SYKM


Macavity Awards

2013

Best Mystery Novel
  *  The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny [review]
  °  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn [review]
  °  The Blackhouse by Peter May [review]
  °  The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan [review]
  °  The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro [review]
  °  The Twenty Year Death by Ariel S. Winter [review]
  °  The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters [review]

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  Don’t Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman [review]
  °  Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer [review]
  °  Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal [review]
  °  The Expats by Chris Pavone [review]

Best Mystery-Related Nonfiction
  *  Books To Die For: The World’s Greatest Mystery Writers on the World’s Greatest Mystery Novels edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke
  °  Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French
  °  In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero edited by Otto Penzler

Best Mystery Short Story
  *  “The Lord Is My Shamus” by Barb Goffman
  Chesapeake Crimes: This Job Is Murder
  °  “The Unremarkable Heart” by Karin Slaughter
  Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance
  °  “Thea’s First Husband” by B.K. Stevens
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, June 2012
  °  “When Duty Calls” by Art Taylor
  Chesapeake Crimes: This Job Is Murder
  °  “Blind Justice” by Jim Fusilli
  Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance
  °  “The Sequel” by Jeffrey Deaver
  The Strand Magazine, November-February 2012-2013

Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award
  *  An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd
  °  A City of Broken Glass by Rebecca Cantrell [review]
  °  Princess Elizabeth’s Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal
  °  The Confession by Charles Todd
  °  Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear [review]

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2012

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran [review]
  °  1222 by Anne Holt [review]
  °  The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz [review]
  °  The Ridge by Michael Koryta [review]
  °  A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny [review]
  °  The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes by Marcus Sakey [review]
  °  Hell & Gone by Duane Swierczynski

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  All Cry Chaos by Leonard Rosen [review]
  °  Learning To Swim by Sara J. Henry [review]
  °  Nazareth Child by Darrell James [review]
  °  Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante [review]
  °  The Informationist by Taylor Stevens [review]
  °  Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson [review]

Best Mystery-Related Nonfiction
  * The Sookie Stackhouse Companion by Charlaine Harris
  °  Books, Crooks and Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure by Leslie Budewitz
  °  Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making: More Stories and Secrets from Her Notebooks by John Curran
  °  Wilkie Collins, Vera Caspary and the Evolution of the Casebook Novel by A.B. Emrys
  °  The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge by T.J. English

Best Mystery Short Story
  *  “Disarming” by Dana Cameron
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, June 2011
  °  “Facts Exhibiting Wantonness” by Trina Corey
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 2011
  °  “Palace by the Lake” by Daryl Wood Gerber
  Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology
  °  “Truth and Consequences” by Barb Goffman
  Mystery Times Ten
  °  “Heat of Passion” by Kathleen Ryan
  A Twist of Noir, February 2011
  °  “The Man Who Took His Hat Off to the Driver of the Train” by Peter Turnbull
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2011

Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award
  *  Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains by Catriona McPherson [review]
  °  Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen
  °  Narrows Gate by Jim Fusilli
  °  Mercury’s Rise by Ann Parker [review]
  °  Troubled Bones by Jeri Westerson
  °  A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear [review]

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2011

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny [review]
  °  The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke
  °  Faithful Place by Tana French [review]
  °  The Queen of Patpong by Timothy Hallinan [review]
  °  Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer [review]
  °  The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva [review]
  °  The Damage Done by Hilary Davidson [review]
  °  The Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron [review]
  °  Full Mortality by Sasscer Hill
  °  A Thousand Cuts by Simon Lelic [review]

Best Mystery-Related Nonfiction
  *  Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks: 50 Years of Mysteries in the Making by John Curran
  °  The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum
  °  Following the Detectives: Real Locations in Crime Fiction edited by Maxim Jakubowski
  °  Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History by Yunte Huang
  °  Thrillers: 100 Must Reads edited by David Morrell and Hank Wagner

Best Short Story
  *  “Swing Shift” by Dana Cameron
  Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side
  °  “The Scent of Lilacs” by Doug Allyn
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
  °  “Devil’s Pocket” by Keith Gilman
  Philadelphia Noir
  °  “The Gods for Vengeance Cry” by Richard Helms
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
  °  “Bookworm” by G.M. Malliet
  Chesapeake Crimes: They Had It Comin’

Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award
  *  City of Dragons by Kelli Stanley [review]
  °  A Marked Man by Barbara Hamilton
  °  The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
  °  The Red Door by Charles Todd
  °  The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia [review]

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2010

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Tower by Ken Bruen and Reed Farrel Coleman
  °  Bury Me Deep by Megan Abbott
  °  Necessary as Blood by Deborah Crombie
  °  Nemesis by Jo Nesbø, translated by Don Bartlett
  °  The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny [review]
  °  The Shanghai Moon by S.J. Rozan [review]

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley [review]
  °  Running from the Devil by Jamie Freveletti [review]
  °  A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield [review]
  °  The Ghosts of Belfast (The Twelve) by Stuart Neville [review]
  °  A Beautiful Place To Die by Malla Nunn [review]

Best Mystery Nonfiction
  *  Talking About Detective Fiction by P.D. James
  °  L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City by John Buntin
  °  Rogue Males: Conversations & Confrontations About the Writing Life by Craig McDonald
  °  The Lineup: The World’s Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives edited by Otto Penzler
  °  Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo
  °  Dame Agatha’s Shorts by Elena Santangelo

Best Short Story
  *  “On the House” by Hank Phillippi Ryan
  Quarry: Crime Stories by New England Writers
  °  “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, May 2009
  °  “Your Turn” by Carolyn Hart
  Two of the Deadliest
  °  “The Desert Here and the Desert Far Away” by Marcus Sakey
  Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can’t Put Down
  °  “Amapola” by Luis Alberto Urrea
  Phoenix Noir

Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award
  *  A Trace of Smoke by Rebecca Cantrell [review]
  °  In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff [review]
  °  A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd [review]
  °  Serpent in the Thorns by Jeri Westerson [review]
  °  Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear [review]

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2009

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Where Memories Lie by Deborah Crombie
  °  Trigger City by Sean Chercover
  °  The Price of Blood (The Dying Breed) by Declan Hughes [review]
  °  The Draining Lake by Arnaldur Indridason [review]
  °  Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz
  °  The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
  °  The Fault Tree by Louise Ure

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson [review]
  °  Finding Nouf by Zoë Ferraris [review]
  °  Death of a Cozy Writer by G.M. Malliet [review]
  °  Calumet City by Charlie Newton [review]
  °  An Innocent Client by Scott Pratt
  °  A Carrion Death by Michael Stanley [review]
  °  The Blood Detective by Dan Waddell [review]

Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award
  *  A Royal Pain by Rhys Bowen [review]
  °  Stealing Trinity by Ward Larsen [review]
  °  The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss
  °  Company of Liars by Karen Maitland
  °  Nox Dormienda: A Long Night for Sleeping by Kelli Stanley [review]
  °  Veil of Lies by Jeri Westerson [review]

Best Short Story
  *  “The Night Things Changed” by Dana Cameron
  Wolfsbane & Mistletoe
  °  “A Sleep Not Unlike Death” by Sean Chercover
  Hardcore Hardboiled
  °  “Keeping Watch Over His Flock” by Toni L.P. Kelner
  Wolfsbane & Mistletoe
  °  “Scratch a Woman” by Laura Lippman
  Hardly Knew Her
  °  “Between the Dark and the Daylight” by Tom Piccirilli
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2008

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2008

Best Mystery Novel
  *  What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
  °  Soul Patch by Reed Farrel Coleman
  °  The Unquiet by John Connolly
  °  Blood of Paradise by David Corbett
  °  Water Like a Stone by Deborah Crombie

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  In the Woods by Tana French [review]
  °  Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
  °  The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz [review]
  °  Stealing the Dragon by Tim Maleeny
  °  The Collaborator of Bethlehem by Matt Beynon Rees

Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award
  *  Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin [review]
  °  Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
  °  The Snake Stone by Jason Goodwin
  °  Consequences of Sin by Clare Langley-Hawthorne
  °  The Gravedigger’s Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates

Best Short Story
  *  “Please Watch Your Step” by Rhys Bowen
  The Strand Magazine, Spring 2007
  °  “A Rat’s Tale” by Donna Andrews
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2007
  °  “The Missing Elevator Puzzle” by Jon L. Breen
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, February 2007
  °  “Brimstone P.I.” by Beverle Graves Myers
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, May 2007
  °  “The Old Wife’s Tale” by Gillian Roberts
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2007

