The best detective novels, detective stories and thrillers of the past year
To accompany you to the television adaptation of the novel Edgar Award by Stephen King Mr. Mercedes is coming to the Audience network this fall, check out the best mystery, crime and thriller books of 2016. The Mystery Writers of America announced the 2017 Edgar Awards winners Thursday, and the eight titles awarded for the highest honor in detective fiction are the perfect reading material to get you through the long wait to the next hot thriller series.
Since the creation of the organization in 1945, the Mystery Writers of America presented the annual Edgar Allan Poe Awards to the best books and authors of detective, detective and thriller novels. Although Poe is best known for his horror shorts, such as “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Pit and the Pendulum”, his police hero, C. Auguste Dupin, “established Poe as ‘The Father of Crime History.'” Among the first recipients were Watch the night, the first novel by Julius Fast, and Murder, my sweet, the film adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s film Goodbye my beautiful.
Below you will find the winners of this year’s Edgar Awards, Best Mystery, Crime & Thriller Books of 2016. Under each winner I have listed the other shortlisted titles in that category, so you have even more of books to explore.