Edgar Awardees for Best Young Adult Mystery

The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. They remain the most prestigious awards in the entire mystery genre. The award for Best Young Adult Mystery was established in 1989 and recognizes works written for ages twelve to eighteen, and grades eight through twelve.
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This particular collection includes some of the notable winners of Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery and shortlisted books from the year 1989 to 2012.

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Mr. Was (1996)

Written by Peter Hautman

A secret passageway that leads back in time?

Jack can’t believe what he’s discovered, but it’s true: The hidden metal door in his grandfather’s house leads him to 1941. Shaken by his experience, Jack vows not to use the door again. But when his alcoholic father gets drunk one too many times, Jack witnesses his mother’s horrific death and flees back through the door. He plans to stay alive until he can reach the present and prevent his mother’s death.

However, with World War II on the horizon, Jack soon finds himself fighting not only for his mother’s life, but for his own. This book is recommended for young adults ages 12 and up. (Copyright © Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.)

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