The 2017 Edgar Awards


The winners of the 2017 Edgar Awards were announced on April 27, 2017 in New York City. Each year the Mystery Writers of America honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, and television in such categories as Short Stories, Juvenile, and Young Adult.






Juvenile Titles
OCDaniel by Wesley King OCDaniel
By: Wesley King

A thirteen-year-old boy’s life revolves around hiding his obsessive compulsive disorder until a girl at school, who is unkindly nicknamed Psycho Sara, notices him for the first time and he gets a mysterious note that changes everything.  Ages 8 and up

Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand Some Kind of Happiness
By: Claire Legrand

Finley Hart is sent to her grandparents’ house for the summer, but her anxiety and overwhelmingly sad days continue until she escapes into her writings which soon turn mysteriously real and she realizes she must save this magical world in order to save herself.  Ages 8 and up

The Bad Kid by Sarah Lariviere The Bad Kid
By: Sarah Lariviere

In the Brooklyn neighborhood of Sunset Park, eleven-year-old Claudeline Feng LeBernardin hopes to take over the “family business” previously run by her mobster grandfather, but first she must try to uncover a local scam artist and salvage her friendship with her best friend and partner in crime, Fingerless Brett.  Ages 8 and up

Summerlost by Allyson Braithwaite Condie Summerlost
By: Allyson Braithwaite Condie

Following the sudden deaths of her father and autistic younger brother, Cedar Lee spends the summer working at a Shakespearean theater festival, making a new friend, and coming to terms with her grief.  Ages 10 and up

Framed! A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery Framed!: A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery
By: James Ponti

In Washington, D.C., twelve-year-old Florian Bates, a consulting detective for the FBI, and his best friend Margaret help thwart the biggest art heist in United States history.  Ages 8 and up

Things Too Huge To FIx By Saying Sorry by Susan Vaught Things Too Huge to Fix By Saying Sorry
By: Susan Vaught

A family mystery leads Dani Beans to investigate the secrets of Ole Miss and the dark history of race relations in Oxford, Mississippi.  Ages 10 and up

Young Adult Titles
Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse Girl in the Blue Coat
By: Monica Hesse

Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying customers, her nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, who was killed on the Dutch front lines when the Germans invaded. She likes to think of her illegal work as a small act of rebellion.  On a routine delivery, a client asks Hanneke for help. Expecting to hear that Mrs. Janssen wants meat or kerosene, Hanneke is shocked by the older woman’s frantic plea to find a person-a Jewish teenager Mrs. Janssen had been hiding, who has vanished without a trace from a secret room.  Ages 11 and up

The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry The Girl I Used To Be
By: April Henry

Olivia’s parents were killed fourteen years ago. Now, new evidence reopens the case . . . and she finds herself involved.  Ages 13 and up

Thieving Weasels by Billy Taylor Thieving Weasels
By: Billy Taylor

Just when Skip O’Rourke thinks he’s finally free of his con-artist family, they drag him back to Long Island for one last scam…but nothing about this con is what it seems.  Ages 12 and up

Three Truths and a Lie by Brent Hartinger Three Truths and a Lie
By: Brent Hartinger

When friends Rob, Liam, Mia, and Galen gather for a weekend of fun deep in the forest, one is hiding a lie and not everyone will live to find out which one it is.  Ages 14 and up

My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier My Sister Rosa
By: Justine Larbalestier

When his father’s business takes the family to New York City, a seventeen-year-old Australian boy must balance his desire to protect his ten-year-old sister, a diagnosable psychopath, from the world with the desperate need to protect the world from her.  Ages


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