The 2024 Edgar Awards Shares Its Finalists For Best Mystery Titles

By Katerina Rettino | February 8 2024 | General

According to the Mystery Writers of America, the 2024 Edgar Allan Poe awards honor “the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television published or produced in 2023.”

On January 18, the Edgars announced that eleven Penguin Random House titles were finalists across six different categories. The winners of the 78th Annual Edgar Awards will be announced on May 1, 2024.

Please join us in celebrating our nominees!

The Madwomen of Paris
978-0-593-15800-5

 

Best Novel Finalist – 2024 Edgar Awards

 

Two women fall under the influence of a powerful doctor in Paris’s notorious women’s asylum in this gripping historical novel inspired by true events, from the bestselling author of Wunderland.

$28.00 US
Jul 11, 2023
Hardcover
336 Pages
Ballantine Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Crook Manifesto
978-0-385-54773-4

 

Best Novel Finalist – 2024 Edgar Awards

 

A darkly funny tale of a city under siege, but also a sneakily searching portrait of the meaning of family. Colson Whitehead’s kaleidoscopic portrait of Harlem is sure to stand as one of the all-time great evocations of a place and a time.

$18.00 US
Jul 18, 2023
Paperback
336 Pages
Doubleday
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)
Export Edition

The Last Russian Doll
978-0-593-54798-4

 

Best First Novel by an American Author Finalist – 2024 Edgar Awards

 

A haunting, epic novel about betrayal, revenge, and redemption that follows three generations of Russian women, from the 1917 revolution to the last days of the Soviet Union, and the enduring love story at the center.

$27.00 US
Mar 14, 2023
Hardcover
416 Pages
Berkley
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers
978-0-593-54617-8

 

Best First Novel by an American Author Finalist – 2024 Edgar Awards

 

Knives Out meets Kim’s Convenience in this captivating mystery by Jesse Q. Sutanto, bestselling author of Dial A for Aunties.

$27.00 US
Mar 14, 2023
Hardcover
352 Pages
Berkley
US, Canada, Open Mkt

I Know Who You Are
978-0-593-35889-4

 

Best Fact Crime Finalist – 2024 Edgar Awards

 

The amateur DNA sleuth who solved one of the most infamous cold cases in American history—the Golden State Killer crime spree—tells the incredible true story of how she did it, and explains how her methods have forever changed criminal investigations.

$28.99 US
Feb 07, 2023
Hardcover
288 Pages
Ballantine Books
World

Number Go Up
978-0-593-72822-2

 

Best Fact Crime Finalist – 2024 Edgar Awards

 

The harrowing, highly entertaining inside chronicle of how FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried and a cast of fellow nerds and hustlers convinced the world to send trillions of dollars of real money to buy useless virtual coins—from a Bloomberg Businessweek writer

$20.00 US
Sep 12, 2023
Paperback
304 Pages
Crown Currency
US, Canada, Open Mkt
Export Edition

Star Splitter
978-0-593-61964-3

 

Best Young Adult Finalist – 2024 Edgar Awards

 

Crash-landed on a desolate planet lightyears from Earth, sixteen-year-old Jessica Mathers must unravel the mystery of the destruction all around her—and the questionable intentions of a familiar stranger. Pulse-pounding YA science fiction from award-winning author Matthew J. Kirby.

$11.00 US
Apr 25, 2023
Paperback
320 Pages
Dutton Books for Young Readers
US, Canada, Open Mkt
Export Edition

Just Do This One Thing for Me
978-0-593-53033-7

 

Best Young Adult Finalist – 2024 Edgar Awards

 

Hilarious, heartbreaking, and sneaky suspenseful, Just Do This One Thing for Me is a timely novel about a rule-following daughter trying to hold her family together after her scammer mother disappears.

$19.99 US
Aug 22, 2023
Hardcover
320 Pages
Dutton Books for Young Readers
World

Play the Fool
978-0-593-50066-8

 

The Simon & Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award Finalist – 2024 Edgar Awards

 

A cynical tarot card reader seeks to uncover the truth about her friend’s mysterious death in this delightfully clever whodunit, “a delicious blend of suspense and madcap humor” (Library Journal, starred review).

$17.00 US
Mar 28, 2023
Paperback
320 Pages
Bantam
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Murder in Postscript
978-0-593-54876-9

 

The Simon & Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award Finalist – 2024 Edgar Awards

 

When one of her readers asks for advice following a suspected murder, Victorian countess Amelia Amesbury, who secretly pens the popular Lady Agony column, has no choice but to investigate in this first book in a charming new historical mystery series.

$18.00 US
Mar 28, 2023
Paperback
320 Pages
Berkley
World

Hot Pot Murder
978-0-593-33655-7

 

The Lillian Jackson Braun Memorial Award Finalist – 2024 Edgar Awards

 

Trouble is brewing for cousins Yale and Celine Yee after a hot pot dinner gets overheated and ends in murder in this second novel of the L.A. Night Market series by Jennifer J. Chow.

$8.99 US
Jun 06, 2023
Mass Market Paperback
288 Pages
Berkley
World