SYKM


The Edgar® Awards

2014 Nominees

Grand Masters Robert Crais
Carolyn Hart

Best Mystery Novel
  °  Sandrine’s Case by Thomas H. Cook
  °  The Humans by Matt Haig
  °  Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger [review]
  °  How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny [review]
  °  Standing in Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin
  °  Until She Comes Home by Lori Roy

Best First Novel by an American Author
  °  The Resurrectionist by Matthew Guinn [review]
  °  Ghostman by Roger Hobbs [review]
  °  Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman [review]
  °  Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
  °  Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

Best Paperback Original
  °  The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne [review]
  °  Almost Criminal by E.R. Brown [review]
  °  Joe Victim by Paul Cleave
  °  Joyland by Stephen King
  °  The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood [review]
  °  Brilliance by Marcus Sakey [review]

Best Fact Crime
  °  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 by Michael D'Antonio
  °  The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness and Murder by Charles Graeber
  °  The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and the Medics Behind Nazi Lines by Cate Lineberry
  °  The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot To Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower

Best Critical/Biographical
  °  Maigret, Simenon and France: Social Dimensions of the Novels and Stories
by Bill Alder
  °  America is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture
by Erik Dussere
  °  Pimping Fictions: African American Crime Literature and the Untold
Story of Black Pulp Publishing
by Justin Gifford
  °  Ian Fleming by Andrew Lycett
  °  Middlebrow Feminism in Classic British Detective Fiction by Melissa Schaub

Best Short Story
  °  “The Terminal” by Reed Farrel Coleman
  Kwik Krimes
  °  “So Long, Chief” by Max Allan Collins & Mickey Spillane
  The Strand
  °  “The Caxton Private Lending Library and Book Depository” by John Connolly
  Bibliomysteries
  °  “There are Roads in the Water” by Tina Corey
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
  °  “Where That Morning Sun Does Down” by Tim L. Williams
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

Mary Higgins Clark Award
  °  There Was an Old Woman by Hallie Ephron [review]
  °  Fear of Beauty by Susan Froetschel [review]
  °  The Money Kill by Katia Lief
  °  Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman [review]
  °  The Sixth Station by Linda Stasi

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2013

Grand Masters Ken Follett
Margaret Maron

Best Mystery Novel
  * Live by Night by Dennis Lehane [review]
  °  The Lost Ones by Ace Atkins
  °  The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye [review]
  °  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn [review]
  °  Potboiler by Jesse Kellerman
  °  Sunset by Al Lamanda [review]
  °  All I Did Was Shoot My Man by Walter Mosley

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Expats by Chris Pavone [review]
  °  The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay [review]
  °  Don’t Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman [review]
  °  Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal [review]
  °  The 500 by Matthew Quirk [review]
  °  Black Fridays by Michael Sears [review]

Best Paperback Original
  * The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters [review]
  °  Complication by Isaac Adamson [review]
  °  Whiplash River by Lou Berney [review]
  °  Bloodland by Alan Glynn [review]
  °  Blessed Are the Dead by Malla Nunn [review]

Best Short Story
  * “The Unremarkable Heart” by Karin Slaughter
  Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance
  °  “Iphigenia in Aulis” by Mike Carey
  An Apple for the Creature
  °  “Hot Sugar Blues” by Steve Liskow
  Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance
  °  “The Void it Often Brings With It” by Tom Piccirilli
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
  °  “Still Life No. 41” by Teresa Solana
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

Best Critical Biographical
  * The Scientific Sherlock Holmes: Cracking the Case with Science and Forensics by James O’Brien
  °  Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe: The Hard-Boiled Detective Transformed by John Paul Athanasourelis
  °  Books To Die For: The World’s Greatest Mystery Writers on the World’s Greatest Mystery Novels edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke
  °  In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero edited by Otto Penzler

Mary Higgins Clark Award
  * The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan [review]
  °  Dead Scared by S.J. Bolton [review]
  °  A City of Broken Glass by Rebecca Cantrell [review]
  °  The Reckoning by Jane Casey [review]
  °  Sleepwalker by Wendy Corsi Staub

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2012

Grand Master Martha Grimes

Best Mystery Novel
  * Gone by Mo Hayder
  °  The Ranger by Ace Atkins
  °  The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino [review]
  °  1222 by Anne Holt [review]
  °  Field Gray by Philip Kerr [review]

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Bent Road by Lori Roy [review]
  °  Red on Red by Edward Conlon [review]
  °  Last to Fold by David Duffy
  °  All Cry Chaos by Leonard Rosen [review]
  °  Purgatory Chasm by Steve Ulfelder [review]

Best Paperback Original
  * The Company Man by Robert Jackson Bennett
  °  The Faces of Angels by Lucretia Grindle [review]
  °  The Dog Sox by Russell Hill
  °  The Death of the Mantis by Michael Stanley [review]
  °  Vienna Twilight by Frank Tallis [review]

Best Short Story
  * “The Man Who Took His Hat Off to the Driver of the Train” by Peter Turnbull
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
  °  “Marley’s Revolution” by John C. Boland
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
  °  “Tomorrow’s Dead” by David Dean
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
  °  “The Adakian Eagle” by Bradley Denton
  Down These Strange Streets
  °  “Lord John and the Plague of Zombies” by Diana Gabaldon
  Down These Strange Streets
  °  “The Case of Death and Honey” by Neil Gaiman
  A Study in Sherlock

Best Critical/Biographical
  * On Conan Doyle: Or, the Whole Art of Storytelling by Michael Dirda
  °  The Tattooed Girl: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson and the Secrets Behind the Most Compelling Thrillers of our Time by Dan Burstein, Arne de Keijzer & John-Henri Holmberg
  °  Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making by John Curran
  °  Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film by Philippa Gates
  °  Scripting Hitchcock: Psycho, The Birds and Marnie by Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick

Mary Higgins Clark Award
  * Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry [review]
  °  Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton [review]
  °  Come and Find Me by Hallie Ephron [review]
  °  Death on Tour by Janice Hamrick [review]
  °  Murder Most Persuasive by Tracy Kiely [review]

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2011

Grand Master Sara Paretsky

Best Mystery Novel
  * The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton [review]
  °  Caught by Harlan Coben [review]
  °  Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin [review]
  °  Faithful Place by Tana French [review]
  °  The Queen of Patpong by Timothy Hallinan [review]
  °  I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman [review]

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva [review]
  °  The Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron [review]
  °  The Serialist by David Gordon [review]
  °  Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto
  °  Snow Angels by James Thompson [review]

Best Paperback Original
  * Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard [review]
  °  The News Where You Are by Catherine O’Flynn
  °  Expiration Date by Duane Swierczynski [review]
  °  Vienna Secrets by Frank Tallis [review]
  °  Ten Little Herrings by L.C. Tyler

Best Short Story
  * “The Scent of Lilacs” by Doug Allyn
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
  °  “The Plot” by Jeffery Deaver
  First Thrills
  °  “A Good Safe Place” by Judith Green
  Thin Ice
  °  “Monsieur Alice is Absent” by Stephen Ross
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
  °  “The Creative Writing Murders” by Edmund White
  Dark End of the Street

Best Critical/Biographical
  * Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History by Yunte Huang
  °  The Wire: Truth Be Told by Rafael Alvarez
  °  Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks: 50 Years of Mysteries in the Making by John Curran
  °  Sherlock Holmes for Dummies by Stephen Doyle & David A. Crowder
  °  Thrillers: 100 Must Reads edited by David Morrell and Hank Wagner

