Category List – Best Short Story

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Total Records Found: 309, showing 100 per page
Award YearAward CategoryTitleAuthor's NamePublisher/ProducerNotes
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
1977 Best Short Story Like a Terrible Scream Etta Revesz Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: May '76
1977 Best Short Story Crazy Old Lady Avram Davidson Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: March '76
1977 Best Short Story Lavender Lady Barbara Callahan Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: April '76
1977 Best Short Story Nobody Tells Me Anything Jack Ritchie Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: October '76
1977 Best Short Story People Don't Do Such Things Ruth Rendell Doubleday Anthology: The Fallen Curtain
1976 Best Short Story The Jail Jesse Hill Ford Playboy Volume: March '75
1976 Best Short Story Night Crawlers Joyce Harrington Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: January '75
1976 Best Short Story Old Friends Dorothy Salisbury Davis Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: September, '75
1976 Best Short Story The Fall of the Coin Ruth Rendell Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: June '75
1976 Best Short Story The Many-Flavored Crime Jack Ritchie Mystery Digest Magazine Volume: December '75
1975 Best Short Story The Fallen Curtain Ruth Rendell Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: August '74
1975 Best Short Story A Night Out with the Boys Elsin Ann Gardner Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: February '74
1975 Best Short Story Cabin in the Hollow Joyce Harrington Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: October '74
1975 Best Short Story Screams and Echoes Donald Olson Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: August '74
1975 Best Short Story The Game Thomasina Weber Random House Anthology: Killers of the Mind
1975 Best Short Story The Light in the Cottage David Ely Playboy Volume: October '74
1974 Best Short Story The Whimper of Whipped Dogs Harlan Ellison Thomas M. Disch Anthology: Bad Moon Rising
1974 Best Short Story Do with Me What You Will Joyce Carol Oates Playboy Volume: June '73
1974 Best Short Story Fifty Years After Anthony Gilbert Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: March '73
1974 Best Short Story The Ghosts at Iron River Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Doubleday Anthology: Men & Malice
1974 Best Short Story The O'Bannon Blarney File Joe Gores Doubleday Anthology: Men & Malice
1973 Best Short Story The Purple Shroud Joyce Harrington Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: September '72
1973 Best Short Story Celestine George Bradshaw Ladies' Home Journal Volume: October '72
1973 Best Short Story Frightened Lady C.B. Gilford Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Volume: July '72
1973 Best Short Story Hijack Robert L. Fish Playboy Volume: August '72
1973 Best Short Story Island of Bright Birds John Christopher Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: February '72
1972 Best Short Story Moonlight Gardener Robert L. Fish Argosy Volume: December '71
1972 Best Short Story My Daughter is Dead Pauline C. Smith Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Volume: November '71
1972 Best Short Story Sardinian Incident Evan Hunter Playboy Volume: October '71
1972 Best Short Story The Spivvleton Mystery Katherine Anne Porter Ladies' Home Journal Volume: August '71
1971 Best Short Story In The Forests of Riga the Beasts Are Very Wild Indeed Margaret Finn Brown McCall's Volume: July '70
1971 Best Short Story Door to a Different World Anthony Gilbert Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: March '70
1971 Best Short Story Miss Paisley on a Diet John Peirce Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: February '70
1970 Best Short Story Goodbye, Pops Joe Gores Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: December '69
1970 Best Short Story Death's Door Robert McNear Playboy Volume: March '69
1970 Best Short Story Double Entry Robert L. Fish Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: January '69
1970 Best Short Story Poison in the Cup Christianna Brand Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: February '69
1970 Best Short Story Promise of Oranges Duveen Polk Good Housekeeping Volume: February '69
1969 Best Short Story The Man Who Fooled the World Warner Law Saturday Evening Post Volume: August 24, 1968
1969 Best Short Story Crooked Bone Gerald Kersh Saturday Evening Post Volume: August 10, 1968
1969 Best Short Story Moment of Power P.D. James Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: July '68
1969 Best Short Story Success of a Mission William Arden Argosy Volume: April '68
1969 Best Short Story The Last Bottle in the World Stanley Ellin Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: February '68
1968 Best Short Story The Oblong Room Edward D. Hoch The Saint Volume: July '67
1968 Best Short Story Dare I Weep? Dare I Mourn? John le Carre Saturday Evening Post Volume: January 28 '67
1968 Best Short Story The Salad Maker Robert McNear Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: June '67
1968 Best Short Story Twist for Twist Christianna Brand Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: May '67
1967 Best Short Story The Chosen One Rhys Davies The New Yorker Volume: June 4, 1966
1967 Best Short Story Master of the Hounds Algis Budrys Saturday Evening Post Volume: August 27 '66
1967 Best Short Story The Hochmann Miniatures Robert L. Fish Argosy Volume: March '66
1967 Best Short Story The Splintered Monday Charlotte Armstrong Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: March '66
1966 Best Short Story The Possibility of Evil Shirley Jackson Saturday Evening Post Volume: December 18, 1965
1966 Best Short Story Foxer Brian Cleeve Saturday Evening Post Volume: December 18, 1965
1966 Best Short Story The Case for Miss Peacock Charlotte Armstrong Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: February '65
1966 Best Short Story Who Walks Behind Holly Roth Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: September '65
1965 Best Short Story H as in Homicide Lawrence Treat Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: March '64
1965 Best Short Story A Solilokquy in Tongues William Wiser Cosmopolitan Volume: May '64
1965 Best Short Story The Purple is Everything Dorothy Salisbury Davis Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: June '64
1964 Best Short Story Man Gehorcht Leslie Ann Brownrigg Story Magazine Volume: January-February '63
1964 Best Short Story The Ballad of Jesse Neighbors William Humphrey Esquire Volume: September '63
1964 Best Short Story The Crime of Ezechiele Coen Stanley Ellin Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: November '63
1963 Best Short Story The Sailing Club David Ely Cosmopolitan Volume: October '62
1963 Best Short Story An Order Carl Erik Soya Story Magazine Volume: October '62
1963 Best Short Story The Terrapin Patricia Highsmith Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: October '62
1962 Best Short Story Affair at Lahore Cantonment Avram Davidson Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: June '61
1962 Best Short Story Ellery Queen 1962 Anthology Ellery Queen Davis Publications Volume: '61
1962 Best Short Story The Children of Alda Nuova Robert Wallston Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: August '61
1961 Best Short Story Tiger John Durham Cosmopolitan Volume: February '60
1961 Best Short Story A Real Live Murder Donald Honig Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Volume: October '60
1961 Best Short Story A View From the Terrace Mike Marmer Cosmopolitan Volume: December '60
1961 Best Short Story Louisa, Please Shirley Jackson Ladies' Home Journal Volume: February '60
1961 Best Short Story Summer Evil Nora Kaplan Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Volume: October '60
1960 Best Short Story The Landlady Roald Dahl The New Yorker Volume: November '59
1960 Best Short Story The Day of the Bullet Stanley Ellin Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: October '59
1959 Best Short Story Over There, Darkness William O'Farrell Sleuth Volume: October '58
1958 Best Short Story The Secret of the Bottle Gerald Kersh Saturday Evening Post Volume: December 7 '57
1958 Best Short Story And Already Lost Charlotte Armstrong Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: June '57
1957 Best Short Story The Blessington Method Stanley Ellin Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: June '56
1957 Best Short Story The Gentlest of the Brothers David Alexander Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: February '56
1957 Best Short Story The Last Spin Evan Hunter Manhunt Volume: September '56
1956 Best Short Story Dream No More Philip MacDonald Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: November '55
1956 Best Short Story Invitation to an Accident Wade Miller Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume: July '55