Edgar Award

2012 Gone by Mo Hayder
2011 The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton
2010 The Last Child by John Hart
2009 Blue Heaven by C.J. Box
2008 Down River by John Hart
2007 The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin
2006 Jess Walter, Citizen Vince
2005 T. Jefferson Parker, California Girl
2004 Ian Rankin, Resurrection Men
2003 S. J. Rozan, Winter and Night
2002 T. Jefferson Parker, Silent Joe
2001 Joe R. Lansdale, The Bottoms
2000 Jan Burke, Bones
1999 Robert Clark, Mr. White's Confession
1998 James Lee Burke, Cimarron Rose
1997 Thomas H. Cook, The Chatham School Affair
1996 Dick Francis, Come to Grief
1995 Mary Willis Walker, The Red Scream
1994 Minette Walters, The Sculptress
1993 Margaret Maron, Bootlegger's Daughter
1992 Lawrence Block, A Dance at the Slaughterhouse
1991 Julie Smith, New Orleans Mourning
1990 James Lee Burke, Black Cherry Blues
1989 Stuart M. Kaminsky, A Cold Red Sunrise
1988 Aaron Elkins, Old Bones
1987 Barbara Vine, A Dark Adapted Eye
1986 L.R. Wright, The Suspect
1985 Ross Thomas, Briarpatch
1984 Elmore Leonard, La Brava
1983 Rick Boyer, Billinsgate Shoal
1982 William Bayer, Peregrine
1981 Dick Francis, Whip Hand
1980 Arthur Maling, The Rheingold Route
1979 Ken Follett, The Eye of the Needle
1978 William Hallahan, Catch Me: Kill Me
1977 Robert B. Parker, Promised Land
1976 Brian Garfield, Hopscotch
1975 Jon Cleary, Peter's Pence
1974 Tony Hillerman, Dance Hall of the Dead
1973 Warren Kiefer, The Lingala Code
1972 Frederick Forsyth, The Day of the Jackal
1971 Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö, Den skrattande polisen, English
translation as The Laughing Policeman
1970 Dick Francis, Forfeit
1969 Michael Crichton writing as Jeffrey Hudson, A Case of Need
1968 Donald E. Westlake, God Save the Mark
1967 Nicholas Freeling, King of the Rainy Country
1966 Adam Hall, The Quiller Memorandum
1965 John le Carré, The Spy who Came in from the Cold
1964 Eric Ambler, The Light of Day
1963 Ellis Peters, Death and the Joyful Woman
1962 J. J. Marric, Gideon's Fire
1961 Julian Symons, Progress of a Crime
1960 Celia Fremlin, The Hours Before Dawn
1959 Stanley Ellin, The Eighth Circle
1958 Ed Lacy, Room to Swing
1957 Charlotte Armstrong, A Dram of Poison
1956 Margaret Millar, Beast in View
1955 Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye
1954 Charlotte Jay, Beat not the Bones