SYKM


Anthony Awards

2014

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger [review]
  °  Suspect by Robert Crais [review]
  °  A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry
  °  The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan [review]
  °  Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Best First Mystery
  *  Yesterday’s Echo by Matt Coyle [review]
  °  Ghostman by Roger Hobbs [review]
  °  Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman [review]
  °  Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight [review]
  °  The Hard Bounce by Todd Robinson [review]

Best Paperback Original
  *  As She Left It by Catriona McPherson [review]
  °  The Big Reap by Chris F. Holm
  °  Purgatory Key by Darrell James
  °  Joyland by Stephen King
  °  The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood [review]

Best Short Story
  *  “The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository” by John Connolly
  Bibliomysteries, The Mysterious Bookshop
  °  Dead End” by Craig Faustus Buck
  Untreed Reads
  °  “Annie and the Grateful Dead” by Denise Dietz
  The Sound and the Furry
  °  “Incident on the 405” by Travis Richardson
  Malfeasance Occasional: Girl Trouble
  °  “The Care and Feeding of Houseplants” by Art Taylor
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March-April 2013

Best Critical or Non-Fiction Work
  *  The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot To Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower
  °  Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova
  °  The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines by Cate Lineberry
  °  All the Wild Children by Josh Stallings
  °  Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives edited by Sarah Weinman

Best Children’s or Young Adult Novel
  *  The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau [review]
  °  Escape Theory by Margaux Froley [review]
  °  Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein [review]
  °  Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy by Elizabeth Kiem
  °  The Code Busters Club: The Mystery of the Pirate’s Treasure by Penny Warner

Best Television Episode Teleplay First Aired in 2013
  *  The Blacklist, Pilot, by Jon Bokenkamp
  °  Breaking Bad, “Felina,” by Vince Gilligan
  °  The Fall, “Dark Descent,” by Allan Cubitt
  °  The Following, Pilot, by Kevin Williamson
  °  Justified, “Hole in the Wall,” by Graham Yost

Best Audio Book
  *  The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, read by Robert Glenister
  °  Crescendo by Deborah J Ledford, read by Christina Cox
  °  Death and the Lit Chick by G.M. Malliet, read by Davina Porte
  °  Hour of the Rat by Lisa Brackmann, read by Tracy Sallows
  °  Man in the Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell, read by Mauro Hantman

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2013

Best Mystery Novel
  *  The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny [review]
  °  Dare Me by Megan Abbott
  °  Trinity Game by Sean Chercover
  °  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn [review]
  °  The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan [review]

Best First Mystery
  *  The Expats by Chris Pavone [review]
  °  Don’t Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman [review]
  °  The Professionals by Owen Laukkanen [review]
  °  The 500 by Matthew Quirk [review]
  °  Black Fridays by Michael Sears [review]

Best Paperback Original
  *  Big Maria by Johnny Shaw [review]
  °  Whiplash River by Lou Berney [review]
  °  Murder for Choir by Joelle Charbonneau [review]
  °  And She Was by Alison Gaylin [review]
  °  Blessed Are the Dead by Malla Nunn [review]

Best Short Story
  *  “Mischief in Mesopotamia” by Dana Cameron
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 2012
  °  “Kept in the Dark” by Shelia Connolly
  Best New England Crime Stories: Blood Moon
  °  “The Lord is My Shamus” by Barb Goffman
  Chesapeake Crimes: This Job is Murder
  °  “Peaches” by Todd Robinson
  Grift, Spring 2012
  °  “The Unremarkable Heart” by Karin Slaughter
  MWA Presents: Vengeance

Best Critical Nonfiction Work
  *  Books To Die For: The World’s Greatest Mystery Writers on the World’s Greatest Mystery Novels edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke
  °  Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen, 1947-1950 edited by Joseph Goodrich
  °  More Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered by D.P. Lyle
  °  The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery edited by Mathew Prichard
  °  In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero edited by Otto Penzler

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2012

Best Mystery Novel
  *  A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny [review]
  °  The End of Everything by Megan Abbott [review]
  °  Hurt Machine by Reed Farrel Coleman [review]
  °  The Drop by Michael Connelly
  °  One Was a Soldier by Julia Spencer-Fleming [review]

Best First Mystery
  *  Learning To Swim by Sara J. Henry [review]
  °  Nazareth Child by Darrell James [review]
  °  All Cry Chaos by Leonard Rosen [review]
  °  Who Do, Voodoo? by Rochelle Staab
  °  The Informationist by Taylor Stevens [review]
  °  Purgatory Chasm by Steve Ulfelder [review]
  °  Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson [review]

