: Michael Clayton by Tony Gilroy
  • Grand Master: Bill Pronzini
  • Best Novel: The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • Best First Novel by an American Author: The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson (Random House)
  • Best Paperback Original: Snakeskin Shamisen by Naomi Hirahara (Bantam Dell)
  • Best Motion Picture Screenplay: The Departed by William Monahan (Warner Bros.)
  • Grand Master: Steven King
  • Best Novel: Citizen Vince by Jess Walter (Regan Books)
  • Best First Novel by an American Author: Officer Down by Theresa Schwegel (Minotaur Books)
  • Best Paperback Original: Girl in the Glass by Jeffrey Ford (Dark Alley)
  • Best Motion Picture Screenplay: Syriana by Stephen Gaghan (based on the novel by Robert Baer)
  • Grand Master: Stuart Kaminsky
  • Best Novel: California Girl by T. Jefferson Parker (Wm. Morrow)
  • Best First Novel: Country of Origin by Don Lee (W.W. Norton & Company)
  • Best Paperback Original: The Confession by Domenic Stansberry (Hard Case Crime)
  • Best Motion Picture Screenplay: A Very Long Engagement by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (based on the novel by Sebastien Japrisot)
  • Grand Master: Marcia Muller
  • Best Novel: Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin (Little, Brown)
  • Best First Novel: Death of a Nationalist by Rebecca Pawel (Soho Press)
  • Best Paperback Original: Find Me Again by Sylvia Maultash Warsh (Dundurn Group)
  • Grand Master: Joseph Wambaugh
  • Best Novel: Winter and Night by S. J. Rozan (Minotaur Books)
  • Best First Novel: The Blue Edge of Midnight by Jonathon King (Dutton)
  • Best Paperback Original: Out of Sight by T.J. MacGregor (Pinnacle)
  • Grand Master: Ira Levin
  • Best Novel: Silent Joe by T. Jefferson Parker (Hyperion)
  • Best First Novel: Line of Vision by David Ellis (G.P. Putnam's Sons)
  • Best Paperback Original: Adios Muchachos by Daniel Chavarria (Akashic Books)
  • Grand Master: Robert B. Parker
  • Best Novel: The Bottoms by Joe R. Lansdale (Mysterious Press)
  • Best First Novel: Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss (Random House)
  • Best Paperback Original: The Black Maria by Mark Graham (Avon)
  • Grand Master: Edward D. Hoch
  • Best Novel: Bones by Jan Burke (Simon & Schuster)
  • Best First Novel: The Skull Mantra by Eliot Pattison (St. Martin's Press)
  • Best Paperback Original: Fulton County Blues by Ruth Birmingham (Berkley Prime Books)
  • Grand Master: Mark Higgins Clark
  • Best Novel: Mr. White's Confession by Robert Clark (Picador USA)
  • Best First Novel: A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve Hamilton (St. Martin's Press)
  • Best Paperback Original: The Widower's Two-Step by Rick Riordan (Bantam)
  • Grand Master: P. D. James
  • Best Novel: Cimarron Rose by James Lee Burke (Hyperion)
  • Best First Novel: Los Alamos by Joseph Kanon (Broadway Books)
  • Best Paperback Original: Charm City by Laura Lippman (Avon)
  • Grand Master: Barbara Mertz (Elizabeth Peters, Barbara Michaels)
  • Best Novel: The Chatham School Affair by Thomas H. Cook (Bantam)
  • Best First Novel: Simple Justice by John Morgan Wilson (Doubleday)
  • Best Paperback Original: Fade Away by Harlan Coben (Dell)
  • Grand Master: Ruth Rendell
  • Best Novel: Come to Grief by Dick Francis (Putnam)
  • Best First Novel: Penance by David Housewright (Foul Play/Countryman Press)
  • Best Paperback Original: Tarnished Blue by William Heffernan (Onyx)
  • Grand Master: Dick Francis
  • Best Novel: The Red Scream by Mary Willis Walker (Doubleday)
  • Best First Novel: The Caveman's Valentine by George Dawes Green (Warner Books)
  • Best Paperback Original: Final Appeal by Lisa Scottoline (Harper)
  • Grand Master: Mickey Spillane
  • Best Novel: The Sculptress by Minette Walters (St. Martin's Press)
  • Best First Novel: A Grave Talent by Laurie R. King (St. Martin's Press)
  • Best Paperback Original: Dead Folk's Blues by Steven Womack (Ballantine)
  • Grand Master: Lawrence Block
  • Best Novel: Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron (Mysterious Press)
  • Best First Novel: The Black Echo by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
  • Best Paperback Original: A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Berkley)
  • Grand Master: Donald E. Westlake
  • Best Novel: A Dance at the Slaughterhouse by Lawrence Block (Wm. Morrow)
  • Best First Novel: Slow Motion Riot by Peter Blauner (Wm. Morrow)
  • Best Paperback Original: Dark Maze by Thomas Adcock (Pocket Books)
