2019 Edgar Awards honor BookPage cover star Walter Mosley

Literature

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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