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Edgar Awards
Named after Edgar Allan Poe, and presented each year by the Mystery Writers of America, the Edgar Awards honor the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, television, film and theatre published or produced in the past year.
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  • Down River: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John Hart
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (579)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (258)

    Adam Chase has spent the last five years in New York City trying to erase his worst memories and the scorn and abandonment of his family. Then a phone call from his best friend awakens in him a torrent of emotion and pain. Having left North Carolina and its red soil for good, he never thought returning would be easy - and being remembered as a murderer doesn't help much.

    Donald says: "Best Audiobook Ever"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best Novel, 2008
  • In the Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4322)
    Performance
    (2395)
    Story
    (2395)

    As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children, unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

    Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a 12-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery.

    Barbara says: "A near-flawless audiobook (but for one thing...)"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best First Novel, 2008
  • Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

    • ABRIDGED (18 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Vincent Bugliosi
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    Overall
    (353)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (148)

    Polls reveal that 85 percent of Americans believe there was a conspiracy behind Lee Harvey Oswald. Some even believe Oswald was entirely innocent. In this encyclopedic, absorbing audiobook, Vincent Bugliosi shows how the public has come to believe such lies about the day that changed the course of history. Bugliosi has devoted almost 20 years of his life to this project, and is determined to show that, despite the overwhelming popular perception, Oswald killed Kennedy and acted alone.

    Lawrence D. Clayton says: "On an equal footing with Helter Skelter"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best Fact Crime, 2008
  • The Janissary Tree: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jason Goodwin
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (64)

    It is 1836. Europe is modernizing, and the Ottoman Empire must follow suit. But just before the sultan announces sweeping changes, a wave of murders threatens the balance of power in his court. Who is behind them? Only one intelligence agent can be trusted to find out: Yashim Togalu, a man both brilliant and near-invisible in this world. You see, Yashim is a eunuch.

    Judith A. Weller says: "A Real Page Turner"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best Novel, 2007
  • The Faithful Spy

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Alex Berenson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2094)
    Performance
    (740)
    Story
    (733)

    John Wells is the only American CIA agent ever to penetrate al Qaeda. Since before the attacks in 2001, Wells has been hiding in the mountains of Pakistan, biding his time, building his cover.

    Margaret says: "Faithful Spy"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best First Novel, 2007
  • Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By James L. Swanson
    • Narrated By Richard Thomas
    Overall
    (943)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (287)

    The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history, the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild 12-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from the just-ended Civil War, watched in horror and sadness.

    Elizabeth says: "Fascinating!"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best Fact Crime, 2007
  • Room One: A Mystery or Two

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andrew Clements
    • Narrated By Keith Nobbs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    Ted Hammond loves a good mystery, and in the spring of his fifth-grade year, he's working on a big one. How can his school in the little town of Plattsford stay open next year if there are going to be only five students? Out here on the Great Plains, in western Nebraska, everyone understands that if you lose the school, you lose the town.

    Mustafa says: "Missing Book Chapters"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best Juvenile, 2007
  • Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Feinstein
    • Narrated By John Feinstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    Steven Thomas is one of two lucky winners of the U.S. Basketball Writer's Association's contest for aspiring journalists. His prize? A trip to New Orleans and a coveted press pass for the Final Four. It's a basketball junkie's dream come true!

    Sidney says: "Enjoyable for kids and basketball fans"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best Young Adult, 2006
  • California Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By T. Jefferson Parker
    • Narrated By Patrick G. Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Orange groves uprooted for tract houses, people flooding into Orange County, and strange new ideas in the air about war, music, sex, and drugs, and new influences including Richard Nixon and Timothy Leary. But for the Becker brothers, the past is always present and it comes crashing back when the body of the lovely and mysterious Janelle Vonn is discovered in an abandoned orange packinghouse. The Beckers and Vonns have a history, beginning with a rumble between the brothers of each clan. But boys grow up.

    Fritz says: "Preposterous"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best Novel, 2005
  • Chasing Vermeer

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Blue Balliett
    • Narrated By Ellen Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    When a book of unexplainable occurrences brings Petra Andalee and Calder Pillay together, strange things start to happen: seemingly unrelated events connect, an eccentric old woman seeks their company, and an invaluable Vermeer painting disappears.