Mary Higgins Clark Award
  * The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths [review]
  °  Wild Penance by Sandi Ault [review]
  °  Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton [review]
  °  Down River by Karen Harper
  °  Live To Tell by Wendy Corsi Staub [review]

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2010

Grand Master Dorothy Gilman

Best Mystery Novel
  * The Last Child by John Hart [review]
  °  The Missing by Tim Gautreaux [review]
  °  The Odds by Kathleen George
  °  The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston [review]
  °  Nemesis by Jo Nesbø
  °  A Beautiful Place To Die by Malla Nunn [review]

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff [review]
  °  The Girl She Used To Be by David Cristofano [review]
  °  Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley [review]
  °  The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf [review]
  °  A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield [review]
  °  Black Water Rising by Attica Locke [review]

Best Paperback Original
  * Body Blows by Marc Strange
  °  Bury Me Deep by Megan Abbott
  °  Havana Lunar by Robert Arellano
  °  The Lord God Bird by Russell Hill [review]
  °  The Herring Seller’s Apprentice by L.C. Tyler [review]

Best Short Story
  * “Amapola” by Luis Alberto Urrea
  Phoenix Noir
  °  “Last Fair Deal Gone Down” by Ace Atkins
  Crossroad Blues
  °  “Femme Sole” by Dana Cameron
  Boston Noir
  °  “Digby, Attorney at Law” by Jim Fusilli
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
  °  “Animal Rescue” by Dennis Lehane
  Boston Noir

Mary Higgins Clark Award
  * Awakening by S.J. Bolton [review]
  °  Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof by Blaize Clement
  °  Never Tell a Lie by Hallie Ephron [review]
  °  Lethal Vintage by Nadia Gordon
  °  Dial H for Hitchcock by Susan Kandel

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2009

Grand Masters James Lee Burke
Sue Grafton

Best Mystery Novel
  * Blue Heaven by C.J. Box [review]
  °  Missing by Karin Alvtegen [review]
  °  Sins of the Assassin by Robert Ferrigno
  °  The Price of Blood by Declan Hughes [review]
  °  The Night Following by Morag Joss [review]
  °  Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Foreigner by Francie Lin
  °  The Kind One by Tom Epperson [review]
  °  Sweetsmoke by David Fuller [review]
  °  Calumet City by Charlie Newton [review]
  °  A Cure for Night by Justin Peacock [review]

Best Paperback Original
  * China Lake by Meg Gardiner
  °  The Prince of Bagram Prison by Alex Carr [review]
  °  Money Shot by Christa Faust [review]
  °  Enemy Combatant by Ed Gaffney
  °  The Cold Spot by Tom Piccirilli

Best Short Story
  * “Skinhead Central” by T. Jefferson Parker
  The Blue Religion
  °  “A Sleep Not Unlike Death” by Sean Chercover
  Hardcore Hardboiled
  °  “Skin and Bones” by David Edgerley Gates
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
  °  “Scratch a Woman” by Laura Lippman
  Hardly Knew Her
  °  “La Vie en Rose” by Dominique Mainard
  Paris Noir

Mary Higgins Clark Award
  * The Killer’s Wife by Bill Floyd
  °  Sacrifice by S.J. Bolton
  °  Stalking Susan by Julie Kramer [review]
  °  A Song for You by Betsy Thornton
  °  The Fault Tree by Louise Ure

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2008

Grand Master Bill Pronzini

Best Mystery Novel
  * Down River by John Hart
  °  Christine Falls by Benjamin Black
  °  Priest by Ken Bruen
  °  The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
  °  Soul Patch by Reed Farrel Coleman

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * In the Woods by Tana French [review]
  °  Missing Witness by Gordon Campbell [review]
  °  Snitch Jacket by Christopher Goffard
  °  Head Games by Craig McDonald [review]
  °  Pyres by Derek Nikitas

Best Paperback Original
  * Queenpin by Megan Abbott [review]
  °  Blood of Paradise by David Corbett
  °  Cruel Poetry by Vicki Hendricks
  °  Robbie’s Wife by Russell Hill
  °  Who Is Conrad Hirst? by Kevin Wignall [review]

Best Short Story
  * “The Golden Gopher” by Susan Straight
  Los Angeles Noir
  °  “The Catch” by Mark Ammons
  Still Waters
  °  “Blue Note” by Stuart M. Kaminsky
  Chicago Blues
  °  “Hardly Knew Her” by Laura Lippman
  Dead Man’s Hand
  °  “Uncle” by Daniel Woodrell
  A Hell of a Woman

Mary Higgins Clark Award
  * Wild Indigo by Sandi Ault
  °  In Cold Pursuit by Sarah Andrews
  °  Inferno by Karen Harper
  °  The First Stone by Judith Kelman

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2007

Grand Master Stephen King

Best Mystery Novel
  * The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin
  °  The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard
  °  Gentleman and Players by Joanne Harris
  °  The Dead Hour by Denise Mina
  °  The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard
  °  Liberation Movements by Olen Steinhauer

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson
  °  Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  °  King of Lies by John Hart
  °  Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith
  °  A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read

Best Paperback Original
  * Snakeskin Shamisen by Naomi Hirahara
  °  The Goodbye Kiss by Massimo Carlotto
  °  The Open Curtain by Brian Evenson
  °  The Deep Blue Alibi by Paul Levine
  °  City of Tiny Lights by Patrick Neate

Best Short Story
  * “The Home Front” by Charles Ardai
  Death Do Us Part
  °  “Rain” by Thomas H. Cook
  Manhattan Noir
  °  “Cranked” by Bill Crider
  Damn Near Dead
  °  “Building” by S.J. Rozan
  Manhattan Noir

Mary Higgins Clark Award
  * Bloodline by Fiona Mountain

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2006

Grand Master Stuart Kaminsky

Best Mystery Novel
  * Citizen Vince by Jess Walter
  °  The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
  °  Red Leaves by Thomas H. Cook
  °  Vanish by Tess Gerritsen
  °  Drama City by George Pelecanos

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Officer Down by Theresa Schwegel
  °  Die a Little by Megan Abbott
  °  Immoral by Brian Freeman
  °  Run the Risk by Scott Frost
  °  Hide Your Eyes by Alison Gaylin

Best Paperback Original
  * Girl in the Glass by Jeffrey Ford [review]
  °  Homicide My Own by Anne Argula
  °  The James Deans by Reed Farrel Coleman
  °  Kiss Her Goodbye by Allan Guthrie
  °  Six Bad Things by Charlie Huston

Best Short Story
  * “The Catch” by James W. Hall
  Greatest Hits
  °  “Born Bad” by Jeffery Deaver
  Dangerous Women
  °  “Her Lord and Master” by Andrew Klavan
  Dangerous Women
  °  “Misdirection” by Barbara Seranella
  Greatest Hits
  °  “Welcome to Monroe” by Daniel Walker
  A Kudzu Christmas

Mary Higgins Clark Award
  * Dark Angel by Karen Harper
  °  Breaking Faith by Jo Bannister
  °  Shadow Valley by Gwen Hunter


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2005

Grand Master Marcia Muller

Best Mystery Novel
  * California Girl by T. Jefferson Parker
  °  Evan’s Gate by Rhys Bowen
  °  By a Spider’s Thread by Laura Lippman
  °  Remembering Sarah by Chris Mooney
  °  Out of the Deep I Cry by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Country of Origin by Don Lee
  °  Little Girl Lost by Richard Aleas
  °  Relative Danger by Charles Benoit
  °  The Cloud Atlas by Liam Callanan
  °  Tonight I Said Goodbye by Michael Koryta
  °  Bahamarama by Bob Morris

