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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The Weekend Was Murder (1992)

Written by Joan Lowery Nixon

From Joan Lowery Nixon, four-time Edgar Allen Poe Best Young Adult Mystery Award winner and author of the Orphan Train historical fiction series, comes The Weekend Was Murder! 

Mary Elizabeth can’t wait for the weekend to begin at the Ridley Hotel, where a famous mystery writer and a troupe of actors are coming to enact a murder mystery for 150 amateur sleuths.

Mary Elizabeth’s role is to discover "the body" in Room1927, which is supposed to be haunted. But nothing prepares her for the real body that she finds in Room 1927…. This book is recommended for young adults ages 12 and up. (Copyright © Laurel Leaf/Random House. All rights reserved.)

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