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ANTHONY AWARD SELECTION PROCESS

· 2013 ·
Albany, NY

BEST NOVEL
  Dare Me - Megan Abbott [Reagan Arthur]
  The Trinity Game - Sean Chercover [Thomas & Mercer]
  Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn [Crown]
>The Beautiful Mystery - Louise Penny [Minotaur]
  The Other Woman - Hank Phillippi Ryan [Forge]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
  Don't Ever Get Old - Daniel Friedman [Thomas Dunne]
  The Professionals - Owen Laukkanen [Putnam]
>The Expats - Chris Pavone [Crown]
  The 500 - Matthew Quirk [Reagan Arthur]
  Black Fridays - Michael Sears [Putnam]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
  Whiplash River - Lou Berney [William Morrow]
  Murder for Choir - Joelle Charbonneau [Berkley Prime Crime]
  And She Was - Alison Gaylin [Harper]
  Blessed are the Dead - Malla Nunn [Emily Bestler]
>Big Maria - Johnny Shaw [Thomas & Mercer]

BEST SHORT STORY
>"Mischief in Mesopotamia" - Dana Cameron, EQMM, Nov 2012
  "Kept in the Dark" - Sheila Connolly, Best New England Crime Stories: Blood Moon [Level Best]
  "The Lord is My Shamus" - Barb Goffman, Chesapeake Crimes: This Job is Murder, p.97 [Wildside]
  "Peaches" - Todd Robinson, Grift, Spring 2012, p.80
  "The Unremarkable Heart" - Karin Slaughter, Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance, p.177 [Mulholland]

BEST CRITICAL NONFICTION WORK
>Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels - John Connolly and Declan Burke, eds. [Hodder & Stoughton/Emily Bestler]
  Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen, 1947-1950 - Joseph Goodrich, ed. [Perfect Crime]
  More Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered - D.P. Lyle, M.D. [Medallion]
  The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie - Mathew Prichard, ed. [Harper]
  In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero - Otto Penzler, ed. [Smart Pop]


· 2012 ·
Cleveland, OH

TOP

BEST NOVEL
  The End of Everything - Megan Abbott [Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown]
  Hurt Machine - Reed Farrel Coleman [Tyrus]
  The Drop - Michael Connelly [Little, Brown]
>A Trick of the Light - Louise Penny [Minotaur]
  One Was a Soldier - Julia Spencer-Fleming [Thomas Dunne/Minotaur]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
>Learning to Swim - Sara J. Henry [Crown]
  Nazareth Child - Darrell James [Midnight Ink]
  All Cry Chaos - Leonard Rosen [The Permanent Press]
  Who Do, Voodoo? - Rochelle Staab [Berkley Prime Crime]
  The Informationist - Taylor Stevens [Crown]
  Purgatory Chasm - Steve Ulfelder [Thomas Dunne/Minotaur]
  Before I Go to Sleep - S.J. Watson [HarperCollins]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
  The Company Man - Robert Jackson Bennett [Orbit/Hachette]
  Choke Hold - Christa Faust [Hard Case Crime/Titan]
>Buffalo West Wing - Julie Hyzy [Berkley Prime Crime/Tekno]
  Death of the Mantis - Michael Stanley [HarperCollins]
  Fun & Games - Duane Swierczynski [Mulholland]
  Vienna Twilight - Frank Tallis [Random House]

BEST SHORT STORY
>"Disarming" - Dana Cameron, EQMM June'11, p.24
  "The Case of Death and Honey" - Neil Gaiman, A Study In Sherlock, p.167 [Bantam]
  "Palace on the Lake" - Daryl Wood Gerber, Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology, p.184 [Wildside]
  "Truth and Consequences" - Barb Goffman, Mystery Times Ten, p.121 [Buddhapuss Ink]
  "The Itinerary" - Roberta Isleib, MWA Presents The Rich and The Dead, p.189 [Grand Central]
  "Happine$$" - Twist Phelan, MWA Presents The Rich and The Dead, p.276 [Grand Central]

BEST CRITICAL NONFICTION WORK
  Books, Crooks and Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure - Leslie Budewitz [Quill Driver/Linden]
  Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making: More Stories and Secrets from Her Notebooks - John Curran [HarperCollins]
  On Conan Doyle: or, The Whole Art of Storytelling - Michael Dirda [Princeton University Press]
  Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film - Philippa Gates [SUNY Press]
>The Sookie Stackhouse Companion - Charlaine Harris, ed. [Ace]


· 2011 ·
Saint Louis, MO

TOP

BEST NOVEL
  Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter - Tom Franklin [William Morrow]
  Faithful Place - Tana French [Viking]
  The Lock Artist - Steve Hamilton [Minotaur Books]
  I'd Know You Anywhere - Laura Lippman [William Morrow]
>Bury Your Dead - Louise Penny [Minotaur Books]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
>Damage Done - Hilary Davidson [Forge Books]
  Rogue Island - Bruce DeSilva [Forge Books]
  The Poacher's Son - Paul Doiron [Minotaur Books]
  The Sherlockian - Graham Moore [Twelve]
  Snow Angels - James Thompson [Putnam]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
  Long Time Coming - Robert Goddard [Bantam]
  The Hanging Tree - Bryan Gruley [Touchstone]
  Drive Time - Hank Phillippi Ryan [Mira]
>Expiration Date - Duane Swierczynski [Minotaur Books]
  Vienna Secrets - Frank Tallis [Random House]

BEST SHORT STORY
  "The Scent of Lilacs" - Doug Allyn, EQMM Sep/Oct'10
>"Swing Shift" - Dana Cameron, Crimes By Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side [Berkley]
  "The Hitter" - Chris F. Holm, Needle: A Magazine of Noir Summer'10
  "So Much in Common" - Mary Jane Maffini, EQMM Sep/Oct'10
  "Homeless" - Patricia L. Morin, Mystery Montage: A Collection of Short Story Mystery Genres [Top]
  "The Frame Maker" - Simon Wood, The Back Alley Webzine Vol III No.3

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL
  Scalped Vol 6: The Gnawing - Jason Aaron [Vertigo]
  Richard Stark's Parker, Vol 2: The Outfit - Darwyn Cooke [IDW Press]
  Tumor - Joshua Hale Fialkov, Noel Tuazon [Archaia Studios Press]
  Sickness in the Family - Denise Mina [Vertigo]
  Beasts of Burden - Jill Thompson, Evan Dorkin [Dark Horse]
>The Chill - Jason Starr [Vertigo]

BEST CRITICAL/NONFICTION
  The Wire: Truth Be Told - Rafael Alvarez [Grove Press]
>Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks - John Curran [Harper Collins]
  Sherlock Holmes for Dummies - Steven Doyle, David A. Crowder [For Dummies]
  Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History - Yunte Huang [W W Norton]
  Thrillers: 100 Must Reads - David Morrell [Oceanview]

BEST WEBSITE/BLOG
  Jen's Book Thoughts - Jen Forbus [www.jensbookthoughts.com]
  The Rap Sheet - J. Kingston Pierce [therapsheet.blogspot.com]
  Sirens of Suspense - Chantelle Aimée Osman [www.sirensofsuspense.com]
  Spinetingler - Sandra Ruttan [www.spinetinglermag.com]
>Stop, You're Killing Me! - Lucinda Surber, Stan Ulrich [www.stopyourekillingme.com]


· 2010 ·
San Francisco, CA

TOP

BEST NOVEL
  The Last Child - John Hart [Minotaur Books]
  The Mystic Arts Of Erasing All Signs Of Death - Charlie Huston [Ballantine Books]
  The Girl Who Played With Fire - Stieg Larsson, translated by Reg Keeland [Quercus/Knopf]
>The Brutal Telling - Louise Penny [Minotaur Books]
  The Shanghai Moon - S.J. Rozan [Minotaur Books]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
  The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie - Alan Bradley [Delacorte Press]
  Starvation Lake - Bryan Gruley [Touchstone]
>A Bad Day For Sorry - Sophie Littlefield [Minotaur Books]
  The Twelve/The Ghosts Of Belfast - Stuart Neville [Harvill Secker/Soho Press]
  In The Shadow Of Gotham - Stefanie Pintoff [Minotaur Books]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
  Bury Me Deep - Megan Abbott [Simon & Schuster]
  Tower - Ken Bruen and Reed Farrel Coleman [Busted Flush Press]
  Quarry In The Middle - Max Allan Collins [Hard Case Crime]
>Starvation Lake - Bryan Gruley [Touchstone]
  Death And The Lit Chick - G.M. Malliet [Midnight Ink]
  Air Time - Hank Phillippi Ryan [Mira]

BEST SHORT STORY
  "Last Fair Deal Gone Down" - Ace Atkins, Crossroad Blues, pp.1-20 follow Afterword [Busted Flush Press]
  "Femme Sole" - Dana Cameron, Boston Noir, pp.95-115 [Akashic Books]
  "Animal Rescue" - Dennis Lehane, Boston Noir, pp.38-64 [Akashic Books]
>"On the House" - Hank Phillippi Ryan, Quarry: Crime Stories by New England Writers, book's 5th story [Level Best Books]
  "Amapola" - Luis Alberto Urrea, Phoenix Noir, pp.103-125 [Akashic Books]

