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Best Young Adult Mystery Book Edgar Award Winners and Nominees

Complete List of All Since 1948

The Edgar Awards, which first were awarded in 1946, are given in a number of different categories. All Best Young Adult Mystery Book Edgar Award Winners and Nominees since the award began in 1989 are listed below.

1999 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: The Killer's Cousin, by Nancy Werlin (Delacorte Press)
Nominated:
Finn, by Katharine Jay Bacon (Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster)
The Maze, by Will Hobbs (Morrow Junior Books)
Paperquake, by Kathryn Reiss (Harcourt Brace & Company)
For Mike, by Shelley Sykes (Delacorte Press)

1998 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: Ghost Canoe, by Will Hobbs (Morrow Junior Books)
Nominated:
Tangerine, by Edward Bloor (Harcourt, Brace & Co)
Yesterday's Child, by Sonja Levitin (Simon & Schuster)
Thin Ice, by Marsha Qualey (Delacorte)
Deal with a Ghost, by Marilyn Singer (Henry Holt)

1997 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: Twisted Summer by Willo Davis Roberts

1996 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: Prophecy Rock by Rob MacGregor (Simon & Schuster)
Nominated:
Spying on Miss Muller by Eve Bunting (Clarion Books)
In the Middle of the Night by Robert Cormier (Delacorte Press)
Angel's Gate by Gary Crew (Simon & Schuster)
Spirit Seeker by Joan Lowery Nixon (Delacorte Press)

1995 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: Toughing It by Nancy Springer (Harcourt Brace)
Nominated:
Poison by Alane Ferguson (Bradbury)
Shadowmaker by Joan Lowery Nixon (Delacorte)
The Midnight Club by Christopher Pike (Pocket)
Pale Phoenix by Kathryn Reiss (Harcourt Brace)

1994 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: THE NAME OF THE GAME WAS MURDER by Joan Lowery Nixon (Delacorte)
Nominated:
STRANGE OBJECTS by Gary Crew (Simon & Schuster)
HELP WANTED by Richie Tankersley Cusick (Archway)
CLASS TRIP by Bebe Faas Rice (Harper)
SILENT WITNESS by Patricia H. Rushford (Bethany House)

1993 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: A LITTLE BIT DEAD by Chap Reaver (Delacorte)
Nominated:
BREAKING THE FALL by Michael Cadnum (Viking)
THE ONE WHO CAME BACK by Joann Mazzio (Houghton Mifflin)
THE WEEKEND WAS MURDER by Joan Lowery Nixon (Delacorte)
THE HIGHEST FORM OF KILLING by Malcolm Rose (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)

1992 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: THE WEIRDO by Theodore Taylor (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)
Nominated:
CALLING HOME by Michael Cadnum (Viking)
WE ALL FALL DOWN by Robert Cormier (Delacorte)
SCARFACE by Peter Nelson (Archway)
THE CHRISTMAS KILLER by Patricia Windsor (Scholastic)

1991 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: MOTE by Chap Reaver (Delacorte)
Nominated:
ZACHARY by Ernest Pintoff (Eriksson)
GUILT TRIP by Stephen Schwandt (Atheneum)
THE SECRET KEEPER by Gloria Whelan (Knopf)

1990 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: SHOW ME THE EVIDENCE by Alane Ferguson (Bradbury Press)
Nominated:
FELL BACK by M. E. Kerr (Harper & Row)
REMEMBER ME by Christopher Pike (Archway Paperback)
SNIPER by Theodore Taylor (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)
THE MAN WHO WAS POE by Avi (Orchard Books)

1989 Edgar Award Best Young Adult Mystery Book Winner and Nominees

Winner: INCIDENT AT LORING GROVES by Sonia Levitin (Dial)
Nominated:
SECOND FIDDLE by Ronald Kidd (Lodestar-Dutton)
SHADOW IN THE NORTH by Philip Pullman (Knopf)
THE ACCIDENT by Todd Strasser (Delacorte)
THE FALCON STING by Barbara Brenner (Bradbury)