April 28, 2022, New York, NY – Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce the Winners for the 2022 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2021 The Edgar® Awards were presented at the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square and livestreamed on You Tube. See this announcement as a press release.
Five Decembers by James Kestrel (Hard Case Crime)
Deer Season by Erin Flanagan (University of Nebraska Press)
Bobby March Will Live Forever by Alan Parks (Europa Editions – World Noir)
Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York by Elon Green (Celadon Books)
The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock: An Anatomy of the Master of Suspense by Edward White (W.W. Norton & Company)
“The Road to Hana,” Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine by R.T. Lawton (Dell Magazines)
Concealed by Christina Diaz Gonzalez (Scholastic – Scholastic Press)
Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley (Macmillan Children’s Publishing – Henry Holt and Company BFYR)
“Boots on the Ground” – Narcos: Mexico, Written by Iturri Sosa (Netflix)
“Analogue,” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Rob Osler (Dell Magazines)
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Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara (Soho Press – Soho Crime)
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Runner by Tracy Clark (Kensington Books)
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Laurie R. King
Lesa Holstine – Lesa’s Book Critiques; Library Journal Reviewer
Juliet Grames – Soho Press – Soho Crime
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The Edgar Awards, or “Edgars,” as they are commonly known, are named after MWA’s patron saint Edgar Allan Poe and are presented to authors of distinguished work in various categories. MWA is the premier organization for mystery writers, professionals allied to the crime-writing field, aspiring crime writers, and those who are devoted to the genre. The organization encompasses some 3,000 members including authors of fiction and non-fiction books, screen and television writers, as well as publishers, editors, and literary agents.
Mystery Writers of America would like to emphasize our commitment to diversity and fairness in the judging of the Edgar Awards. Judges are selected from every region of the country, from every sub-category of our genre, and from every demographic to ensure fairness and impartiality.