Best Paperback Original
  *  Buffalo West Wing by Julie Hyzy
  °  The Company Man by Robert Jackson Bennett
  °  Choke Hold by Christa Faust
  °  The Death of the Mantis by Michael Stanley [review]
  °  Fun & Games by Duane Swierczynski [review]
  °  Vienna Twilight by Frank Tallis [review]

Best Short Story
  *  “Disarming” by Dana Cameron
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, June 2011
  °  “The Case of Death and Honey” by Neil Gaiman
  A Study in Sherlock
  °  “Palace by the Lake” by Daryl Wood Gerber
  Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology
  °  “Truth and Consequences” by Barb Goffman
  Mystery Times Ten
  °  “The Itinerary” by Roberta Isleib
  MWA Presents The Rich and The Dead
  °  “Happine$$” by Twist Phelan
  MWA Presents The Rich and The Dead

Best Critical Nonfiction Work
  *  The Sookie Stackhouse Companion by Charlaine Harris, ed.
  °  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
  °  On Conan Doyle: Or, the Whole Art of Storytelling by Michael Dirda
  °  Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film by Philippa Gates

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2011

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny [review]
  °  Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin [review]
  °  Faithful Place by Tana French [review]
  °  The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton [review]
  °  I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman [review]

Best First Mystery
  *  The Damage Done by Hilary Davidson [review]
  °  Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva [review]
  °  The Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron [review]
  °  The Sherlockian by Graham Moore [review]
  °  Snow Angels by James Thompson [review]

Best Paperback Original
  *  Expiration Date by Duane Swierczynski [review]
  °  Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard [review]
  °  The Hanging Tree by Bryan Gruley [review]
  °  Drive Timeby Hank Phillippi Ryan [review]
  °  Vienna Secrets by Frank Tallis [review]

Best Short Story
  *  “Swing Shift” by Dana Cameron
  Crimes by Moonlight
  °  “Scent of Lilacs” by Doug Allyn
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2010
  °  “The Hitter” by Chris Holm
  Needle
  °  “So Much in Common” by Mary Jane Maffini
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2010
  °  “Homeless” by Patricia Morin
  Mystery Montage
  °  “The Frame Maker” by Simon Wood
  The Back Alley

Best Graphic Novel
  *  The Chill by Jason Starr & Mick Bertilorenzi
  °  Scalped Vol 6: The Gnawing by Jason Aaron & Jock
  °  Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit by Darwyn Cooke
  °  Beasts of Burden by Evan Dorkin & Jill Thompson
  °  Tumor by Joshua Hale Fialkov & Noel Tuazon
  °  A Sickness in the Family by Denise Mina & Antonio Fuso

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

Best Website/Blog
  *  Stop, You’re Killing Me! – Lucinda Surber & Stan Ulrich (us!)
  °  Jen’s Book Thoughts – Jen Forbus
  °  The Rap Sheet – J. Kingston Pierce
  °  Sirens of Suspense – Chantelle Aimée Osman
  °  Spinetingler – Sandra Ruttan

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2010

Best Mystery Novel
  *  The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny [review]
  °  The Last Child by John Hart [review]
  °  The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston [review]
  °  The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
  °  The Shanghai Moon by S.J. Rozan [review]

Best First Mystery
  *  A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield [review]
  °  The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley [review]
  °  Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley [review]
  •  The Ghosts of Belfast (The Twelve) by Stuart Neville [review]
  °  In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff [review]

Best Paperback Original
  *  Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley [review]
  °  Bury Me Deep by Megan Abbott
  °  Tower by Ken Bruen and Reed Farrel Coleman
  °  Quarry in the Middle by Max Allan Collins
  °  Death and the Lit Chick by G.M. Malliet [review]
  °  Air Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan [review]

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
  °  “Animal Rescue” by Dennis Lehane
  Boston Noir
  °  “Amapola” by Luis Alberto Urrea
  Phoenix Noir

Best Critical Nonfiction Work
  *  Talking About Detective Fiction by P.D. James
  °  The Lineup: The World’s Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives edited by Otto Penzler
  °  Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King by Lisa Rogak
  °  Dame Agatha’s Shorts by Elena Santangelo
  °  The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith by Joan Schenkar

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2009

Best Mystery Novel
  *  The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly [review]
  °  Trigger City by Sean Chercover
  °  Red Knife by William Kent Krueger
  °  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson [review]
  °  The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny

Best First Mystery
  *  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson [review]
  °  Pushing Up Daisies by Rosemary Harris [review]
  °  Stalking Susan by Julie Kramer [review]
  •  Death of a Cozy Writer by G.M. Malliet [review]
  °  Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

Best Paperback Original
  *  State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy [review]
  °  The First Quarry by Max Allan Collins
  °  Money Shot by Christa Faust [review]
  °  In a Dark Season by Vicki Lane
  °  South of Hell by P.J. Parrish

