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Winners of the best novel category for the past ten years. For more information, including past winners and nominees, see Mystery Writers of America.

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Edgar Awards
  Cover Art: Live By Night 2013
Lehane, Dennis
Live By Night
During Prohibition in 1926, Joe Coughlin defies his strict upbringing by climbing a ladder of organized crime that takes him from Boston to Cuba, where he encounters dangerous characters who are all fighting for their American dream.
2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Gone 2012
Hayder, Mo
Gone
Investigating a serial carjacker whose actual targets are young children in back seats, Jack Caffery teams up once again with police diver Sergeant Flea Marley, whose life is endangered by a discovery in an abandoned, half-submerged tunnel.
2010
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Lock Artist 2011
Hamilton, Steve
The Lock Artist
Traumatized at the age of eight and pushed into a life of crime by reason of his unforgiveable talent--lock picking--Michael sees his chance to escape, and with one desperate gamble risks everything to come back home to the only person he ever loved, and to unlock the secret that has kept him silent for so long.
2010
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Last Child 2010
Hart, John
The Last Child
After his twin sister Alyssa disappears, thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon is determined to find her. When a second girl disappears from his rural North Carolina town, Johnny makes a discovery that sends shock waves through the community in this multi-layered tale of broken families and deadly secrets.
2009
Adult Mystery Book HART
  Cover Art: Blue Heaven 2009
Box, C. J.
Blue Heaven
Fleeing the killers whom they witnessed committing murder, twelve-year-old Annie and her younger brother William escape into the Idaho woods, pursued by the murderers and a group of dirty cops seeking to prevent the youngsters from revealing what they know.
2008
Adult Fiction Book BOX
  Cover Art: Down River 2008
Hart, John
Down River
Five years after fleeing to New York in the wake of a murder acquittal, Adam Chase returns to North Carolina, only to find himself trapped in the middle of a new case of murder as the people around him begin to die and he becomes the prime suspect in the crimes.
2007
Adult Mystery Book HART
  Cover Art: The Janissary Tree 2007
Goodwin, Jason
The Janissary Tree
When the Ottoman Empire of 1836 is shattered by a wave of political murders that threatens to upset the balance of power, Yashim, an intelligence agent and a eunuch, conducts an investigation into clues within the empire's once-elite military forces.
2006
Adult Mystery Book GOODWIN
  Cover Art: Citizen Vince 2006
Walter, Jess
Citizen Vince
Beginning his witness-protection job at a doughnut restaurant in the week before the 1980 presidential election, small-time thief Vince Camden finds himself unwittingly embroiled in a local politician's troubles.
2005
Adult Fiction Book WALTER
  Cover Art: California Girl 2005
Parker, T. Jefferson
California Girl
Living in Orange County, California, in the late 1960s, three brothers pursue leads relevant to their respective careers as a homicide detective, a minister, and a reporter when a woman from a childhood rival family is found murdered.
2004
Adult Fiction
  Cover Art: Resurrection Men 2004
Rankin, Ian
Resurrection Men
While in a reform school for cops, Inspector John Rebus joins a covert mission to gain evidence of a drug heist orchestrated by some of his classmates known as "Resurrection Men."
2002
Adult Mystery
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