Anthony Awards
2011 (Best Novel)
Bury Your Dead: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Click to search this book in our catalog   Louise Penny

Publishers Weekly At the start of Agatha-winner Penny's moving and powerful sixth Chief Insp. Armand Gam...More

2011 (Best First Novel)
The Damage Done
Click to search this book in our catalog   Hilary Davidson

Book list Travel writer Lily Moore is called back to New York by news of the death of her younger sister, Cla...More

2010 (Best Novel)
The Brutal Telling
Click to search this book in our catalog   Louise Penny

Library Journal Having won numerous mystery prizes, including the prestigious Arthur Ellis and Anthony award...More

 
2010 (Best First Novel)
A Bad Day for Sorry
 Sophie Littlefield

Publishers Weekly Littlefield's amusing, sassy debut introduces Stella Hardesty, a widow and survivor of...More

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2009 (Best Novel)
The Brass Verdict
 Michael Connelly

Library Journal Mickey Haller, last seen in The Lincoln Lawyer, returns to the courtroom in an unusual way h...More

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2009 (Best First Novel)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
 Stieg Larsson

Book list The first U.S. appearance of another major Swedish crime writer is cause for celebration but also d...More

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2008 (Best Novel)
What the Dead Know
Click to search this book in our catalog   Laura Lippman
2008 (Best First Novel)
In the Woods
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Library Journal Three children wander into some woods near Dublin, but only one is found, hysterical and blo...More

2007 (Best Novel)
No Good Deeds
Click to search this book in our catalog   Laura Lippman

Library Journal Following on the heels of Lippman's haunting standalone To the Power of Three, Tess Mona...More

 
2007 (Best First Novel)
Still Life
 Louise Penny
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2006 (Best Novel)
Mercy Falls
 William Kent Krueger
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2006 (Best First Novel)
Tilt-a-Whirl
 Chris Grabenstein
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2005 (Best Novel)
Blood Hollow
Click to search this book in our catalog   William Kent Kruger

Publishers Weekly In his fourth Cork O'Connor mystery (after 2001's Purgatory Ridge), Krueger tells ...More

2005 (Best First Novel)
Dating Dead Men
Click to search this book in our catalog   Harley Jane Kozak

Publishers Weekly Even Stephanie Plum's antics will seem sedate after readers make the acquaintance of L...More

2004 (Best Novel)
Every Secret Thing
Click to search this book in our catalog   Laura Lippman

Book list Lippman has won just about every mystery writing award there is--the Edgar, the Agatha, the Anthon...More

 
2004 (Best First Novel)
Monkeewrench
 P.J. Tracy

Library Journal Right from the opening scene in which a priest complains about heartburn caused by the cooki...More

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2004 (Best Young Adult)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
 J. K. Rowling

Library Journal Just in case you missed it in all the media, the fifth installment of the Harry Potter seri...More

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2003 (Best Novel)
City of Bones
 Michael Connelly

Book list "Child cases haunted you. They hollowed you out and scarred you. There was no bulletproof ves...More

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2003 (Best First Novel)
In the Bleak Midwinter
Click to search this book in our catalog   Julia Spencer-Fleming
2002 (Best Novel)
Mystic River
Click to search this book in our catalog   Dennis Lehane
2002 (Best First Novel)
Open Season
Click to search this book in our catalog   C.J. Box

Book list Every few years a first novel appears that immediately sets itself apart from the crowd. As reader...More

 
2001 (Best Novel)
A Place of Execution
 Val McDermid

Book list Readers will be reminded of the real-life Moors Murders and of Stephen King's fictive eerie-vil...More

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2001 (Best First Novel)
Death of a Red Heroine
 Qiu Ziaolong

Library Journal The murder of a young woman found in a canal some distance from Shanghai threatens to go unno...More

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2000 (Best Novel)
In a Dry Season
 Peter Robinson

Library Journal Robinson's latest in the Inspector Banks series is actually two parallel stories: the bru...More

