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Barry Awards

2014 Nominees

Best Novel
  °  A Conspiracy of Faith by Jussi Adler-Olsen
  °  A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay
  °  Sandrine’s Case by Thomas H. Cook
  °  Suspect by Robert Crais
  °  Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger [review]
  °  Standing in Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin

Best First Novel
  °  Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
  °  Japantown by Barry Lancet [review]
  °  The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett
  °  Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman [review]
  °  Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman [review]
  °  Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller [review]

Best Paperback Original
  °  Joe Victim by Paul Cleave
  °  The Disciple of Las Vegas by Ian Hamilton
  °  The Rage by Gene Kerrigan
  °  I Hear the Sirens in the Street by Adrian McKinty
  °  Fear in the Sunlight by Nicola Upson
  °  Fixing to Die by Elaine Viets

Best Thriller
  °  Dead Lions by Mick Herron [review]
  °  Ghostman by Roger Hobbs [review]
  °  Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
  °  The Shanghai Factor by Charles McCarry
  °  Ratlines by Stuart Neville [review]
  °  The Doll by Taylor Stevens [review]

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2013

Best Novel
  *  The Blackhouse by Peter May [review]
  °  Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay [review]
  °  Dead Scared by S.J. Bolton [review]
  °  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn [review]
  °  Defending Jacob by William Landay [review]
  °  Live by Night by Dennis Lehane [review]

Best First Novel
  *  A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller [review]
  °  The Yard by Alex Grecian [review]
  °  The Professionals by Owen Laukkanen [review]
  °  The Dark Winter by David Mark [review]
  °  Sacrifice Fly by Tim O’Mara [review]
  °  Black Fridays by Michael Sears [review]

Best Paperback Original
  *  Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal [review]
  °  Pago Pago Tango by John Enright [review]
  °  Bloodland by Alan Glynn [review]
  °  The Other Woman’s House by Sophie Hannah
  °  Blessed Are the Dead by Malla Nunn [review]
  °  Beneath the Abbey Wall by A.D. Scott [review]

Best Thriller
  *  The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva
  °  The Last Refuge by Ben Coes
  °  A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming [review]
  °  Red Star Burning by Brian Freemantle
  °  The Right Hand by Derek Haas [review]
  °  House Blood by Mike Lawson

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2012

Best Novel
  *  The Keeper of Lost Causes (Mercy) by Jussi Adler-Olsen [review]
  °  The Accident by Linwood Barclay [review]
  °  Hurt Machine by Reed Farrel Coleman [review]
  °  Iron House by John Hart [review]
  °  Hell Is Empty by Craig Johnson [review]
  °  The Troubled Man by Henning Mankell

Best First Novel
  *  The Informationist by Taylor Stevens [review]
  °  Learning To Swim by Sara Henry [review]
  °  The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino [review]
  °  The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnette Friis [review]
  °  Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante [review]
  °  Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson [review]

Best British Crime Novel
(published in the U.K. in 2011)
  *  Dead Man’s Grip by Peter James
  °  Outrage by Arnaldur Indridason
  °  Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton [review]
  °  Hell’s Bells (The Infernals) by John Connolly [review]
  °  Bad Signs by R.J. Ellory
  °  The House at Sea’s End by Elly Griffiths [review]

Best Thriller
  *  The Informant by Thomas Perry
  °  Carver by Tom Cain
  °  Coup d’Etat by Ben Coes
  °  Spycatcher (Spartan) by Matthew Dunn
  °  Ballistic by Mark Greaney
  °  House Divided by Mike Lawson

Best Paperback Original
  *  The Death of the Mantis by Michael Stanley [review]
  °  The Silenced by Brett Battles
  °  The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch [review]
  °  A Double Death on the Black Isle by A.D. Scott
  °  Fun & Games by Duane Swierczynski [review]
  °  Two for Sorrow by Nicola Upson [review]

Best Short Story
  *  “The Gun Also Rises” by Jeffrey Cohen
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, January-February 2011
  °  “Thicker Than Blood” by Doug Allyn
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, September 2011
  °  “Whiz Bang” by Mike Cooper
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September-October 2011
  °  “Facts Exhibiting Wantonness” by Trina Corey
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 2011
  °  “Last Laugh in Floogle Park” by James Powell
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 2011
  °  “Purge” by Eric Rutter
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, December 2011

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2011

Best Novel
  *  The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton [review]
  °  Nowhere To Run by C.J. Box
  °  Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin [review]
  °  Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane
  °  Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny [review]
  °  Savages by Don Winslow