BEST CRITICAL NONFICTION WORK
>Talking About Detective Fiction - P.D. James [Bodleian Library/Knopf]
  The Line Up: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives - Otto Penzler, ed. [Little, Brown and Co]
  Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King - Lisa Rogak [Thomas Dunne Books]
  Dame Agatha's Shorts: An Agatha Christie Short Story Companion - Elena Santangelo [Bella Rosa Books]
  The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith - Joan Schenkar [St. Martin's Press]


· 2009 ·
Indianapolis, IN

TOP

BEST NOVEL
  Trigger City - Sean Chercover [William Morrow]
>The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly [Little, Brown]
  Red Knife - William Kent Krueger [Atria]
  The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson [Knopf]
  The Cruelest Month - Louise Penny [Minotaur]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
  Pushing Up Daisies - Rosemary Harris [Minotaur]
  Stalking Susan - Julie Kramer [Doubleday]
>The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson [Knopf]
  Death Of A Cozy Writer - G.M. Malliet [Midnight Ink]
  Child 44 - Tom Rob Smith [Grand Central]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
  The First Quarry - Max Allan Collins [Hard Case Crime]
  Money Shot - Christa Faust [Hard Case Crime]
>State Of The Onion - Julie Hyzy [Berkley]
  In A Dark Season - Vicki Lane [Dell]
  South Of Hell - P.J. Parrish [Pocket Star]

BEST SHORT STORY
  "The Night Things Changed" - Dana Cameron, Wolfsbane And Mistletoe, pp.32-59 [Ace]
>"A Sleep Not Unlike Death" - Sean Chercover, Hardcore Hardboiled, pp.58-68 [Kensington]
  "Killing Time" - Jane K. Cleland, AHMM Nov'08, pp.4-21
  "Skull and Cross-Examinations" - Toni L. P. Kelner, EQMM Feb'08, pp.32-53
  "Scratch a Woman" - Laura Lippman, Hardly Knew Her, pp.237-290 [William Morrow]
  "The Secret Lives of Cats" - Kristine Kathryn Rusch, EQMM Jul'08, pp.2-20

BEST CRITICAL NONFICTION WORK
  African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study - Frankie Y. Bailey [McFarland]
  How To Write Killer Historical Mysteries - Kathy Lynn Emerson [Perseverance Press]
>Anthony Boucher: A Biobibliography - Jeffrey Marks [McFarland]
  The Suspicions Of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective - Kate Summerscale [Walker]

BEST CHILDREN'S / YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
>The Crossroads - Chris Grabenstein [Random House]
  Paper Towns - John Green [Dutton Juvenile]
  Kiss Me, Kill Me - Lauren Henderson [Delacorte]
  The Mysterious Benedict Society And The Perilous Journey - Trenton Lee Stewart [Little, Brown]
  Sammy Keyes And The Cold Hard Cash - Wendelin Van Draanen [Knopf]

BEST COVER ART
  Death Was The Other Woman (Linda L. Richards) - David Rotstein [Minotaur]
  Death Will Get You Sober (Elizabeth Zelvin) - David Rotstein [Minotaur]
  The Fault Tree (Louise Ure) - David Rotstein [Minotaur]
>The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson) - Peter Mendelsund [Knopf]
  Money Shot (Christa Faust) - Steve Cooley [Hard Case Crime]

SPECIAL SERVICE AWARD
>Jon and Ruth Jordan
  Ali Karim
  David Montgomery
  Gary Warren Niebuhr
  Sarah Weinman


· 2008 ·
Baltimore, MD

TOP

BEST NOVEL
  Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke [Simon and Schuster]
  Bad Luck And Trouble - Lee Child [Delacorte]
  The Watchman - Robert Crais [Simon and Schuster]
  Thunder Bay - William Kent Krueger [Atria]
>What The Dead Know - Laura Lippman [William Morrow]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
  Big City, Bad Blood - Sean Chercover [William Morrow]
>In The Woods - Tana French [Viking Adult]
  The Spellman Files - Lisa Lutz [Simon and Schuster]
  Head Games - Craig McDonald [Bleak House]
  The Blade Itself - Marcus Sakey [St. Martin Minotaur]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
  Queenpin - Megan Abbott [Simon and Schuster]
  Slide - Ken Bruen and Jason Starr [Hard Case Crime]
  Blood of Paradise - David Corbett [Ballantine]
  Baby Shark's Beaumont Blues - Robert Fate [Capital Crime]
>A Thousand Bones - P.J. Parrish [Pocket]

SHORT STORY
  "Please Watch Your Step" - Rhys Bowen, The Strand Magazine, Issue XXI Feb-May'07, pp.3-8
  "Dear Dr. Watson" - Steve Hockensmith, EQMM Feb'07, pp.70-84
  "How Stella Got Her Grave Back" - Toni L. P. Kelner, Many Bloody Returns: Tales of Birthdays with Bite, pp.318-355 [Ace]
>"Hardly Knew Her" - Laura Lippman, Dead Man's Hand: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table, pp.327-342 [Harcourt]
  "Uncle" - Daniel Woodrell, A Hell of A Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir, pp.282-287 [Busted Flush]

CRITICAL WORK
>Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters - Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower, Charles Foley [Penguin]
  The Essential Mystery Lists - Roger Sobin [Poisoned Pen]
  The Triumph Of The Thriller: How Cops, Crooks and Cannibals Captured Popular Fiction - Patrick Anderson [Random House]
  Deviance In Contemporary Crime Fiction - Christiana Gregoriou [Palgrave MacMillan]

SPECIAL SERVICES
>Jon and Ruth Jordan - Crime Spree Magazine
  Ali Karim - Shotz Magazine
  Maddy Van Hertbruggen - 4MA
  Sarah Weinman - Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind
  Judy Bobalik - for being one of the best friends and supporters of mystery writers

WEB SITE
  Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind - Sarah Weinman [www.sarahweinman.com]
  Rap sheet/January Magazine - J. Kingston Pierce [therapsheet.blogspot.com]
  Murderati - A Writer's Blog [www.murderati.com]
>Stop, You're Killing Me! - Stan Ulrich, Lucinda Surber [www.stopyourekillingme.com]
  Crime Fiction Dossier - David Montgomery [www.crimefictionblog.com]


· 2007 ·
Anchorage, AK

TOP

BEST NOVEL
  Kidnapped - Jan Burke [Simon & Schuster]
>No Good Deeds - Laura Lippman [Harper]
  The Dead Hour - Denise Mina [Little, Brown and Co]
  The Virgin Of Small Plains - Nancy Pickard [Ballantine]
  All Mortal Flesh - Julia Spencer-Fleming [St. Martins]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
  The King Of Lies - John Hart [St. Martins]
  Holmes On The Range - Steve Hockensmith [St. Martins]
>Still Life - Louise Penny [St. Martins]
  A Field Of Darkness - Cornelia Read [Mysterious]
  The Harrowing - Alexandra Sokoloff [St. Martins]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
>Ashes And Bones - Dana Cameron [Avon]
  47 Rules Of Highly Effective Bank Robbers - Troy Cook [Capital Crime]
  The Cleanup - Sean Doolittle [Dell]
  Baby Shark - Robert Fate [Capital Crime]
  Shotgun Opera - Victor Gischler [Dell]
Snakeskin Shamisen - Naomi Hirahara [Bantam Dell - Delta]
A Dangerous Man - Charlie Huston [Ballantine]

BEST SHORT STORY
  "Policy" - Megan Abbott, Damn Near Dead: Old, Bold, Uncontrolled, pp.60-68 [Busted Flush]
  "The Lords of Misrule" - Dana Cameron, Sugarplums And Scandal: A feast of passion and suspense for the holidays!, pp.47-90 [Avon]
  "Cranked" - Bill Crider, Damn Near Dead: Old, Bold, Uncontrolled, pp.336-347 [Busted Flush]
  "Sleeping with the Plush" - Toni L.P. Kelner, AHMM May'06, pp.4-18
  "After the Fall" - Elaine Viets, AHMM Jan/Feb'06, pp.200-212
>"My Father’s Secret" - Simon Wood, Working Stiffs, pp.16-28 [Blue Cubicle]/Crimespree Magazine Bcon'06 Special Ed, pp.20-22

BEST CRITICAL NONFICTION
>Mystery Muses - Jim Huang, Austin Lugar, eds. [Crum Creek]
  Read 'Em Their Writes - Gary Warren Niebuhr [Libraries Unlimited]
  Don't Murder Your Mystery - Chris Roerden [Bella Rosa]
  The Beautiful Cigar Girl - Daniel Stashower [Dutton]
  The Science Of Sherlock Holmes - E.J. Wagner [John Wiley & Sons]

SPECIAL SERVICES AWARD
  Charles Ardai - Hard Case Crime
  George Easter - Deadly Pleasures
>Jim Huang - Crum Creek Press and The Mystery Company
  Jon and Ruth Jordan - Crimespree Magazine
  Lynn Kaczmarek, Chris Aldrich - Mystery News
  Ali Karim - Shots Magazine
  Barbara Franchi, Sharon Wheeler - ReviewingTheEvidence.com
  Maddy Van Hertbruggen - 4 Mystery Addicts

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
  Due to a lack of nominations, no award was given.