Best Paperback Original
  * The Confession by Domenic Stansberry
  °  The Librarian by Larry Beinhart
  °  Into the Web by Thomas H. Cook
  °  Dead Men Rise Up Never by Ron Faust
  °  Twelve-Step Fandango by Chris Haslam

Best Short Story
  * “Something About a Scar” by Laurie Lynn Drummond
  Anything You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You
  °  “The Widow of Slane” by Terence Faherty
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2004
  °  “The Book Signing” by Pete Hamill
  Brooklyn Noir
  °  “Adventure of the Missing Detective” by Gary Lovisi
  Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years
  °  “Imitate the Sun” by Luke Sholer
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 2004

Mary Higgins Clark Award
  * Grave Endings by Rochelle Krich
  °  Perfect Sax by Jerrilyn Farmer
  °  The Drowning Tree by Carol Goodman
  °  Scent of a Killer by Christiane Heggan
  °  Murder in a Mill Town by P.B. Ryan

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2004

Grand Master Joseph Wambaugh

Best Mystery Novel
  * Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin
  °  The Guards by Ken Bruen [review]
  °  Out by Natsuo Kirino
  °  Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Death of a Nationalist by Rebecca Pawel
  °  12 Bliss Street by Martha Conway
  °  Offer of Proof by Robert Heilbrun
  °  The Night of the Dance by James Hime
  °  The Bridge of Sighs by Olen Steinhauer

Best Paperback Original
  * Find Me Again by Sylvia Maultash Warsh
  °  Cut and Run by Jeff Abbott
  °  The Last Witness by Joel Goldman
  °  Wisdom of the Bones by Christopher Hyde
  °  Southland by Nina Revoyr

Best Short Story
  * “The Maids” by G. Miki Hayden
  Blood On Their Hands
  °  “Bet on Red” by Jeff Abbott
  High Stakes
  °  “Black Heart & Cabin Girl” by Shelley Costa
  Blood On Their Hands
  °  “Aces and Eights” by David Edgerley Gates
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, December 2003
  °  “Cowboy Grace” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  The Silver Gryphon

Mary Higgins Clark Award
  * Song of the Bones by M.K. Preston
  °  Ricochet by Nancy Baker Jacobs
  °  A Bloodhound To Die For by Virginia Lanier
  °  The Samurai’s Daughter by Sujata Massey
  °  The Body in the Lighthouse by Katherine Hall Page

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2003

Grand Master Ira Levin

Best Mystery Novel
  * Winter and Night by S.J. Rozan
  °  Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews
  °  Jolie Blon’s Bounce by James Lee Burke
  °  City of Bones by Michael Connelly
  °  No Good Deed by Manda Scott

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Blue Edge of Midnight by Jonathon King
  °  Southern Latitudes by Stephen J. Clark
  °  High Wire by Kam Majd
  °  Buck Fever by Ben Rehder
  °  Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt [review]

Best Paperback Original
  * Out of Sight by T.J. MacGregor
  °  Black Jack Point by Jeff Abbott
  °  The Night Watcher by John Lutz
  °  Trauma by Graham Masterton
  °  Prison Blues by Anna Salter

Best Short Story
  * “Mexican Gatsby” by Raymond Steiber
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March 2002
  °  “The Murder Ballads” by Doug Allyn
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March 2002
  °  “To Live and Die in Midland, Texas” by Clark Howard
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2002
  °  “Rumpole and the Primrose Path” by John Mortimer
  The Strand Magazine, #8
  °  “Angel of Wrath” by Joyce Carol Oates
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March 2002

Mary Higgins Clark Award
  * Absolute Certainty by Rose Connors
  °  The Stone Forest by Karen Harper
  °  The Truth Hurts by Nancy Pickard
  °  The Bad Witness by Laura Van Wormer

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2002

Grand Master Robert B. Parker

Best Mystery Novel
  * Silent Joe by T. Jefferson Parker
  °  The Judgment by D.W. Buffa
  °  Tell No One by Harlan Coben
  °  Money, Money, Money by Ed McBain
  °  Reflecting the Sky by S.J. Rozan

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Line of Vision by David Ellis
  °  Open Season by C.J. Box [review]
  °  Red Hook by Gabriel Cohen
  °  Gun Monkeys by Victor Gischler
  °  The Jasmine Trade by Denise Hamilton

Best Paperback Original
  * Adios Muchachos by Daniel Chavarria
  °  Hell’s Kitchen by Jeffery Deaver (writing as William Jefferies)
  °  The Mother Tongue by Teri Holbrook
  °  Dead of Winter by P.J. Parrish
  °  Straw Men by Martin J. Smith

Best Short Story
  * “Double-Crossing Delancy” by S.J. Rozan
  Mystery Street
  °  “The Abbey Ghosts” by Jan Burke
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, January 2001
  °  “The Horrible Senseless Murders of Two Elderly Women” by Michael Collins
  Fedora: Private Eyes & Tough Guys
  °  “If the Glove Fits” by Michael Lewin
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, September/October 2001
  °  “Virgo in Sapphires” by Margaret Maron
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, December 2001

Mary Higgins Clark Award
  * Summer of Storms by Judith Kelman
  °  Murphy’s Law by Rhys Bowen
  °  Perhaps She’ll Die by M.K. Preston
  °  Murder of a Sweet Old Lady by Denise Swanson

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2001

Grand Master Edward D. Hoch

Best Mystery Novel
  * The Bottoms by Joe R. Lansdale
  °  A Place of Execution by Val McDermid
  °  A Dangerous Road by Kris Nelscott
  °  Red Light by T. Jefferson Parker
  °  The Whole Truth by Nancy Pickard

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss
  °  The Ice Harvest by Scott Phillips
  °  Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong
  °  Crow in Stolen Colors by Marcia Simpson [review]
  °  Raveling by Peter Moore Smith

Best Paperback Original
  * The Black Maria by Mark Graham
  °  Murder on St. Mark’s Place by Victoria Thompson
  °  Killing Kin by Chassie West
  °  The Kidnapping of Rosie Dawn by Eric Wright
  °  Pursuit and Persuasion by Sally Wright

Best Short Story
  * “Missing in Action” by Peter Robinson
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 2000
  °  “Delta Double-Deal” by Noreen Ayres
  The Night Awakens
  °  “Twelve Little Buggers” by Mat Coward
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, January 2000
  °  “A Candle for Christmas” by Reginald Hill
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, January 2000
  °  “Spinning” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, January 2000

Mary Higgins Clark Award
  * Authorized Personnel Only by Barbara D’Amato
  °  Demolition Angel by Robert Crais
  °  The Debt Collector by Lynn S. Hightower
  °  False Witness by Lelia Kelly
  °  Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult

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2000

Grand Master Mary Higgins Clark

Best Mystery Novel
  * Bones by Jan Burke
  °  River of Darkness by Rennie Airth
  °  L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais
  °  Strawberry Sunday by Stephen Greenleaf
  °  In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Skull Mantra by Eliot Pattison [review]
  °  Certifiably Insane by Arthur W. Bahr
  °  Big Trouble by Dave Barry
  °  God Is a Bullet by Boston Teran
  °  Inner City Blues by Paula L. Woods

