2009 Best Mystery Books

May 4, 2010

The Mystery Writers Of America have announced its Winners for the 2010 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2009.

BEST NOVEL Winner:

The Last Child by John Hart

Nominees:

The Missing by Tim Gautreaux

The Odds by Kathleen George

Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston

Nemesis by Jo Nesbø

A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR winner:

In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff
Nominees:

The Girl She Used to Be by David Cristofano

Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley

The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield

Black Water Rising by Attica Locke

BEST FACT CRIME Winner:

Columbine by Dave Cullen

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL

The Lineup: The World’s Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives edited by Otto Penzler

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