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Poe Would Be Proud: 2017 Edgar Awards Winner List

Closeup of Edgar Allen Poe's book The Raven and Other Poems. Photo credit: Photo by Herbert Gehr/ The LIFE Collection/Getty Images
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    Poe Would Be Proud: 2017 Edgar Awards Winner List

    • Author

      Maria Ricapito

    • Website Name

      aetv.com

    • Year Published

      2017

    • Title

      Poe Would Be Proud: 2017 Edgar Awards Winner List

    • URL

      https://www.aetv.com/real-crime/poe-would-be-proud-2017-edgar-awards-winner-list

    • Access Date

      June 21, 2018

    • Publisher

      A+E Networks

Which are the best recent mystery stories in America? Well, according to the Mystery Writers of America at their 71st gala last month, the winners of the 2017 Edgar® Awards, (named after consummate writer and raven aficionado Edgar Allen Poe), are:

Best novel: Noah Hawley’s Before the Fall. The suspenseful story of the survivors of a suspicious plane crash fittingly comes from Hawley, who is the award-winning creator of the super creepy TV show Fargo.

Best first novel: Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry. The psychological thriller follows a woman who can’t stop looking into her sister’s brutal murder.

Best non fiction true crime book: The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer by Kate Summerscale and the biography Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin.

Best TV episode: John Logan’s Penny Dreadful (Showtime) script “A Blade of Grass.”

But, don’t just take our word for it. If you are really, truly, seriously in need of some must-see and must-read scariness suggestions, visit the Edgars’ site for a full list of nominees and winners.

(Image: Photo by Herbert Gehr/ The LIFE Collection/Getty Images)

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