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2000 (Best First Novel)
Murder, With Peacocks
Click to search this book in our catalog   Donna Andrews

Library Journal Meg Lanslow, maid of honor for three impending weddings, returns to her Virginia small-town h...More

1999 (Best Novel)
Blood Work
Click to search this book in our catalog   Michael Connelly

Publishers Weekly Connelly follows up Trunk Music with a tautly paced, seductively involving thriller about a...More

1999 (Best First Novel)
Iron Lake
Click to search this book in our catalog   William Kent Krueger

Book list As Aurora, Minnesota, readies for a picture-perfect white Christmas, Cork O'Connor, the former ...More

 
1998 (Best Novel)
No Colder Place
 S.J. Rozan

Publishers Weekly It's a nice inside joke when, in this fourth book in the Bill Smith and Lydia Chin seri...More

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1998 (Best First Novel)
The Killing Floor
 Lee Child

Library Journal The transient Jack Reacher finds himself in tiny Margrave, Georgia, and is almost immediately...More

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1997 (Best Novel)
The Poet
 Michael Connelly

Library Journal Edgar Award winner Connelly deserts popular series detective Harry Bosch for a new hero: crim...More

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1997 (Best First Novel)
Death in Little Tokyo
Click to search this book in our catalog   Dale Furutani

Publishers Weekly Furutani gives a short course on Japanese-American culture on the West Coast in this pedant...More

1996 (Best Novel)
Under the Beetles Cellar
Click to search this book in our catalog   Mary Willis Walker

School Library Journal YA?Trapped underground for a ritualistic 50 days of cleansing are a busload of 11 elem...More

1996 (Best First Novel)
Death in Bloodhound Red
Click to search this book in our catalog   Virginia Lanier

Library Journal Not a police officer per se, rural Georgia's Jo Beth Sidden, a breeder and trainer of blo...More

 
1995 (Best Novel)
She Walks These Hills
 Sharyn McCrumb

Library Journal A tale of an escaped convict from Edgar Award winner McCrumb.

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1995 (Best First Novel)
The Alienist
 Caleb Carr

Library Journal A society-born police reporter and an enigmatic abnormal psychologist--the ``alienist'...More

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1994 (Best Novel)
Wolf in the Shadows
 Marcia Muller
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1994 (Best First Novel)
Track of the Cat
Click to search this book in our catalog   Nevada Barr
1993 (Best Novel)
Bootleggers Daughter
Click to search this book in our catalog   Margaret Maron

Publishers Weekly Maron's ( Past Imperfect ) series launch introduces attorney Deborah Knott, the daughte...More

1993 (Best First Novel)
Blanche on the Lam
Click to search this book in our catalog   Barbara Neely

Publishers Weekly Neely's deftly written first novel pays tribute to the community and culture of a worki...More

 
1992 (Best Novel)
The Last Detective
 Peter Lovesey
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1992 (Best First Novel)
Murder on the Iditarod Trail
 Sue Henry

Publishers Weekly In this enthralling debut mystery, someone is killing the dogsled racers competing in Alask...More

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1991 (Best Novel)
G is for Gumshoe
 Sue Grafton

School Library Journal Feisty private investigator Kinsey Millhone continues to solve mysteries, in this case...More

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1991 (Best First Novel)
Postmortem
Click to search this book in our catalog   Patricia Cornwell

Book list Young women with little in common are being tortured and strangled in Richmond, Virginia. Medical e...More

1990 (Best Novel)
The Sirens Sang of Murder
Click to search this book in our catalog   Sarah Caudwell

Publishers Weekly Caudwell's third suspense novel takes place in the Channel Islands and is narrated, lik...More

1990 (Best First Novel)
Katwalk
Click to search this book in our catalog   Karen Kijewski

Publishers Weekly Investigator Kat Colorado jets to Las Vegas to check on a fortune owed to her friend Charit...More

 

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