Best Short Story
  *  “A Sleep Not Unlike Death” by Sean Chercover
  Hardcore Hardboiled
  °  “The Night Things Changed” by Dana Cameron
  Wolfsbane & Mistletoe
  °  “Killing Time” by Jane K. Cleland
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, November 2008
  °  “Skull and Cross Examination” by Toni L.P. Kelner
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, February 2008
  °  “Scratch a Woman” by Laura Lippman
  Hardly Knew Her
  °  “The Secret Lives of Cats” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 2008

Best Children’s/Young Adult Mystery
  *  The Crossroads by Chris Grabenstein
  °  Paper Towns by John Green
  °  Kiss Me, Kill Me by Lauren Henderson
  °  The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart
  °  Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash by Wendelin Van Draanen

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2008

Best Mystery Novel
  *  What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
  °  The Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke
  °  Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child
  °  The Watchman by Robert Crais
  °  Thunder Bay by William Kent Krueger

Best First Mystery
  *  In the Woods by Tana French [review]
  °  Big City, Bad Blood by Sean Chercover
  °  The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz [review]
  •  Head Games by Craig McDonald [review]
  °  The Blade Itself by Marcus Sakey

Best Paperback Original
  *  A Thousand Bones by P.J. Parrish
  °  Queenpin by Megan Abbott [review]
  °  Slide by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr
  °  Blood of Paradise by David Corbett
  °  Baby Shark’s Beaumont Blues by Robert Fate

Best Short Story
  *  “Hardly Knew Her” by Laura Lippman
  Dead Man’s Hand
  °  “Please Watch Your Step” by Rhys Bowen
  The Strand Magazine, Spring 2007
  °  “Dear Dr. Watson” by Steve Hockensmith
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, 2007
  °  “How Stella Got her Grave Back” by Toni L.P. Kelner
  Many Bloody Returns
  °  “Uncle” by Daniel Woodrell
  A Hell of a Woman

Best Website
  *  Stop, You’re Killing Me! – Lucinda Surber & Stan Ulrich (us!)
  °  Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind – Sarah Weinman
  °  The Rap Sheet/January Magazine – J Kingston Pierce
  °  Murderati – A Writer’s Blog
  °  Crime Fiction Dossier – David Montgomery

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2007

Best Mystery Novel
  *  No Good Deeds by Laura Lippman
  °  Kidnapped by Jan Burke
  °  The Dead Hour by Denise Mina
  °  The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard
  °  All Mortal Flesh by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Best First Mystery
  *  Still Life by Louise Penny
  °  King of Lies by John Hart
  °  Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith
  •  A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read
  °  The Harrowing by Alexandra Sokoloff

Best Paperback Original
  *  Ashes and Bones by Dana Cameron
  °  47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers by Troy Cook
  °  The Cleanup by Sean Doolittle
  °  Baby Shark by Robert Fate
  °  Shotgun Opera by Victor Gischler
  °  Snakeskin Shamisen by Naomi Hirahara
  °  A Dangerous Man by Charlie Huston

Best Short Story
  *  “My Father’s Secret” by Simon Wood
  Crimespree Magazine, Bouchercon Special Issue 2006
  °  “Policy” by Megan Abbott
  Damn Near Dead
  °  “The Lords of Misrule” by Dana Cameron
  Sugarplums and Scandal
  °  “Cranked” by Bill Crider
  Damn Near Dead
  °  “Sleeping with the Plush” by Toni Kelner
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, May 2006
  °  “After the Fall” by Elaine Viets
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, January/February 2006

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2006

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Mercy Falls by William Kent Krueger
  °  Bloodlines by Jan Burke
  °  The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
  °  Red Leaves by Thomas H. Cook
  °  To the Power of Three by Laura Lippman

Best First Mystery
  *  Tilt-a-Whirl by Chris Grabenstein
  °  Die a Little by Megan Abbott
  °  Immoral by Brian Freeman
  °  The Baby Game by Randall Hicks
  °  Officer Down by Theresa Schwegel

Best Paperback Original
  *  The James Deans by Reed Farrell Coleman
  °  Kiss Her Goodbye by Allan Guthrie
  °  Six Bad Things by Charlie Huston
  °  The Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Susan McBride
  °  A Killing Rain by P.J. Parrish

Best Short Story
  *  “Misdirection” by Barbara Seranella
  Greatest Hits
  °  “House Rules” by Libby Fischer Hellmann
  Murder in Vegas
  °  “There Is No Crime On Easter Island” by Nancy Pickard
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2005
  °  “Driven To Distraction” by Marcia Talley
  Chesapeake Crimes I
  °  “Killer Blonde” by Elaine Viets
  Drop-Dead Blonde