Best First Novel
  *  The Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron [review]
  °  Gutshot Straight by Lou Berney [review]
  °  Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva [review]
  °  The Sherlockian by Graham Moore [review]
  °  The Holy Thief by William Ryan [review]
  °  Once a Spy by Keith Thomson [review]

Best British Crime Novel
  *  The Woodcutter by Reginald Hill [review]
  °  Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson
  °  Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton [review]
  °  The Whisperers by John Connolly
  °  Three Seconds by Roslund & Hellström [review]
  °  Fourth Day by Zoë Sharp

Best Thriller
  *  Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer [review]
  °  The Bricklayer by Noah Boyd
  °  Bolt Action by Charlie Charters
  °  American Assassin by Vince Flynn
  °  On Target by Mark Greaney
  °  The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva

Best Paperback Original
  *  Fever of the Bone by Val McDermid
  °  The Hanging Tree by Bryan Gruley [review]
  °  The Dead Lie Down by Sophie Hannah
  °  Eggsecutive Orders by Julie Hyzy
  °  The Rhetoric of Death by Judith Rock [review]
  °  A Small Death in the Great Glen by A.D. Scott [review]

Best Short Story
  *  “The List” by Loren D. Estleman
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 2010
  °  “Requiem for Antlers” by Mitch Alderman
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, January-February 2010
  °  “Family Values” by Robert Barnard
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, February 2010
  °  “The Body in the Dunes” by Caroline Benton
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, January 2010
  °  “The Seven Sorrows” by Terence Faherty
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March-April 2010
  °  “When the Apricots Bloom” by Ellen Larson
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, July-August 2010

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2010

Best Novel
  *  The Last Child by John Hart [review]
  °  The Gates by John Connolly
  °  The Hidden Man by David Ellis [review]
  °  Spade & Archer by Joe Gores
  °  Locked In by Marcia Muller
  °  The Shanghai Moon by S.J. Rozan [review]

Best First Novel
  *  The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley [review]
  °  Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell
  °  A Trace of Smoke by Rebecca Cantrell [review]
  °  A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield [review]
  °  Black Water Rising by Attica Locke [review]
  °  The Ghosts of Belfast (The Twelve) by Stuart Neville [review]

Best British Crime Novel
  *  If the Dead Rise Not by Philip Kerr [review]
  °  Awakening by S.J. Bolton [review]
  °  The Lovers by John Connolly
  °  Midnight Fugue by Reginald Hill
  °  Still Midnight by Denise Mina [review]
  °  The Ignorance of Blood by Robert Wilson

Best Paperback Original
  *  Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley [review]
  °  Bury Me Deep by Megan Abbott
  °  Quarry in the Middle by Max Allan Collins
  °  The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf [review]
  °  Fatal Lies by Frank Tallis
  °  The Herring Seller’s Apprentice by L.C. Tyler [review]

Best Thriller
  *  Running from the Devil by Jamie Freveletti [review]
  °  No Survivors by Tom Cain
  °  The Gray Man by Mark Greaney
  °  Columbus (Hunt for the Bear) by Derek Haas
  °  House Secrets by Mike Lawson
  °  Walking Dead by Greg Rucka

Best Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade
  *  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson [review]
  °  The Guards by Ken Bruen [review]
  °  The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
  °  Mystic River by Dennis Lehane [review]
  °  Still Life by Louise Penny
  °  The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Best Short Story
  *  “The High House Writer” by Brendan DuBois
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, July-August 2009
  °  “My Mother’s Keeper” by Barbara Callahan
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, June 2009
  °  “Erin's Journal” by David Dean
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, December 2009
  °  “Real Men Die” by John H. Dirckx
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, September 2009
  °  “A Hollywood Ending” by Melodie Johnson Howe
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 2009
  °  “Hard Blows” by Morley Swingle
  The Prosecution Rests

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2009

Best Novel
  *  The Draining Lake by Arnaldur Indriðason
  °  Trigger City by Sean Chercover
  °  Envy the Night by Michael Koryta
  °  Red Knife by William Kent Krueger
  °  The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
  °  The Dawn Patrol by Don Winslow

Best First Novel
  *  Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
  °  The Kind One by Tom Epperson [review]
  °  Stalking Susan by Julie Kramer [review]
  °  City of the Sun by David Levien
  °  A Carrion Death by Michael Stanley [review]
  °  Sweeping Up Glass by Carolyn D. Wall

