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Edgar Winner-Amazon Book ReviewThe foremost mystery and thriller writers in America donned their Sunday best on Thursday, to find out who would win an Edgar Award at a black tie banquet in New York City. Honoring the crème de la crème in mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television, it was the 207th anniversary of the birth of the award's namesake, Edgar Allan Poe.

Congratulations to this year's winners:

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BEST NOVEL
 
In Let Me Die in His Footsteps, author Lori Roy wrests from a Southern town the secrets of two families touched by an evil that has passed between generations.
 

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BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR
 
Winner of this year's Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen is a blistering exploration of identity, politics, and America.
 

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BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
 
The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney is a smart, fiercely compassionate crime story that explores the mysteries of memory and the impact of violence on survivors.
 

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BEST FACT CRIME
 
Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully by Allen Kurzweil is the true account of one boy's lifelong search for his boarding-school bully.
 

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BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL
 
The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards is a real-life detective story, investigating how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction.
 

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BEST JUVENILE
 
Footer Davis Probably is Crazy by Susan Vaught is a mystery that humorously and sensitively explores the precariousness and challenges of mental illness.
 

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BEST YOUNG ADULT
 
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis is a twisted gothic historical thriller for fans of American Horror Story.
 

To see the full list of nominees and winners, click here.



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