Category List – Best Short Story

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Award YearAward CategoryTitleAuthor's NamePublisher/ProducerNotes
2017 Best Short Story Oxford Girl Megan Abbott Akashic Books Missiissippi Noir
2017 Best Short Story A Paler Shade of Death Laura Benedict Akashic Books St. Louis Noir
2017 Best Short Story Autumn at the Automat Lawrence Block Pegasus Books In Sunlight or in Shadow
2017 Best Short Story The Music Room Stephen King Pegasus Books In Sunlight or in Shadow
2017 Best Short Story The Crawl Space Joyce Carol Oates Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Issue: Sept/Oct 2016
2016 Best Short Story The Little Men Megan Abbott Mysterious Bookshop
2016 Best Short Story On Borrowed Time Mat Coward Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Issue: June 2015
2016 Best Short Story The Saturday Night Before Easter Sunday Peter Farrelly Akashic Books Providence Noir
2016 Best Short Story Family Treasures Shirley Jackson Random House Let Me Tell You
2016 Best Short Story Obits Stephen King Simon & Schuster - Scribner Bazaar of Bad Dreams
2016 Best Short Story Every Seven Years Denise Mina Mysterious Bookshop
2015 Best Short Story The Snow Angel Doug Allyn Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: January 2014
2015 Best Short Story 200 Feet John Floyd Strand Magazine
2015 Best Short Story What Do You Do? Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House - Bantam Books Volume: Rogues
2015 Best Short Story Red Eye Dennis Lehane vs. Michael Connelly Simon & Schuster Volume: Faceoff
2015 Best Short Story Teddy Brian Tobin Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: May 2014
2015 Best Short Story The Snow Angel Doug Allyn Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Issue: January 2014
2014 Best Short Story The Caxton Private Lending Library and Book Depository John Connolly Mysterious Bookshop Volume: Bibliomysteries
2014 Best Short Story So Long, Chief Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane The Strand
2014 Best Short Story The Terminal Reed Farrel Coleman Amazon Publishing - Thomas and Mercer Anthology: Kwik Krimes
2014 Best Short Story There are Roads in the Water Trina Corey Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: January 2013
2014 Best Short Story Where That Morning Sun Goes Down Tim L. Williams Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: August 2013
2013 Best Short Story Hot Sugar Blues Steve Liskow Hachette Book Group - Little, Brown and Company - Mulholland Books Anthology: Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance
2013 Best Short Story Iphigenia in Aulis Mike Carey Penguin Group USA - Ace Books Anthology: An Apple for the Creature
2013 Best Short Story Still Life No. 41 Teresa Solana Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: March/April 2012
2013 Best Short Story The Unremarkable Heart Karin Slaughter Hachette Book Group - Little, Brown and Company - Mulholland Books Anthology: Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance
2013 Best Short Story The Void it Often Brings with It Tom Piccirilli Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: November 2012
2012 Best Short Story The Man Who Took His Hat Off to the Driver of the Train Peter Turnbull Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
2012 Best Short Story Lord John and the Plague of Zombies Diana Gabaldon Penguin Group USA - Ace Books Anthology: Down These Strange Streets
2012 Best Short Story Marley's Revolution John C. Boland Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
2012 Best Short Story The Adakian Eagle Bradley Denton Penguin Group USA - Ace Books Anthology: Down These Strange Streets
2012 Best Short Story The Case of Death and Honey Neil Gaiman Random House - Bantam Anthology: A Study in Sherlock
2012 Best Short Story Tomorrow's Dead David Dean Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
2011 Best Short Story The Scent of Lilacs Doug Allyn Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
2011 Best Short Story A Good Safe Place Judith Green Level Best Books Anthology: Thin Ice
2011 Best Short Story Monsieur Alice is Absent Stephen Ross Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
2011 Best Short Story The Creative Writing Murders Edmund White Bloomsbury Anthology: Dark End of the Street
2011 Best Short Story The Plot Jeffery Deaver Tom Doherty Associates - Forge Books Anthology: First Thrills
2010 Best Short Story Amapola Luis Alberto Urrea Akashic Books Anthology: Phoenix Noir
2010 Best Short Story Animal Rescue Dennis Lehane Akashic Books Anthology: Boston Noir
2010 Best Short Story Digby, Attorney at Law Jim Fusilli Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Comment: May 2009
2010 Best Short Story Femme Sole Dana Cameron Akashic Books Anthology: Boston Noir
2010 Best Short Story Last Fair Deal Gone Down Ace Atkins Busted Flush Press Comment: Crossroad Blues
2009 Best Short Story Skinhead Central T. Jefferson Parker Little, Brown and Company Anthology: The Blue Religion
2009 Best Short Story A Sleep Not Unlike Death Sean Chercover Kensington Publishing Anthology: Hardcore Hardboiled
2009 Best Short Story La Vie en Rose Dominique Mainard Akashic Books Anthology: Paris Noir
2009 Best Short Story Scratch a Woman Laura Lippman HarperCollins - William Morrow Anthology: Hardly Knew Her
2009 Best Short Story Skin and Bones David Edgerley Gates Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Volume: October 2008
2008 Best Short Story The Golden Gopher Susan Straight Akashic Books Anthology: Los Angeles Noir
