Edgar Awards

Best Novel

Best First Novel by an American Author

Winner 2022

Winner 2022

Five Decembers by James Kestrel

Deer Season by Erin Flanagan

Shortlist

  • Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian
  • Suburban Dicks by Fabian Nicieza
  • What Comes After by JoAnne Tompkins
  • The Damage by Caitlin Wahrer

Best paperback original

Winners 2022

Bobby March Will Live Forever by Alan Parks

Shortlist

  • Kill All Your Darlings by David Bell
  • The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke
  • The Album of Dr. Moreau by Daryl Gregory
  • Starr Sign by C.S. O’Cinneide
  • The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell

Best Fact Crime

Winner 2022

Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York by Elon Green

Shortlist

  • The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History by Margalit Fox
  • Sleeper Agent: The Atomic Spy in America Who Got Away by Ann Hagedorn
  • Two Truths and a Lie: A Murder, a Private Investigator, and Her Search for Justice by Ellen McGarrahan
  • The Dope: The Real History of the Mexican Drug Trade by Benjamin T. Smith
  • When Evil Lived in Laurel:  The “White Knights” and the Murder of Vernon Dahmer by Curtis Wilkie