2020 Edgar Award Winners & Nominees

Each spring, Mystery Writers of America present the Edgar® Awards, widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the genre. This years ceremony was cancelled, but the awards were given to the years best. If you are looking for some of the best offerings in contemporary mystery writing, look no further! Bonus: there's awards for true crime too, one of my personal favorite nonfiction areas.

Here's the press release of this year's winners: http://www.theedgars.com/2020EdgarWinnersPressRelease.pdf
List of nominees and winners: http://www.theedgars.com/nominees.html

The Stranger Diaries

Elly Griffiths

eBOOK
Mystery

"From the author of the beloved Ruth Galloway series, a modern gothic mystery for fans of Magpie Murders and The Lake House"--

Miracle Creek

Angie Kim

eBOOK
Mystery

"A literary courtroom thriller about a mother accused of murdering her eight-year-old autistic son"--

The river : a novel

Peter Heller

eBOOK
Mystery

"A novel about two college friends on a summer wilderness canoe trip"--

Good Girl, Bad Girl : a novel

Michael Robotham

eBOOK
Mystery

A girl is found hiding in a secret room in a house being renovated after a terrible crime. For weeks she has survived by sneaking out at night, stealing food for herself and two dogs that are kept in the garden. She doesn't appear on any missing person's file, or match the DNA of any murder victim. Six years later, still unidentified, the same girl is living in a secure children's home with a new name, Evie Cormac, when she initiates a court case demanding the right to be released as an adult. Psychologist Cyrus Haven is sent to interview Evie and decide if she's ready to go free, but Evie Cormac is unlike he's anyone he's ever met. She's damaged, destructive, and self-hating, yet possessed of a gift, or a curse, that makes her both fascinating and dangerous to be with--the ability to tell when someone is lying. Soon he is embroiled in her unique and dangerous world, his life in utmost peril.

My lovely wife

Samantha Downing

eBOOK
Mystery

American spy : a novel

Lauren Wilkinson

eBOOK
Mystery

The deceivers

Kristen Simmons

eBOOK
Young Adult

Brynn Hilder's academic record and talent for running cons earns her a place at Dr. Odin's exclusive private school Vale Hall, where students are trained to collect secrets that have the power to overthrow corrupt politicans.

The ghosts of Eden Park : the bootleg king, the women who pursued him, and the murder that shocked jazz- age America

Karen Abbott

eBOOK
True Crime

"A narrative history of George Remus, who the press called "king of the bootleggers," and a Jazz-Age murder trial"--