2008 Best Short Story Blue Note Stuart M. Kaminsky Bleak House Books Anthology: Chicago Blues
2008 Best Short Story Hardly Knew Her Laura Lippman Harcourt, Inc. Anthology: Dead Man's Hand
2008 Best Short Story The Catch Mark Ammons Level Best Books Anthology: Still Waters
2008 Best Short Story Uncle Daniel Woodrell Bleak House Books Anthology: A Hell of a Woman
2007 Best Short Story The Home Front Charles Ardai Little, Brown Anthology: Death Do Us Part
2007 Best Short Story Building S.J. Rozan Akashic Books Anthology: Manhattan Noir
2007 Best Short Story Cranked Bill Crider Busted Flush Press Anthology: Damn Near Dead
2007 Best Short Story Rain Thomas H. Cook Akashic Books Anthology: Manhattan Noir
2006 Best Short Story The Catch James W. Hall Carroll & Graf Anthology: Greatest Hits
2006 Best Short Story Born Bad Jeffery Deaver Mysterious Press Anthology: Dangerous Women
2006 Best Short Story Her Lord and Master Andrew Klavan Mysterious Press Anthology: Dangerous Women
2006 Best Short Story Misdirection Barbara Seranella Carroll & Graf Anthology: Greatest Hits
2006 Best Short Story Welcome to Monroe Daniel Walker River City Publishing Anthology: A Kudzu Christmas
2005 Best Short Story Something About a Scar Laurie Lynn Drummond HarperCollins Anthology: Anything You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You
2005 Best Short Story Adventure of the Missing Detective Gary Lovisi St. Martin's Minotaur Anthology: Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years
2005 Best Short Story Imitate the Sun Luke Sholer Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: November 2004
2005 Best Short Story The Book Signing Pete Hamill Akashic Books Anthology: Brooklyn Noir
2005 Best Short Story The Widow of Slane Terence Faherty Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: March/April 2004
2004 Best Short Story The Maids G. Miki Hayden Berkley Prime Crime Anthology: Blood on Their Hands
2004 Best Short Story Aces and Eights David Edgerley Gates Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Volume: December 2003
2004 Best Short Story Bet on Red Jeff Abbott NAL-Penguin Anthology: High Stakes
2004 Best Short Story Black Heart & Cabin Girl Shelley Costa Berkley Prime Crime Anthology: Blood on Their Hands
2004 Best Short Story Cowboy Grace Kristine Kathryn Rusch Golden Gryphon Anthology: The Silver Gryphon
2003 Best Short Story Mexican Gatsby Raymond Steiber Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: March
2003 Best Short Story Angel of Wrath Joyce Carol Oates Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: June
2003 Best Short Story Rumpole and the Primrose Path John Mortimer The Strand
2003 Best Short Story The Murder Ballads Doug Allyn Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: March
2003 Best Short Story To Live and Die in Midland, Texas Clark Howard Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: Sept-October
2002 Best Short Story Double-Crossing Delancy S.J. Rozan Private Eye Writer's of America/Mystery Street/Penguin Putnam/Signet
2002 Best Short Story If the Glove Fits Michael Lewin Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Series: Sept-Oct
2002 Best Short Story The Abbey Ghosts Jan Burke Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Series: January
2002 Best Short Story The Horrible Senseless Murders of Two Elderly Women Michael Collins Fedora: Private Eyes and Tough Guys--Wildside Press
2002 Best Short Story Virgo in Sapphires Margaret Maron Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Series: December
2001 Best Short Story Missing in Action Peter Robinson Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Series: November
2001 Best Short Story A Candle for Christmas Reginald Hill Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Series: January
2001 Best Short Story Delta Double-Deal Noreen Ayres Comment: editor-Mary Higgins Clark; Anthology: The Night Awakens-MWA Anthology
2001 Best Short Story Spinning Kristine Kathryn Rusch Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Series: July
2001 Best Short Story Twelve Little Buggers Mat Coward Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Series: January
2000 Best Short Story Heroes Anne Perry Delacorte Press Comment: edited by Otto Penzler; Anthology: Murder and Obsession
2000 Best Short Story Crack James W. Hall Delacorte Press Comment: edited by Otto Penzler; Anthology: Murder and Obsession
2000 Best Short Story Paleta Man Laurie R. King HarperCollins Comment: edited by Lia Matera; Anthology: Irreconcilable Differences
2000 Best Short Story Snow Stuart M. Kaminsky Signet Comment: edited by Robert J. Randisi; Volume: III; Anthology: First Cases
2000 Best Short Story Triangle Jeffery Deaver Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Series: March
1999 Best Short Story Poachers Tom Franklin The Texas Review Series: Fall/Winter '98
1999 Best Short Story For Jeff Perry Michael Smith Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Series: Feb '98
1999 Best Short Story Looking for David Lawrence Block Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Series: Feb '98
1999 Best Short Story Sacrifice L.L. Thrasher Murderous Intent Mystery Magazine Series: Summer/Fall '98
1999 Best Short Story The Halfway Woman Clark Howard Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Series: Feb '98
1998 Best Short Story Keller on the Spot Lawrence Block Playboy Volume: November
1998 Best Short Story Find Miriam Stuart M. Kaminsky New Mystery Magazine Series: Summer
1998 Best Short Story The Kneeling Soldier Jeffery Deaver Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Series: March