Category List – Best Short Story

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Total Records Found: 291, showing 100 per page
Award YearAward CategoryTitleAuthor's NamePublisher/ProducerNotes
1998 Best Short Story The Man Who Beat the System Stuart M. Kaminsky Signet Series: Funny Bones
1998 Best Short Story Ways to Kill a Cat Simon Brett Pocket Books Series: Malice Domestic 6
1997 Best Short Story Red Clay Michael Malone Delacorte Press Anthology: Murder for Love
1997 Best Short Story Hoops S.J. Rozan Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Series: January
1997 Best Short Story Kiss The Sky James Grady Vintage Anthology: Unusual Suspects
1997 Best Short Story My Murder David Corn Vintage Anthology: Unusual Suspects
1997 Best Short Story The Dark Snow Brendan DuBois Playboy Series: November
1996 Best Short Story The Judge's Boy Jean B Cooper Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: August '95
1996 Best Short Story A Plain and Honest Death Bill Pomidor Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: Sept. '95
1996 Best Short Story Death in a Small Town Larry Beinhart New Mystery Volume: Spring '95
1996 Best Short Story Rule of Law K.K. Beck Pocket Books Anthology: Malice Domestic
1996 Best Short Story When Your Breath Freezes Kathleen Dougherty Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: Sept. '95
1995 Best Short Story The Dancing Bear Doug Allyn Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Volume: March '94
1995 Best Short Story An Eye for a Tooth Justin Scott Longmeadow Press Anthology: Justice in Manhattan
1995 Best Short Story The Gentleman in the Lake Robert Barnard Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: July '94
1995 Best Short Story The Necessary Brother Brendan DuBois Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: May '94
1995 Best Short Story The Tennis Court Brenda Melton Burnham Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Volume: July '94
1994 Best Short Story Keller's Therapy Lawrence Block Playboy Volume: May '93
1994 Best Short Story Enduring as Dust Bruce Holland Rogers Donald I. Fine Anthology: Danger in D.C
1994 Best Short Story McIntyre's Donald Joseph Hansen Viking Anthology: Bohannon's Country: Mystery Stories
1994 Best Short Story Mefisto in Onyx Harlan Ellison Omni Volume: October '93
1994 Best Short Story The Ghost Show' Doug Allyn Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: December '93
1993 Best Short Story Mary, Mary, Shut the Door Benjamin M. Schutz Doubleday Anthology: Deadly Allies
1993 Best Short Story Candles in the Rain Doug Allyn Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: November '92
1993 Best Short Story Howler Jo Bannister Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: October '92
1993 Best Short Story Louise Max Allan Collins Doubleday Anthology: Deadly Allies
1993 Best Short Story One Hit Wonder Gabrielle Kraft Berkley Anthology: Sisters in Crime 5
1992 Best Short Story Nine Sons Wendy Hornsby Berkley Anthology: Sisters in Crime 4
1992 Best Short Story A Blow for Freedom Lawrence Block Playboy Volume: October '91
1992 Best Short Story Dreaming in Black and White Susan Schwartz Tor Anthology: Psycho-Paths
1992 Best Short Story Sleeper Doug Allyn Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: May '91
1992 Best Short Story Spasmo Liza Cody Mysterious Press Anthology: A Classic English Crime
1991 Best Short Story Elvis Lives Lynne Barrett Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: September '90
1991 Best Short Story A Poison That Leaves No Trace Sue Grafton Berkley Anthology: Sisters in Crime 2
1991 Best Short Story Answers to Soldiers Lawrence Block Playboy Volume: June '90
1991 Best Short Story Challenge the Widow-Maker Clark Howard Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: August '90
1991 Best Short Story Prisoners Ed Gorman Carroll & Graf Anthology: New Crimes
1990 Best Short Story Too Many Crooks Donald E. Westlake Playboy Volume: August '89
1990 Best Short Story Afraid All theTime Nancy Pickard Berkley Anthology: Sisters in Crime
1990 Best Short Story For Loyal Service Stephen Wasylyk Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Volume: August '89
1990 Best Short Story Ted Bundy's Father Ruth Graviros Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: November '89
1990 Best Short Story The Girl and the Gator Robert Halsted Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Volume: December '89
1989 Best Short Story Flicks Bill Crenshaw Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Volume: August '88
1989 Best Short Story Bridey's Caller Judith O'Neill Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Volume: May '88
1989 Best Short Story Deja Vu Doug Allyn Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Volume: June '88
1989 Best Short Story Incident in a Neighborhood Tavern Bill Pronzini Mysterious Press Anthology: An Eye For Justice
1989 Best Short Story The Alley Stephen Wasylyk Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Volume: November '88
1988 Best Short Story Soft Monkey Harlan Ellison Fedora, Inc. Anthology: Mystery Scene Reader
1988 Best Short Story Breakfast Television Robert Barnard Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: January '87
1988 Best Short Story Mr. Felix Paula Gosling Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: July '87
1988 Best Short Story Stroke of Genius George Baxt Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: June '87