· 2006 ·
Madison, WI

TOP

BEST MYSTERY NOVEL
  Bloodlines - Jan Burke [Simon & Schuster]
  The Lincoln Lawyer - Michael Connelly [Little, Brown and Co]
  Red Leaves - Thomas H. Cook [Harcourt]
>Mercy Falls - William Kent Krueger [Atria]
  To The Power Of Three - Laura Lippman [HarperCollins]

BEST FIRST MYSTERY
  Die A Little - Megan Abbot [Simon & Schuster]
  Immoral - Brian Freeman [St. Martin's Minotaur]
>Tilt-A-Whirl - Chris Grabenstein [Carroll & Graf]
  The Baby Game - Randall Hicks [Wordslinger Press]
  Officer Down - Theresa Schwegel [St. Martin's Minotaur]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
>The James Deans - Reed Farrel Coleman [Plume]
  Kiss Her Goodbye - Allan Guthrie [Hard Case Crime]
  Six Bad Things - Charlie Huston [Ballantine]
  Good Girl's Guide To Murder - Susan McBride [Avon]
  A Killing Rain - P.J. Parrish [Pinnacle]

BEST SHORT STORY
  "House Rules" - Libby Fischer Hellmann, Murder In Vegas: New Crime Tales of Gambling and Desperation, pp.111-124 [Forge]
  "There is No Crime on Easter Island" - Nancy Pickard, EQMM Sep/Oct'05, pp.10-27
>"Misdirection" - Barbara Seranella, Greatest Hits: Original Stories of Assassins, Hit Men and Hired Guns, pp.81-101 [Carroll & Graff]
  "Driven to Distraction" - Marcia Talley, Chesapeake Crimes II: 15 Tales of Mystery, Mayhem, and Murder, pp.132-143 [Quiet Storm]
  "Killer Blonde: A Dead-End Job Mystery" - Elaine Viets, Drop-Dead Blonde, pp.93-157 [Signet]

BEST CRITICAL / NONFICTION
  Writing And Selling Your Mystery Novel - Hallie Ephron [Writer's Digest]
  Behind The Mystery - Stuart Kaminsky [Hot House]
  New Annotated Sherlock Holmes - Leslie Klinger [W.W. Norton]
>Heirs Of Anthony Boucher - Marv Lachman [Poison Pen]
  Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her - Melanie Rehak [Harcourt]

BEST FAN PUBLICATION
>Crimespree Magazine - Jon and Ruth Jordan
  Deadly Pleasures - George Easter
  Mystery News - Lynn Kaczmarek and Chris Aldrich
  Mystery Readers Journal - Janet Rudolph
  Mystery Scene Magazine - Brian Skupin and Kate Stine

SPECIAL SERVICE TO THE FIELD
  George Easter - Deadly Pleasures
>Janet Rudolph - Mystery Readers International
  Maddy Van Hertbruggen - 4 Mystery Addicts
  Sarah Weinman - Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind


· 2005 ·
Chicago, IL

TOP

BEST NOVEL
  The Killing Of The Tinkers - Ken Bruen [St. Martins Minotaur]
  The Madman's Tale - John Katzenbach [Ballantine]
>Blood Hollow - William Kent Krueger [Atria]
  By A Spider's Thread - Laura Lippman [HarperCollins]
  California Girl - T. Jefferson Parker [HarperCollins]
  Out Of The Deep I Cry - Julia Spencer-Fleming [St. Martins]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
  Uncommon Grounds - Sandra Balzo [Five Star]
  Until the Cows Come Home - Judy Clemens [Poisoned Pen]
  Retribution - Jilliane P. Hoffman [Putnam]
  Whiskey Sour - J.A. Konrath [Hyperion]
>Dating Dead Men - Harley Jane Kozak [Doubleday]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
  Cold Case - Robin Burcell [Avon]
  Putt To Death - Roberta Isleib [Berkley]
  Blue Blood - Susan McBride [Avon]
  The Halo Effect - M.J. Rose [Mira]
>Twisted City - Jason Starr [Vintage Crime]

BEST SHORT STORY
  "Voodoo" - Rhys Bowen, AHMM Nov'04, pp.35-51
  "The Widow of Slane" - Terence Faherty, EQMM Mar/Apr'04, pp.56-77
  "It's Crackers to Slip a Rozzer the Dropsey in Snide" - Ted Hertel, Jr., Small Crimes, pp.61-68 [Betancourt]
  "Hunter/Trapper" - Arthur Nersesian, Brooklyn Noir, pp.139-157 [Akashic]
>"Wedding Knife" - Elaine Viets, Chesapeake Crimes, pp.182-191 [Quiet Storm]

BEST NONFICTION
  Famous American Crimes & Trials - Frankie Bailey, Steven Chermak [Greenwood Publishing]
>Men's Adventure Magazines - Max Allan Collins, et al [Taschen]
  Blue Blood - Edward Conlon [Penguin]
  The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes - Leslie S. Klinger, ed. [Norton]
  The Ballad of the Whiskey Robber - Julian Rubinstein [Little, Brown]

BEST COVER ART
>Brooklyn Noir (Tim McLoughlin, ed) - Sohrab Habibion [Akashic]
  Fade to Blonde (Max Phillips) - Gregory Manchess [Hard Case Crime]
  Whiskey Sour (J.A. Konrath) - Sal Barracca/Bradford Foltz Design [Hyperion]
  Good Morning, Darkness (Ruth Francisco) - Robert Santora [Mysterious]
  Monkology (Gary Phillips) - Michael Kellner [Dennis McMillan]


· 2004 ·
Toronto, ON

TOP

BEST NOVEL
  The Delicate Storm - Giles Blunt [Random House, Canada; Harper Collins, UK; Putnam]
  Blood Is The Sky - Steve Hamilton [Thomas Dunne]
  Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane [William Morrow; Bantam, UK]
>Every Secret Thing - Laura Lippman [William Morrow; Orion, UK]
  The Summer That Never Was/Close To Home - Peter Robinson [McClelland & Stewart, Canada; Pan MacMillan, UK; William Morrow]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
  Haunted Ground - Erin Hart [Simon & Schuster, UK; Scribner]
  Death Of A Nationalist - Rebecca Pawel [Soho]
>Monkeewrench/Want To Play? - P.J. Tracy [Putnam; Michael Joseph, UK]
  Wiley's Lament - Lono Waiwaiole [St. Martin's Minotaur]
  Maisie Dobbs - Jacqueline Winspear [Soho; John Murray, UK]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
>Deadly Legacy - Robin Burcell [Avon]
  Dealing In Murder - Elaine Flinn [Avon]
  Thicker Than Water - P.J. Parrish [Pinnacle]
  Tough Luck - Jason Starr [Vintage/Black Lizard]
  Find Me Again - Sylvia Maultash Warsh [Dundurn]

BEST SHORT STORY
  "The Grass Is Always Greener" - Sandy Balzo, EQMM Mar'03, pp.63-75
  "Munchies" - Jack Bludis, Hardbroiled, pp.67-80 [Betancourt]
>"Doppelganger" - Rhys Bowen, Blood On Their Hands, pp.241-251 [Berkley Prime Crime]
  "Wanda Wilcox Is "Trapped!"" - Eddie Muller, Plots With Guns Sep/Oct'03 (published online, now gone; check web archive; also see Plots With Guns, Anthony Neil Smith, ed. pp.23-38 [Dennis McMillan, 2005])
  "Red Meat" - Elaine Viets, Blood On Their Hands, pp.103-118 [Berkley Prime Crime]

BEST YOUNG ADULT MYSTERY
  Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code - Eoin Colfer [Puffin, UK; Hyperion]
  Feast Of Fools - Bridget Crowley [Margaret K. McElderry]
  Seventh Knot - Kathleen Karr [Marshall Cavendish]
  No Escape - Norah McClintock [Scholastic]
>Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix - J.K. Rowling [Raincoast Books, Canada; Bloomsbury, UK; Scholastic]

BEST HISTORICAL MYSTERY
>For The Love Of Mike - Rhys Bowen [St. Martin's Minotaur]
  Let Loose The Dogs - Maureen Jennings [St. Martin's Minotaur; Thomas Dunne, Canada]
  The Bridge Of Sighs - Olen Steinhauer [St. Martin's Minotaur]
  Find Me Again - Sylvia Maultash Warsh [Dundurn]
  Maisie Dobbs - Jacqueline Winspear [Soho Press; John Murray, UK]

BEST CRITICAL / NON-FICTION WORK
  Mystery Women: An Encyclopedia of Leading Women Characters In Mystery Fiction, Vol III - Colleen Barnett [Poisoned Pen]
  The Story Of Jane Doe: A Book About Rape - Jane Doe [Random House]
  Interrogations - Jon Jordan [Mystery One]
>Make Mine A Mystery: A Reader's Guide To Mystery and Detective Fiction - Gary Warren Niebuhr [Libraries Unlimited]
  Beautiful Shadow: A Life Of Patricia Highsmith - Andrew Wilson [Bloomsbury]

BEST FAN PUBLICATIONS
  Deadly Pleasures - George Easter, ed.
  The Drood Review - Jim Huang, ed.
  Mystery News - Lynn Kaczmarek, Chris Aldrich, eds.
  Mystery Readers Journal - Janet A. Rudolph, ed.
>Mystery Scene Magazine - Kate Stine, ed.


