Edgar Awardees for Best Juvenile 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. The awards remain the most prestigious awards in the entire mystery genre. Since 1961 they have presented an award in the category of Best Juvenile Mystery Fiction.
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This particular collection includes some of the notable winners of Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery and shortlisted books from the year 1987 to 2012.

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Running Out of Time (1995)

Written by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Jessie lives with her family in the frontier village of Clifton, Indiana, in 1840or so she believes. 

When diphtheria strikes the village and the children of Clifton start dying, Jessie's mother reveals a shocking secret—it's actually 1996, and they are living in a reconstructed village that serves as a tourist site. In the world outside, medicine exists that can cure the dread disease, and Jessie's mother is sending her on a dangerous mission to bring back help.

But beyond the walls of Clifton, Jessie discovers a world even more alien and threatening than she could have imagined, and soon she finds her own life in jeopardy. Can she get help before the children of Clifton, and Jessie herself, run out of time? This book is recommended for preteens ages 9 and up. (Copyright © Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.)

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