Category List – Best First Novel

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* BOLD records denote winners
Total Records Found: 312, showing 100 per page
Award YearAward CategoryTitleAuthor's NamePublisher/ProducerNotes
1977 Best First Novel Final Proof Marie R. Reno Harper & Row
1977 Best First Novel Straight Steve Knickmeyer Random House
1977 Best First Novel The Big Pay-Off Janice Law Houghton Mifflin
1977 Best First Novel Your Day in the Barrel Alan Furst Atheneum
1976 Best First Novel The Alvarez Journal Rex Burns Harper & Row
1976 Best First Novel Harmattan Thomas Klop Bobbs-Merrill
1976 Best First Novel Paperback Thriller Lynn Meyer Random House
1976 Best First Novel The Devalino Caper A.J. Russell Random House
1976 Best First Novel Waltz Across Texas Max Crawford Farrar, Straus, Giroux
1975 Best First Novel Fletch Gregory McDonald Bobbs-Merrill
1975 Best First Novel Saturday Games Brown Meggs Random House
1975 Best First Novel Target Practice Nicholas Meyer Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
1975 Best First Novel The Jones Man Vern E. Smith Henry Regnery
1975 Best First Novel The Kreutzman Formula Dominic Koski, Virgil Scott Simon & Schuster
1974 Best First Novel The Billion Dollar Sure Thing Paul E. Erdman Scribners
1974 Best First Novel Kicked to Death by a Camel Clarence Jackson Harper & Row
1974 Best First Novel Man on a String Michael Wolfe Harper & Row
1974 Best First Novel Many Happy Returns Justin Scott David McKay
1974 Best First Novel Someone's Death Charles Larson Lippincott
1973 Best First Novel Squaw Point R.H. Shimer Harper & Row
1973 Best First Novel A Person Shouldn't Die Like That Arthur Goldstein Random House
1973 Best First Novel Box 100 Frank Leonard Harper & Row
1973 Best First Novel The Dead of Winter William H. Hallahan Bobbs-Merrill
1973 Best First Novel The Heart of the Dog Thomas A. Roberts Random House
1972 Best First Novel Finding Maubee A.H.Z. Carr Putnam
1972 Best First Novel Ask the Right Question Michael Lewin Putnam
1972 Best First Novel Gypsy in Amber Martin Cruz Smith Putnam
1972 Best First Novel The Stalker Bill Pronzini Random House
1972 Best First Novel To Spite Her Face Hildegarde Dolson Lippincott
1971 Best First Novel The Anderson Tapes Lawrence Sanders Putnam
1971 Best First Novel Incident at 125th Street J.E. Brown Doubleday
1971 Best First Novel Taking Gary Feldman Stanley Cohen Putnam
1971 Best First Novel The Blessing Way Tony Hillerman Harper & Row
1971 Best First Novel The Naked Face Sidney Sheldon Wm. Morrow
1970 Best First Novel A Time for Predators Joe Gores Random House
1970 Best First Novel Quicksand Myrick Land Harper & Row
1970 Best First Novel You'll Like My Mother Naomi Hintze Putnam
1969 Best First Novel The Bait Dorothy Uhnak Simon & Schuster
1969 Best First Novel Tie: Silver Street E. Richard Johnson Harper & Row
1969 Best First Novel The Dinosaur Lawrence Kamarck Random House
1968 Best First Novel Act of Fear Michael Collins Dodd, Mead
1968 Best First Novel Hell Gate James Dawson McKay
1968 Best First Novel Mortissimo P.E.H. Dunston Random House
1968 Best First Novel The Killing Season John Redgate Trident
1968 Best First Novel The Tigers Are Hungry Charles Early Wm. Morrow
1967 Best First Novel The Cold War Swap Ross Thomas Morrow
1967 Best First Novel A Kind of Treason Robert S. Elegant Holt, Rinehart & Winston
1967 Best First Novel Fancy's Knell Babs Deal Doubleday
1967 Best First Novel The Pedestal George Lanning Harper & Row