· 2003 ·
Las Vegas, NV

TOP

BEST NOVEL
  Murder In The Sentier - Cara Black [Soho]
>City Of Bones - Michael Connelly [Little, Brown]
  North Of Nowhere - Steve Hamilton [St. Martin's Minotaur]
  Hell To Pay - George P. Pelecanos [Little, Brown]
  Winter And Night - S.J. Rozan [St. Martin's Minotaur]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
  The Devil's Redhead - David Corbett [Ballantine]
  An Eye For Murder - Libby Fischer Hellman [Poisoned Pen]
  The Blue Edge Of Midnight - Jonathon King [Dutton]
  The Distance - Eddie Muller [Scribner]
>In The Bleak Midwinter - Julia Spencer-Fleming [St. Martin's Minotaur]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
  Black Jack Point - Jeff Abbott [NAL/Onyx]
>Fatal Truth - Robin Burcell [Avon]
  Six Strokes Under - Roberta Isleib [Berkley Prime Crime]
  Paint It Black - P.J. Parrish [Pinnacle/Kensington]
  A Killing Sky - Andy Straka [Signet]

BEST SHORT STORY
  "Murder in the Land of Wawat" - Lauren Haney, The Mammoth Book Of Egyptian Whodunnits: Mystery and murder from the sands of time, pp.165-181 [Carroll & Graf]
  "To Live and Die in Midland, Texas" - Clark Howard, EQMM Sep/Oct'02, pp.4-26
  "Bible Belt" - Toni Kelner, EQMM Jun'02, pp.98-114
>"Too Many Cooks" - Marcia Talley, Much Ado About Murder: ...Shakespeare-Inspired..., pp.121-141 [Berkley Prime Crime]
  "A Man Called Ready" - Bob Truluck, Measures Of Poison, pp.281-325 [Dennis McMillan]

BEST CRITICAL WORK
  The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime Fiction - Mike Ashley, ed. [Carroll & Graf]
>They Died In Vain: Overlooked, Underappreciated, and Forgotten Mystery Novels - Jim Huang, ed. [Crum Creek]
  Intent To Sell: Marking the Genre Novel - Jeffrey Marks [Deadly Alibi]

BEST COVER ART
  The Eye Of Cybele (Daniel Chavarria) - Jennifer Harris, painting; Melissa Farris, design [Akashic]
>Measures Of Poison (Dennis McMillan, ed) - Michael Kellner [Dennis McMillan]
  Murder In The Sentier (Cara Black) - Cheryl L. Cipriani [Soho]
  Paradise Salvage (John Fusco) - Larry Rostant, photo [Overlook]
  The Terra-Cotta Dog (Andrea Camilleri) - Paul Buckley [Viking]


· 2002 ·
Austin, TX

TOP

BEST NOVEL
  Flight - Jan Burke [Simon & Schuster]
  Tell No One - Harlan Coben [Delacorte]
>Mystic River - Dennis Lehane [Morrow]
  The Devil Went Down to Austin - Rick Riordan [Bantam]
  Reflecting the Sky - S.J. Rozan [St. Martin's Minotaur]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
>Open Season - C.J. Box [Putnam]
  Third Person Singular - K.J. Erickson [St. Martin's Minotaur]
  Austin City Blue - Jan Grape [Five Star]
  The Jasmine Trade - Denise Hamilton [Scribner]
  A Witness Above - Andy Straka [Signet]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
  A Kiss Gone Bad - Jeff Abbott [Onyx]
  Dim Sum Dead - Jerrilyn Farmer [Avon]
>Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris [Ace]
  Dead of Winter - P.J. Parrish [Pinnacle]
  The Houdini Specter - Daniel Stashower [Avon]

BEST SHORT FICTION
>"Chocolate Moose" - Bill and Judy Crider, Death Dines at 8:30, pp.115-131 [Berkley Prime Crime]
  "My Bonnie Lies..." - Ted Hertel Jr., The Mammoth Book of Legal Thrillers, pp.384-390 [Carroll & Graf]
  "Bitter Waters" - Rochelle Krich, Criminal Kabbalah: An Intriguing Anthology of Jewish Mystery & Detective Fiction, pp.141-157 [Jewish Lights]
  "Virgo in Sapphires" - Margaret Maron, EQMM Dec'01, pp.32-41
  "Double-Crossing Delancy" - S.J. Rozan, Mystery Street, pp.278-310 [Signet]

BEST NONFICTION / CRITICAL WORK
  The History Of Mystery - Max Allan Collins [Collector's]
  Dashiell Hammett: A Daughter Remembers - Jo Hammett [Carroll & Graf]
  Writing The Mystery: A Start to Finish Guide for Both Novice and Professional - G. Miki Hayden [Intrigue]
>Seldom Disappointed: A Memoir - Tony Hillerman [HarperCollins]
  Who Was That Lady? Craig Rice: The Queen of Screwball Mystery - Jeffrey Marks [Delphi]

BEST YOUNG ADULT MYSTERY
  The Viking Claw - Michael Dahl [Simon & Schuster]
  Death On Sacred Ground - Harriet R. Feder [Lerner]
  Ghost Sitter - Peni Griffin [Dutton]
  Matthew's Web - Jeri Fink, Donna Paltrowitz [Bookweb]
>The Mystery Of The Haunted Caves - Penny Warner [Meadowbrook]

BEST COVER ART
  Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) - Glenn Harrington [Forge]
  Grape Noir (Kit Sloane) - Annie Sperling [Deadly Alibi]
>Reflecting The Sky (S.J. Rozan) - Josef Beck/FPG, photo; Michael Storrings, design [St. Martin's Minotaur]
  The Tainted Snuff Box (Rosemary Stevens) - Teresa Fasolino [Berkley Prime Crime]
  Under the Color of Law (Michael McGarrity) - John Warden/Index Stock Imagery, photo; Anthony Ramondo, design [Dutton]

Special Award for Service to the Mystery Community
Doris Ann Norris


· 2001 ·
Washington, DC

TOP

BEST NOVEL
  Deep South - Nevada Barr [Putnam]
  The Bottoms - Joe R. Lansdale [Mysterious]
>A Place Of Execution - Val McDermid [St. Martin's Minotaur]
  Listen To The Silence - Marcia Muller [Mysterious]
  He Shall Thunder In The Sky - Elizabeth Peters [William Morrow]
  Legacy Of The Dead - Charles Todd [Bantam Books]

BEST FIRST MYSTERY
  Black Dog - Stephen Booth [Scribner]
  A Conspiracy Of Paper - David Liss [Random House]
  The Ice Harvest - Scott Phillips [Ballantine]
>Death Of A Red Heroine - Qiu Xiaolong [Soho]
  Street Level - Bob Truluck [St. Martin's Minotaur]
  Run - Douglas E. Winter [Knopf]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
>Death Dances To A Reggae Beat - Kate Grilley [Berkley]
  Bad To The Bone - Katy Munger [Avon]
  The Floating Lady Murder - Daniel Stashower [Avon]
  Killing Kin - Chassie L. West [Avon)]
  A Little Death - Laura A. Wilson [Bantam]
  The Kidnapping Of Rosie Dawn - Eric Wright [Perseverance/John Daniel]

BEST SHORT STORY
  "The Seal of the Confessional" - Rhys Bowen, Unholy Orders: Mystery Stories with a Religious Twist, pp.117-125 [Columbine]
>"The Problem of the Potting Shed" - Edward D. Hoch, EQMM Jul'00, pp.67-82
  "Widow's Peak" - Rochelle Krich, Unholy Orders: Mystery Stories with a Religious Twist, pp.13-25 [Columbine]
  "Don't Go Upstairs" - Donald Olson, EQMM Aug'00, pp.103-111
  "Missing In Action" - Peter Robinson, EQMM Nov'00, pp.86-102

BEST ANTHOLOGY / SHORT STORY COLLECTION
>Master's Choice, II - Lawrence Block, ed. [Berkley]
  Malice Domestic 9 - Joan Hess, ed. [Avon]
  Magnolias And Mayhem - Jeffrey Marks, ed. [Overmountain/Silver Dagger]
  Unholy Orders - Serita Stevens, ed. [Intrigue]
  Tales Out Of School - Carolyn Wheat [Crippen & Landru]

BEST NON-FICTION / CRITICAL WORK
  The Complete Christie: An Agatha Christie Encyclopedia - Matthew Bunson [Pocket]
  Women of Mystery: The Lives and Works of Notable Women Crime Novelists - Martha Hailey DuBose [St. Martin's Minotaur]
>100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century - Jim Huang, ed. [Crum Creek]
  The American Regional Mystery - Marvin Lachman [Crossover]
  Hard-Boiled: Working Class Readers and Pulp Magazines - Erin A. Smith [Temple University]

BEST FAN PUBLICATION
  Deadly Pleasures - George Easter, ed.
  The Drood Review of Mystery - Jim Huang, ed.
  Murder: Past Tense - Sue Feder, ed.
>Mystery News - Chris Aldrich & Lynn Kaczmarek, eds.
  Mystery Readers Journal - Janet Rudolph, ed.


