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List of Edgar Award for Best Novel winners from every year the award has been given out. All Edgar Award for Best Novel winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Edgar Award for Best Novel award are listed along with photos for every Edgar Award for Best Novel winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Edgar Award for Best Novel award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Edgar Award for Best Novel are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Edgar Award for Best Novel winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Edgar Award for Best Novel winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Edgar Award for Best Novel winners of all time. Anybody who won the Edgar Award for Best Novel usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Edgar Award for Best Novel-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Edgar Award for Best Novel, so most of the famous Edgar Award for Best Novel winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Edgar Award for Best Novel?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. Use this list to make a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion. This list contains items like Margaret Millar and Nicolas Freeling. (53 items)

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Aaron Elkins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Aaron Elkins Aaron Elkins is an American mystery writer. He is best known for his series of novels featuring forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver—the 'skeleton detective'.

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Arthur Maling is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Arthur Maling Arthur Gordon Maling was an American writer of crime and thriller novels.. He graduated from Francis W. Parker School, Chicago in 1940; in 1944 he received a B.A. from Harvard University. In the ...more

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Brian Garfield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Brian Garfield Brian Francis Wynne Garfield is an American novelist and screenwriter. He wrote his first published book at the age of eighteen and wrote several novels under such pen names as "Frank ...more

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C. J. Box is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
C. J. Box Charles James Box, Jr. is a New York Times bestselling American author of fifteen novels. A native of Wyoming, Box lives outside of Cheyenne with his wife Laurie and daughters Molly, Becky and ...more

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Celia Fremlin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Celia Fremlin Celia Margaret Fremlin was an award-winning writer of mystery fiction.

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Charlotte Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Charlotte Armstrong Charlotte Armstrong Lewi was an American author. Under the names Charlotte Armstrong and Jo Valentine she wrote 29 novels. She also worked for The New York Times '​ advertising department, as a ...more

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Charlotte Jay is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Charlotte Jay Charlotte Jay was the pseudonym adopted by Australian mystery writer and novelist, Geraldine Halls. One of the best and most singular authors of the suspense era, she wrote only nine crime ...more

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Dick Francis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Dick Francis Richard Stanley "Dick" Francis CBE FRSL was a British steeplechase jockey and crime writer, whose novels centre on horse racing in England. After wartime service in the RAF, Francis ...more

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Donald E. Westlake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Donald E. Westlake Donald Edwin Westlake was an American writer, with over a hundred novels and non-fiction books to his credit. He specialized in crime fiction, especially comic capers, with an occasional foray ...more

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Ed Lacy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Ed Lacy Ed Lacy, born Leonard "Len" S. Zinberg, was an American writer of crime and detective fiction. Lacy, who was white, is credited with creating "the first credible African-American ...more

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Edith Pargeter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Edith Pargeter Edith Mary Pargeter, OBE, BEM, also known by her nom de plume Ellis Peters, was an English author of works in many categories, especially history and historical fiction, and was also honoured ...more

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Elleston Trevor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Elleston Trevor Elleston Trevor was a British novelist and playwright who wrote under several pseudonyms. Born Trevor Dudley-Smith, he eventually changed his name to Elleston Trevor. Trevor worked in many ...more

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Elmore Leonard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Elmore Leonard Elmore John Leonard, Jr. was an American novelist and screenwriter. His earliest novels, published in the 1950s, were Westerns, but Leonard went on to specialize in crime fiction and suspense ...more

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Eric Ambler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Eric Ambler Eric Clifford Ambler OBE was an influential British author of spy novels who introduced a new realism to the genre. Ambler also used the pseudonym Eliot Reed for books co-written with Charles

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Frederick Forsyth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Frederick Forsyth Frederick Forsyth, CBE is an English author and occasional political commentator. He is best known for thrillers such as The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Fourth Protocol, The Dogs of ...more

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Ian Rankin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Ian Rankin Ian James Rankin, OBE, DL, FRSE is a Scottish crime writer, best known for his Inspector Rebus novels.

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James Lee Burke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
James Lee Burke James Lee Burke is an American author of mysteries, best known for his Dave Robicheaux series. He has won an Edgar Award for Black Cherry Blues and Cimarron Rose, and has also been presented ...more

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Jan Burke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Jan Burke Jan Burke is an author of novels and short stories. She is a winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel.

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Jason Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Jason Goodwin Jason Goodwin is an English writer and historian. He studied Byzantine history at Cambridge University. Following the success of The Gunpowder Gardens or, A Time For Tea: Travels in China and ...more

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Jess Walter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Jess Walter Jess Walter is an American author of six novels, a collection of short stories, and a non-fiction book. His books have been published in twenty-six countries and translated into twenty-eight ...more

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Joe R. Lansdale is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Joe R. Lansdale Joe Richard Lansdale is an American author and martial-arts expert.