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2007

Best Mystery Novel
  *  The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard
  °  Christine Falls by Benjamin Black
  °  The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin
  °  The Dead Hour by Denise Mina
  °  Piece of My Heart by Peter Robinson
  °  All Mortal Flesh by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  Mr. Clarinet by Nick Stone
  °  Consigned to Death by Jane K. Cleland
  °  47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers by Troy Cook
  °  King of Lies by John Hart
  °  Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith
  °  A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read

Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award
  *  Oh Danny Boy by Rhys Bowen
  °  The Lightning Rule by Brett Ellen Block [review]
  °  The Bee’s Kiss by Barbara Cleverly
  °  Dark Assassin by Anne Perry
  °  Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear

Best Short Story
  *  “Till Death Do Us Part” by Tim Maleeny
  Death Do Us Part: New Stories About Love, Lust, and Murder
  °  Provenance” by Robert Barnard
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 2006
  °  “Disturbance in the Field” by Roberta Isleib
  Seasmoke: Crime Stories by New England Writers

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2006

Best Mystery Novel
  *  The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
  °  One Shot by Lee Child
  °  The James Deans by Reed Farrel Coleman
  °  Vanish by Tess Gerritsen
  °  Solomon vs. Lord by Paul Levine
  °  Strange Affair by Peter Robinson
  °  The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  Immoral by Brian Freeman
  °  All Shook Up by Mike Harrison
  °  Baby Game by Randall Hicks

Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award
  *  Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
  °  In Like Flynn by Rhys Bowen
  °  Spectres in the Smoke by Tony Broadbent
  °  The War of the World Murders by Max Allan Collins
  °  Night’s Child by Maureen Jennings

Best Short Story
  *  “There Is no Crime on Easter Island” by Nancy Pickard
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2005
  °  “Everybody’s Girl” by Robert Barnard
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 2005
  °  “It Can Happen” by David Corbett
  San Francisco Noir
  °  “The Big Road” by Steve Hockensmith
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, May 2005

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2005

Best Mystery Novel
  *  The Killing of the Tinkers by Ken Bruen
  °  Cold Case by Robin Burcell
  °  Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
  °  High Country Fall by Margaret Maron
  °  California Girl by T. Jefferson Parker
  °  Playing with Fire by Peter Robinson

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  Dating Dead Men by Harley Jane Kozak
  °  Uncommon Grounds by Sandra Balzo
  °  Summer of the Big Bachi by Naomi Hirahara
  °  Whiskey Sour by J.A. Konrath
  °  Misdemeanor Man by Dylan Schaffer

Best Short Story
  *  “The Widow of Slane” by Terance Faherty
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2004
  °  “Viscery” by Sandra Balzo
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, December 2004
  °  “The Lady’s Not for Dying” by Alana White
  Futures, Winter 2004

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2004

Best Mystery Novel
  *  The House Sitter by Peter Lovesey
  °  The Delicate Storm by Giles Blunt
  °  For the Love of Mike by Rhys Bowen
  °  The Guards by Ken Bruen [review]
  °  Done for a Dime by David Corbett

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
  °  The Night of the Dance by James Hime
  °  Death of a Nationalist by Rebecca C. Pawel
  °  The Bridge of Sighs by Olen Steinhauer

Best Short Story
  *  “The Grass is Always Greener” by Sandy Balzo
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March 2003
  °  “Rogues’ Gallery” by Robert Barnard
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March 2003
  °  “Texas Two-Step” by Diana Deverell
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, February 2003
  °  “No Man’s Land” by Beth Foxwell
  Blood on Their Hands
  °  “War Crimes” by G. Miki Hayden
  A Hot & Sultry Night for Crime
  °  “Child Support” by Ronnie Klaskin
  A Hot & Sultry Night for Crime
  °  “Red Meat” by Elaine Viets
  Blood on Their Hands

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2003

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Winter and Night by S.J. Rozan
  °  Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews
  °  The Jolie Blon’s Bounce by James Lee Burke
  °  Nine by Jan Burke
  °  City of Bones by Michael Connelly

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming
  °  The Blue Edge of Midnight by Jonathon King
  °  The Distance by Eddie Muller
  °  A Valley To Die For by Radine Trees Nehring

