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Agatha Awards The Malice
Domestic fans give these awards to honor the traditional mystery—books
best typified by the works of Agatha Christie.
Anthony Awards The Anthony Awards are given at each
annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention with the winners
selected by attendees. The award is named for the late Anthony
Boucher (William Anthony Parker White), well-known writer
and critic from the San Francisco Chronicle and New York Times,
who helped found the Mystery Writers of America.
Arthur Ellis Awards The Crime Writers of Canada present the Arthur Ellis
Awards (named after the nom de travail of Canada’s official
hangman) to recognize excellence in Canadian crime writing.
Barry Awards The Barry Awards, voted on by the readers of Deadly
Pleasures, are presented at the annual
Bouchercon World Mystery Convention. The awards began in 1997 and
are named in honor of Barry Gardner, well-known fan reviewer.
Dagger Awards The Dagger Awards were founded by The
Crime Writer’ Association in 1956 and celebrate the
very best in crime and thriller writing.
Dilys Award The Dilys Award was given annually from 1993 until 2014 by the Independent
Mystery Booksellers Association to the mystery titles of the year that
the member booksellers most enjoyed selling.
Edgar®Awards Mystery Writers of America give these awards
to honor the best in mystery fiction and nonfiction produced the
previous year. The awards began
in 1946 and are named in honor of Edgar Allan Poe.
Hammett Prize The Hammett Prize is given annually by the North
American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers to honor
literary excellence in the field of crime-writing published
in the English language in the US and/or Canada.
Hillerman Prize The
Hillerman Prize, honoring Tony Hillerman, goes to an unpublished
author for a first mystery novel set in the Southwest.
Left Coast Crime Awards Left Coast Crime Awards are given at each annual Left
Coast Crime Convention. The Lefty Award is presented to the
most humorous mystery, and The Bruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award
is presented to the best historical mystery. Two other 2015 awards are The Rose (for best mystery set within the LCC region) and The Rosebud (for best first mystery set anywhere in the world).
Macavity Awards The Macavity Award is named for the “mystery
cat” of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum’s Book of Practical
Cats). Each year the members of Mystery Readers International
nominate and vote for their favorite mysteries.
Ned Kelly Awards
The Ned Kelly Awards (named for a notorious Australian outlaw of
the 19th century) are presented by the Crime Writers’ Association
of Australia (CWAA) to recognize and promote excellence in Australian
Nero Award The Nero Award is presented annually by The Wolfe Pack for the best American
Mystery written in the tradition of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe
Shamus Awards The Shamus Awards are awarded by the
Private Eye Writers of America (PWA). The PWA defines a “private
eye” as any mystery protagonist who is a professional
investigator, but not a police officer or government agent.
Thriller Awards The Thriller Awards are presented by the International
Thriller Writers at the annual ThrillerFest conference.
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