· 2000 ·
Denver, CO

TOP

BEST NOVEL
River of Darkness - Rennie Airth
Bones - Jan Burke
L.A. Requiem - Robert Crais
High Five - Janet Evanovich
>In A Dry Season - Peter Robinson [William Morrow]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
>Murder, With Peacocks - Donna Andrews [St. Martin's]
Murder In The Marais - Cara Black
Circles Of Confusion - April Henry
Revenge Of The Gypsy Queen - Kris Neri
Inner City Blues - Paula Woods

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
Every Move She Makes - Robin Burcell
Lucky Man - Tony Dunbar
The Outcast - Jose Latour
>In Big Trouble - Laura Lippman [Avon]
An Antidote for Avarice - Caroline Roe

BEST SHORT STORY
"A Bit of a Treat" - Barry Baldwin, AHMM Sep'99, pp.17-23
>"Noir Lite" - Meg Chittenden, EQMM Jan'99, pp.119-122
"At the Hop" - Judy and Bill Crider, Till Death Do us Part: ...stories of love, marriage, and murder, pp.270-294 [Berkley; ISBN: 0425171973]
"Triangle" - Jeffrey Deaver, EQMM Mar'99, pp.128-142
"Paleta Man" - Laurie R. King, Irreconciable Differences, pp.131-148 [HarperCollins]

BEST CRITICAL / BIOGRAPHICAL WORK
The Mystery Review Magazine - Barbara Davey, ed.
Deadly Pleasures Magazine - George Easter, ed.
>Detecting Women, 3rd Edition - Willetta L. Heising [Purple Moon]
Ross MacDonald - Tom Nolan
Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle - Daniel Stashower

BEST SERIES OF THE THE CENTURY
>Hercule Poirot – Agatha Christie
87th Precinct - Ed McBain
Sharon McCone - Marcia Muller
Lorder Peter Wimsey - Dorothy L. Sayers
Nero Wolfe - Rex Stout

BEST WRITER OF THE CENTURY
Raymond Chandler
>Agatha Christie
Dashiell Hammett
Dorothy L. Sayers
Rex Stout

BEST NOVEL OF THE CENTURY
The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler [Alfred A. Knopf, 1939]
Gaudy Night - Dorothy L. Sayers [Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1935]
The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett [Alfred A. Knopf, 1930]
The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie [William Collins & Sons (UK)/Dodd, Mead and Co (US), 1926]
>Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier [Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1938]


· 1999 ·
Milwaukee, WI

TOP

BEST NOVEL
Blind Descent - Nevada Barr [Putnam]
>Blood Work - Michael Connelly [Little, Brown]
On Beulah Height - Reginald Hill [Delacorte]
Gone, Baby, Gone - Dennis Lehane [William Morrow]
Framework For Death - Aileen Schumacher [Writeway]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
Sympathy For The Devil - Jerrilyn Farmer [Avon]
Tiger's Palette - Jacqueline Fiedler [Pocket]
A Cold Day In Paradise - Steve Hamilton [Dunne]
Eleven Days - Donald Harstad [Doubleday]
>Iron Lake - William Kent Krueger [Pocket]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
>Butcher's Hill - Laura Lippman [Avon]
Zen Attitude - Sujata Massey [Harper]
The Widower's Two-Step - Rick Riordan [Bantam]
Remedy For Treason - Caroline Roe [Berkley]
Murder Manual - Steven Womack [Ballantine]

BEST SHORT STORY
"Two Bits" - Jan Burke, EQMM May'98, pp.92-102
"A Simple Philosophy" - Harlan Coben, Malice Domestic 7 (Sharyn McCrumb presents) , pp.66-76 [Avon]
>"Of Course You Know that Chocolate is a Vegetable" - Barbara D'Amato, EQMM Nov'98, pp.39-47
"A Small Silver Gun" - Rick Riordan, MHCMM Sum'98, pp.58-64
"The Two Ladies of Rose Cottage" - Peter Robinson, Not Safe After Dark, pp.180-194 [Crippen & Landru] (1st pub 1997, Malice Domestic 6, pp.238-255)

BEST CRITICAL NON-FICTION WORK
Mystery Reader's Walking Guide: Washington, D.C. - Alzina Stone Dale [Passport]
>Deadly Pleasures Magazine - George Easter, ed.
Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir - Eddie Muller [St. Martin's]
Silk Stalkings: More Women Write of Murder - Victoria Nichols, Susan Thompson [Scarecrow]
Mystery And Suspense writers: The Literature of Crime, Detection, and Espionage - Robin Winks, Maureen Corrigan, eds. [Scribner]


· 1998 ·
Philadelphia, PA

TOP

BEST NOVEL
Devil's Food - Anthony Bruno [Forge]
Deception Pass - Earl Emerson [Ballantine]
The Club Dumas - Arturo Pérez-Reverte [HMH]
>No Colder Place - S.J. Rozan [St. Martin's]
Eye of the Cricket - James Sallis [Walker]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
>Killing Floor - Lee Child [Putnam]
If I Should Die - Grace Edwards [Doubleday]
Except the Dying - Maureen Jennings [St. Martin's]
Bird Dog - Philip Reed [Pocket]
Skin Deep, Blood Red - Robert Skinner [Kensington]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
Charm City - Laura Lippman [Avon]
The Salaryman's Wife - Sujata Massey [Harper]
>Big Red Tequila - Rick Riordan [Bantam]
Time Release - Martin J. Smith [Jove]
23 Shades of Black - K.J.A. Wishnia [Imaginary]

BEST SHORT STORY (tie)
"Ways to Kill a Cat" - Simon Brett, Malice Domestic 6 (Anne Perry presents), pp.48-74 [Pocket]
"A Fog of Many Colors" - James DeFilippi, New Mystery Sum'97 (v.5 no.1), pp.13-16
"Paper Boxes" - James S. Dorr, New Mystery Sum'97 (v.5 no.1), pp.35-38
>"A Front Row Seat" - Jan Grape, Vengeance Is Hers, pp.187-210 [Signet]
>"One Bag Of Coconuts" - Edward D. Hoch, EQMM Nov'97, pp.85-98

BEST COVER ART
The Bum's Rush (G.M. Ford) - Krystyna Skalski [Walker]
Family Values (K.C. Constantine) - Doug Fraser [Mysterious]
Fruitcake (Jane Rubino) - Gail Cross [Write Way]
>Night Dogs (Kent Anderson) - Michael Kellner [Dennis McMillan]
Virgin Heat (Laurence Shames) - Victor Weaver [Hyperion]


· 1997 ·
Monterey, CA

TOP

BEST NOVEL
Firestorm - Nevada Barr [Putnam]
>The Poet - Michael Connelly [Little, Brown]
Lethal Genes - Linda Grant [Scribner]
Hearts and Bones - Margaret Lawrence [William Morrow]
Multiple Wounds - Alan Russell [Simon & Schuster]

BEST FIRST NOVEL (tie)
>Death in Little Tokyo - Dale Furutani [St Martins]
>Somebody Else's Child - Terris McMahan Grimes [Onyx]
Tularosa - Michael McGarrity [W W Norton]
A Test of Wills - Charles Todd [St Martin's]
A Brother's Blood - Michael C. White [HarperCollins]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
Fade Away - Harlan Coben [Bantam]
>Somebody Else's Child - Terris McMahan Grimes [Onyx]
The Grass Widow - Teri Holbrook [Bantam]
Walking Rain - Susan Wade [Fanfare]
Chain of Fools - Steven Womack [Ballantine]

BEST SHORT STORY
"The Dark Snow" - Brendan DuBois, Playboy Nov'96, pp.74-75,80,82,158
"Luminarias Make It Christmas-y" - Janet LaPierre, EQMM Feb'96, pp.87-96
"Bugged" - Eve K. Sandstrom, Malice Domestic 5 (Phyllis A. Whitney presents), pp.209-227 [Pocket]
>"Accidents Will Happen" - Carolyn Wheat, Malice Domestic 5 (Phyllis A. Whitney presents), pp.228-239 [Pocket]

BEST CRITICAL / BIOGRAPHICAL
>Detecting Women 2: Reader's Guide and Checklist for Mystery Series Written by Women – Willetta L. Heising [Purple Moon]
Mystery!: A Celebration: Stalking Public Television's Greatest Sleuths - Ron Miller, Karen Sharpe, eds. [KQED Books]
The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers 1899-1936: The Making of a Detective Novelist - Barbara Reynolds, ed. [St. Martin's]
By A Woman's Hand: A Guide to Mystery Fiction by Women, 2nd Ed. - Jean Swanson, Dean James, eds. [Berkley]

BEST FANZINE
>The Armchair Detective
Deadly Pleasures
Mystery & Detective Monthly
Mystery Readers Journal
Mystery Scene