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2005

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Blood Hollow by William Kent Krueger
  °  The Killing of the Tinkers by Ken Bruen
  °  The Madman’s Tale by John Katzenbach
  °  By a Spider’s Thread by Laura Lippman
  °  California Girl by T. Jefferson Parker
  °  Out of the Deep I Cry by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Best First Mystery
  *  Dating Dead Men by Harley Jane Kozak
  °  Uncommon Grounds by Sandra Balzo
  °  Till the Cows Come Home by Judy Clemens
  °  Retribution by Juliane Hoffman
  °  Whiskey Sour by J.A. Konrath

Best Paperback Original
  *  Twisted City by Jason Starr
  °  Cold Case by Robin Burcell
  °  Putt to Death by Roberta Isleib
  °  Blue Blood by Susan McBride [review]
  °  The Halo Effect by M.J. Rose

Best Short Story
  *  “Wedding Knife” by Elaine Viets
  Chesapeake Crimes
  °  Bowen, Rhys“Voodoo” by Rhys Bowen
   Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, November 2004
  °  “The Widow of Slane” by Terence Faherty
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2004
  °  “It’s Crackers to Slip a Rozzer the Dropsey in Snide” by Ted Hertel, Jr.
  Small Crimes
  °  “Hunter Trapper” by Arthur Nersesian
  Brooklyn Noir

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2004

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Every Secret Thing by Laura Lippman
  °  The Delicate Storm by Giles Blunt
  °  Blood Is the Sky by Steve Hamilton
  °  Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
  °  Close to Home by Peter Robinson

Best First Mystery
  *  Monkeewrench/Want To Play? by P.J. Tracy [review]
  °  Haunted Ground by Erin Hart [review]
  °  Death of a Nationalist by Rebecca Pawel
  °  Wiley’s Lament by Lono Waiwaiole
  °  Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Best Paperback Original
  *  Deadly Legacy by Robin Burcell
  °  Dealing in Murder by Elaine Flinn
  °  Thicker Than Water by P.J. Parrish
  °  Tough Luck by Jason Starr
  °  Find Me Again by Sylvia Maultash Warsh

Best Historical Mystery
  *  For the Love of Mike by Rhys Bowen
  °  Let Loose the Dogs by Maureen Jennings
  °  The Bridge of Sighs by Olen Steinhauer
  °  Find Me Again by Sylvia Maultash Warsh
  °  Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Best Short Story
  *  “Doppelganger” by Rhys Bowen
  Blood On Their Hands
  °  “The Grass Is Always Greener” by Sandy Balzo
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March 2003
  °  “Munchies” by Jack Bludis
  Hardbroiled
  °  “Wanda Wilcox Is Trapped” by Eddie Muller
  Plots With Guns, September/October 2003
  °  “Red Meat” by Elaine Viets
  Blood On Their Hands

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2003

Best Mystery Novel
  *  City of Bones by Michael Connelly
  °  Murder in the Sentier by Cara Black
  °  North of Nowhere by Steve Hamilton
  °  Hell to Pay by George Pelecanos
  °  Winter and Night by S.J. Rozan

Best First Mystery
  *  In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming
  °  The Devil’s Redhead by David Corbett
  °  An Eye for Murder by Libby Fischer Hellmann
  °  The Blue Edge of Midnight by Jonathon King
  °  The Distance by Eddie Muller

Best Paperback Original
  *  Fatal Truth by Robin Burcell
  °  Black Jack Point by Jeff Abbott
  °  Six Strokes Under by Roberta Isleib
  °  Paint It Black by P.J. Parrish
  °  A Killing Sky by Andy Straka

Best Short Story
  *  “Too Many Cooks” by Marcia Talley
  Much Ado About Murder
  °  “Murder In The Land Of Wawat” by Lauren Haney
  The Mammoth Book Of Egyptian Whodunnits
  °  “To Live and Die in Midland, Texas” by Clark Howard
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2002
  °  “Bible Belt” by Toni Kelner
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, June 2002
  °  “A Man Called Ready” by Bob Truluck,
  Measures of Poison

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2002

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Mystic River by Dennis Lehane [review]
  °  Flight by Jan Burke
  °  Tell No One by Harlan Coben
  °  The Devil Went Down to Austin by Rick Riordan
  °  Reflecting the Sky by S.J. Rozan

Best First Mystery
  *  Open Season by C.J. Box [review]
  °  Third Person Singular by K.J. Erikson
  °  Austin City Blue by Jan Grape
  °  The Jasmine Trade by Denise Hamilton
  °  A Witness Above by Andy Straka

Best Paperback Original
  *  Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
  °  A Kiss Gone Bad by Jeff Abbott
  °  Dim Sum Dead by Jerrilyn Farmer
  °  Dead of Winter by P.J. Parrish
  °  The Houdini Specter by Daniel Stashower