Best Paperback Original
  * Fulton County Blues by Ruth Birmingham
  °  Lucky Man by Tony Dunbar
  °  The Resurrectionist by Mark Graham
  °  Outcast by José Latour
  °  In Big Trouble by Laura Lippman

Best Short Story
  * “Heroes” by Anne Perry
  Murder and Obsession
  °  “Triangle” by Jeffery Deaver
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March 1999
  °  “Crack” by James W. Hall
  Murder and Obsession
  °  “Snow” by Stuart M. Kaminsky
  First Cases
  °  “Paleta Man” by Laurie R. King
  Irreconcilable Differences

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1999

Grand Master P.D. James

Best Mystery Novel
  * Mr. White’s Confession by Robert Clark
  °  Blood Work by Michael Connelly
  °  Beyond Recall by Robert Goddard
  °  The Last Days of Il Duce by Domenic Stansberry
  °  A Likeness in Stone by Julia Wallis Martin

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve Hamilton [review]
  °  Reckless Homicide by Ira Genberg
  °  Numbered Account by Christopher Reich
  °  Nice by Jen Sacks
  °  A Criminal Appeal by D.R. Schanker

Best Paperback Original
  * The Widower’s Two-Step by Rick Riordan
  °  Atlanta Graves by Ruth Birmingham
  °  Butchers Hill by Laura Lippman
  °  Zen Attitude by Sujata Massey
  °  Murder Manual by Steven Womack

Best Short Story
  * “Poachers” by Tom Franklin
  Texas Review, Fall-Winter 1998
  °  “Looking for David” by Lawrence Block
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, February 1998
  °  “The Halfway Woman” by Clark Howard
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, February 1998
  °  “For Jeff” by Perry Michael Smith
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, February 1998
  °  “Sacrifice” by L.L. Thrasher
  Murderous Intent Mystery Magazine, Summer/Fall 1998


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1998

Grand Master Elizabeth Peters

Best Mystery Novel
  * Cimarron Rose by James Lee Burke
  °  Dreaming of the Bones by Deborah Crombie
  °  A Wasteland of Strangers by Bill Pronzini
  °  Black and Blue by Ian Rankin
  °  The Purification Ceremony by Mark T. Sullivan

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Los Alamos by Joseph Kanon
  °  A Crime in the Neighborhood by Suzanne Berne
  °  Bird Dog by Philip Reed
  °  Flower Net by Lisa See
  °  23 Shades of Black by K.J.A. Wishnia

Best Paperback Original
  * Charm City by Laura Lippman
  °  Home Again, Home Again by Susan Rogers Cooper
  °  The Prioress’ Tale by Margaret Frazer
  °  Tarnished Icons by Stuart M. Kaminsky
  °  Sunset and Santiago by Gloria White

Best Short Story
  * “Keller on the Spot” by Lawrence Block
  Playboy, November 1997
  °  “Ways to Kill a Cat” by Simon Brett
  Malice Domestic 6
  °  “The Kneeling Soldier” by Jeffery Deaver
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March 1997
  °  “Find Miriam” by Stuart M. Kaminsky
  New Mystery, Summer 1997
  °  “The Man Who Beat the System” by Stuart M. Kaminsky
  Funny Bones

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1997

Grand Master Ruth Rendell

Best Mystery Novel
  * The Chatham School Affair by Thomas H. Cook
  °  With Child by Laurie R. King
  °  Hearts and Bones by Margaret Lawrence
  °  Pentecost Alley by Anne Perry
  °  Mean Streak by Carolyn Wheat

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Simple Justice by John Morgan Wilson
  °  Bonita Faye by Margaret Moseley
  °  The Queen’s Man by Sharon Kay Penman
  °  A Test of Wills by Charles Todd [review]
  °  A Brother’s Blood by Michael C. White

Best Paperback Original
  * Fade Away by Harlan Coben
  °  Silent Words by Joan M. Drury
  °  The Grass Widow by Teri Holbrook
  °  Walking Rain by Susan Wade
  °  Tribe by R.D. Zimmerman

Best Short Story
  * “Red Clay” by Michael Malone
  Murder for Love
  °  “The Dark Snow” by Brendan DuBois
  Playboy, November 1996
  °  “My Murder” by David Corn
  Unusual Suspects
  °  “Kiss The Sky” by James Grady
  Unusual Suspects
  °  “Hoops” by S.J. Rozan
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, January 1996

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1996

Grand Master Dick Francis

Best Mystery Novel
  * Come to Grief by Dick Francis
  °  Bookman’s Wake by John Dunning
  °  The Shadow Man by John Katzenbach
  °  The Summons by Peter Lovesey
  °  The Roaring Boy by Edward Marston

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Penance by David Housewright
  °  Tight Shot by Kevin Allman
  °  Murder in Scorpio by Martha C. Lawrence
  °  The Harry Chronicles by Allan Pedrazas
  °  Fixed in His Folly by David J. Walker

Best Paperback Original
  * Tarnished Blue by William Heffernan
  °  Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben
  °  High Desert Malice by Kirk Mitchell
  °  Charged With Guilt by Gloria White
  °  Hard Frost by R.D. Wingfield

Best Short Story
  * “The Judge’s Boy” by Jean B Cooper
 Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, August 1995
  °  “Rule of Law” by K.K. Beck
  Malice Domestic 4
  °  “Death in a Small Town” by Larry Beinhart
  New Mystery, Spring 1995
  °  “When Your Breath Freezes” by Kathleen Dougherty
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September 1995
  °  “A Plain and Honest Death” by Bill Pomidor
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September 1995

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1995

Grand Master Mickey Spillane

Best Mystery Novel
  * The Red Scream by Mary Willis Walker [review]
  °  Lights Out by Peter Abrahams
  °  A Long Line of Dead Men by Lawrence Block
  °  Miami, It’s Murder by Edna Buchanan
  °  Wednesday’s Child by Peter Robinson

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Caveman’s Valentine by George Dawes Green
  °  One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
  °  Mallory’s Oracle by Carol O’Connell ) [review]
  °  Suspicion of Innocence by Barbara Parker
  °  Big Town by Doug J. Swanson

Best Paperback Original
  * Final Appeal by Lisa Scottoline
  °  The Broken-Hearted Detective by Milton Bass
  °  Viper Quarry by Dean Feldmeyer
  °  Power of Attorney by Walter Sorrells
  °  Sunrise by Chassie West

Best Short Story
  * “The Dancing Bear” by Doug Allyn
   Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, March 1994
  °  “The Gentleman in the Lake” by Robert Barnard
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 1994
  °  “The Tennis Court” by Brenda Melton Burnham
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 1994
  °  “The Necessary Brother” by Brendan DuBois
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 1994
  °  “An Eye for a Tooth” by Justin Scott
  Justice in Manhattan

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1994

Grand Master Lawrence Block

Best Mystery Novel
  * The Sculptress by Minette Walters
  °  Free Fall by Robert Crais
  °  Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg
  °  Wolf in the Shadows by Marcia Muller
  °  The Journeyman Tailor by Gerald Seymour

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * A Grave Talent by Laurie R. King
  °  The List of Seven by Mark Frost
  °  Criminal Seduction by Darian North
  °  The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz by Manuel Ramos
  °  Zaddik by David Rosenbaum

Best Paperback Original
  * Dead Folk’s Blues by Steven Womack
  °  The Servant’s Tale by Margaret Frazer
  °  Tony’s Justice by Eugene Izzi
  °  Beyond Saru by Thomas A. Roberts
  °  Everywhere That Mary Went by Lisa Scottoline