1966 Best First Novel In The Heat of the Night John Ball Harper & Row
1966 Best First Novel Before the Ball Was Over Alexandra Roudybush Doubleday
1966 Best First Novel The Expendable Spy Jack D. Hunter Dutton
1966 Best First Novel The French Doll Vincent McConner Hill & Wang
1965 Best First Novel Friday the Rabbi Slept Late Harry Kemelman Crown
1965 Best First Novel In the Last Analysis Amanda Cross Macmillan
1965 Best First Novel The Gravemaker's House Rubin Weber Harper & Row
1964 Best First Novel Florentine Finish Cornelius Hirschberg Harper & Row
1964 Best First Novel The Fifth Woman H. Fagyas Doubleday
1964 Best First Novel The Neon Haystack James M. Ullman Simon & Schuster
1964 Best First Novel The Prowler Frances Rickett Simon & Schuster
1963 Best First Novel The Fugitive Robert L. Fish Simon & Schuster
1963 Best First Novel Counterweight Daniel Broun Holt, Rinehart & Winston
1963 Best First Novel The Chase Richard Unekis Walker
1962 Best First Novel The Green Stone Suzanne Blanc Harper
1962 Best First Novel Close His Eyes Olivia Dwight Harper
1962 Best First Novel Felony Tank Malcolm Braly Gold Medal
1962 Best First Novel Night of the Kill Breni James Simon & Schuster
1962 Best First Novel Shock Treatment Winfred Van Atta Doubleday
1962 Best First Novel The Cipher Alex Gordons Simon & Schuster
1961 Best First Novel The Man in the Cage John Holbrooke Vance Random House
1961 Best First Novel Case Pending Dell Shannon Harper
1961 Best First Novel The Killing at Big Tree David McCarthy Doubleday
1961 Best First Novel The Marriage Cage William Johnston Lyle Stuart
1961 Best First Novel The Mercenaries Donald E. Westlake Random House
1960 Best First Novel The Grey Flannel Shroud Henry Slesar Random House
1960 Best First Novel A Dream of Falling Mary O. Rank Houghton Mifflin
1959 Best First Novel The Bright Road to Fear Richard Martin Stern Ballantine
1959 Best First Novel Death of a Spinster Frances Duncombe Scribners
1959 Best First Novel Now Will You Try for Murder? Harry Olesker Simon & Schuster
1959 Best First Novel The Man Who Disappeared Edgar J. Bohle Random House
1958 Best First Novel Root of Evil James Cross Messner
1958 Best First Novel Knock and Wait a While William Rawle Weeks Houghton Mifflin
1958 Best First Novel Bay of the Damned Warren Carrier John Day
1957 Best First Novel Rebecca's Pride Donald McNutt Douglass Harper
1956 Best First Novel The Perfectionist Lane Kauffman Lippincott
1956 Best First Novel In His Blood Harold R. Daniels Dell
1956 Best First Novel Much Ado About Murder Fred Levon Dodd, Mead
1955 Best First Novel Go, Lovely Rose Jean Potts Scribners
1954 Best First Novel A Kiss Before Dying Ira Levin Simon & Schuster
1953 Best First Novel Don't Cry for Me William Campbell Gault Dutton
1953 Best First Novel The Inward Eye Peggy Bacon Scribners
1952 Best First Novel Strangle Hold Mary McMullen Harper
1952 Best First Novel Carry My Coffin Slowly Lee Herrington Simon & Schuster
1952 Best First Novel Cure it with Honey Thurston Scott Harper
1952 Best First Novel The Christmas Card Murders David William Meredith Knopf
1952 Best First Novel The Eleventh Hour Robert B. Sinclair Mill
1951 Best First Novel Nightmare in Manhattan Thomas Walsh Little, Brown
1951 Best First Novel Happy Holiday! Thaddeus O'Finn Rinehart & Co.
1951 Best First Novel Strangers on a Train Patricia Highsmith Harper
1951 Best First Novel The House Without a Door Thomas Sterling Simon & Schuster