Category List – Best Critical / Biographical Work

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Award YearAward CategoryTitleAuthor's NamePublisher/ProducerNotes
2014 Best Critical / Biographical Work America is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture Erik Dussere Oxford University Press
2014 Best Critical / Biographical Work Ian Fleming Andrew Lycett St. Martin's Press
2014 Best Critical / Biographical Work Maigret, Simenon and France: Social Dimensions of the Novels and Stories Bill Alder McFarland & Co.
2014 Best Critical / Biographical Work Middlebrow Feminism in Classic British Detective Fiction Melissa Schaub Palgrave Macmillan
2014 Best Critical / Biographical Work Pimping Fictions: African American Crime Literature and the Untold Story of Black Pulp Publishing Justin Gifford Temple University Press
2013 Best Critical / Biographical Work The Scientific Sherlock Holmes: Cracking the Case with Science and Forensics James O'Brien Oxford University Press
2013 Best Critical / Biographical Work Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels Declan Burke, John Connolly Simon & Schuster - Aria Books/Emily Bestler Books
2013 Best Critical / Biographical Work In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of and American Hero Otto Penzler Smart Pop
2013 Best Critical / Biographical Work Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe: The Hard-Boiled Detective Transformed John Paul Athanasourelis McFarland & Co.
2012 Best Critical / Biographical Work On Conan Doyle: Or, the Whole Art of Storytelling Michael Dirda Princeton University Press
2012 Best Critical / Biographical Work Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making John Curran HarperCollins
2012 Best Critical / Biographical Work Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film Philippa Gates SUNY Press
2012 Best Critical / Biographical Work Scripting Hitchcock: Psycho, The Birds and Marnie Walter Raubicheck, Walter Srebnick University of Illinois Press
2012 Best Critical / Biographical Work The Tattooed Girl: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson and the Secrets Behind the Most Compelling Thrillers of our Time Dan Burstein, Arne de Keijzer, John-Henri Holmberg St. Martin's Griffin
2011 Best Critical / Biographical Work Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and this Rendezvous with American History Yunte Huang W.W. Norton & Co.
2011 Best Critical / Biographical Work Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making John Curran HarperCollins
2011 Best Critical / Biographical Work Sherlock Holmes for Dummies David A. Crowder, Steven Doyle Wiley Publishing
2011 Best Critical / Biographical Work The Wire: Truth Be Told Rafael Alvarez Grove Atlantic - Grove Press
2011 Best Critical / Biographical Work Thrillers: 100 Must Reads David Morrell, Hank Wagner Oceanview Publishing
2010 Best Critical / Biographical Work The Lineup: The Worlds Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives Otto Penzler Little, Brown and Company Comment: Edited By Otto Penzler
2010 Best Critical / Biographical Work Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King Lisa Rogak Thomas Dunne Books
2010 Best Critical / Biographical Work Talking About Detective Fiction P.D. James Random House/Alfred A. Knopf
2010 Best Critical / Biographical Work The Stephen King Illustrated Companion Bev Vincent Fall River Press
2010 Best Critical / Biographical Work The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith Joan Schenkar St. Martin's Press
2009 Best Critical / Biographical Work Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Companion to His Tell-Tale Stories Dr. Harry Lee Poe Sterling Publishing - Metro Books
2009 Best Critical / Biographical Work African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study Frankie Y. Bailey McFarland & Co.
2009 Best Critical / Biographical Work Hard-Boiled Sentimentality: The Secret History of American Crime Stories Leonard Cassuto Columbia University Press
2009 Best Critical / Biographical Work Scene of the Crime: The Importance of Place in Crime and Mystery Fiction David Geherin McFarland & Co.
2009 Best Critical / Biographical Work The Rise of True Crime Jean Murley Greenwood Publishing - Praeger Publishers
2008 Best Critical / Biographical Work Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters Charles Foley, Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower The Penguin Press
2008 Best Critical / Biographical Work A Counter-History of Crime Fiction: Supernatural, Gothic, Sensational Maurizio Ascari Palgrave Macmillan
2008 Best Critical / Biographical Work Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction Christiana Gregoriou Palgrave Macmillan
2008 Best Critical / Biographical Work The Triumph of the Thriller: How Cops, Crooks and Cannibals Captured Popular Fiction Patrick Anderson Random House
2007 Best Critical / Biographical Work The Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear E.J. Wagner John Wiley & Sons
2007 Best Critical / Biographical Work Unless the Threat of Death is Behind Them: Hard-Boiled Fiction and Film Noir John T. Irwin Johns Hopkins University Press
2006 Best Critical / Biographical Work Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her Melanie Rehak Harcourt, Inc.
2006 Best Critical / Biographical Work Behind the Mystery: Top Mystery Writers Interviewed Stuart M. Kaminsky Hot House Press Comment: photos by Laurie Roberts
2006 Best Critical / Biographical Work Discovering the Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade: The Evolution of Dashiell Hammett's Masterpiece Richard Layman Vince Emery Productions Comment: Including John Huston's Movie with Humphrey Bogart
2006 Best Critical / Biographical Work The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Novels Leslie S. Klinger W.W. Norton & Co.
2006 Best Critical / Biographical Work Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: How to Knock 'em Dead with Style Hallie Ephron Writer's Digest Books
2005 Best Critical / Biographical Work The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories Leslie S. Klinger W.W. Norton & Co.
2005 Best Critical / Biographical Work Booze and the Private Eye: Alcohol in the Hard-Boiled Novel Rita Elizabeth Rippetoe McFarland & Co.
2005 Best Critical / Biographical Work Latin American Mystery Writers: An A-to-Z Guide Darrell B. Lockhart Greenwood Press
2005 Best Critical / Biographical Work The Life of Graham Greene Norman Sherry Viking Volume: Vol. 3: 1956-1991
2004 Best Critical / Biographical Work Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith Andrew Wilson Bloomsbury
2004 Best Critical / Biographical Work Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light Patrick McGilligan HarperCollins
2004 Best Critical / Biographical Work Amelia Peabody's Egypt: A Compendium Elizabeth Peters, Kristen Whitbread Wm. Morrow
2004 Best Critical / Biographical Work Mystery Women, Volume 3 Colleen Barnett Poisoned Pen Press
2004 Best Critical / Biographical Work The American Police Novel: A History Leroy Lad Panek McFarland
2003 Best Critical / Biographical Work Mammoth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime Fiction Mike Ashley Carroll & Graf