Best Short Story
  * “Keller’s Therapy” by Lawrence Block
  Playboy, May 1993
  °  “The Ghost Show” by Doug Allyn
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, December 1993
  °  “Mefisto in Onyx” by Harlan Ellison
  Omni, October 1993
  °  “McIntyre’s Donald” by Joseph Hansen
  Bohannon’s Country
  °  “Enduring as Dust” by Bruce Holland Rogers
  Danger in DC

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1993

Grand Master Donald E. Westlake

Best Mystery Novel
  * Bootlegger’s Daughter by Margaret Maron
  °  Backhand by Liza Cody
  °  32 Cadillacs by Joe Gores
  °  White Butterfly by Walter Mosley
  °  Pomona Queen by Kem Nunn

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Black Echo by Michael Connelly [review]
  °  Trail of Murder by Christine Andreae
  °  Trick of the Eye by Jane Stanton Hitchcock
  °  Ladystinger by Craig Smith

Best Paperback Original
  * A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow
  °  The Good Friday Murder by Lee Harris
  °  Principal Defense by Gini Hartzmark
  °  Shallow Graves by William Jefferies
  °  Night Cruise by Billie Sue Mosiman

Best Short Story
  * “Mary, Mary, Shut the Door” by Benjamin M. Schutz
  Deadly Allies
  °  “Candles in the Rain” by Doug Allyn
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 1992
  °  “Howler” by Jo Bannister
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, October 1992
  °  “Louise” by Max Allan Collins
  Deadly Allies
  °  “One Hit Wonder” by Gabrielle Kraft
  Sisters in Crime 5

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1992

Grand Master Elmore Leonard

Best Mystery Novel
  * A Dance at the Slaughterhouse by Lawrence Block
  °  Don’t Say A Word by Andrew Klavan
  °  Prior Convictions by Lia Matera
  °  I.O.U. by Nancy Pickard
  °  Palindrome by Stuart Woods

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Slow Motion Riot by Peter Blauner
  °  Deadstick by Terence Faherty
  °  Deadline by Marcy Heidish
  °  Zero at the Bone by Mary Willis Walker
  °  A Cool Breeze on the Underground by Don Winslow

Best Paperback Original
  * Dark Maze by Thomas Adcock
  °  Murder in the Dog Days by P.M. Carlson
  °  Cracking Up by Ed Naha
  °  Midtown North by Christopher Newman
  °  Fine Distinctions by Deborah Valentine

Best Short Story
  * “Nine Sons” by Wendy Hornsby
  Sisters in Crime 4
  °  “Sleeper” by Doug Allyn
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 1991
  °  “A Blow for Freedom” by Lawrence Block
  Playboy, October 1991
  °  “Spasmo” by Liza Cody
  A Classic English Crime
  °  “Dreaming in Black and White” by Susan Schwartz
  Psycho-Paths

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1991

Grand Master Tony Hillerman

Best Mystery Novel
  * New Orleans Mourning by Julie Smith
  °  Fade the Heat by Jay Brandon
  °  Whiskey River by Loren D. Estleman
  °  Bones and Silence by Reginald Hill
  °  Deadfall in Berlin by R.D. Zimmerman

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Postmortem by Patricia D. Cornwell
  °  Come Nightfall by Gary Amo
  °  Passion Play by W. Edward Blain
  °  Nobody Lives Forever by Edna Buchanan
  °  Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

Best Paperback Original
  * The Man Who Would Be F. Scott Fitzgerald by David Handler
  °  Comeback by L.L Enger
  °  Not a Creature Was Stirring by Jane Haddam
  °  Dead in the Scrub by B.J. Oliphant
  °  SPQR I: The King’s Gambit by John Maddox Roberts

Best Short Story
  * “Elvis Lives” by Lynne Barrett
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Spetember 1990
  °  “Answers to Soldiers” by Lawrence Block
  Playboy, 1990
  °  “Prisoners” by Ed Gorman
  New Crimes
  °  “A Poison That Leaves No Trace” by Sue Grafton
  Sisters in Crime 2
  °  “Challenge the Widow-Maker” by Clark Howard
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, August 1990

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1990

Grand Master Helen McCloy

Best Mystery Novel
  * Black Cherry Blues by James Lee Burke
  °  Goldilocks by Andrew Coburn
  °  A Question of Guilt by Frances Fyfield
  °  The Death of a Joyce Scholar by Bartholomew Gill
  °  Booster by Eugene Izzi

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Last Billable Hour by Susan Wolfe
  °  Hide and Seek by Barry Berg
  °  The Story of Annie D. by Susan Taylor Chehak
  °  The Mother Shadow by Melodie Johnson Howe [review]
  °  Blood Under the Bridge by Bruce Zimmerman

Best Paperback Original
  * The Rain by Keith Peterson
  °  Manhattan Is My Beat by Jeffery Deaver
  °  King of the Hustlers by Eugene Izzi
  °  Hot Wire by Randy Russell
  °  A Collector of Photographs by Deborah Valentine

Best Short Story
  * “Too Many Crooks” by Donald E. Westlake
  Playboy, 1989
  °  “Ted Bundy’s Father” by Ruth Graviros
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 1989
  °  “The Girl and the Gator” by Robert Halsted
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, December 1989
  °  “Afraid All the Time” by Nancy Pickard
  Sisters in Crime
  °  “For Loyal Service” by Stephen Wasylyk
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, August 1989

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1989

Grand Master Hillary Waugh

Best Mystery Novel
  * A Cold Red Sunrise by Stuart M. Kaminsky
  °  Joey’s Case by K.C. Constantine
  °  Sacrificial Ground by Thomas H. Cook
  °  Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman
  °  In the Lake of the Moon by David L. Lindsey

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Carolina Skeletons by David Stout
  °  Murder Once Done by Mary Lou Bennett
  °  The Murder of Frau Schutz by J. Madison Davis
  °  A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George
  °  Julian Solo by Shelly Reuben

Best Paperback Original
  * The Telling of Lies by Timothy Findley [review]
  °  Judgment by Fire by Fredrick D. Huebner
  °  A Radical Departure by Lia Matera
  °  The Trapdoor by Keith Peterson
  °  Preacher by Ted Thackrey, Jr.

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1988

Grand Master Phyllis A. Whitney

Best Mystery Novel
  * Old Bones by Aaron Elkins
  °  A Trouble of Fools by Linda Barnes [review]
  °  Nursery Crimes by B.M. Gill
  °  Rough Cider by Peter Lovesey
  °  The Corpse in Oozak’s Pond by Charlotte MacLeod

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Death Among Strangers by Deidre S. Laiken
  °  Detective by Parnell Hall
  °  Heat Lightning by John Lantigua
  °  Lover Man by Dallas Murphy
  °  The Spoiler by Domenic Stansberry

Best Paperback Original
  * Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumb
  °  The Monkey’s Raincoat by Robert Crais
  °  Deadly Intrusion by Walter Dillon
  °  The Long Way to Die by James N. Frey
  °  Bullshot by Gabrielle Kraft

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1987

Grand Master Michael Gilbert

Best Mystery Novel
  * The Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine
  °  The Blind Run by Brian Freemantle
  °  Come Morning by Joe Gores
  °  A Taste for Death by P.D. James
  °  The Straight Man by Roger L. Simon

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * No One Rides for Free by Larry Beinhart
  °  Lost by Gary Devon
  °  Riceburner by Richard Hyer
  °  Floater by Joseph Koenig
  °  Dead Air by Mike Lupica