  • Grand Master: Elmore Leonard
  • Best Novel: New Orleans Mourning by Julie Smith (St. Martin's Press)
  • Best First Novel: Postmortem by Patricia D. Cornwell (Scribners)
  • Best Paperback Original: The Man Who Would Be F.Scott Fitzgerald by David Handler (Bantam)
  • Grand Master: Tony Hillerman
  • Best Novel: Black Cherry Blues by James Lee Burke (Little, Brown)
  • Best First Novel: The Last Billable Hour by Susan Wolfe (St. Martin's Press)
  • Best Paperback Original: The Rain by Keith Peterson (Bantam)
  • Grand Master: Helen McCloy
  • Best Novel: A Cold Red Sunrise by Stuart M. Kaminsky (Scribners)
  • Best First Novel: Carolina Skeletons by David Stout (Mysterious Press)
  • Best Paperback Original: The Telling of Lies by Timothy Findley (Dell)
  • Grand Master: Hillary Waugh
  • Best Novel: Old Bones by Aaron Elkins (Mysterious Press)
  • Best First Novel: Death Among Strangers by Deidre S. Laiken (Macmillan)
  • Best Paperback Original: Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumb (TSR)
  • Grand Master: Phyllis A. Whitney
  • Best Novel: A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine (Bantam)
  • Best First Novel: No One Rides for Free by Larry Beinhart (Wm. Morrow)
  • Best Paperback Original: The Junkyard Dog by Robert Campbell (Signet)
  • Grand Master: Michael Gilbert
  • Best Novel: The Suspect by L.R. Wright (Viking)
  • Best First Novel: When the Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman (Atheneum)
  • Best Paperback Original: Pigs Get Fat by Warren Murphy (NAL)
  • Grand Master: Ed McBain
  • Best Novel: Briar Patch by Ross Thomas (Simon & Schuster)
  • Best First Novel: Strike Three, You're Dead by R. D. Rosen (Walker)
  • Best Paperback Original: Grandmaster by Molly Cochran, Warren Murphy (Pinnacle)
  • Grand Master: Dorothy Salisbury Davis
  • Best Novel: La Brava by Elmore Leonard (Arbor House)
  • Best First Novel: The Bay Psalm Book Murder by Will Harriss (Walker)
  • Best Paperback Original: Mrs. White by Margaret Tracy (Dell)
  • Grand Master: John le Carre
  • Best Novel: Billingsgate Shoal by Rick Boyer (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Best First Novel: The Butcher's Boy by Thomas Perry (Scribners)
  • Best Paperback Original: Triangle by Teri White (Ace/Charter)
  • Grand Master: Margaret Millar
  • Best Novel: Peregrine by William Bayer (Congdon & Lattes)
  • Best First Novel: Chiefs by Stuart Woods (W. W. Norton & Co.)
  • Best Paperback Original: The Old Dick by L. A. Morse (Avon)
  • Grand Master: Julian Symons
  • Best Novel: Whip Hand by Dick Francis (Harper & Row)
  • Best First Novel: The Watcher by K. Nolte Smith (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan)
  • Best Paperback Original: Public Murders by Bill Granger (Jove Books)
  • Grand Master: Stanley Ellin
  • Best Novel: The Rheingold Route by Arthur Maling (Harper & Row)
  • Best First Novel: The Lasko Tangent by Richard North Patterson (W.W. Norton & Co.)
  • Best Paperback Original: The Hog Murders by William L. DeAndrea (Avon)
  • Grand Master: W. R. Burnett
  • Best Novel: The Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett (Arbor House)
  • Best First Novel: Killed in the Ratings by William L. DeAndrea (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)
  • Best Paperback Original: Deceit and Deadly Lies by Frank Bandy (Charter)
  • Grand Master: Aaron Marc Stein
  • Best Novel: Catch Me: Kill Me by William H. Hallahan (Bobbs-Merrill)
  • Best First Novel: A French Finish by Robert Ross (Putnam)
  • Best Paperback Original: The Quark Maneuver by Mike Jahn (Ballantine)
  • Grand Masters: Daphne du Maurier, Dorothy B. Hughes, and Ngaio Marsh
  • Best Novel: Promised Land by Robert B. Parker (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Best First Novel: The Thomas Berryman Number by James Patterson (Little, Brown)
  • Best Paperback Original: Confess, Fletch by Gregory McDonald (Avon)
  • Best Novel: Hopscotch by Brian Garfield (M. Evans)
  • Best First Novel: The Alvarez Journal by Rex Burns (Harper & Row)
  • Best Paperback Original: Autopsy by John R. Feegel (Avon)
  • Grand Master: Graham Greene
  • Best Novel: Peter's Pence by Jon Cleary (Wm. Morrow)
  • Best First Novel: Fletch by Gregory McDonald (Bobbs-Merrill)
  • Best Paperback Original: The Corpse That Walked by Roy Winsor (Fawcett)
  • Grand Master: Eric Ambler
  • Best Novel: Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman (Harper & Row)
  • Best First Novel: The Billion Dollar Sure Thing by Paul E. Erdman (Scribners)
