The Edgar Awards-2015 -Nominees and Winners


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Each year, Mystery Writers of America (MWA) bestows the Edgar Awards upon deserving mystery writers. The nominated titles must have been published for the first time in the USA during 2014. 68 judges (published authors/members of MWA) select the winners from among 1,000 books, 500 short stories and TV crime shows. It is widely considered to be one of the (if not THE) most prestigious award granted in the crime writing field.

The nominees were announced in January, 2015 and the awards were given in New York City on April 29, 2015 at the MWA banquet. The winners are indicated in red.


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This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash

Wolf by Mo Hayder

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

The Final Silence by Stuart Neville (Soho Press)

Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin

Cop Town by Karin Slaughter



Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman

Invisible City by Julia Dahl

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

Bad Country by C.B. McKenzie

Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh

Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver



The Secret History of Las Vegas by Chris Abani

Stay With Me by Alison Gaylin

The Barkeep by William Lashner

The Day She Died by Catriona McPherson

The Gone Dead Train by Lisa Turner

World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters



Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime that Changed America by Kevin Cook

The Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art by Carl Hoffman

The Other Side: A Memoir by Lacy M. Johnson

Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William Mann

The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder that Shook the Nation by Harold Schechter



“The Snow Angel” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Doug Allyn (Dell Magazines)

“200 Feet” – Strand Magazine by John Floyd (The Strand)

“What Do You Do?” – Rogues by Gillian Flynn (Penguin Random House Publishing – Bantam Books)

“Red Eye” – Faceoff by Dennis Lehane vs. Michael Connelly (Simon & Schuster)

“Teddy” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Brian Tobin (Dell Magazines)



“The Empty Hearse” – Sherlock, Teleplay by Mark Gatiss

“Unfinished Business” – Blue Bloods, Teleplay by Siobhan Byrne O’Connor  

“Episode 1” – Happy Valley, Teleplay by Sally Wainwright

“Dream Baby Dream” – The Killing, Teleplay by Sean Whitesell  

“Episode 6” – The Game, Teleplay by Toby Whithouse  


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