Best Paperback Original
  * The Junkyard Dog by Robert Campbell
  °  The Cat Who Saw Red by Lilian Jackson Braun
  °  Hazzard by R.D. Brown
  °  Ronin by Nick Christian
  °  Shattered Moon by Kate Green

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1986

Grand Master Ed McBain

Best Mystery Novel
  * The Suspect by L.R. Wright
  °  City of Glass by Paul Auster
  °  A Shock to the System by Simon Brett
  °  The Tree of Hands by Ruth Rendell
  °  An Unkindness of Ravens by Ruth Rendell

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * When the Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman
  °  The Glory Hole Murders by Tony Fennelly
  °  Sleeping Dog by Dick Lochte
  °  The Adventure of the Ectoplasmic Man by Daniel Stashower

Best Paperback Original
  * Pigs Get Fat by Warren Murphy
  °  Poverty Bay by Earl Emerson
  °  Broken Idols by Sean Flannery
  °  Blue Heron by Philip Ross
  °  Black Gravity by Conall Ryan

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1985

Grand Master Dorothy Salisbury Davis

Best Mystery Novel
  * Briarpatch by Ross Thomas
  °  The Black Seraphim by Michael Gilbert
  °  The Twelfth Juror by B.M. Gill
  °  Emily Dickinson Is Dead by Jane Langton
  °  Chessplayer by William Pearson

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Strike Three, You’re Dead by R.D. Rosen
  °  A Creative Kind of Killer by Jack Early
  °  Foul Shot by Doug Hornig
  °  Sweet, Savage Death by Orania Papazoglou
  °  Someone Else’s Grave by Alison Smith

Best Paperback Original
  * Grandmaster by Molly Cochran & Warren Murphy
  °  The Keys to Billy Tillio by Eric Blau
  °  The Seventh Sacrament by Roland Cutler
  °  Words Can Kill by Kenn Davis
  °  Black Knight in Red Square by Stuart M. Kaminsky

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1984

Grand Master John le Carré

Best Mystery Novel
  * LaBrava by Elmore Leonard
  °  The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  °  Texas Station by Christopher Leach
  °  The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carré
  °  The Papers of Tony Veitch by William McIlvanney

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Bay Psalm Book Murder by Will Harriss
  °  The Gold Solution by Herbert Resnicow
  °  Red Diamond, Private Eye by Mark Schorr
  °  Caroline Minuscule by Andrew Taylor
  °  Dead Man’s Thoughts by Carolyn Wheat

Best Paperback Original
  * Mrs. White by Margaret Tracy
  °  False Prophets by Sean Flannery
  °  The Kill Factor by Richard Harper
  °  Trace by Warren Murphy
  °  Hunter by Eric Sauter

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1983

Grand Master Margaret Millar

Best Mystery Novel
  * Billingsgate Shoal by Rick Boyer
  °  Eight Million Ways To Die by Lawrence Block
  °  Split Images by Elmore Leonard
  °  The Captain by Seymour Shubin
  °  Kahawa by Donald E. Westlake

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Butcher’s Boy by Thomas Perry [review]
  °  By Frequent Anguish by S.F.X. Dean
  °  Unholy Communion by Richard Hughes
  °  In the Heat of the Summer by John Katzenbach
  °  Two If By Sea by Ernest Savage

Best Paperback Original
  * Triangle by Teri White
  °  Vital Signs by Ralph Burrows
  °  Clandestine by James Ellroy
  °  The Missing and the Dead by Jack Lynch

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1982

Grand Master Julian Symons

Best Mystery Novel
  * Peregrine by William Bayer
  °  The Other Side of Silence by Ted Allbeury
  °  Death in a Cold Climate by Robert Barnard
  °  Dupe by Liza Cody
  °  The Amateur by Robert Littell
  °  Bogmail by Patrick McGinley

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Chiefs by Stuart Woods
  °  Giant Killer by Tom Hyman
  °  Not a Through Street by Ernest Larsen
  °  The Black Glove by Geoffrey Miller
  °  Murder at the Red October by Anthony Olcott

Best Paperback Original
  * The Old Dick by L.A. Morse
  °  Deadline by John Dunning
  °  The Unforgiven by Patricia MacDonald
  °  Pin by Andrew Neiderman
  °  Dead Heat by Ray Obstfeld

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1981

Grand Master Stanley Ellin

Best Mystery Novel
  * Whip Hand by Dick Francis
  °  Death of a Literary Widow by Robert Barnard
  °  Death Drop by B.M. Gill
  °  The Spy’s Wife by Reginald Hill
  °  Man on Fire by A.J. Quinnell

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Watcher by Kay Nolte Smith
  °  Winds of the Old Days by Betsy Aswad
  °  The Rembrandt Panel by Oliver Banks
  °  Double Negative by David Carkeet
  °  The Other Ann Fletcher by Susanne Jaffe

Best Paperback Original
  * Public Murders by Bill Granger
  °  Blood Innocents by Thomas H. Cook
  °  Looking for Ginger North by John Dunning
  °  Tough Luck, L.A. by Murray Sinclair

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1980

Grand Master W.R. Burnett

Best Mystery Novel
  * The Rheingold Route by Arthur Maling
  °  Death of a Mystery Writer by Robert Barnard
  °  A Fire in the Barley by Frank Parrish
  °  Make Death Love Me by Ruth Rendell
  °  A Coat of Varnish by C.P. Snow

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Lasko Tangent by Richard North Patterson
  °  Night Trains by Peter Heath Fine
  °  Follow the Leader by John Logue

Best Paperback Original
  * The HOG Murders by William L. DeAndrea
  °  The Kremlin Conspiracy by Sean Flannery
  °  Vortex by David Heller
  °  The Queen Is Dead by Glenn Kezer
  °  The Infernal Device by Michael Kurland

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1979

Grand Master Aaron Marc Stein

Best Mystery Novel
  * Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
  °  The Snake by John Godey
  °  Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman
  °  A Sleeping Life by Ruth Rendell
  °  The Shallow Grave by Jack S. Scott

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Killed in the Ratings by William DeAndrea
  °  The Scourge by Thomas L. Dunne
  °  Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg
  °  Blood Secrets by Craig Jones
  °  The Memory of Eva Ryker by Donald A. Stanwood

Best Paperback Original
  * Deceit and Deadly Lies by Franklin Bandy
  °  Stud Game by David Anthony
  °  The Switch by Elmore Leonard
  °  Heartstone by Philip Margolin
  °  Charnel House by Graham Masterton

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1978

Grand Master Daphne du Maurier
Grand Master Dorothy B. Hughes
Grand Master Ngaio Marsh

Best Mystery Novel
  * Catch Me: Kill Me by William H. Hallahan
  °  Laidlaw by William McIlvanney
  °  Nightwing by Martin Cruz Smith

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * A French Finish by Robert Ross
  °  Dewey Decimated by Charles A. Goodrum
  °  The Fan by Bob Randall

Best Paperback Original
  * The Quark Maneuver by Mike Jahn
  °  Time to Murder and Create by Lawrence Block
  °  The Terrorizers by Donald Hamilton
  °  They’ve Killed Anna by Marc Olden

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1977

Best Mystery Novel
  * Promised Land by Robert B. Parker
  °  The Cavanaugh Quest by Thomas Gifford
  °  A Madness of the Heart by Richard Neely
  °  The Glory Boys by Gerald Seymour
  °  The Main by Trevanian

