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Stop, You’re Killing Me! is a resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books. We list over 4500 authors, with chronological lists of their books (over 51,000 titles), both series (5200+) and non-series. Use the alphabetical author and character links above Top or the special indexes in the left column. And it’s perfectly fine with us if you print our pages for your private use, especially for a trip to your local library or bookstore.

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New characters and authors added to Stop, You’re Killing Me! can be found on our What’s New page. New and future books are listed on Hardcover Releases, Paperback Releases, Large Print Releases, or Audio Releases. Twice a month we have a Book Giveaway.


Mystery/Thriller Awards
  •  Agatha Awards
The Malice Domestic fans give these awards to honor the traditional mystery—books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie.
  •  Anthony Awards
The Anthony Awards are given at each annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention with the winners selected by attendees. The award is named for the late Anthony Boucher (William Anthony Parker White), well-known writer and critic from the San Francisco Chronicle and New York Times, who helped found the Mystery Writers of America.
  •  Arthur Ellis Awards
The Crime Writers of Canada present the Arthur Ellis Awards (named after the nom de travail of Canada’s official hangman) to recognize excellence in Canadian crime writing.
  •  Barry Awards
The Barry Awards, voted on by the readers of Deadly Pleasures, are presented at the annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention. The awards began in 1997 and are named in honor of Barry Gardner, well-known fan reviewer.
  •  Dagger Awards
The Dagger Awards were founded by The Crime Writer’ Association in 1956 and celebrate the very best in crime and thriller writing.
  •  Dilys Award
The Dilys Award is given annually by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association to the mystery titles of the year that the member booksellers have most enjoyed selling.
  •  Edgar®Awards
Mystery Writers of America give these awards to honor the best in mystery fiction and nonfiction produced the previous year. The awards began in 1946 and are named in honor of Edgar Allan Poe.
  •  Hammett Prize
The Hammett Prize is given annually by the North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers to honor literary excellence in the field of crime-writing published in the English language in the US and/or Canada.
  •  Hillerman Prize
The Hillerman Prize, honoring Tony Hillerman, goes to an unpublished author for a first mystery novel set in the Southwest.
  •  Left Coast Crime Awards
Left Coast Crime Awards are given at each annual Left Coast Crime Convention. The Lefty Award is presented to the most humorous mystery, and The Bruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award is presented to the best historical mystery. Two other 2015 awards are The Rose (for best mystery set within the LCC region) and The Rosebud (for best first mystery set anywhere in the world).
  •  Macavity Awards
The Macavity Award is named for the “mystery cat” of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats). Each year the members of Mystery Readers International nominate and vote for their favorite mysteries.
  •  Ned Kelly Awards
The Ned Kelly Awards (named for a notorious Australian outlaw of the 19th century) are presented by the Crime Writers’ Association of Australia (CWAA) to recognize and promote excellence in Australian crime writing.
  •  Nero Award
The Nero Award is presented annually by The Wolfe Pack for the best American Mystery written in the tradition of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe stories.
  •  Shamus Awards
The Shamus Awards are awarded by the Private Eye Writers of America (PWA). The PWA defines a “private eye” as any mystery protagonist who is a professional investigator, but not a police officer or government agent.
  •  Thriller Awards
The Thriller Awards are presented by the International Thriller Writers at the annual ThrillerFest conference.

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