Celebrating the 2021 Edgar Award Winners!
By Crime HQApril 29, 2021
Earlier today, the Mystery Writers of America announced the winners for the 2021 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, and television published or produced in 2020.
Join us in the comments as we congratulate this year’s winners!
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara (Penguin Random House – Random House)
BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR
Please See Us by Caitlin Mullen (Simon & Schuster – Gallery Books)
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)
BEST FACT CRIME
Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight Against the Drug Companies that Delivered the Opioid Epidemic by Eric Eyre (Simon & Schuster – Scribner)
Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock by Christina Lane (Chicago Review Press)
BEST SHORT STORY
“Dust, Ash, Flight,” Addis Ababa Noir by Maaza Mengiste (Akashic Books)
Premeditated Myrtle by Elizabeth C. Bunce (Workman Publishing – Algonquin Young Readers)
BEST YOUNG ADULT
The Companion by Katie Alender (Penguin Young Readers – G.P. Putnam’s Sons BFYR)
BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY
“Episode 1, Photochemistry” – Dead Still, Written by John Morton (Acorn TV)
ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD
“The Bite,” Tampa Bay Noir by Colette Bancroft (Akashic Books)
THE SIMON & SCHUSTER MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD
The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne by Elsa Hart (Minotaur Books)
THE G.P. PUTNAM’S SONS SUE GRAFTON MEMORIAL AWARD
Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery by Rosalie Knecht (Tin House Books)
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