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John Creasey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
John Creasey John Creasey MBE was an English crime and science fiction writer who wrote more than six hundred novels using twenty-eight different pseudonyms. He created several characters which are now ...more

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John Hart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
John Hart John Hart is a novelist.

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John le Carré is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
John le Carré David John Moore Cornwell, pen name John le Carré, is a British author of espionage novels. During the 1950s and the 1960s, Cornwell worked for the British intelligence services MI5 and ...more

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Jon Cleary is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Jon Cleary Jon Stephen Cleary was an Australian writer and novelist. He wrote numerous books, including The Sundowners, a portrait of a rural family in the 1920s as they move from one job to the next, and ...more

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Julian Symons is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Julian Symons Julian Gustave Symons was a British crime writer and poet. He also wrote social and military history, biography and studies of literature.

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Julie Smith is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Julie Smith Julie Smith is an American mystery writer, the author of nineteen novels and several short stories. She received the 1991 Edgar Award for Best Novel for her sixth book, New Orleans Mourning.

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Ken Follett is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Ken Follett Ken Follett is a film producer and writer.

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L. R. Wright is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
L. R. Wright Laurali Rose Wright was a Canadian writer of mystery novels. Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Wright worked as an actor and journalist before publishing her first novel, Neighbours, in 1979. Her ...more

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Lawrence Block is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Lawrence Block Lawrence Block is an American crime writer best known for two long-running New York–set series about the recovering alcoholic P.I. Matthew Scudder and the gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr. ...more

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Maj Sjöwall is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Maj Sjöwall Maj Sjöwall is a Swedish author and translator. She is best known for the collaborative work with her partner Per Wahlöö on a series of ten novels about the exploits of Martin ...more

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Margaret Maron is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Margaret Maron Margaret Maron is an American writer, the author of award-winning mystery novels.

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Margaret Millar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Margaret Millar Margaret Ellis Millar was an American-Canadian mystery and suspense writer. Born in Kitchener, Ontario, she was educated at the Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute and the University of ...more

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Mary Willis Walker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Mary Willis Walker Mary Willis Walker is an American crime fiction author.

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Michael Crichton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Michael Crichton John Michael Crichton, MD was an American best-selling author, physician, producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller ...more

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Minette Walters is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Minette Walters Minette Walters is an English crime writer.

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Nicolas Freeling is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Nicolas Freeling Nicolas Freeling, born Nicolas Davidson, was a British crime novelist, best known as the author of the Van der Valk series of detective novels. A television series based on the character was ...more

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Per Wahlöö is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Per Wahlöö Per Fredrik Wahlöö - in English translations often identified as Peter Wahloo - was a Swedish author. He is perhaps best known for the collaborative work with his partner Maj ...more

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Raymond Chandler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Raymond Chandler Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter. In 1932, at age forty-four, Chandler decided to become a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company ...more

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Rick Boyer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Rick Boyer Rick Boyer is a mystery writer.

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Robert B. Parker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Robert B. Parker Robert Brown Parker was an American crime writer. His most famous works were the novels about the private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For ...more

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Robert Clark is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Robert Clark Robert Clark is a novelist and writer of nonfiction. He received the Edgar Award for his novel Mr. White's Confession in 1999. A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, he lives in Seattle with his wife ...more

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Ross Thomas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Ross Thomas Ross Thomas was an American writer of crime fiction. He is best known for his witty thrillers that expose the mechanisms of professional politics. He also wrote several novels under the ...more

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Ruth Rendell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Ruth Rendell Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, is an English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries. Rendell's best-known creation, Chief Inspector Wexford, is the hero ...more

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S. J. Rozan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
S. J. Rozan S. J. Rozan is an award winning American writer of detective fiction and thrillers. She also co-writes a paranormal thriller series under the pseudonym Sam Cabot with Carlos Dews.

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Stanley Ellin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Stanley Ellin Stanley Bernard Ellin was an American mystery writer. Ellin was born in Brooklyn, New York. After a brief tenure in the Army, at the insistence of his wife, Ellin began writing full-time. While ...more

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Stuart M. Kaminsky is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Stuart M. Kaminsky Stuart M. Kaminsky was an American mystery writer and film professor. He is known for three long-running series of mystery novels featuring the protagonists Toby Peters, a private detective in ...more

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T. Jefferson Parker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
T. Jefferson Parker T. Jefferson Parker is an American novelist. Parker's books are police procedurals set in Southern California.

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Thomas H. Cook is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Thomas H. Cook Thomas H. Cook is an American author, whose 1996 novel The Chatham School Affair received an Edgar award from the Mystery Writers of America.

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Tony Hillerman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Edgar Award for Best Novel Winners List
Tony Hillerman Tony Hillerman was an award-winning American author of detective novels and non-fiction works best known for his Navajo Tribal Police mystery novels. Several of his works have been adapted as ...more