· 1996 ·
Saint Paul, MN

TOP

BEST NOVEL
The Last Coyote - Michael Connelly [Little, Brown]
Hard Christmas - Barbara D'Amato [Scribner]
True Crime - Andrew Klavan [Crown]
Blue Lonesome - Bill Pronzini [Walker]
>Under The Beetle's Cellar - Mary Willis Walker [Doubleday]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
The Innocents - Richard Barre [Walker]
Who In Hell Is Wanda Fuca? - G.M. Ford [Walker]
Hammurabi's Code - Charles Kenney [Scribner]
>Death In Bloodhound Red – Virginia Lanier [Pineapple]
Murder In Scorpio - Martha C. Lawrence [St. Martin's]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
>Deal Breaker - Harlan Coben [Dell]
Bad Medicine - Eileen Dreyer [HarperPaperbacks]
A Far and Deadly Cry - Teri Holbrook [Bantam]
Charged with Guilt - Gloria White [Dell]
Closet - R.D. Zimmerman [Dell]

BEST SHORT STORY
"Rule of Law" - K.K. Beck, Malice Domestic 4 (Carolyn G Hart presents), pp.69-88 [Pocket]
"The Judge's Boy" - Jean B. Cooper, EQMM Aug'95, pp.44-58
"How I Found a Cat, Lost True Love, and Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo" - Bill Crider, Cat Crimes Takes a Vacation, pp.44-88 [Fine]
>"And Pray Nobody Sees You" - Gar Anthony Haywood; Spooks, Spies, And Private Eyes, pp.158-171 [Doubleday]
"The Dog Who Remembered Too Much" - Elizabeth Daniels Squire, Malice Domestic 4 (Carolyn G Hart presents), pp.192-206 [Pocket]

BEST SHORT STORY COLLECTION
Cat Crimes Takes A Vacation - Martin H. Greenberg, Ed Gorman, eds. [Donald I. Fine]
Crimes Of The Heart - Carolyn G. Hart, ed. [Berkley]
Malice Domestic 4 - Carolyn G. Hart, ed. [Pocket]
>The McCone Files: The Complete Sharon McCone Stories - Marcia Muller [Crippen & Landru]
Spooks, Spies, and Private Eyes - Paula L. Woods, ed. [Doubleday]

BEST TRUE CRIME
Man Overboard: The Counterfeit Resurrection of Phil Champagne - Burl Barer [Northwest]
Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit - John Douglas, Mark Olshaker [Scribner]
Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town - Pete Earley [Bantam]
Born to Kill: America's Most Notorious Vietnamese Gang, and the Changing Face of Organized Crime - T.J. English [William Morrow]
>Dead By Sunset: Perfect Husband, Perfect Killer? - Ann Rule [Simon & Schuster]

BEST CRITICAL WORK
A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books - Nicholas A. Basbanes [Henry Holt]
John Dickson Carr: The Man Who Explained Miracles - Douglas G. Greene [Otto Penzler]
Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson - Robert Polito [Knopf]
Ngaio Marsh: The Woman and Her Work - B.J. Rahn, ed. [Scarecrow]
>The Armchair Detective Book of Lists, 2nd Ed - Kate Stine, ed. [Simon and Schuster]

BEST MOVIE
Copy Cat
Devil With A Blue Dress
Get Shorty
Seven
>The Usual Suspects

BEST TV SHOW
Homicide
Law & Order
Murder One
NYPD Blue
>The X-Files

BEST MAGAZINE / DIGEST / REVIEW PUBLICATION
>The Armchair Detective
Deadly Pleasures
Drood Review
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
Mystery Scene

BEST PUBLISHER
Avon
Mysterious Press
>St. Martin's Press
Scribner
Walker

BEST EDITOR
Marjorie Braman [Delacorte/Dell]
>Sara Ann Freed [Mysterious]
Carolyn Marino [HarperCollins]
Kate Miciak [Bantam]
Michael Seidman [Walker]

BEST COVER ART
>The Body In The Transept (Jeanne Dams) - Pamela Patrick [Walker]
The Bookman's Wake (John Dunning) - Fred George, photo; Corsillo/Manzone, design [Scribner]
Death Of A Tenor Man (Bill Moody) - John Howard, illustration; Krystyna Skalski, design [Walker]
Flashpoint (Lynn Hightower) - FCL Colorspace, illustration; Richard Hasselberger, design [HarperCollins]
The Vanishing Smile (Earl Emerson) - [Ballantine]


· 1995 ·
Nottingham, UK

TOP

BEST NOVEL
The Concrete Blonde - Michael Connelly [Little, Brown]
Kolymsky Heights - Lionel Davidson [St.Martin's]
One for the Money - Janet Evanovich [Scribner]
"K" Is For Killer - Sue Grafton [Henry Holt]
Murder On A Kibbutz - Batya Gur [HarperCollins]
Pictures of Perfection - Reginald Hill [HarperCollins]
Cold Shoulder - Lynda La Plante [Macmillan]
The 13th Juror - John Lescroart [Fine/Headline]
>She Walks These Hills - Sharyn McCrumb [Scribner]
Crack Down - Val McDermid [Scribner]
Black Betty - Walter Mosley [Serpent's Tail/Norton]
Not Till the Red Fog Rises - Derek Raymond [Little, Brown]
Just a Corpse at Twilight - Janwillem van de Wetering [Soho]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
>The Alienist - Caleb Carr [Little, Brown/Random House]
Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterson [Bloomsbury]
Cuckoo - Alex Keegan [Headline]
A Drink Before the War - Dennis Lehane [HBJ]
Mallory's Oracle - Carol O'Connell [Hutchinson/Putnam]
Shinju - Laura Joh Rowland [Random House]
Every Breath You Take - Michelle Spring [Orion/Pocket]
Big Town - Doug J. Swanson [HarperCollins]
Death of a Blue Lantern - Christopher West [Collins]

BEST SHORT STORY
"The Gentleman in the Lake" - Robert Barnard, EQMM Jun'94, pp.46-61
"One of Those Days, One of Those Nights" - Ed Gorman, Crime Yellow, pp.13-38 [Gollancz]
>"The Monster of Glamis" - Sharyn McCrumb, Royal Crimes, pp.15-31 [Signet]
"A Deep Hole" - Ian Rankin, London Noir, pp.137-155 [Serpent’s Tail]

BEST CRITICAL WORK
>Detective Fiction: The Collector's Guide, 2nd Ed - John Cooper, B.A. Pike, eds. [Scolar]
Encyclopedia Mysteriosa - William DeAndrea [Prentice-Hall]
The Tony Hillerman Companion - Martin H. Greenberg [Harper Collins]
The Fatal Art of Entertainment - Rosemary Herbert [G.K.Hall]

BEST ANTHOLOGY / SHORT STORY COLLECTION
Hollywood Nocturnes - James Ellroy [Otto Penzier]
A Modern Treasury of Great Detective Stories - Ed Gorman, ed. [Carroll & Graf]
>The Mysterious West - Tony Hillerman, ed. [Harper Collins]
London Noir - Maxim Jakubowski, ed. [Serpent's Tail]
Murder for Halloween: Tales of Suspense - Michele Slung, Roland Hartman, eds. [Mysterious Press]

BEST TRUE CRIME
>Criminal Shadows: Inside the Mind of the Serial Killer - David Canter [HarperCollins]
Shot in the Heart - Mikal Gilmore [Doubleday]
Dillinger, The Untold Story - G. Russell Girardin, w/William J. Helmer [Indiana Univ]
The Faber Book of Murder - Simon Rae [Faber & Faber]
The Complete History of Jack the Ripper - Philip Sugden [Carroll & Graf]

BEST FILM
The Client
Disclosure
The Last Seduction
>Pulp Fiction
Shallow Grave

BEST TV SERIES
Between the Lines
Cracker
Homicide: Life on the Streets
N.Y.P.D. Blue
>Prime Suspect


· 1994 ·
Seattle, WA

TOP

BEST NOVEL
The Black Ice - Michael Connelly [Little, Brown]
Morons and Madmen - Earl Emerson [William Morrow]
O Little Town Of Maggody - Joan Hess [E.P. Dutton]
Sacred Clowns - Tony Hillerman [HarperCollins]
Old Enemies - Janet LaPierre [Scribner]
Southern Discomfort - Margaret Maron [Mysterious]
>Wolf In The Shadows - Marcia Muller [Mysterious]
To Live And Die In Dixie - Kathy Hogan Trocheck [HarperCollins]
The Sculptress - Minette Walters [St. Martin's]
Consider The Crows - Charlene Weir [St. Martin's]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
>Track Of The Cat - Nevada Barr [G.P. Putnam]
Goodnight, Irene - Jan Burke [Simon & Schuster]
A Grave Talent - Laurie R. King [St. Martin's]
Death Comes As Epiphany - Sharan Newman [Tor]
Child Of Silence - Abigail Padgett [Mysterious]

BEST TRUE CRIME
Driven To Kill: Westley Allan Dodd - Gary C. King [Pinnacle]
The Misbegotten Son: A Serial Killer and His Victims: The True Story of Arthur J. Shawcross - Jack Olsen [Delacorte]
>A Rose For Her Grave: and Other True Cases - Ann Rule [Pocket]
Until The Twelfth Of Never: The Deadly Divorce of Dan & Betty Broderick - Bella Stumbo [Pocket]

BEST INDIVIDUAL SHORT STORY
"A Romance in the Rockies" - K.K. Beck, Malice Domestic 2 (Mary Higgins Clark presents), pp.93-113 [Pocket]
>"Checkout" - Susan Dunlap, Malice Domestic 2 (Mary Higgins Clark presents), pp.114-142 [Pocket]
"Kim's Game" - M.D. Lake, Malice Domestic 2 (Mary Higgins Clark presents), pp.203-214 [Pocket]
"Crow's Feat" - Robert Lopresti, Constable New Crimes 2, pp.206-216 [Constable]