Best British Crime Novel
  *  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson [review]
  °  A Simple Act of Violence by R.J. Ellroy [review]
  °  Ritual by Mo Hayder
  °  Shatter by Michael Robotham
  °  Bleeding Heart Square by Andrew Taylor
  °  Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker [review]

Best Thriller
  *  The Deceived by Brett Battles
  °  Collision by Jeff Abbott
  °  The Survivor by Tom Cain
  °  The Finder by Colin Harrison
  °  Night of Thunder by Stephen Hunter
  °  Good People by Marcus Sakey

Best Paperback Original
  *  State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy [review]
  °  The First Quarry by Max Allan Collins
  °  Money Shot by Christa Faust [review]
  °  The Black Path by Åsa Larsson
  °  Severance Package by Duane Swierczynski
  °  Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin [review]

Best Short Story
  *  “The Drought” by James O. Born
  The Blue Religion
  °  “The Fallen” by Jan Burke
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, August 2008
  °  “A Trace of a Trace” by Brendan DuBois
  At the Scene of the Crime
  °  “A Killing in Midtown” by G. Miki Hayden
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, January/February 2008
  °  “Proof of Love” by Mick Herron
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2008
  °  “The Problem of the Secret Patient” by Edward D. Hoch
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 2008

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2008

Best Novel
  *  What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
  °  Soul Patch by Reed Farrel Coleman
  °  The Unquiet by John Connolly
  °  Down River by John Hart
  °  Dirty Martini by J.A. Konrath
  °  Red Cat by Peter Spiegelman

Best First Novel
  *  In the Woods by Tana French [review]
  °  Missing Witness by Gordon Campbell [review]
  °  Big City, Bad Blood by Sean Chercover
  °  The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz [review]
  °  The Collaborator of Bethlehem by Matt Beynon Rees
  °  The Blade Itself by Marcus Sakey

Best British Crime Novel
  *  Damnation Falls by Edward Wright [review]
  °  A Quiet Belief In Angels by R.J. Ellory [review]
  °  Pig Island by Mo Hayder
  °  One Under by Graham Hurley
  °  The Death List by Paul Johnston
  °  The 50/50 Killer by Steve Mosby

Best Thriller
  *  The Watchman by Robert Crais
  °  No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay
  °  The Cleaner by Brett Battles
  °  Volk’s Game by Brent Ghelfi
  °  Silence by Thomas Perry
  °  Midnight Rambler by James Swain [review]

Best Paperback Original
  *  Queenpin by Megan Abbott [review]
  °  The Black Widow Agency by Felicia Donovan
  °  Choke Point by Jay MacLarty
  °  The Mark by Jason Pinter
  °  Wash This Blood Clean From My Hand by Fred Vargas
  °  Who Is Conrad Hirst? by Kevin Wignall [review]

Best Short Story
  *  “The Problem of the Summer Snowman” by Edward D. Hoch
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 2007
  °  “Dead As a Dog” by Doug Allyn
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 2007
  °  “The Book Case” by Dale C. Andrews & Kurt Sercu
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 2007
  °  “The Missing Elevator Puzzle” by Jon L. Breen
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, February 2007
  °  “Bump” by Jeffrey Deaver
  Dead Man’s Hand
  °  “The Old Wife’s Tale” by Gillian Roberts
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2007
  °  “Murder: A User’s Guibe” by Neil Schofield
  Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, July/August 2007

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2007

Best Novel
  *  The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos
  °  White Shadow by Ace Atkins
  °  Oh Danny Boy by Rhys Bowen
  °  The Prisoner of Guantanamo by Dan Fesperman
  °  City of Shadows by Ariana Franklin

Best First Novel
  *  Still Life by Louise Penny
  °  The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson
  °  Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  °  The Berlin Conspiracy by Tom Gabbay
  °  The King of Lies by John Hart
  °  A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read

Best British Crime Novel
  *  Priest by Ken Bruen
  °  Dying Light by Stuart MacBride
  °  Sovereign by C.J. Sansom
  °  Mr. Clarinet by Nick Stone
  °  Red Sky Lament by Edward Wright

Best Thriller
  *  The Messenger by Daniel Silva
  °  Killer Instinct by Joe Finder
  °  The Foreign Correspondent by Alan Furst
  °  Relentless by Simon Kernick
  °  Cold Kill by Stephen Leather
  °  Kill Me by Stephen White