Best Short Story
  *  “Chocolate Moose” by Bill and Judy Crider
  Death Dines at 8:30
  °  “My Bonnie Lies…” by Ted Hertel, Jr.
  Mammoth Book of Legal Thrillers
  °  “Bitter Waters” by Rochelle Krich
  Criminal Kabbalah
  °  “Virgo in Sapphires” by Margaret Maron
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, December 2001
  °  “Double-Crossing Delancy” by S.J. Rozan
  Mystery Street

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2001

Best Mystery Novel
  *  A Place of Execution by Val McDermid
  °  Deep South by Nevada Barr
  °  The Bottoms by Joe R. Lansdale
  °  Listen to the Silence by Marcia Muller
  °  He Shall Thunder in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters
  °  Legacy of the Dead by Charles Todd

Best First Mystery
  *  Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong
  °  Black Dog by Stephen Booth [review]
  °  A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss
  °  The Ice Harvest by Scott Philllips
  °  Street Level by Bob Truluck
  °  Run by Douglas E. Winter

Best Paperback Original
  *  Death Dances to a Reggae Beat by Kate Grilley
  °  Bad to the Bone by Katy Munger
  °  The Floating Lady Murder by Daniel Stashower
  °  Killing Kin by Chassie West
  °  A Little Death by Laura Wilson
  °  The Kidnapping of Rosie Dawn by Eric Wright

Best Short Story
  *  “The Problem of the Potting Shed” by Edward D. Hoch
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 2000
  °  “The Seal of the Confessional” by Rhys Bowen
  Unholy Orders
  °  “Widow’s Peak” by Rochelle Krich
  Unholy Orders
  °  “Don’t Go Upstaris” by Donald Olson
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, August 2000
  °  “Missing in Action” by Peter Robinson
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 2000

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2000

Best Mystery Novel
  *  In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson
  °  River of Darkness by Rennie Airth
  °  Bones by Jan Burke
  °  L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais
  °  High Five by Janet Evanovich

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

Best Paperback Original
  *  In Big Trouble by Laura Lippman
  °  Every Move She Makes by Robin Burcell
  °  Lucky Man by Anthony P. Dunbar
  °  Outcast by José Latour
  °  Antidote for Avarice by Caroline Roe

Best Short Story
  *  “Noir Lite” by Margaret Chittenden
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, January 1999
  °  “A Bit of a Treat” by Barry Baldwin
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, September 1999
  °  “At The Hop” by Bill and Judy Crider
  Till Death Do Us Part
  °  “Triangle” by Jeffrey Deaver
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March 1999
  °  “Paleta Man” by Laurie R. King
  Irreconcilable Differences

Best Mystery of the Century
  *  Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  °  The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  °  The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
  °  The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
  °  Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers

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1999

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Blood Work by Michael Connelly
  °  Blind Descent by Nevada Barr
  °  On Beulah Height by Reginald Hill
  °  Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane
  °  Framework for Death by Aileen Schumacher

Best First Mystery
  *  Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger
  °  Sympathy for the Devil by Jerrilyn Farmer
  °  Tiger’s Palette by Jacqueline Fielder
  °  A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve Hamilton [review]
  °  Eleven Days by Donald Harstad

Best Paperback Original
  *  Butchers Hill by Laura Lippman
  °  Zen Attitude by Sujata Massey
  °  The Widower’s Two Step by Rick Riordan
  °  Remedy for Treason by Caroline Roe
  °  Murder Manual by Steven Womack

Best Short Story
  *  “Of Course You Know that Chocolate Is a Vegetable?” by Barbara D’Amato Chittenden
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 1998
  °  “Two Bits” by Jan Burke
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 1998
  °  “A Simple Philosophy” by Harlan Coben
  Malice Domestic 7
  °  “A Small Silver Gun” by Rick Riordan
  MSCMM, Summer 1998
  °  “The Two Ladies of Rose Cottage” by Peter Robinson
  Malice Domestic 7

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1998

Best Mystery Novel
  *  No Colder Place by S.J. Rozan
  °  Devil’s Food by Anthony Bruno
  °  Deception Pass by Earl Emerson
  °  The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte
  °  Eye of the Cricket by James Sallis

Best First Mystery
  *  Killing Floor by Lee Child
  °  If I Should Die by Grace Edwards
  °  Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings
  °  Bird Dog by Philip Reed
  °  Skin Deep, Blood Red by Robert E. Skinner

Best Paperback Original
  *  Big Red Tequila by Rick Riordan [review]
  °  Charm City by Laura Lippman
  °  The Salaryman’s Wife by Sujata Massey
  °  Time Release by Martin J. Smith
  °  23 Shades of Black by K.J.A. Wishnia