Best Short Story
  *  “Voice Mail” by Janet Dawson
  Scam & Eggs
  °  “Boot Scoot” by Diana Deverell
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, October 2002
  °  “An Empire’s Reach” by Brendan DuBois
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, November 2002
  °  “Bible Belt” by Toni L.P. Kelner
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, June 2002
  °  “Too Many Cooks” by Marcia Talley
  Much Ado About Murder
  °  “The Adventures of the Rara Avis” by Carolyn Wheat
  Murder, My Dear Watson

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2002

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Folly by Laurie R. King
  °  Tell No One by Harlan Coben
  °  The Deadhouse by Linda Fairstein
  °  Mystic River by Dennis Lehane [review]
  °  Silent Joe by T. Jefferson Parker

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  Open Season by C.J. Box [review]
  °  The Jasmine Trade by Denise Hamilton
  °  Perhaps She’ll Die by M.K. Preston
  °  Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter

Best Short Story
  *  “The Abbey Ghosts” by Jan Burke
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, January 2001
  °  “My Bonnie Lies…” by Ted Hertel, Jr.
  Mammoth Book of Legal Thrillers
  °  “Bitter Waters” by Rochelle Krich
  Criminal Kabbalah
  °  “The Would-Be Widower” by Katherine Hall Page
  Malice Domestic 10

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2001

Best Mystery Novel
  *  A Place of Execution by Val McDermid
  °  Guns and Roses by Taffy Cannon
  °  The Bottoms by Joe R. Lansdale
  °  Half Moon Street by Anne Perry
  °  The Whole Truth by Nancy Pickard

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss
  °  Death Dances to a Reggae Beat by Kate Grilley
  °  Three Dirty Women and the Garden of Death by Julie Wray Herman
  °  Crow in Stolen Colors by Marcia Simpson [review]

Best Short Story
  *  “A Candle for Christmas” by Reginald Hill
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, January 2000
  °  “The Man in the Civil Suit” by Jan Burke
  Malice Domestic 9
  °  “The Chosen” by Joyce Christmas
  Unholy Orders

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2000

Best Mystery Novel
  *  The Flower Master by Sujata Massey
  °  River of Darkness by Rennie Airth
  °  L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais
  °  In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  Inner City Blues by Paula L. Woods
  °  Murder With Peacocks by Donna Andrews
  °  Murder in the Marais by Cara Black [review]
  °  Revenge of the Gypsy Queen by Kris Neri

Best Short Story
  *  “Maubi and the Jumbies” by Kate Grilley
  Murderous Intent, Fall 1999
  °  “Paleta Man” by Laurie R. King
  Irreconcilable Differences
  °  “Heroes” by Anne Perry
  Murder and Obsession
  °  “Show Me the Bones” by Carolyn Wheat
  Diagnosis Dead

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1999

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Blood Work by Michael Connelly
  °  Blind Descent by Nevada Barr
  °  Butchers Hill by Laura Lippman
  °  Home Fires by Margaret Maron
  °  Blue by Abigail Padgett

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  Sympathy for the Devil by Jerrilyn Farmer
  °  Tiger’s Palette by Jacqueline Fieldler
  °  The Doctor Digs a Grave by Robin Hathaway

Best Short Story
  *  “Of Course You Know that Chocolate is a Vegetable” by Barbara D’Amato
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 1998
  °  “Sleeping Dogs Lie” by Laurien Berenson
  Canine Crimes
  °  “A Simple Philosophy” by Harlen Coben
  Malice Domestic 7
  °  “The Village Vampire and the Oboe of Death” by Dean James
  Malice Domestic 7

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1998

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Dreaming of the Bones by Deborah Crombie
  °  Hocus by Jan Burke
  °  Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
  °  The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte
  °  The Ax by Donald E. Westlake

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  Dead Body Language by Penny Warner
  °  Killing Floor by Lee Child
  °  Off the Face of the Earth by Aljean Harmetz
  °  Charm City by Laura Lippman
  °  The Salaryman’s Wife by Sujata Massey

Best Short Story
  *  “The Two Ladies of Rose Cottage” by Peter Robinson
  Malice Domestic 6
  °  “Real Bullets This Time” by William Bankier
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 1997
  °  “Find Miriam” by Stuart M. Kaminsky
  New Mystery, Summer 1997
  °  “The Corbett Correspondence” by Edward Marston & Peter Lovesey
  Malice Domestic 6
  °  “Etiquette Lesson” by Paula Whitney
  Murderous Intent, Fall 1997