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Thomas Berryman Number by James Patterson
  °  Your Day in the Barrel by Alan Furst
  °  Straight by Steve Knickmeyer
  °  The Big Payoff by Janice Law
  °  Final Proof by Marie R. Reno

Best Paperback Original
  * Confess Fletch by Gregory McDonald
  °  The Captive City by Daniel da Cruz
  °  The Dark Side by Kenn Davis & John Stanley
  °  The Retaliators by Donald Hamilton
  °  Freeze Frame by R.R. (Robert) Irvine

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1976

Grand Master Graham Greene

Best Mystery Novel
  * Hopscotch by Brian Garfield
  °  The Gargoyle Conspiracy by Marvin Albert
  °  Operation Alcestis by Maggie Rennert
  °  Harry’s Game by Gerald Seymour
  °  The Money Harvest by Ross Thomas

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Alvarez Journal by Rex Burns
  °  Waltz Across Texas by Max Crawford
  °  Harmattan by Thomas Klop
  °  Paperback Thriller by Lynn Meyer (David Slavitt)
  °  The Devalino Caper by A.J. Russell

Best Paperback Original
  * Autopsy by John R. Feegel
  °  The Set-Up by Milt Machlin & Robin Moore
  °  Charlie’s Back in Town by Jacqueline Park
  °  The Midas Coffin by Simon Quinn (Martin Cruz Smith)
  °  The Assassinator by David Vowell

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1975

Grand Master Eric Ambler

Best Mystery Novel
  * Peter’s Pence by Jon Cleary
  °  The Man Who Loved Zoos by Malcolm Bosse
  °  Goodbye and Amen (The Grosvenor Square Goodbye) by Francis Clifford
  °  The Silver Bears by Paul E. Erdman
  °  The Lester Affair by Andrew Garve

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Fletch by Gregory McDonald
  °  The Kreutzman Formula by Dominic Koski & Virgil Scott
  °  Saturday Games by Brown Meggs
  °  Target Practice by Nicholas Meyer
  °  The Jones Man by Vern E. Smith

Best Paperback Original
  * The Corpse That Walked by Roy Winsor
  °  Who Killed Mr. Garland’s Mistress? by Richard Forrest
  °  Jump Cut by R.R. (Robert) Irvine
  °  The Gravy Train Hit by Curtis Stevens (Richard Curtis & Paul Stevens)
  °  Flats Fixed-Among Other Things by Don Tracy

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1974

Grand Master Ross Macdonald

Best Mystery Novel
  * Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman
  °  The Rainbird Pattern by Victor Canning
  °  Amigo, Amigo by Francis Clifford
  °  An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D. James
  °  Dear Laura by Jean Stubbs

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Billion Dollar Sure Thing by Paul E. Erdman
  °  Kicked to Death by a Camel by Clarence Jackson (Richard Bulliet)
  °  Someone’s Death by Charles Larson
  °  Many Happy Returns by Justin Scott
  °  Man on a String by Michael Wolfe

Best Paperback Original
  * Death of an Informer by Will Perry (W.J. Weatherby)
  °  The Mediterranean Caper by Clive Cussler
  °  Deadlocked! by Leo P. Kelley
  °  Starling Street by Dinah Palmtag
  °  The Big Fix by Roger L. Simon

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1973

Grand Master Alfred Hitchcock
Grand Master Judson Philips

Best Mystery Novel
  * The Lingala Code by Warren Kiefer
  °  Five Pieces of Jade by John Ball
  °  Tied Up in Tinsel by Ngaio Marsh
  °  The Shooting Gallery by Hugh C. Rae
  °  Canto for a Gypsy by Martin Cruz Smith

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Squaw Point by R.H. Shimer
  °  A Person Shouldn’t Die Like That by Arthur Goldstein
  °  The Dead of Winter by William H. Hallahan
  °  Box 100 by Frank Leonard
  °  The Heart of the Dog by Thomas A. Roberts

Best Paperback Original
  * The Invader by Richard Wormser
  °  Not Dead Yet by Daniel Banko
  °  The Smith Conspiracy by Richard Neely
  °  Power Kill by Charles Runyon

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1972

Grand Master John D. MacDonald

Best Mystery Novel
  * The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
  °  The Fly on the Wall by Tony Hillerman
  °  Shroud for a Nightingale by P.D. James
  °  Sir, You Bastard by G.F. Newman
  °  Who Killed Enoch Powell? by Arthur Wise

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Finding Maubee by A.H.Z. Carr
  °  To Spite Her Face by Hildegarde Dolson
  °  Ask the Right Question by Michael Lewin
  °  The Stalker by Bill Pronzini
  °  Gypsy in Amber by Martin Cruz Smith

Best Paperback Original
  * For Murder I Charge More by Frank McAuliffe
  °  The White Wolverine Contract by Philip Atlee
  °  Space for Hire by William F. Nolan
  °  Nor Spell, Nor Charm by Alicen White
  °  And the Deep Blue Sea by Charles Williams

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1971

Grand Master Mignon G. Eberhart

Best Mystery Novel
  * The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
  °  The Hound and the Fox and the Harper by Shaun Herron
  °  Beyond This Point Are Monsters by Margaret Millar
  °  Many Deadly Returns by Patricia Moyes
  °  Autumn of a Hunter by Pat Stadley
  °  The Hot Rock by Donald E. Westlake

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Anderson Tapes by Lawrence Sanders
  °  Incident at 125th Street by J.E. Brown
  °  Taking Gary Feldman by Stanley Cohen
  °  The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman
  °  The Naked Face by Sidney Sheldon

Best Paperback Original
  * Flashpoint by Dan J. Marlowe
  °  The Drowning by Jack Ehrlich
  °  O.D. at Sweet Claude’s by Matt Gattzden
  °  After Things Fell Apart by Ron Goulart
  °  Grave Descend by John Lange (Michael Crichton)
  °  Mafioso by Peter McCurtin

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1970

Grand Master James M. Cain

Best Mystery Novel
  * Forfeit by Dick Francis
  °  Where the Dark Streets Go by Dorothy Salisbury Davis
  °  The Old English Peep Show (A Pride of Heroes) by Peter Dickinson
  °  Miro by Shaun Herron
  °  Blind Man with a Pistol by Chester Himes
  °  When in Greece by Emma Lathen

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * A Time of Predators by Joe Gores
  °  You’ll Like My Mother by Naomi Hintze
  °  Quicksand by Myrick Land

Best Paperback Original
  * The Dragon’s Eye by Scott C.S. Stone
  °  Assault on Ming by Alan Caillou
  °  The Governess by Elsie Cromwell (Elsie Lee)
  °  A Plague of Spies by Michael Kurland
  °  The Sour Lemon Score by Richard Stark

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1969

Grand Master John Creasey

Best Mystery Novel
  * A Case of Need by Jeffery Hudson
  °  Picture Miss Seeton by Heron Carvic
  °  God Speed the Night by Dorothy Salisbury Davis & Jerome Ross
  °  The Glass-Sided Ant’s Nest by Peter Dickinson
  °  The Valentine Estate by Stanley Ellin
  °  Blood Sport by Dick Francis

Best First Novel by an American Author (Tie)
  * Silver Street by E. Richard Johnson
  * The Bait by Dorothy Uhnak
  °  The Dinosaur by Lawrence Kamarck