  • Best Paperback Original: Death of an Informer by Will Perry (Pyramid)
  • Grand Master: Ross Macdonald
  • Best Novel: The Lingala Code by Warren Kiefer (Random House)
  • Best First Novel: Squaw Point by R.H. Shimer (Harper & Row)
  • Best Paperback Original: The Invader by Richard Wormser (Gold Medal)
  • Grand Masters: Alfred Hitchcock and Judson Philips
  • Best Novel: The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth (Viking)
  • Best First Novel: Finding Maubee by A. H. Z. Carr (Putnam)
  • Best Paperback Original: For Murder I Charge More by Frank McAuliffe (Ballantine)
  • Grand Master: John D. MacDonald
  • Best Novel: The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjowall, Per Wahloo (Pantheon)
  • Best First Novel: The Anderson Tapes by Lawrence Sanders (Putnam)
  • Best Paperback Original: Flashpoint by Dan J. Marlowe (Gold Medal)
  • Grand Master: Mignon C. Eberhart
  • Best Novel: Forfeit by Dick Francis (Harper & Row)
  • Best First Novel: A Time for Predators by Joe Gores (Random House)
  • Best Paperback Original: The Dragon's Eye by Scott C. S. Stone (Gold Medal)
  • Grand Master: James M. Cain
  • Best Novel: A Case of Need by Jeffery Hudson (World)
  • Best First Novel: The Bait by Dorothy Uhnak (Simon & Schuster)
  • Best First Novel: Silver Street by E. Richard Johnson (Harper & Row)
  • Grand Master: John Creasey
  • Best Novel: God Save the Mark by Donald E. Westlake (Random House)
  • Best First Novel: Act of Fear by Michael Collins (Dodd, Mead)
  • Best Novel: The King of the Rainy Country by Nicolas Freeling (Harper & Row)
  • Best First Novel: The Cold War Swap by Ross Thomas (Morrow)
  • Grand Master: Baynard Kendrick
  • Best Novel: The Quiller Memorandum by Adam Hall (Simon & Schuster)
  • Best First Novel: In The Heat of the Night by John Ball (Harper & Row)
  • Grand Master: Georges Simenon
  • Best Novel: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre (Coward-McCann)
  • Best First Novel: Friday the Rabbi Slept Late by Harry Kemelman (Crown)
  • Best Novel: The Light of Day by Eric Ambler (Knopf)
  • Best First Novel: Florentine Finish by Cornelius Hirschberg (Harper & Row)
  • Grand Master: George Harmon Coxe
  • Best Novel: Death and the Joyful Woman by Ellis Peters (Doubleday)
  • Best First Novel: The Fugitive by Robert L. Fish (Simon & Schuster)
  • Grand Master: John Dickson Carr
  • Best Novel: Gideon's Fire by J. J. Marric (Harper)
  • Best First Novel: The Green Stone by Suzanne Blanc (Harper)
  • Grand Master: Erle Stanley Gardner
  • Best Novel: The Progress of a Crime by Julian Symons (Harper)
  • Best First Novel: The Man in the Cage by John Holbrooke Vance (Random House)
  • Grand Master: Ellery Queen (Frederic Dannay, Manfred B. Lee)
  • Best Novel: The Hours Before Dawn by Celia Fremlin (Lippincott)
  • Best First Novel: The Grey Flannel Shroud by Henry Slesar (Random House)
  • Best Novel: The Eighth Circle by Stanley Ellin (Random House)
  • Best First Novel: The Bright Road to Fear by Richard Martin Stern (Ballantine)
  • Grand Master: Rex Stout
  • Best Novel: Room to Swing by Ed Lacy (Harper)
  • Best First Novel: Knock and Wait a While by William Rawle Weeks (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Grand Master: Vincent Starrett
  • Best Novel: A Dram of Poison by Charlotte Armstrong (Coward-McCann)
  • Best First Novel: Rebecca's Pride by Donald McNutt Douglass (Harper)
  • Best Novel: Beast in View by Margaret Millar (Random House)
  • Best First Novel: The Perfectionist by Lane Kauffman (Lippincott)
  • Best Novel: The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Best First Novel: Go, Lovely Rose by Jean Potts (Scribners)
  • Grand Master: Agatha Christie
  • Best Novel: Beat Not the Bones by Charlotte Jay (Harper)
  • Best First Novel: A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin (Simon & Schuster)
  • Best First Novel: Don't Cry for Me by William Campbell Gault (Dutton)
  • Best First Novel: Strangle Hold by Mary McMullen (Harper)
  • Best First Novel: Nightmare in Manhattan by Thomas Walsh (Little, Brown)
  • Best First Novel: What A Body by Alan Green (Simon & Schuster)
  • Best First Novel: The Room Upstairs by Mildred Davis (Simon & Schuster)
  • Best First Novel: The Fabulous Clipjoint by Fredric Brown (Dutton)
  • Best First Novel: The Horizontal Man by Helen Eustis (Harper)
  • Best First Novel: Watchful at Night by Julius Fast (Rinehart & Co.)

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