BEST SHORT STORY COLLECTION / ANTHOLOGY
Some Days You Get The Bear - Lawrence Block [William Morrow]
>Mary Higgins Clark Presents Malice Domestic 2 - Martin H. Greenberg, ed. [Pocket]
Bohannon's Country - Joseph Hansen [Viking]
The Year's Best Mystery And Suspense Stories-1993 - Ed Hoch, ed. [Walker]
Criminal Intent 1 - Marcia Muller, Ed Gorman, Bill Pronzini [Dark Harvest]

BEST CRITICAL WORK
The Saint: A Complete History in Print, Radio, Film And Television - Burl Barer [McFarland]
>The Fine Art Of Murder: The Mystery Reader's Indispensable Companion - Ed Gorman, Martin H. Greenberg, Larry Segriff, eds.,  w/Jon L. Breen [Carroll & Graf]
A Reader's Guide To The American Novel Of Detection - Marvin Lachman [G.K. Hall]
A Reader's Guide To The Private Eye Novel - Gary Warren Niebuhr [G.K. Hall]
Dorothy L Sayers; Her Life and Soul - Barbara Reynolds [St. Martin's]


· 1993 ·
Omaha, NE

TOP

BEST NOVEL
Lullaby Town - Robert Crais [Bantam]
Booked To Die - John Dunning [Scribner]
Southern Ghost - Carolyn Hart [Bantam]
>Bootlegger's Daughter - Margaret Maron [Mysterious]
The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter - Sharon McCrumb [Macmillan/Scribner]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
Thyme Of Death - Susan Wittig Albert [Macmillan/Scribner]
Decked - Carol Higgins Clark [Grand Central]Warner
The Black Echo - Michael Connelly [Little, Brown]
>Blanche On The Lam - Barbara Neely [St. Martins]
The Winter Widow - Charlene Weir [St. Martins]

BEST TRUE CRIME
The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd - Jana Bommersbach [Simon & Schuster]
Blood Echoes: The True Story of an Infamous Mass Murder and Its Aftermath - Thomas H. Cook [NAL/Dutton]
>The Doctor, The Murder, The Mystery: The True Story of the Dr. John Branion Murder Case - Barbara D'Amato [Noble]
The Shadow Of Death : The Hunt for a Serial Killer - Philip E. Ginsburg [Macmillan/Scribner] (copyright 1993)
Everything She Ever Wanted: A True Story of Obsessive Love, Murder, and Betrayal - Ann Rule [Simon & Schuster]

BEST CRITICAL WORK
Dorothy L. Sayers: A Careless Rage for Life - David Coomes [Lion USA]
Alias S.S. Van Dine - John Loughery [Scribner]
>Doubleday Crime Club Compendium 1928-1991 - Ellen Nehr [Offspring]

BEST INDIVIDUAL SHORT STORY
"Candles in the Rain" - Doug Allyn, EQMM Nov'92, pp.4-33
>"Cold Turkey" - Diane Mott Davidson, Sisters in Crime 5, pp.171-188 [Berkley]
"The Summer of Our Discontent" - Edward D. Hoch, EQMM Nov'92, pp.51-71
"One Hit Wonder"- Gabrielle Kraft, Sisters In Crime 5, pp.102-120 [Berkley]
"A Golden Opportunity" - Rochelle Krich, Sisters In Crime 5, pp.89-101 [Berkley]

BEST MOTION PICTURE
The Bodyguard
>The Crying Game
A Few Good Men
The Player
Single White Female


· 1992 ·
Toronto, ON

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BEST NOVEL (hardcover or paperback)
Rogue Wave - Susan Dunlap [Villard]
Love Nor Money - Linda Grant [Scribner]
Hour Of The Hunter - J.A. Jance [Morrow]
>The Last Detective - Peter Lovesey [Doubleday]
I.O.U. - Nancy Pickard [Pocket]
A Single Stone - Marilyn Wallace [Doubleday]

BEST FIRST NOVEL (hardcover or paperback)
>Murder On The Iditarod Trail - Sue Henry [Atlantic]
Carpool - Mary Cahill [Random House]
A Relative Stranger - Margaret Lucke [St. Martin's]
The Bulrush Murders - Rebecca Rothenberg [Carroll & Graf]
The Chocolate Box - Leslie Watts [General]
Murder On The Run - Gloria White [Dell]

BEST TRUE CRIME
And The Sea Will Tell - Vincent Bugliosi, w/Bruce B. Henderson [Norton]
Sins Of The father: The Landmark Franklin Case: a daughter, a memory, and a murder - Eileen Franklin, William Wright [Crown]
Witnesses From The Grave: The Stories Bones Tell - Christopher Joyce, Eric Stover [Little, Brown]
Plausible Denial - Mark Lane [Thunders Mouth]
Cruel Doubt - Joe McGinniss [Simon & Schuster]
>Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets - David Simon [Houghton Mifflin]

BEST INDIVIDUAL SHORT STORY
>"Lucky Dip" - Liza Cody, A Woman's Eye, pp.1-27 [Delacorte]
"Last Rites" - Linda Grant, Sisters in Crime 4, pp.282-305 [Berkley]
"Nine Sons" - Wendy Hornsby, Sisters in Crime 4, pp.214-226 [Berkley]
"Deborah's Judgment" - Margaret Maron, A Woman's Eye, pp.299-322 [Delacorte]
"The Crime of Miss Oyster Brown" - Peter Lovesey, EQMM May'91, pp.5-19
"Wolf Winter" - Maxine O'Callaghan, Sisters in Crime 4, pp.80-90 [Berkley]

BEST SHORT STORY COLLECTION / ANTHOLOGY
Cat Crimes - Martin H. Greenberg, Ed Gorman, eds. [Donald I. Fine]
Alfred Hitchcock's Home Sweet Homicide - Cathleen Jordan, ed. [Walker & Co]
Christmas Stalkings: Tales of Yuletide Murder - Charlotte MacLeod, ed. [Mysterious]
>A Woman's Eye - Sara Paretsky, ed. [Delacorte]
Fifty Years Of The Best From Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - Eleanor Sullivan, ed. [Carroll & Graf]
Sisters in Crime 4 - Marilyn Wallace, ed. [Berkley]

BEST CRITICAL WORK
Locked Room Murders - Robert Adey [Crossover]
Out Of The Woodpile - Frankie Y. Bailey [Greenwood]
Twentieth Century Crime And Mystery Writers, 3rd ed - Lesley Henderson [St. James]
Talking Mysteries: A Conversation with Tony Hillerman - Tony Hillerman [Univ of New Mexico]
>100 Great Detectives - Maxim Jakubowski, ed. [Carroll & Graf]
Jim Thompson: Sleep with the Devil - M.J. McCauley [Mysterious]

· 1991 ·
Pasadena, CA

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BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL
A Ticket To The Boneyard - Lawrence Block [William Morrow]
>"G" Is For Gumshoe - Sue Grafton [Henry Holt]
The Good Fight - Lia Matera [Simon & Schuster]
If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O - Sharyn McCrumb [Scribner]
New Orleans Mourning - Julie Smith [St. Martin's]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
>Postmortem - Patricia Daniels Cornwell [scribner]
Catering to Nobody - Diane Mott Davidson [St. Martin's]
Kindred Crimes - Janet Dawson
Where's Mommy Now? - Rochelle Krich [Pinnacle]
Grave Undertaking - James McCahery [Knightsbridge]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL (tie)
Not A Creature Was Stirring - Jane Haddam [Bantam]
>Where's Mommy Now? - Rochelle Krich [Pinnacle]
>Grave Undertaking - James McCahery [Knightsbridge]
Dead In The Scrub - G.J. Oliphant [Fawcett]
Sisters In Crime 2 - Marilyn Wallace, ed. [Berkley]

BEST SHORT STORY
>"The Celestial Buffet" - Susan Dunlap, Sisters In Crime 2, pp.28-35 [Berkley]
"The Luncheon" - Sharyn McCrumb, Sisters In Crime 2, pp.212-220 [Berkley]
"Remains to be Seen" - Sharyn McCrumb, Mummy Stories, pp.73-79 [Ballantine]
"Say You're Sorry" - Sarah Shankman, Sisters In Crime 3, pp.227-242 [Berkley]
"A Tale of Two Pretties" - Marilyn Wallace, Sisters In Crime 3, pp.259-275 [Berkley]

BEST CRITICAL WORK
Deadly Doses: A Writer's Guide to Poisons - Serita Deborah Stevens, w/Anne Klarner [Writer's Digest]
Eric Ambler - Peter Lewis [Continuum]
John Dickson Carr: a Critical Study - S.T. Joshi [Bowling Green St Univ Popular]
>Synod Of sSleuths: Essays on Judeo-Christian Detective Fiction - Jon L. Breen, Martin H. Greenberg, eds. [Scarecrow]
Trouble Is Their Business: Private Eyes in Fiction, Film & Television, 1927-1988 - John Conquest [Garland]