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1997

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Bloodhounds by Peter Lovesey
  °  The Chatham School Affair by Thomas H. Cook
  °  Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
  °  The Grass Widow by Teri Holbrook
  °  Hearts and Bones by Margaret Lawrence

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  Death in Little Tokyo by Dale Furutani
  °  Final Jeopardy by Linda Fairstein [review]
  °  Murder on a Girls’ Night Out by Anne George [review]
  °  A Brother’s Blood by Michael C. White

Best Short Story
  *  “Cruel and Unusual” by Carolyn Wheat
  Guilty as Charged
  °  “Takeout” by Joyce Christmas
  Malice Domestic 5
  °  “The Bun Also Rises” by Jill Churchill
  Malice Domestic 5
  °  “Red Clay” by Michael Malone
  Murder for Love
  °  “The Music Lesson” by Rosemarie Santini
  New Mystery, Number 9, 1996

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1996

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Under the Beetle’s Cellar by Mary Willis Walker
  °  Hard Christmas by Barbara D’Amato
  °  The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
  °  Bookman’s Wake by John Dunning
  °  A Wild and Lonely Place by Marcia Muller

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  The Strange Files of Fremont Jones by Dianne Day [review]
  °  The Body in the Transept by Jeanne M. Dams
  °  A Far and Deadly Cry by Teri Holbrook
  °  Horse of a Different Killer by Jody Jaffe
  °  Death in Bloodhound Red by Virginia Lanier

Best Short Story
  *  “Evans Tries an O-Level” by Colin Dexter
  Morse’s Greatest Mystery
  °  “Rule of Law” by K.K. Beck
  Malice Domestic 4
  °  “Cupid’s Arrow” by Dorothy Cannell
  Crimes of the Heart

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1995

Best Mystery Novel
  *  She Walks These Hills by Sharyn McCrumb
  °  The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
  °  Playing for the Ashes by Elizabeth George
  °  Scandal in Fair Haven by Carolyn G. Hart
  °  The Red Scream by Mary Willis Walker [review]

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  Do Unto Others by Jeff Abbott
  °  One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
  °  Murder in the Place of Anubis by Lynda S. Robinson
  °  North of Montana by April Smith

Best Short Story (tie)
  *  “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” by Deborah Adams
  Malice Domestic 3
  *  “Unharmed” by Jan Burke
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Mid-December 1994

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1994

Best Mystery Novel
  *  The Sculptress by Minette Walters
  °  Missing Joseph by Elizabeth George
  °  Dead Man’s Island by Carolyn G. Hart
  °  Old Enemies by Janet LaPierre
  °  To Live and Die in Dixie by Kathy Hogan Trocheck

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  Death Comes as Epiphany by Sharan Newman
  °  Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr
  °  A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie [review]
  °  A Grave Talent by Laurie R. King
  °  Child of Silence by Abigail Padgett

Best Short Story
  *  “Checkout” by Susan Dunlap
  Malice Domestic 2
  °  “Kim’s Game” by M.D. Lake
  Malice Domestic 2

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1993

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Bootlegger’s Daughter by Margaret Maron
  °  Booked To Die by John Dunning
  °  The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter by Sharyn McCrumb
  °  White Butterfly by Walter Mosley

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  Blanche on the Lam by Barbara Neely
  °  Aunt Dimity’s Death by Nancy Atherton
  °  Every Crooked Nanny by Kathy Hogan Trocheck

Best Short Story
  *  “Henrie O’s Holiday” by Carolyn G. Hart
  Malice Domestic 1
  °  “The Last to Know” by Joan Hess
  Malice Domestic 1
  °  “The Hand of Carlos” by Charles McCarry
  The Armchair Detective, Fall 1992

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1992

Best Mystery Novel
  *  I.O.U. by Nancy Pickard
  °  The Christie Caper by Carolyn G. Hart
  °  A Red Death by Walter Mosley

Best First Mystery Novel (tie)
  *  Murder on the Iditarod Trail by Sue Henry
  *  Zero at the Bone by Mary Willis Walker
  °  The Bulrush Murders by Rebecca Rothenberg
  °  Roman Blood by Steven Saylor
  °  Flowers for the Dead by Ann Williams