Best Paperback Original
  *  The Cleanup by Sean Doolittle
  °  Bust by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr
  °  The Last Quarry by Max Allan Collins
  °  Live Wire by Jay MacLarty
  °  Deadman’s Poker by James Swain
  °  Crooked by Brian M. Wiprud

Best Short Story
  *  “The Right Call” by Brendan DuBois
   Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2006
  °  “Cain Was Innocent” by Simon Brett
  Thou Shalt Not Kill
  °  “Shaping the Ends” by Judith Cutler
   Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 2006
  °  “A Man of Taste” by Kate Ellis
   Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2006
  °  “The Flower Girl” by Paul Halter
  The Night of the Wolf
  °  “A Case for Inspector Ghote” by June Thomson
  The Verdict of Us All

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2006

Best Novel
  *  Red Leaves by Thomas H. Cook
  °  Bloodlines by Jan Burke
  °  Mercy Falls by William Kent Krueger
  °  Sudden Death by David Rosenfelt
  °  Mr. Lucky by James Swain
  °  The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow

Best First Novel
  *  Cold Granite by Stuart MacBride
  °  Die a Little by Megan Abbott
  °  Immoral by Brian Freeman
  °  The Baby Game by Randall Hicks
  °  Dark Harbor by David Hosp

Best British Crime Novel
  *  Field of Blood by Denise Mina
  °  The Blood-Dimmed Tide by Rennie Airth
  °  Lifeless by Mark Billingham
  °  Silence of the Grave by Arnaldur Indridason
  °  A Good Day to Die by Simon Kernick
  °  Lost by Michael Robotham

Best Thriller
  *  Company Man (No Hiding Place) by Joseph Finder
  °  Consent To Kill by Vince Flynn
  °  The Inside Ring by Mike Lawson
  °  Seven Deadly Wonders by Matthew Reilly
  °  Map of Bones by James Rollins
  °  Private Wars by Greg Rucka

Best Paperback Original
  *  The James Deans by Reed Farrel Coleman
  °  Six Bad Things by Charlie Huston
  °  Night’s Child by Maureen Jennings
  °  Now You See Me… by Rochelle Krich
  °  The Dead Don’t Get Out Much by Mary Jane Maffini
  °  Inside Out by John Ramsey Miller

Best Short Story
  *  “There is no Crime on Easter Island” by Nancy Pickard
   Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2005
  °  “The Big Road” by Steve Hockensmith
   Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, May 2005
  °  “Needle Match” by Peter Lovesey
  Murder Is my Racquet
  °  “Love and Death in Africa” by Joan Richter
   Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, January 2005
  °  “The Method in her Madness” by Tom Savage
   Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, June 2005

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2005

Best Novel
  *  The Enemy by Lee Child
  °  Alone at Night by K.J. Erickson
  °  Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
  °  Remembering Sarah by Chris Mooney
  °  Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley
  °  Hard Revolution by George P. Pelecanos

Best First Novel
  *  The Shadow of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  °  Relative Danger by Charles Benoit
  °  Walking Money by James O. Born
  °  The Coroner’s Lunch by Colin Cotterill
  °  Skinny-Dipping by Claire Matturro [review]
  °  Some Danger Involved by Will Thomas

Best British Crime Novel
  *  Flesh & Blood by John Harvey
  °  The Burning Girl by Mark Billingham
  °  The Dramatist by Ken Bruen
  °  Tokyo (The Devil of Nanking) by Mo Hayder
  °  The Crime Trade by Simon Kernick
  °  First Drop by Zoë Sharp

Best Thriller
  *  Rain Storm by Barry Eisler
  °  Paranoia by Joseph Finder
  °  Whirlwind by Joseph Garber
  °  Bagman by Jay MacLarty
  °  Scarecrow by Matthew Reilly
  °  A Death in Vienna by Daniel Silva

Best Paperback Original
  *  Tagged for Murder by Elaine Flinn
  °  The Librarian by Larry Beinhart
  °  Into the Web by Thomas H. Cook
  °  Last Seen in Aberdeen by M.G. Kincaid
  °  The Confession by Domenic Stansberry
  °  Twisted City by Jason Starr

Best Short Story
  *  “The War in Wonderland” by Edward D. Hoch
  Green for Danger
  °  “Cold Comfort” by Catherine Aird
  Chapter & Hearse & Other Mysteries
  °  “Facing Up” by Melodie Johnson Howe
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 2004
  °  “Rumpole and the Christmas Break” by John Mortimer
  The Strand Magazine, #14, 2004
  °  “Murder, the Missing Heir, and the Boiled Egg” by Amy Myers
  Criminal Appetites
  °  “Ledgers” by Neil Schofield
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 2004

