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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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  • Eye of the Needle

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Eric Lincoln
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1853)
    Performance
    (939)
    Story
    (943)

    One enemy spy knows the secret of the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin - code name: "The Needle" - who holds the key to the ultimate Nazi victory.

    Scott says: "A Classic WWII Spy Thriller"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best Novel, 1979
  • The Thomas Berryman Number

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    The Thomas Berryman Number begins with three terrifying murders in the South. It ends with a relentless and unforgettable manhunt in the North. In between is the riveting story of a chilling assassin, the woman he loves, and the beloved leader he is hired to kill with extreme prejudice.

    Annette says: "Not a favorite!"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best First Novel, 1977
  • Dance Hall of the Dead

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Tony Hillerman
    • Narrated By Michael Ansara
    Overall
    (185)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (57)

    A Zuni Indian boy dies in a bizarre ritual slaying - and his best friend, a Navajo youth, is missing. Navajo police lieutenant Joe Leaphorn tracks the friend from Zuni village to Navajo hogan, from anthropological dig to hippie commune, across the desert of New Mexico and Arizona.

    James says: "Pace was off"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best Novel, 1974
  • The Laughing Policeman: A Martin Beck Police Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (41)

    On a cold and rainy Stockholm night, nine bus riders are gunned down by an unknown assassin. The press, anxious for an explanation for the seemingly random crime, quickly dubs him a madman. But Superintendent Martin Beck of the Stockholm Homicide Squad suspects otherwise. This apparently motiveless killer has managed to target one of Beck's best detectives - and he, surely, would not have been riding that lethal bus without a reason.

    Michael says: "A disappointing reader"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best Novel, 1971
  • The Quiller Memorandum

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Adam Hall
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    You are a secret agent working for the British in Berlin. You are due to go home on leave, but you are being followed by the enemy - or your own people. A man meets you in the theater and briefs you on a plot to revive the power of Nazi Germany. You do not believe him, but you remember that one of the suspects mentioned was a senior SS officer you met while you were working as a spy in Nazi Germany. Next, you make contact with a beautiful girl who may know something. Someone tries to kill both of you.

    Joe Pawlowski says: "An entertaining thriller"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best Novel, 1966
  • In Cold Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Truman Capote
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2026)
    Performance
    (844)
    Story
    (845)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s a story that most people know, told here in an unforgettable way – an audio masterpiece that rivals the best thrillers, thanks to Capote genre-defining words and Brick’s subtle but powerful characterizations. On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.

    Lisa says: "Still the Best"
    Edgar Award Winner, Best Fact Crime, 1966
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