BEST MOTION PICTURE
Good Fellas
The Grifters
>Presumed Innocent

BEST TELEVISION SERIES
Gabriel's Fire - ABC
Law & Order - NBC
Matlock - NBC
Murder, She Wrote - CBS
>Mystery! - PBS


· 1990 ·
London, UK

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BEST NOVEL
>The Sirens Sang Of Murder - Sarah Caudwell [Delacorte]
Pious Deception - Susan Dunlap [Villard]
A Little Class On Murder - Carolyn G. Hart [Doubleday]
Corpus Christmas - Margaret Maron [Doubleday]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
Grime And Punishment - Jill Churchill [Bantam]
The Mother Shadow - Melodie Johnson Howe [Viking]
>Katwalk - Karen Kijewski [St. Martin's]
The Mark Twain Murders - Edith Skom [Council Oak]
The Last Billable Hour - Susan Wolfe [St. Martin's]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
On My Honor - Malacai Black (Barbara D'Amato) [Pinnacle]
>Honeymoon With Murder - Carolyn G. Hart [Bantam]
Murder By Deception - D.R. Meredith [Ballantine]
Rough Justice - Keith Peterson (Andrew Klavan) [Crimeline]
A Collector Of Photographs - Deborah Valentine [Bantam]

BEST SHORT STORY
"No Safety" - Susan Dunlap, Sisters in Crime, pp.241-249 [Berkley]
"A Wee Doch and Doris" - Sharyn McCrumb, Mistletoe Mysteries, pp.134-148 [Mysterious]
>"Afraid All The Time" - Nancy Pickard, Sisters in Crime, pp.86-98 [Berkley]
"A Terrible Thing" - Shelly Singer, Sisters in Crime, pp.51-65 [Berkley]

BEST TV SERIES
>Inspector Morse
others

BEST MOVIE
>Crimes And Misdemeanors
others


· 1989 ·
Philadelphia, PA

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BEST NOVEL
The Widows Club - Dorothy Cannell [Bantam]
"E" Is For Evidence - Sue Grafton [Henry Holt]
>The Silence Of The Lambs - Thomas Harris [St. Martin's]
A Thief of Time - Tony Hillerman [Harper & Row]
Blood Shot - Sara Paretsky [Delacorte]
Dead Crazy - Nancy Picard [Scribner]
Shackles - Bill Pronzini [St. Martin's]
Pepper Pike - Les Roberts [St. Martin's]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
Murder Once Done - Mary Lou Bennett [Perseverance]
>A Great Deliverance - Elizabeth George [Bantam]
The Killings at Badger's Drift - Caroline Graham [Adler and Adler]
Random Access Murder - Linda Grant [Avon]
Fear of the Dark - Gar Anthony Haywood [St. Martin's]
Carolina Skeletons - David Stout [Mysterious]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
High Noon at Midnight - Michael Avallone [PaperJacks]
Murder Unrenovated - P.M. Carlson [Bantam]
The Man Who Died Laughing - David Handler [Bantam]
>Something Wicked - Carolyn G. Hart [Bantam]
A Radical Departure - Lia Matera [Bantam]
Paying the Piper - Sharyn McCrumb [Ballantine]
Murder By Impulse - D.R. Meredith [Ballantine]
Primary Target - Marilyn Wallace [Bantam]


· 1988 ·
San Diego, CA

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BEST NOVEL
A Trouble Of Fools - Linda Barnes [St. Martin's]
Old Bones - Aaron Elkins [Mysterious]
>Skinwalkers - Tony Hillerman [Harper & Row] (1st pub Nov'86)
Trojan Gold - Elizabeth Peters [Atheneum]
Marriage Is Murder - Nancy Pickard [Scribner]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
Death on the Rocks - Michael Allegretto [Scribner]
The House Of Blue Lights - Robert J. Bowman [St. Martin's]
Murder at the War: A Modern-Day Mystery With a Medieval Setting - Mary Monica Pulver [St. Martin's]
>Caught Dead In Philadelphia - Gillian Roberts [Scribner]
An Infinite Number Of Monkeys - Les Roberts [St. Martin's]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
>The Monkey's Raincoat - Robert Crais [Bantam]
The Cat Who Played Brahms - Lilian Jackson Braun [Jove]
Death On Demand - Carolyn G. Hart [Crimeline]
Bishop's Gambit, Declined - Conrad Haynes [Bantam]
Where Lawyers Fear To Tread - Lia Matera [Bantam]
Bimbos Of The Death Sun - Sharyn McCrumb [TSR]

BEST SHORT STORY
>"Breakfast Television" - Robert Barnard, EQMM Jan'87, pp.34-43
"Scrap" - Max Allan Collins, The Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction, pp.161-173 [Black Lizard]
"Soft Monkey" - Harlan Ellison, Mystery Scene Reader: A Special Tribute to John D. MacDonald, pp.56-69 [Fedora]
"Turn Away" - Ed Gorman, The Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction, pp.313-323 [Black Lizard]
"The Au Pair Girl" - Joyce Harrington, A Matter Of Crime, Vol 1, pp.39-70 [HBJ]

BEST MOVIE
>The Big Easy - Jim McBride, dir; Daniel Petrie, Jr., writer
Black Widow - Bob Rafelson, dir; Ronald Bass, writer
Fatal Attraction - Adrien Lyne, dir; James Dearden, writer
No Way Out - Roger Donaldson, dir; Robert Garland, writer
Robocop - Paul Verhoeven, dir; Edward Neumeir, Michael Miner, writers
Stakeout - John Badham, dir; Jim Kouf, writer

BEST TELEVISION SERIES
The Equalizer - CBS, James MacAdams, prod
Murder She Wrote - CBS, Richard Levinson, William Link, Peter Fisher, prods
>Mystery! - PBS, WGBH/Boston, prod
Private Eye - NBC, Anthony Yerkovich, prod
Wiseguy - CBS, Stephen J. Cannell, prod


· 1987 ·
Minneapolis, MN

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BEST NOVEL
When The Sacred Ginmill Closes - Lawrence Block [Arbor House]
>"C" Is For Corpse – Sue Grafton [Henry Holt]
Tropical Heat - John Lutz [Henry Holt]
No Body - Nancy Pickard [Scribner]
Life's Work - Jonathan Valin [Delacorte]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
>Too Late To Die – Bill Crider [Walker]
Strangled Prose - Joan Hess [St. Martin's]
The Ritual Bath - Faye Kellerman [Arbor House]
Floater - Joseph Koenig [Mysterious]
Dead Air - Mike Lupica [Villard]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
The Cat Who Saw Red - Lilian Jackson Braun [Jove]
>The Junkyard Dog – Robert Campbell [Signet]
Trial By Fury - J.A. Jance [Avon]
The Back-Door Man - Rob Kantner [Bantam]
Trace: Too Old a Cat - Warren Murphy [Signet]

BEST SHORT STORY
"Body Count" - Wayne D. Dundee, Mean streets: The Second Private Eye Writers of America Anthology, pp.25-46 [Mysterious]
>"The Parker Shotgun" – Sue Grafton, Mean streets: The Second Private Eye Writers of America Anthology pp.81-101 [Mysterious]
"Scalplock" - Clark Howard, EQMM Jul'86, pp.134-153


· 1986 ·
Baltimore, MD

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BEST NOVEL
The Shortest Way to Hades - Sarah Caudwell [Scribner]
>"B" Is For Burglar - Sue Grafton [Henry Holt]
The Lonely Silver Rain - John D. MacDonald [Knopf]
The Plain Old Man - Charlotte MacLeod [Doubleday]
Killing Orders - Sara Paretsky [Morrow]

BEST FIRST NOVEL
>When The Bough Breaks - Jonathan Kellerman [Atheneum]
The Gemini Man - Susan Kelly [Walker]
Sleeping Dog - Dick Lochte [Arbor House]
Doubting Thomas - Robert Reeves [Crown]
Flood - Andrew Vachss [Donald I. Fine]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
Murder is Academic - P.M. Carlson [Avon]
Poverty Bay - Earl Emerson [Avon]
Shattered Moon - Kate Green [Dell]
Sleightly Murder - Patrick A. Kelley [Avon]
>Say No To Murder - Nancy Pickard [Avon]

BEST SHORT STORY
>"Lucky Penny" - Linda Barnes, New Black Mask Quarterly No. 3, pp.85-114 [HBJ]
"Eight Mile and Dequindre" - Loren Estleman, AHMM May'85, pp.76-94
"Vandals" - Peter Lovesey, EQMM Dec'85, pp.99-107
 (1st pub Woman's Own Dec 29,'84; pp.12,13(man's image w/title),14,55
"Ride the Lightening" - John Lutz, AHMM Jan'85, pp.88-107
"The Convolvulus Clock" - Ruth Rendell, EQMM Aug'85, pp.108-119

BEST TELEVISION SERIES
Hill Street Blues
Moonlighting
>Murder, She Wrote
Mystery
Spenser For Hire

BEST MOVIE
Blood Simple
Fletch
Jagged Edge
>Witness
Young Sherlock Holmes

GRAND MASTER
Barbara Mertz (Barbara Michaels/Elizabeth Peters)


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> – winners (most recent year's in bold)
Years' dates in bold have complete listings
1990: we have thus far been unable to ascertain the nominees for TV Series and Movie



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