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Edgar Award for Fact Crime

The Edgar Award for Fact Crime is presented by the Mystery Writers of America to the best fact crime title of the year.  Previous winners have included:

Duel with the devil : the true story of how Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr teamed up to take on America's first sensational murder mystery / by Paul Collins Mortal sins : sex, crime, and the era of Catholic scandal / Michael D'Antonio The good nurse : a true story of medicine, madness, and murder/ Charles Graeber The secret rescue : an untold story of American nurses and medics behind Nazi lines / Cate Lineberry The hour of peril : the secret plot to murder Lincoln before the Civil War / Daniel Stashower Midnight in Peking : how the murder of a young Englishwoman haunted the last days of old China / Paul French The destiny of the republic : a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president / Candice Millard Scoreboard, baby : a story of college football, crime, and complicity / Ken Armstrong & Nick Perry Columbine / Dave Cullen Reclaiming history : the assassination of President John F. Kennedy / Vincent Bugliosi Manhunt : the twelve-day chase for Lincoln's killer / James L. Swanson The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America / Erik Larson Black mass : the Irish mob, the FBI, and a devil's deal / Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill The CBS murders / Richard Hammer Helter skelter: the true story of the Manson murders / Vincent Bugliosi The Boston strangler/ by Gerold Frank In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences / Truman Capote

updated 1/23/2014