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1968

Best Mystery Novel
  * God Save the Mark by Donald E. Westlake
  °  Lemon in the Basket by Charlotte Armstrong
  °  The Gift Shop by Charlotte Armstrong
  °  A Parade of Cockeyed Creatures by George Baxt
  °  Flying Finish by Dick Francis
  °  Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Act of Fear by Michael Collins
  °  Hell Gate by James Dawson
  °  Mortissimo by P.E.H. Dunston
  °  The Tigers Are Hungry by Charles Early
  °  The Killing Season by John Redgate

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1967

Grand Master Baynard Kendrick

Best Mystery Novel
  * The King of the Rainy Country by Nicolas Freeling
  °  Odds Against by Dick Francis
  °  Killer Dolphin by Ngaio Marsh
  °  The Busy Body by Donald E. Westlake

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Cold War Swap by Ross Thomas
  °  Fancy’s Knell by Babs Deal
  °  A Kind of Treason by Robert Elegant
  °  The Pedestal by George Lanning

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1966

Grand Master Georges Simenon

Best Mystery Novel
  * The Quiller Memorandum by Adam Hall [review]
  °  The Pale Betrayer by Dorothy Salisbury Davis
  °  Funeral in Berlin by Len Deighton
  °  The Perfect Murder by H.R.F. Keating
  °  The Far Side of the Dollar by Ross Macdonald
  °  Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * In the Heat of the Night by John Ball
  °  The Expendable Spy by Jack D. Hunter
  °  The French Doll by Vincent McConnor
  °  Before the Ball Was Over by Alexandra Roudybush

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1965

Best Mystery Novel
  * The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré
  °  The Night of the Generals by Hans Hellmut Kirst
  °  The Fiend by Margaret Millar
  °  This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Friday the Rabbi Slept Late by Harry Kemelman
  °  In the Last Analysis by Amanda Cross
  °  The Grave-Maker’s House by Rubin Weber

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1964

Grand Master George Harmon Coxe

Best Mystery Novel
  * The Light of Day by Eric Ambler
  °  The Make-Believe Man by Elizabeth Fenwick
  °  Grieve for the Past by Stanton Forbes
  °  The Expendable Man by Dorothy B. Hughes
  °  The Player on the Other Side by Ellery Queen

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Florentine Finish by Cornelius Hirschberg
  °  The Fifth Woman by M. Fagyas
  °  The Prowler by Frances Rickett
  °  The Neon Haystack by James Michael Ullman

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1963

Grand Master John Dickson Carr

Best Mystery Novel
  * Death and the Joyful Woman by Ellis Peters
  °  The Zebra-Striped Hearse by Ross Macdonald
  °  Seance (Séance on a Wet Afternoon) by Mark McShane
  °  The Evil Wish by Jean Potts
  °  Knave of Hearts by Dell Shannon (Elizabeth Linington)
  °  The Ballad of the Running Man by Shelley Smith

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Fugitive by Robert L. Fish
  °  Counterweight by Daniel Broun
  °  The Chase (Pursuit; Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry) by Richard Unekis

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1962

Grand Master Erle Stanley Gardner

Best Mystery Novel
  * Gideon’s Fire by J.J. Marric
  °  Nightmare by Anne Blaisdell (Elizabeth Linington)
  °  The Green Stone by Suzanne Blanc
  °  Night of Wenceslas by Lionel Davidson
  °  The Wycherly Woman by Ross Macdonald

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Green Stone by Suzanne Blanc
  °  Felony Tank by Malcolm Braly
  °  Close His Eyes by Olivia Dwight
  °  The Cipher by Alex Gordon (Gordon Cotler)
  °  Night of the Kill by Brèni James
  °  Shock Treatment by Winfred Van Atta

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1961

Grand Master Ellery Queen

Best Mystery Novel
  * The Progress of a Crime by Julian Symons
  °  The Traces of Brillhart by Herbert Brean
  °  The Devil’s Own by Peter Curtis (Norah Lofts)
  °  Watcher in the Shadows by Geoffrey Household

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Man in the Cage by John Holbrooke (Jack) Vance
  °  The Marriage Cage by William Johnston
  °  The Killing at Big Tree by David McCarthy
  °  Case Pending by Dell Shannon (Elizabeth Linington)
  °  The Mercenaries by Donald E. Westlake

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1960

Best Mystery Novel
  * The Hours Before Dawn by Celia Fremlin
  °  List of Adrian Messenger by Philip MacDonald

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Grey Flannel Shroud by Henry Slesar
  °  A Dream of Falling (Dream of Death) by Mary O. Rank

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1959

Grand Master Rex Stout

Best Mystery Novel
  * The Eighth Circle by Stanley Ellin
  °  The Madhouse in Washington Square by David Alexander
  °  The Woman in the Woods by Lee Blackstock
  °  A Gentleman Called by Dorothy Salisbury Davis

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Bright Road to Fear by Richard Martin Stern
  °  The Man Who Disappeared by Edgar Bohle
  °  Death of a Spinster by Frances Duncombe
  °  Now Will You Try for Murder? by Harry Olesker

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1958

Grand Master Vincent Starrett

Best Mystery Novel
  * Room to Swing by Ed Lacy
  °  The Longest Second by Bill Ballinger
  °  The Night of the Good Children by Marjorie Carleton
  °  The Bushman Who Came Back (Bony Buys a Woman) by Arthur Upfield

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Knock and Wait a While by William Rawle Weeks
  °  Bay of the Damned by Warren Carrier
  °  Root of Evil by James Cross

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1957

Best Mystery Novel
  * A Dram of Poison by Charlotte Armstrong
  °  The Man Who Didn’t Fly by Margot Bennett

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Rebecca’s Pride by Donald McNutt Douglass

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1956

Best Mystery Novel
  * Beast in View by Margaret Millar
  °  The Case of the Talking Bug by The Gordons
  °  The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Perfectionist (Kill the Beloved) by Lane Kauffmann
  °  In His Blood by Harold R. Daniels
  °  Much Ado About Murder by Fred Levon

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1955

Grand Master Agatha Christie

Best Mystery Novel
  * The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Go, Lovely Rose by Jean Potts

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1954

Best Mystery Novel
  * Beat Not the Bones by Charlotte Jay

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin

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1953

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Don’t Cry for Me by William Campbell Gault
  °  The Inward Eye (Lady Marked for Murder) by Peggy Bacon

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1952

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Stranglehold by Mary McMullen
  °  Carry My Coffin Slowly by Lee Herrington
  °  The Christmas Card Murders by David William Meredith (Earl Schenck Miers)
  °  Cure It with Honey (I’ll Get Mine) by Thurston Scott
  °  The Eleventh Hour by Robert B. Sinclair

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1951

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Nightmare in Manhattan by Thomas Walsh
  °  Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
  °  Happy Holiday! by Thaddeus O’Finn
  °  The House Without a Door by Thomas Sterling

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1950

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * What a Body by Alan Green
  °  The End Is Known by Geoffrey Holiday Hall
  °  Walk the Dark Streets by William Krasner
  °  The Shadow and the Blot by G.G. Lobell & N.D. Lobell
  °  The Innocent by Evelyn Piper
  °  The Dark Light by Bart Spicer

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1949

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Room Upstairs by Mildred Davis
  °  Wilders Walk Away by Herbert Brean
  °  Shoot the Works by Richard Ellington

1948

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Fabulous Clipjoint by Fredric Brown

1947

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * The Horizontal Man by Helen Eustis

1946

Best First Novel by an American Author
  * Watchful at Night (Down Through the Night) by Julius Fast

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