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Edgar Awards : Best Fact Crime (since 1948): Home

Edgar Awards
Best Fact Crime

(1948- )

1940s

1950s

1960s

Winner

Gideon's Trumpet by Anthony Lewis

Winner

In Cold Blood : a True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences by Truman Capote

1970s

Winner

Blood and Money

1980s

Winner

Savage Grace by Natalie S. Robins

Winner

In Broad Daylight by Harry N. MacLean

1990s

Winner

"Doc" : the Rape of the Town of Lovell by Jack Olsen

Winner

In a Child's Name : the Legacy of a Mother's Murder by Peter Maas

2000s

Winner

Blind Eye : How the Medical Establishment Let a Doctor Get Away With Murder by James B. Stewart

Winner

Son of a Grifter : the Twisted Tale of Sante and Kenny Kimes, the Most Notorious Con Artists in America : a Memoir by the other Son by Kent Walker

Winner

Devil in the White City : Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson

Winner

The Rescue Artist : a True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece by Edward Dolnick

Winner

Manhunt : the Twelve-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson

Winner

American Lightning : Terror, Mystery Movie-Making, and the Crime of the Century by Howard Blum

2010s

Winner

Columbine by David Cullen

Winner

The Destiny of the Republic : a Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard

Winner

Tinseltown : Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William J. Mann

Winner

Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

2020s

Winner

The Less People Know About Us : a Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity by Axton Betz-Hamilton

Finalists

  • The Ghosts of Eden Park by Karen Abbott
  • American Predator by Maureen Callahan
  • Norco '80 by Peter Houlahan
  • Indecent Advances by James Polchin
Ghosts of Eden Park

American Predator

Norco '80

Indecent Advances

Winner

Death in Mud Lick : a Coal Country Fight Against the Drug Companies that Delivered the Opioid Epidemic by Eri Eyre

FINALISTS

  • Blood Runs Coal : the Yablonski Murders and the Battle for the United Mine Workers of America by Mark A. Bradley
  • The Third Rainbow Girl : the long life of a double murder in Appalachia by Emma Cople Eisenberg
  • Yellow Bird : oil, murder, and a woman's search for justice in Indian Country by Sierra Craine Murdoch
  • Veritas : a Harvard professor, a con man, and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife by Ariel Sabar

Blood Runs Coal


The Third Rainbow Girl


Yellow Bird


Veritas