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2004

Best Novel
  *  Every Secret Thing by Laura Lippman
  °  The Guards by Ken Bruen [review]
  °  The Small Boat of Great Sorrows by Dan Fesperman
  °  Keeping Watch by Laurie R. King
  °  Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
  °  A Fountain Filled with Blood by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Best First Novel
  *  Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy [review]
  °  Mission Flats by William Landay
  °  The Bridge of Sighs by Olen Steinhauer
  °  Barbed Wire Kiss by Wallace Stroby
  °  Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
  °  Clea’s Moon by Edward Wright

Best British Crime Novel
  *  The Distant Echo by Val McDermid
  °  Lazybones by Mark Billingham
  °  Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler
  °  The Murder Exchange by Simon Kernick
  °  The House Sitter by Peter Lovesey
  °  The American Boy (An Unpardonable Crime) by Andrew Taylor

Best Paperback Original
  *  Tough Luck by Jason Starr
  °  Dealing in Murder by Elaine Flinn
  °  Wisdom of the Bones by Christopher Hyde
  °  The Courier by Jay MacLarty
  °  The Shadow of Venus by Judith Van Gieson
  °  Murder Between the Covers by Elaine Viets

Best Short Story
  *  “Rogues’ Gallery” by Robert Barnard
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March 2003
  °  “The Blind Pig” by Doug Allyn
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 2003
  °  “Always Another War” by Brendan DuBois
   Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, July/August 2003
  °  “The Mask of Peter” by Clark Howard
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, April 2003
  °  “Rogue’s Run” by Donald Olson
  Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, April 2003

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2003

Best Novel
  *  City of Bones by Michael Connelly
  °  Without Fail by Lee Child
  °  The Hearse Case Scenario by Tim Cockey
  °  North of Nowhere by Steve Hamilton
  °  Hell to Pay by George P. Pelecanos
  °  Winter and Night by S.J. Rozan

Best First Novel
  *  In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming
  °  The Devil’s Redhead by David Corbett
  °  Not All Tarts Are Apple by Pip Granger
  °  The Blue Edge of Midnight by Jonathan King
  °  The Distance by Eddie Muller
  °  Buck Fever by Ben Rehder

Best British Crime Novel
  *  The White Road by John Connolly
  °  Scaredy Cat by Mark Billingham
  °  The Master of Rain by Tom Bradby
  °  The Business of Dying by Simon Kernick
  °  Diamond Dust by Peter Lovesey
  °  The Yeare’s Midnight by Ed O’Connor

Best Paperback Original
  *  Cold Silence by Danielle Girard
  °  Black Jack Point by Jeff Abbott
  °  Fatal Truth by Robin Burcell
  °  The Bone Orchard by Daniel Judson
  °  Prison Blues by Anna Salter
  °  Pipsqueak by Brian M. Wiprud

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2002

Best Novel
  *  Mystic River by Dennis Lehane [review]
  °  Tell No One by Harlan Coben
  °  A Darkness More Than Night by Michael Connelly
  °  Purgatory Ridge by William Kent Krueger
  °  Silent Joe by T. Jefferson Parker
  °  Right as Rain by George P. Pelecanos
  °  Bad News by Donald E. Westlake

Best First Novel
  *  Open Season by C.J. Box [review]
  °  Third Person Singular by K.J. Erickson
  °  Chasing the Devil’s Tail by David Fulmer
  °  Perhaps She’ll Die by M.K. Preston
  °  Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
  °  Bubbles Unbound by Sarah Strohmeyer

Best British Crime Novel
  *  Dancing with the Virgins by Stephen Booth
  °  Blood Junction by Caroline Carver
  °  The Killing Kind by John Connolly
  °  Dialogues of the Dead by Reginald Hill
  °  Death in Holy Orders by P.D. James
  °  Killing the Shadows by Val McDermid
  °  The Falls by Ian Rankin

Best Paperback Original
  *  Killer Gifts by Deborah Woodworth
  °  Rode Hard, Put Away Dead by Sinclair Browning
  °  Death Is a Cabaret by Deborah Morgan
  °  The Fourth Wall by Beth Saulnier
  °  Straw Men by Martin J. Smith

