Friday, February 26

Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

2019 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Bearskin by James A. McLaughlin

Bearskin

James A. McLaughlin

2018 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper

She Rides Shotgun

Jordan Harper

2017 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry

Under the Harrow

Flynn Berry

2016 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen

2015 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman

Dry Bones in the Valley

Tom Bouman

2014 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

Red Sparrow

Jason Matthews

2013 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Expats by Chris Pavone

The Expats

Chris Pavone

2012 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Bent Road by Lori Roy

Bent Road

Lori Roy

2011 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva

Rogue Island

Bruce DeSilva

2010 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff

In the Shadow of Gotham

Stefanie Pintoff

2009 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Foreigner by Francie Lin

The Foreigner

Francie Lin

2008 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

In the Woods by Tana French

In the Woods

Tana French

2007 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson

The Faithful Spy

Alex Berenson

2006 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Officer Down by Theresa Schwegel

Officer Down

Theresa Schwegel

2005 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Country of Origin by Don Lee

Country of Origin

Don Lee

2004 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Death of a Nationalist by Rebecca Pawel

Death of a Nationalist

Rebecca Pawel

2003 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Blue Edge of Midnight by Jonathon King

The Blue Edge of Midnight

Jonathon King

2002 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Line of Vision by David Ellis

Line of Vision

David Ellis

2001 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss

A Conspiracy of Paper

David Liss

2000 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Skull Mantra by Eliot Pattison

The Skull Mantra

Eliot Pattison

1999 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve Hamilton

A Cold Day in Paradise

Steve Hamilton

1998 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Los Alamos by Joseph Kanon

Los Alamos

Joseph Kanon

1997 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Simple Justice by John Morgan Wilson

Simple Justice

John Morgan Wilson

1996 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Penance by David Housewright

Penance

David Housewright

1995 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Caveman's Valentine by George Dawes Green

The Caveman’s Valentine

George Dawes Green

1994 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

A Grave Talent by Laurie R. King

A Grave Talent

Laurie R. King

1993 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Black Echo by Michael Connelly

The Black Echo

Michael Connelly

1992 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Slow Motion Riot by Peter Blauner

Slow Motion Riot

Peter Blauner

1991 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell

Postmortem

Patricia Cornwell

1990 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Last Billable Hour by Susan Wolfe

The Last Billable Hour

Susan Wolfe

1989 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Carolina Skeletons by David Stout

Carolina Skeletons

David Stout

1988 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Death Among Strangers by Deidre S. Laiken

Death Among Strangers

Deidre S. Laiken

1987 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

No One Rides for Free by Larry Beinhart

No One Rides for Free

Larry Beinhart

1986 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

When the Bough Breaks / Shrunken Heads by Jonathan Kellerman

When the Bough Breaks / Shrunken Heads

Jonathan Kellerman

1985 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Strike Three, You're Dead by Richard Rosen and R.D. Rosen

Strike Three, You’re Dead

Richard Rosen and R.D. Rosen

1984 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Bay Psalm Book Murder by Will Harriss

The Bay Psalm Book Murder

Will Harriss

1983 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Butcher's Boy by Thomas Perry

The Butcher’s Boy

Thomas Perry

1982 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Chiefs by Stuart Woods

Chiefs

Stuart Woods

1981 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Watcher by Kay Nolte Smith

The Watcher

Kay Nolte Smith

1980 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Lasko Tangent by Richard North Patterson

The Lasko Tangent

Richard North Patterson

1979 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Killed in the Ratings by William L. Deandrea

Killed in the Ratings

William L. Deandrea

1978 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

A French Finish by Robert Ross

A French Finish

Robert Ross

1977 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Thomas Berryman Number by James Patterson

The Thomas Berryman Number

James Patterson

1976 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Alvarez Journal by Rex Burns

The Alvarez Journal

Rex Burns

1975 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Fletch by Gregory McDonald

Fletch

Gregory McDonald

1974 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Billion Dollar Sure Thing by Paul E. Erdman

The Billion Dollar Sure Thing

Paul E. Erdman

1973 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Squaw Point by R.H. Shimer

Squaw Point

R.H. Shimer

1972 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Finding Maubee by Albert H.Z. Carr

Finding Maubee

Albert H.Z. Carr

1971 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Anderson Tapes by Lawrence Sanders

The Anderson Tapes

Lawrence Sanders

1970 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

A Time for Predators by Joe Gores

A Time for Predators

Joe Gores

1969 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Silver Street by E. Richard Johnson

Silver Street

E. Richard Johnson

1968 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Act of Fear by Michael Collins

Act of Fear

Michael Collins

1967 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Cold War Swap by Ross Thomas

The Cold War Swap

Ross Thomas

1966 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

In the Heat of the Night by John Dudley Ball

In the Heat of the Night

John Dudley Ball

1965 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Friday the Rabbi Slept Late by Harry Kemelman

Friday the Rabbi Slept Late

Harry Kemelman

1964 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Florentine Finish by Cornelius Hirschberg

Florentine Finish

Cornelius Hirschberg

1963 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Fugitive by Robert L. Fish

The Fugitive

Robert L. Fish

1962 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Green Stone by Suzanne Blanc

The Green Stone

Suzanne Blanc

1961 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Man in the Cage by John Holbrooke Vance

The Man in the Cage

John Holbrooke Vance

1960 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Grey Flannel Shroud by Henry Slesar

The Grey Flannel Shroud

Henry Slesar

1959 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Bright Road to Fear by Richard Martin Stern

The Bright Road to Fear

Richard Martin Stern

1958 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Knock and Wait a While by William Rawle Weeks

Knock and Wait a While

William Rawle Weeks

1957 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Rebecca's Pride by Donald McNutt Douglas

Rebecca’s Pride

Donald McNutt Douglas

1956 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Perfectionist by Lane Kauffman

The Perfectionist

Lane Kauffman

1955 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Go, Lovely Rose by Jean Potts

Go, Lovely Rose

Jean Potts

1954 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin

A Kiss Before Dying

Ira Levin

1953 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Don't Cry for Me by William Campbell Gault

Don’t Cry for Me

William Campbell Gault

1952 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Strangle Hold by Mary McMullen

Strangle Hold

Mary McMullen

1951 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Nightmare in Manhattan by Thomas Walsh

Nightmare in Manhattan

Thomas Walsh

1950 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

What a Body by Alan Green

What a Body

Alan Green

1949 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Room Upstairs by Mildred Davis

The Room Upstairs

Mildred Davis

1948 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Fabulous Clipjoint by Fredric Brown

The Fabulous Clipjoint

Fredric Brown

1947 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

The Horizontal Man by Helen Eustis

The Horizontal Man

Helen Eustis

1946 Edgar Allan Poe Award – First Novel

Watchful at Night by Julius Fast

Watchful at Night

Julius Fast