Best Short Story
  *  “A Front-Row Seat” by Jan Grape (tie)
  Vengeance Is Hers
  *  “One Bag of Coconuts” by Edward D. Hoch (tie)
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 1997
  °  “Ways to Kill a Cat” by Simon Brett
  Malice Domestic 6
  °  “A Fog of Many Colors” by James DeFilippi
  New Mystery
  °  “Paperboxing Art” by James Dorr
  New Mystery

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1997

Best Mystery Novel
  *  The Poet by Michael Connelly
  °  Firestorm by Nevada Barr
  °  Lethal Genes by Linda Grant
  °  Hearts and Bones by Margaret Lawrence
  °  Multiple Wounds by Alan Russell

Best First Mystery (tie)
  *  Death in Little Tokyo by Dale Furutani
  *  Somebody Else’s Child by Terris McMahan Grimes
  °  Tularosa by Michael McGarrity
  °  A Test of Wills by Charles Todd [review]
  °  A Brother’s Blood by Michael C. White

Best Paperback Original
  *  Somebody Else’s Child by Terris McMahan Grimes
  °  Fade Away by Harlan Coben
  °  The Grass Widow by Teri Holbrook
  °  Walking Rain by Susan Wade
  °  Chain of Fools by Steven Womack

Best Short Story
  *  “Accidents Will Happen” by Carolyn Wheat
  Malice Domestic 5
  °  “The Dark Snow” by Brendan DuBois
  Playboy, November 1996
  °  “Luminarias Make it Christmas-y” by Janet LaPierre
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, February 1996
  °  “Bugged” by Eve K. Sandstrom
  Malice Domestic 5

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1996

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Under the Beetle’s Cellar by Mary Willis Walker
  °  The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
  °  Hard Christmas by Barbara D’Amato
  °  True Crime by Andrew Klavan
  °  Blue Lonesome by Bill Pronzini

Best First Mystery
  *  Death in Bloodhound Red by Virginia Lanier
  °  The Innocents by Richard Barre
  °  Who in Hell Is Wanda Fuca? by G.M. Ford [review]
  °  Hammurabi’s Code by Charles Kenney
  °  Murder in Scorpio by Martha C. Lawrence

Best Paperback Original
  *  Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben
  °  Bad Medicine by Eileen Dreyer
  °  A Far and Deadly Cry by Teri Holbrook
  °  Charged with Guilt by Gloria White
  °  Closet by R.D. Zimmerman

Best Short Story
  *  “And Pray Nobody Sees You” by Gar Anthony Haywood
  Spooks, Spies & Private Eyes
  °  “Rule of Law” by K.K. Beck
  Malice Domestic 4
  °  “The Judge’s Boy” by Jean B. Cooper
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, August 1995
  °  “How I Found a Cat, Lost True Love, and Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo” by Bill Crider
  Cat Crimes Takes a Vacation
  °  “The Dog Who Remembered too Much” by Elizabeth Daniels Squire
  Malice Domestic 4

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1995

Best Mystery Novel
  *  She Walks These Hills by Sharon McCrumb
  °  The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
  °  Kolymsky Heights by Lionel Davidson
  °  One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
  °  K Is for Killer by Sue Grafton
  °  Murder on the Kibbutz by Bayta Gur
  °  Pictures of Perfection by Reginald Hill
  °  Cold Shoulder by Lynda La Plante
  °  The 13th Juror by John Lescroart
  °  Crack Down by Val McDermid
  °  Black Betty by Walter Mosley
  °  Not Till the Red Fog Rises by Derek Raymond
  °  Just a Corpse at Twilight by Janwillem van de Wetering

Best First Mystery
  *  The Alienist by Caleb Carr
  °  Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
  °  Cuckoo by Alex Keegan
  °  A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane
  °  Mallory’s Oracle by Carol O’Connell [review]
  °  Shinju by Laura Joh Rowland
  °  Every Breath You Take by Michelle Spring
  °  Big Town by Doug J. Swanson
  °  Death of a Blue Lantern by Christopher West

Best Short Story
  *  “The Monster of Glarnis” by Sharyn McCrumb
  Royal Crimes
  °  “The Gentleman in the Lake” by Robert Barnard
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, June 1994
  °  “One of Those Days, One of Those Nights” by Ed Gorman
  Crime Yellow
  °  “A Deep Hole” by Ian Rankin
  London Noir

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1994

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Wolf in the Shadows by Marcia Muller
  °  The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
  °  Morons and Madmen by Earl Emerson
  °  O Little Town of Maggody by Joan Hess
  °  Sacred Clowns by Tony Hillerman
  °  Old Enemies by Janet LaPierre
  °  Southern Discomfort by Margaret Maron
  °  To Live and Die in Dixie by Kathy Hogan Trocheck
  °  The Sculptress by Minette Walters
  °  Consider the Crows by Charlene Weir

