Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel

Finalists have been announced since 1954.

 

2013 selection

Live by Night

Coughlin #2

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2013

by Dennis Lehane William Morrow (October 02, 2012)

From New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane comes this epic, unflinching tale of the making and unmaking of a gangster in the Prohibition Era of the Roaring Twenties—now a Warner Bros. movie starring...


2006 selection

Citizen Vince

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2006

by Jess Walter Harper (May 29, 2012)

At 1:59 a.m. in Spokane, Washington—eight days before the 1980 presidential election—Vince Camden pockets his stash of stolen credit cards and drops by an all-night poker game before heading to his witness-protection...


2005 selection

California Girl

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2005

by T. Jefferson Parker HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The Orange County, California, that the Becker brothers knew as boys is no more—unrecognizably altered since the afternoon in 1954 when Nick, Clay, David, and Andy rumbled with the lowlife Vonns, while five-year-old...


1992 selection

A Dance at the Slaughterhouse

Matthew Scudder #9

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 1992

by Lawrence Block HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

A successful socialite's beautiful wife was raped and murdered in her own home -- and Matt Scudder believes the victim's "grieving" husband was responsible for the outrage. But to prove it, the haunted p.i....


1984 selection

Labrava

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 1984

by Elmore Leonard William Morrow (October 13, 2009)

New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard delivers his trademark blend of action, sex, violence, humor, and hard-boiled suspense in this thrilling crime classic, LaBrava.

Joe La Brava is an ex–Secret...


1974 selection

Dance Hall of the Dead

Navajo Mysteries #2

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 1974

by Tony Hillerman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Two Native-American boys have vanished into thin air, leaving a pool of blood behind them. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police has no choice but to suspect the very worst, since the blood that...