1988 Best Short Story The Au Pair Girl Joyce Harrington Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Anthology: Matter of Crime #1
1987 Best Short Story Rain in Pinton County Robert Sampson New Black Mask Volume: May '86
1987 Best Short Story Body Count Wayne D. Dundee Mysterious Press Anthology: Mean Streets
1987 Best Short Story Christmas Cop Thomas Adcock Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: November '86
1987 Best Short Story Driven Brendan DuBois Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: November '86
1987 Best Short Story The Puddle Diver Doug Allyn Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Volume: October '86
1986 Best Short Story Ride the Lightening John Lutz Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Volume: January '85
1986 Best Short Story There Goes Ravelaar Janwillem Van de Wetering Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: January '85
1986 Best Short Story Trouble in Paradise Arthur Lyons New Black Mask Volume: January '85
1986 Best Short Story What's in a Name? Robert Barnard Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: June '85
1986 Best Short Story Yellow One-Eyed Cat Robert Twohy Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: May '85
1985 Best Short Story By Dawn's Early Light Lawrence Block Playboy Volume: August '84
1985 Best Short Story After I'm Gone Donald E. Westlake Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: June '84
1985 Best Short Story Breakfast at Ojai Robert Twohy Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: September '84
1985 Best Short Story Season Pass Chet Williamson Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Volume: October '84
1985 Best Short Story The Reluctant Detective Michael Lewin Mysterious Press Anthology: The Eyes Have It
1984 Best Short Story The New Girlfriend Ruth Rendell Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: August '83
1984 Best Short Story Big Boy, Little Boy Simon Brett Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: July '83
1984 Best Short Story Graffiti Stanley Ellin Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: March '83
1984 Best Short Story Puerto Rican Blues Clark Howard Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: April '83
1984 Best Short Story The Anderson Boy Joseph Hansen Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: September '83
1983 Best Short Story There Are No Snakes in Ireland Frederick Forsyth Viking Anthology: No Comebacks
1983 Best Short Story A Decent Price for a Painting James Holding Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: August '82
1983 Best Short Story All the Heroes Are Dead Clark Howard Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: December '82
1983 Best Short Story Tall Tommy and the Millionaire R.R. Rafferty Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Volume: September '82
1982 Best Short Story The Absence of Emily Jack Ritchie Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: January '81
1982 Best Short Story A Token of Appreciation Donald Olson Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Volume: June '81
1982 Best Short Story Mousie Robert Twohy Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: November '81
1982 Best Short Story Seeds of Murder Nan Hamilton Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Volume: December '81
1982 Best Short Story The Miracle Day Ernest Savage Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: February '81
1981 Best Short Story Horn Man Clark Howard Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: July '80
1981 Best Short Story The Choirboy William Bankier Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Volume: December '80
1981 Best Short Story The Most Dangerous Man Alive Edward D. Hoch Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: May '80
1981 Best Short Story Until You Are Dead John Lutz Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: January '80
1980 Best Short Story Armed and Dangerous Geoffrey Norman Esquire Volume: March '79
1980 Best Short Story Scrimshaw Brian Garfield Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: December '79
1980 Best Short Story The Boiler Julian Symons Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: November '79
1980 Best Short Story The Imperial Ice House Paul Theroux Atlantic Monthly Volume: April '79
1980 Best Short Story Used In Evidence Frederick Forsyth Playboy Volume: December '79
1979 Best Short Story The Cloud Beneath The Eaves Barbara Owens Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: January '78
1979 Best Short Story Going Backward David Ely Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: November '78
1979 Best Short Story Strangers in the Fog Bill Pronzini Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: June '78
1979 Best Short Story The Closed Door Thomas Walsh Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: May '78
1979 Best Short Story This Is Death Donald E. Westlake Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: November '78
1978 Best Short Story Chance After Chance Thomas Walsh Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: November '77
1978 Best Short Story Jode's Last Hunt Brian Garfield Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: January '77
1978 Best Short Story The Johore Murders Paul Theroux Atlantic Monthly Press Volume: March '77
1978 Best Short Story The Last Rendezvous Jean Backus Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: September '77
1978 Best Short Story The Problem of Li T'ang Geoffrey Bush Atlantic Monthly Press Volume: August '77