Best Short Story
  *  “Deborah’s Judgment” by Margaret Maron
  A Woman’s Eye
  °  “Dance of the Dead” by Joe Gores
  The Armchair Detective, Spring 1991
  °  “Life, for Short” by Carolyn Wheat
  Sisters in Crime 4

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1991

Best Mystery Novel
  *  If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O by Sharyn McCrumb
  °  Well-Schooled in Murder by Elizabeth George
  °  Deadly Valentine by Carolyn G. Hart
  °  Burn Marks by Sara Paretsky
  °  The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
  °  Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson
  °  Kindred Crimes by Janet Dawson
  °  The Chartreuse Clue by William F. Love

Best Short Story
  *  “Too Much to Bare” by Joan Hess
  Sisters in Crime 2

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1990

Best Mystery Novel
  *  A Little Class on Murder by Carolyn G. Hart
  °  Black Cherry Blues by James Lee Burke
  °  Bone by George C. Chesbro
  °  The Death of a Joyce Scholar by Bartholomew Gill

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  Grime & Punishment by Jill Churchill
  °  The Cheerio Killings by Doug Allyn
  °  The Mark Twain Murders by Edith Skom
  °  A Collector of Photographs by Deborah Valentine
  °  The Last Billable Hour by Susan Wolfe

Best Short Story
  *  “Afraid all the Time” by Nancy Pickard
  Sisters in Crime
  °  “Fire Burning Bright” by Brendan DuBois
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Winter 1989
  °  “One Eye Open” by Jeremiah Healy
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 1989
  °  “Too Many Crooks” by Donald E. Westlake
  Playboy, August 1989

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1989

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman
  °  Murder Unrenovated by P.M. Carlson
  °  A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George
  °  E Is for Evidence by Sue Grafton
  °  The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
  °  Blood Shot by Sara Paretsky

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  The Killings at Badger’s Drift by Caroline Graham
  °  Murder Once Done by Mary Lou Bennett

Best Short Story
  *  “Déjà Vu” by Doug Allyn
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, June 1988
  °  “Fatherly Love” by Carl Martin
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 1988

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1988

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Marriage is Murder by Nancy Pickard
  °  Primary Target by Max Allan Collins
  °  A Project Named Desire by John W. & Joyce H. Corrington
  °  Venetian Mask by Mickey Friedman
  °  The Right Jack by Margaret Maron
  °  Bitter Medicine by Sara Paretsky
  °  A Fatal Inversion by Barbara Vine
  °  The Tenth Interview by John Wainwright

Best First Mystery Novel
  *  The Monkey’s Raincoat by Robert Crais
  °  Death on the Rocks by Michael Allegretto
  °  Death on Demand by Carolyn G. Hart [review]
  °  Fetish (A Personal Possession) by Jeanne Hart
  °  Unquiet Grave by Janet LaPierre
  °  Where Lawyers Fear To Tread by Lia Matera
  °  Neon Flamingo by Matt & Bonnie Taylor
  °  The Unorthodox Murder of Rabbi Wahl by Joseph Telushkin
  °  Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

Best Short Story
  *  “The Woman in the Wardrobe” by Robert Barnard
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, December 1987

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1987

Best Mystery Novel
  *  A Taste for Death by P.D. James
  °  When the Sacred Ginmill Closes by Lawrence Block
  °  The Million-Dollar Wound by Max Allan Collins
  °  Come Morning by Joe Gores
  °  Beyond Blame by Stephen Greenleaf
  °  Skinwalkers by Tony Hillerman
  °  The Perfect Spy by John le Carré
  °  Deadfall by Bill Pronzini
  °  Lady Killer by Masako Togawa
  °  Night Games by Collin Wilcox

Best First Mystery Novel (tie)
  *  The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman
  *  A Case of Loyalties by Marilyn Wallace
  °  Too Late To Die by Bill Crider
  °  Floater by Joseph Koenig
  °  Dead Air by Mike Lupica
  °  From a High Place by Edward Mathis
  °  Kiss Me Once by Thomas Maxwell (Thomas Gifford)

Best Short Story
  *  “The Parker Shotgun” by Sue Grafton
  Mean Streets

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