Each spring, Mystery Writers of America present the Edgar® Awards, widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the genre. The awards were presented April 27, 2017, at the MWA’s 71st Gala Banquet in the Grand Hyatt Hotel New York City.  A complete list of winners and finalists can be seen here. 

This year’s winner for best first book is Flynn Berry for her debut novel, Under the Harrow (Penguin Random House – Penguin Books).