Stephen King’s 'Mr. Mercedes' Among Edgar Award Winners
The Edgar Awards, held every spring by The Mystery Writers of America, has announced its 2015 winners. Authors walking away with the honor may very well be some of the best in the genre, and includes the infamous Stephen King for his crime thriller, Mr. Mercedes.
King has been named the winner in the “best novel” category, trumping the other nominees: This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash, Wolf by Mo Hayder, The Final Silence by Stuart Neville, Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin, and Coptown by Karin Slaugher.
Some of the other winners include:
- Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman in the category of “best first novel”
- The Secret History of Las Vegas by Chris Abani in the category of “best paperback original”
- Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William Mann in the category of “best fact crime”
- Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe by J.W. Ocker in the category of “best critical/biographical”
- “What Do You Do?” (featured in Rogues) by Gillian Flynn in the category of “best short story”
- Greenglass House by Kate Milford in the category of “best juvenile”
- The Art of Secrets by James Klise in the category of “young adult”
- “Episode 1” of Happy Valley, teleplay by Sally Wainwright (Netflix) in the category of “TV episode Teleplay”
- “Getaway Girl” (featured in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine) by Zoë Z. Dean in the category of “Robert L. Fish Memorial”
- The Stranger You Know by Jane Casey in the category of “Marry Higgins Clark”
- Lois Duncan and James Ellroy in the category of “Grand Master”
- Ruth and Jon Jordan (Crimespree Magazine) and Kathryn Kennison (Magna Cum Murder) in the category of “Raven Awards”
- Charles Ardai (Editor and Founder, Hard Case Crime) in the category of “Ellery Queen Award”
For a complete breakdown of nominees versus winners, visit the Edgar Awards nominees page.
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