    Susan says: "Not great art, but a pleasant"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best Juvenile, 2005
  • Resurrection Men: An Inspector Rebus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Joe Dunlop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (67)

    Inspector John Rebus is sent to a reform school for damaged cops. While there, among the last-chancers known as "resurrection men", he tries to gain evidence of a drug heist orchestrated by three of his classmates. But the group has been assigned an unsolved murder that may have resulted from Rebus's own mistake. Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke and Rebus join forces and find themselves in the midst of an even bigger scandal than they imagined.

    Celia says: "Terrific value for the best of Inspector Rebus"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best Novel, 2004
  • The Devil in the White City

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Erik Larson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4024)
    Performance
    (1767)
    Story
    (1777)

    In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

    D says: "A Rich Read!"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best Fact Crime, 2004
  • Winter and Night

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By S. J. Rozan
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Private detective Bill Smith is hurtled headlong into the most provocative - and personal - case of his career when he receives a chilling late-night phone call from the NYPD, who is holding his 15-year-old nephew Gary. But Gary escapes Bill's custody and disappears into the dark, unfamiliar streets. Bill and his partner, Lydia Chin, try to find the missing teen; their search takes them to a small town in New Jersey, where they discover that one of Gary's classmates was murdered.

    Edgar Award Winner, Best Novel, 2003
  • Silent Joe

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By T. Jefferson Parker
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (93)

    Joe Trona is scarred in more ways than one. Rescued from an orphanage by Will Trona, a charismatic Orange County politician who sensed his dark potential, Joe is swept into the maelstrom of power and intimidation that surrounds his adoptive father's illustrious career. Serving as Will's right hand man, Joe is trained to protect and defend his father's territory - but he can't save the powerful man from his enemies.

    Snoodely says: "Bring T. Jefferson Parker into your life!"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best Novel, 2002
  • Line of Vision

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By David Ellis
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (90)

    Marty Kalish is a young man suffocating in the heat of an affair with a married woman named Rachel. When Rachel's husband disappears one night, Marty is one of the first to be questioned. With few likely suspects, the police arrest him for murder. We want him to be innocent, but the more he tells us, the more we fear he is guilty. And as the twists and turns of the plot unfold, we can't be completely sure.

    Cynthia says: "Outstanding!"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best First Novel, 2002
  • Blind Eye

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By James B. Stewart
    • Narrated By Boyd Gaines
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    No one could believe the handsome young doctor might be a serial killer. Wherever he was hired - in Ohio, Illinois, New York, South Dakota - Michael Swango at first seemed the model physician. Then his patients began dying under suspicious circumstances.

    Eric says: "Abridgement"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best Fact Crime, 2000
  • Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Daniel Stashower
    • Narrated By Richard Matthews
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    This compelling biography examines the extraordinary life and strange contrasts of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the struggling provincial doctor who became the most popular storyteller of his age when he created Sherlock Holmes. From his youthful exploits aboard a whaling ship to his often stormy friendships with such figures as Harry Houdini and George Bernard Shaw, Conan Doyle lived a life as gripping as any of his adventures.

    GoryDetails says: "A lively, enjoyable look at Conan Doyle"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best Critical / Biographical Work 2000
  • The Night Flyers: An American Girl History Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Davis Jones
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Before Pam's father left to fight in World War I, the two of them trained their pigeons to fly home at night, a time when most birds just want to sleep. This interests a stranger with a foreign accent who comes to town and offers to pay a lot of money for Pam's birds. But when Pam refuses to sell and some of her birds are later stolen, she suspects the stranger may be more than a simple bird enthusiast. He may be an enemy spy!

    Edgar Award Winner, Best Juvenile, 2000
  • The Killer's Cousin

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Nancy Werlin
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    After 17-year-old David is forced to stand trial for his girlfriend's death, he is sent to live with his aunt and uncle and their young daughter, Lily, to avoid the media frenzy. But all is not well at his relatives' house. His aunt and uncle are not speaking to each other, and Lily seems dead set on making David's life a torment. And then there's the issue of their older daughter, Kathy, who died under mysterious circumstances a number of years back.

    Edgar Award Winner, Best Young Adult, 1999
  • Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Wendelin Van Draanen
    • Narrated By Tara Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    While looking out the window with her grandma's binoculars, Sammy witnesses a crime across the street at the Heavenly Hotel. What's worse, the thief saw her spying! As Sammy attempts to find the burglar who has made several other hits in the neighborhood, she finds herself trying to keep him from uncovering her - or worse, the police discovering that she's living illegally with her grandmother in the seniors-only housing!

    leslie says: "Sammy Keyes, Kid detective"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best Juvenile, 1999
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