Best First Mystery
  *  Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr
  °  Goodnight, Irene by Jan Burke
  °  A Grave Talent by Laurie R. King
  °  Death Comes as Epiphany by Sharan Newman
  °  Child of Silence by Abigail Padgett

Best Short Story
  *  “Checkout” by Susan Dunlap
  Malice Domestic 2
  °  “A Romance in the Rockies” by K.K. Beck
  Malice Domestic 2
  °  “Kim’s Game” by M.D. Lake
  Malice Domestic 2
  °  “Crow’s Feat” by Robert Lopresti
  Constable New Crimes 2

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1993

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Bootlegger’s Daughter by Margaret Maron
  °  Lullaby Town by Robert Crais
  °  Booked To Die by John Dunning
  °  Southern Ghost by Carloyn G. Hart
  °  The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter by Sharyn McCrumb

Best First Mystery
  *  Blanche on the Lam by Barbara Neely
  °  Thyme of Death by Susan Wittig Albert
  °  Decked by Carol Higgins Clark
  °  The Black Echo by Michael Connelly [review]
  °  The Winter Widow by Charlene Weir

Best Short Story
  *  “Cold Turkey” by Diane Mott Davidson
  Sisters in Crime 5
  °  “Candles in the Rain” by Doug Allyn
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 1992
  °  “The Summer of our Discontent” by Edward D. Hoch
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 1992
  °  “One Hit Wonder” by Gabrielle Kraft
  Sisters in Crime 5
  °  “A Golden Opportunity” by Rochelle Krich
  Sisters in Crime 5

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1992

Best Mystery Novel
  *  The Last Detective by Peter Lovesey
  °  Rogue Wave by Susan Dunlap
  °  Love Nor Money by Linda Grant
  °  Hour of the Hunter by J.A. Jance
  °  I.O.U. by Nancy Pickard
  °  A Single Stone by Marilyn Wallace

Best First Mystery
  *  Murder on the Iditarod Trail by Sue Henry
  °  Carpool by Mary Cahill
  °  A Relative Stranger by Margaret Lucke
  °  The Bulrush Murders by Rebecca Rothenberg
  °  The Chocolate Box by Leslie Elizabeth Watts
  °  Murder on the Run by Gloria White

Best Short Story
  *  “Lucky Dip” by Liza Cody
  A Woman’s Eye
  °  “Last Rites” by Linda Grant
  Sisters in Crime 4
  °  “Nine Sons” by Wendy Hornsby
  Sisters in Crime 4
  °  “Deborah’s Judgment” by Margaret Maron
  A Woman’s Eye
  °  “The Crime of Miss Oyster Brown” by Peter Lovesey
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, February 1996
  °  “Wolf Winter” by Maxine O’Callahan
  Sisters in Crime 4

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1991

Best Mystery Novel
  *  G Is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton
  °  A Ticket to the Boneyard by Lawrence Block
  °  The Good Fight by Lia Matera
  °  If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O by Sharyn McCrumb
  °  New Orleans Mourning by Julie Smith

Best First Mystery
  *  Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
  °  Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson
  °  Kindred Crimes by Janet Dawson
  °  Where’s Mommy Now? by Rochelle Krich
  °  Grave Undertaking by James McCahery

Best Paperback Original (tie)
  *  Where’s Mommy Now? by Rochelle Krich
  *  Grave Undertaking by James McCahery
  °  Not a Creature Was Stirring by Jane Haddam
  °  Dead in the Scrub by B.J. Oliphant
  °  Sisters in Crime 2 edited by Marilyn Wallace

Best Short Story
  *  “The Celestial Buffet” by Susan Dunlap
  Sisters in Crime 2
  °  “The Luncheon” by Sharyn McCrumb
  Sisters in Crime 2
  °  “Remains to Be Seen” by Sharyn McCrumb
  Mummy Stories
  °  “Say You’re Sorry” by Sarah Shankman
  Sisters in Crime 3
  °  “A Tale of Two Pretties” by Marilyn Wallace
  Sisters in Crime 3

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1990

Best Mystery Novel
  *  The Sirens Sang of Murder by Sarah Caudwell
  °  Pious Deception by Susan Dunlap
  °  A Little Class on Murder by Carolyn G. Hart
  °  Corpus Christmas by Margaret Maron

Best First Mystery
  *  Katwalk by Karen Kijewski
  °  Grime & Punishment by Jill Churchill
  °  The Mother Shadow by Melodie Johnson Howe [review]
  °  The Mark Twain Murders by Edith Skom
  °  The Last Billable Hour by Susan Wolfe

Best Paperback Original
  *  Honeymoon with Murder by Carolyn G. Hart
  °  On My Honor by Malacai Black
  °  Murder by Deception by D.R. Meredith
  °  Rough Justice by Keith Peterson
  °  A Collector of Photographs by Deborah Valentine

