Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime

Finalists have been announced since 1948.

 

2007 selection

Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase to Catch Lincoln's Killer

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 2007

by James L. Swanson HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin, John Wilkes Booth, led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through...


2006 selection

The Rescue Artist

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 2006

by Edward Dolnick HarperCollins (November 16, 2010)

In the predawn hours of a gloomy February day in 1994, two thieves entered the National Gallery in Oslo and made off with one of the world's most famous paintings, Edvard Munch's Scream. It was a brazen crime...


2002 selection

Son of a Grifter

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 2002

by Kent Walker & Mark Schone HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In 1988 a troubled young man and his flamboyant mother were arrested for murdering a wealthy widow in her New York City mansion. Suddenly, America was transfixed by a pair of real-life film noir characters....