SYKM


    The Grand Master Award   
The Grand Master Award, given yearly by Mystery Writers of America, was established to recognize important contributions to the mystery field over time, as well as a significant output of consistently high quality.
2017 Max Allan Collins
Ellen Hart
2016 Walter Mosley
2015 Lois Duncan
James Ellroy
2014 Robert Crais
Carolyn Hart
2013 Ken Follett
Margaret Maron
2012 Martha Grimes
2011 Sara Paretsky
2010 Dorothy Gilman
2009 James Lee Burke
Sue Grafton
2008 Bill Pronzini
2007 Stephen King
2006 Stuart Kaminsky
2005 Marcia Muller
2004 Joseph Wambaugh
2003 Ira Levin
2002 Robert B. Parker
2001 Edward D. Hoch
2000 Mary Higgins Clark
1999 P.D. James
1998 Elizabeth Peters
(Barbara Mertz)
1997 Ruth Rendell
1996 Dick Francis
1995 Mickey Spillane
1994 Lawrence Block
1993 Donald E. Westlake
1992 Elmore Leonard
1991 Tony Hillerman
1990 Helen McCloy
 
1989 Hillary Waugh
1988 Phyllis A. Whitney
1987 Michael Gilbert
1986 Ed McBain
1985 Dorothy Salisbury Davis
1984 John le Carré
1983 Margaret Millar
1982 Julian Symons
1981 Stanley Ellin
1980 W.R. Burnett
1979 Aaron Marc Stein
1978 Daphne du Maurier
Dorothy B. Hughes
Ngaio Marsh
1976 Graham Greene
1975 Eric Ambler
1974 Ross Macdonald
1973 Alfred Hitchcock
Judson Philips
1972 John D. MacDonald
1971 Mignon G. Eberhart
1970 James M. Cain
1969 John Creasey
1967 Baynard Kendrick
1966 Georges Simenon
1964 George Harmon Coxe
1963 John Dickson Carr
1962 Erle Stanley Gardner
1961 Ellery Queen
(Frederic Dannay
and Manfred B. Lee)
1959 Rex Stout
1958 Vincent Starrett
1955 Agatha Christie