Category List – Best Novel

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* BOLD records denote winners
Total Records Found: 312, showing 100 per page
Award YearAward CategoryTitleAuthor's NamePublisher/ProducerNotes
1999 Best Novel Beyond Recall Robert Goddard Henry Holt and Company
1999 Best Novel Blood Work Michael Connelly Little, Brown
1999 Best Novel The Last Days of Il Duce Domenic Stansberry The Permanent Press
1998 Best Novel Cimarron Rose James Lee Burke Hyperion
1998 Best Novel A Wasteland of Strangers Bill Pronzini Walker
1998 Best Novel Black and Blue Ian Rankin St. Martin's Press
1998 Best Novel Dreaming of the Bones Deborah Crombie Scribners
1998 Best Novel The Purification Ceremony Mark T. Sullivan Avon
1997 Best Novel The Chatham School Affair Thomas H. Cook Bantam
1997 Best Novel Hearts and Bones Margaret Lawrence Avon
1997 Best Novel Mean Streak Carolyn Wheat Berkley
1997 Best Novel Pentecost Alley Anne Perry Fawcett/Columbine
1997 Best Novel With Child Laurie R. King St. Martin's Press
1996 Best Novel Come to Grief Dick Francis Putnam
1996 Best Novel The Bookman's Wake John Dunning Scribners
1996 Best Novel The Roaring Boy Edward Marston St. Martin's Press
1996 Best Novel The Shadow Man John Katzenbach Ballantine
1996 Best Novel The Summons Peter Lovesey Mysterious/Warner
1995 Best Novel The Red Scream Mary Willis Walker Doubleday
1995 Best Novel A Long Line of Dead Men Lawrence Block Wm. Morrow
1995 Best Novel Lights Out Peter Abrahams Mysterious
1995 Best Novel Miami, It's Murder Edna Buchanan Hyperion
1995 Best Novel Wednesday's Child Peter Robinson Scribners
1994 Best Novel The Sculptress Minette Walters St. Martin's Press
1994 Best Novel Free Fall Robert Crais Bantam
1994 Best Novel Smilla's Sense Of Snow Peter Hoeg Farrar, Straus, Giroux
1994 Best Novel The Journeyman Tailor Gerald Seymour HarperCollins
1994 Best Novel Wolf in the Shadows Marcia Muller Mysterious Press
1993 Best Novel Bootlegger's Daughter Margaret Maron Mysterious Press
1993 Best Novel 32 Cadillacs Joe Gores Mysterious Press
1993 Best Novel Backhand Liza Cody Doubleday
1993 Best Novel Pomona Queen Kem Nunn Pocket Books
1993 Best Novel White Butterfly Walter Mosley W.W. Norton & Co.
1992 Best Novel A Dance at the Slaughterhouse Lawrence Block Wm. Morrow
1992 Best Novel Don't Say a Word Andrew Klavan Pocket Books
1992 Best Novel I.O.U. Nancy Pickard Pocket Books
1992 Best Novel Palindrome Stuart Woods HarperCollins
1992 Best Novel Prior Convictions Lia Matera Simon & Schuster
1991 Best Novel New Orleans Mourning Julie Smith St. Martin's Press
1991 Best Novel Bones and Silence Reginald Hill Delacorte Press
1991 Best Novel Deadfall In Berlin R.D. Zimmerman Donald I. Fine
1991 Best Novel Fade the Heat Jay Brandon Pocket Books
1991 Best Novel Whiskey River Loren Estleman Bantam
1990 Best Novel Black Cherry Blues James Lee Burke Little, Brown
1990 Best Novel A Question of Guilt Frances Fyfield Pocket Books
1990 Best Novel Death of a Joyce Scholar Bartholomew Gill Wm. Morrow
1990 Best Novel Goldilocks Andrew Coburn Scribners
1990 Best Novel The Booster Eugene Izzi St. Martin's Press
1989 Best Novel A Cold Red Sunrise Stuart M. Kaminsky Scribners
1989 Best Novel A Thief of Time Tony Hillerman Harper & Row
1989 Best Novel In the Lake of the Moon David L. Lindsey Atheneum
1989 Best Novel Joey's Case K.C. Constantine Mysterious Press
1989 Best Novel Sacrificial Ground Thomas H. Cook Putnam
1988 Best Novel Old Bones Aaron Elkins Mysterious Press
1988 Best Novel A Trouble of Fools Linda Barnes St. Martin's Press
1988 Best Novel Nursery Crimes B.M. Gill Scribners
1988 Best Novel Rough Cider Peter Lovesey Mysterious Press
1988 Best Novel The Corpse in Oozak's Pond Charlotte MacLeod Mysterious Press
1987 Best Novel A Dark-Adapted Eye Barbara Vine Bantam
1987 Best Novel A Taste Of Death P.D. James Knopf
1987 Best Novel Come Morning Joe Gores Mysterious Press
1987 Best Novel The Blind Run Brian Freemantle Bantam
1987 Best Novel The Straight Man Roger L. Simon Villard
1986 Best Novel The Suspect L.R. Wright Viking
1986 Best Novel A Shock to the System Simon Brett Scribners
1986 Best Novel An Unkindness of Ravens Ruth Rendell Pantheon
1986 Best Novel City of Glass: The New York Trilogy, Part 1 Paul Auster Sun & Moon Press
1986 Best Novel The Tree of Hands Ruth Rendell Pantheon
1985 Best Novel Briar Patch Ross Thomas Simon & Schuster
1985 Best Novel Chessplayer William Pearson Viking
1985 Best Novel Emily Dickinson is Dead Jane Langton St. Martin's Press
1985 Best Novel The Black Seraphim Michael Gilbert Harper & Row
1985 Best Novel The Twelfth Juror B.M. Gill Scribners
1984 Best Novel La Brava Elmore Leonard Arbor House
1984 Best Novel Texas Station Christopher Leach Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
1984 Best Novel The Little Drummer Girl John le Carre Knopf
1984 Best Novel The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
1984 Best Novel The Papers of Tony Veitch William McIlvanney Pantheon
1983 Best Novel Billingsgate Shoal Rick Boyer Houghton Mifflin
1983 Best Novel Eight Million Ways to Die Lawrence Block Arbor House
1983 Best Novel Kahawa Donald E. Westlake Viking
1983 Best Novel Split Images Elmore Leonard Arbor House
1983 Best Novel The Captain Seymour Shubin Stein & Day
1982 Best Novel Peregrine William Bayer Congdon & Lattes
1982 Best Novel Bogmail Patrick McGinley Ticknor & Fields
1982 Best Novel Death in a Cold Climate Robert Barnard Scribners
1982 Best Novel Dupe Liza Cody Scribners
1982 Best Novel The Amateur Robert Littell Simon & Schuster
1982 Best Novel The Other Side of Silence Ted Allbeury Scribners
1981 Best Novel Whip Hand Dick Francis Harper & Row
1981 Best Novel Death Drop B.M. Gill Scribners
1981 Best Novel Death of a Literary Widow Robert Barnard Scribners
1981 Best Novel Man on Fire A.J. Quinnell Wm. Morrow
1981 Best Novel The Spy's Wife Reginald Hill Pantheon
1980 Best Novel The Rheingold Route Arthur Maling Harper & Row
1980 Best Novel A Coat of Varnish C.P. Snow Scribners
1980 Best Novel Death of a Mystery Writer Robert Barnard Scribners
1980 Best Novel Fire in the Barley Frank Parrish Dodd, Mead
1980 Best Novel Make Death Love Me Ruth Rendell Doubleday
1979 Best Novel The Eye of the Needle Ken Follett Arbor House