Best Short Story
  *  “Afraid All the Time” by Nincy Pickard
  Sisters in Crime
  °  “No Safety” by Susan Dunlap
  Sisters in Crime
  °  “A Wee Doch and Doris” by Sharyn McCrumb
  Mistletoe Mysteries
  °  “A Terrible Thing” by Shelley Singer
  Sisters in Crime

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1989

Best Mystery Novel
  *  The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
  °  The Widow’s Club by Dorothy Cannell
  °  E Is for Evidence by Sue Grafton
  °  Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman
  °  Blood Shot by Sara Paretsky
  °  Dead Crazy by Nancy Pickard
  °  Shackles by Bill Pronzini
  °  Pepper Pike by Les Roberts

Best First Mystery
  *  A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George
  °  Murder Once Done by Mary Lou Bennett
  °  The Killings at Badger’s Drift by Caroline Graham
  °  Random Access Murder by Linda Grant
  °  Fear of the Dark by Gar Anthony Haywood
  °  Carolina Skeletons by David Stout

Best Paperback Original
  *  Something Wicked by Carolin G. Hart
  °  High Noon at Midnight by Michael Avallone
  °  Murder Unrenovated by P.M. Carlson
  °  The Man Who Died Laughing by David Handler
  °  A Radical Departure by Lia Matera
  °  Paying the Piper by Sharyn McCrumb
  °  Murder by Impulse by D.R. Meredith
  °  Primary Target by Marilyn Wallace

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1988

Best Mystery Novel
  *  Skinwalkers by Tony Hillerman
  °  A Trouble of Fools by Linda Barnes [review]
  °  Old Bones by Aaron Elkins
  °  Trojan Gold by Elizabeth Peters
  °  Marriage is Murder by Nancy Pickard

Best First Mystery
  *  Caught Dead in Philadelphia by Gillian Roberts
  °  Death on the Rocks by Michael Allegretto
  °  The House of Blue Lights by Robert Bowman
  °  Murder at the War by Mary Monica Pulver
  °  An Infinite Number of Monkeys by Les Roberts

Best Paperback Original
  *  The Monkey’s Raincoat by Robert Crais
  °  The Cat Who Played Brahms by Lilian Jackson Braun
  °  Death on Demand by Carolyn G. Hart [review]
  °  Bishop’s Gambit, Declined by Conrad Haynes
  °  Where Lawyers Fear To Tread by Lia Matera
  °  Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumb

Best Short Story
  *  “Breakfast Television” by Robert Barnard
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, January 1987
  °  “Scrap” by Max Allan Collins
  Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction
  °  “Soft Monkey” by Harlan Ellison
  Mystery Scene Reader #1
  °  “Turn Away” by Ed Groman
  Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction
  °  “The Au Pair Girl” by Joyce Harrington
  Matter of Crime #1

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1987

Best Mystery Novel
  *  C Is for Corpse by Sue Grafton
  °  When the Sacred Ginmill Closes by Lawrence Block
  °  Tropical Heat by John Lutz
  °  No Body by Nancy Pickard
  °  Life’s Work by Jonathan Valin

Best First Mystery
  *  Too Late To Die by Bill Crider
  °  Strangled Prose by Joan Hess
  °  The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman
  °  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
  °  Trial by Fury by J.A. Jance
  °  The Back-Door Man by Rob Kantner
  °  Too Old a Cat by Warren Murphy

Best Short Story
  *  “The Parker Shotgun” by Sue Grafton
  Mean Streets
  °  “Body Count” by Wayne D. Dundee
  Mean Streets
  °  “Scalplock” by Clark Howard
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 1986

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1986

Best Mystery Novel
  *  B Is for Burglar by Sue Grafton
  °  The Shortest Way to Hades by Sarah Caudwell
  °  The Lonely Silver Rain by John D. MacDonald
  °  The Plain Old Man by Charlotte MacLeod
  °  Killing Orders by Sara Paretsky

Best First Mystery
  *  When the Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman
  °  The Gemini Man by Susan Kelly
  °  Sleeping Dog by Dick Lochte
  °  Doubting Thomas by Robert Reeves
  °  Flood by Andrew Vachss

Best Paperback Original
  *  Say No to Murder by Nancy Pickard
  °  Murder Is Academic by P.M. Carlson
  °  Poverty Bay by Earl Emerson
  °  Shattered Moon by Kate Green
  °  Sleightly Murder by Patrick A. Kelley

Best Short Story
  *  “Lucky Penny” by Linda Barnes
  New Black Mask #3
  °  “Eight Mile and Dequindre” by Loren D. Estleman
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, May 1985
  °  “Vandals” by Peter Lovesey
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, December 1985
  °  “Ride the Lightning” by John Lutz
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, January 1985
  °  “The Convolvulus Clock” by Ruth Rendell
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, August 1985

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