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2001

Best Novel
  *  Deep South by Nevada Barr
  °  Running Blind by Lee Child
  °  Places in the Dark by Thomas H. Cook
  °  Cross Dressing by Bill Fitzhugh
  °  Winter of the Wolf Moon by Steve Hamilton
  °  Unwanted Company by Barbara Seranella

Best First Novel
  *  A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss
  °  In Her Defense by Stephen Horn
  °  The Ice Harvest by Scott Phillips
  °  Street Level by Bob Truluck
  °  Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong

Best British Crime Novel
  *  Black Dog by Stephen Booth [review]
  °  Dark Hollow by John Connolly
  °  The Beach Road by Sarah Diamond
  °  The Certainty of Doing Evil by Colin Falconer
  °  The Reaper by Peter Lovesey

Best Paperback Original
  *  The Kidnapping of Rosie Dawn by Eric Wright
  °  Dive Deep and Deadly by Glynn Marsh Alam
  °  Death Dances to a Reggae Beat by Kate Grilley
  °  Little Mexico by Cathie John
  °  Distemper by Beth Saulnier

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2000

Best Novel
  *  In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson
  °  Angels Flight by Michael Connelly
  °  L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais
  °  High Five by Janet Evanovich
  °  Hart’s War by John Katzenbach
  °  Prayers for Rain by Dennis Lehane

Best First Novel
  *  Murder With Peacocks by Donna Andrews
  °  The Immortal Game by Mark Coggins
  °  Lie in the Dark by Dan Fesperman
  °  White Sky, Black Ice by Stan Jones
  °  Every Trace by Gregg Main

Best British Crime Novel
  *  A Place of Execution by Val McDermid
  °  River of Darkness by Rennie Airth
  °  Every Dead Thing by John Connolly
  °  Rough Justice by Colin Falconer
  °  The Chalon Heads by Barry Maitland

Best Paperback Original (tie)
  *  Every Move She Makes by Robin Burcell
  *  Antidote for Avarice by Caroline Roe
  °  The Last Song Dogs by Sinclair Browning
  °  Them Bones by Carolyn Haines
  °  The Hunted by Jerry Kennealy

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1999

Best Novel (tie)
  *  On Beulah Height by Reginald Hill
  *  Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane
  °  Evan Help Us by Rhys Bowen
  °  Blood Work by Michael Connelly
  °  The Coffin Dancer by Jeffery Deaver
  °  Judas Child by Carol O’Connell
  °  The Hanging Garden by Ian Rankin
  °  All the Dead Lie Down by Mary Willis Walker

Best First Novel
  *  Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger
  °  The Contrary Blues by John Billheimer
  °  A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve Hamilton [review]
  °  The Doctor Digs a Grave by Robin Hathaway
  °  Tidewater Blood by William Hoffman
  °  A Likeness in Stone by J. Wallis Martin
  °  Billy Dead by Lisa Reardon
  °  A Criminal Appeal by D.R. Schanker

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1998

Best Novel
  *  Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
  °  Cimarron Rose by James Lee Burke
  °  Hocus by Jan Burke
  °  Dreaming of the Bones by Deborah Crombie
  °  A Wasteland of Strangers by Bill Pronzini
  °  No Colder Place by S.J. Rozan
  °  The Death and Life of Bobby Z by Don Winslow

Best First Novel
  *  Killing Floor by Lee Child
  °  Free Reign by Rosemary Aubert [review]
  °  Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings
  °  Los Alamos by Joseph Kanon
  °  Flower Net by Lisa See
  °  No Human Involved by Barbara Seranella

Best Paperback Original
  *  Back Spin by Harlan Coben
  °  The Salaryman’s Wife by Sujata Massey
  °  Big Red Tequila by Rick Riordan [review]
  °  Dead Body Language by Penny Warner

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1997

Best Novel
  *  Bloodhounds by Peter Lovesey
  °  The Chatham School Affair by Thomas H. Cook
  °  The Wood Beyond by Reginald Hill
  °  Speak No Evil by Rochelle Krich
  °  Hearts and Bones by Margaret Lawrence
  °  Dance for the Dead by Thomas Perry

Best First Novel
  *  A Test of Wills by Charles Todd [review]
  °  A Killing in Quail Country by Jameson Cole
  °  Fatal Gift by H. Michael Frase
  °  What the Deaf Mute Heard by G.D. Gearino
  °  A Brother’s Blood by Michael C. White

Best Paperback Original
  *  Walking Rain by Susan Wade
  °  Fade Away by Harlan Coben
  °  The Grass Widow by Teri Holbrook

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