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Friday, June 21, 2013

Dilys Award (1992-2013)

from: Independent Mystery Booksellers Association accessed 6/21/13
The Dilys Award have been presented every year since 1992 by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. It is given to the mystery title of the year which the member booksellers have most enjoyed selling. The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association is an association of retail businesses that are either wholly or substantially devoted to the sale of mystery books. The Dilys award is named after Dilys Winn who founded the first specialty bookseller of mystery books in the United States.

2013 Nominees
Before the Poison by Peter Robinson (Morrow) -- Winner!
Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach by Colin Cotterill (Minotaur)
Broken Harbor by Tana French (Viking)
Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal (Bantam)
The Expats by Chris Pavone (Crown)

2012 Nominees
Ghost Hero by S. J. Rozan* (Minotaur - e-book available).
When Elves Attack by Tim Dorsey - Morrow
Wicked Autumn by G. M. Malliet - Minotaur (e-book available)
Tag Man by Archer Mayor - Minotaur (e-book available)
A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny - Minotaur (e-book available)

2011 Nominees
Love Songs from a Shallow Grave by Colin Cotterill
The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton
Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane
Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny -- Winner!
Once a Spy by Keith Thomson
Savages by Don Winslow


Winners and nominated titles for each year:
Year Winner followed by Other nominees

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley -- Winner!
A Quiet Belief in Angels by R.J. Ellroy
The Dark Horse by Craig Johnson (Walt Longmire #5) #1 Cold Dish
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Steig Larsson(Millenium#2) #1 Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville
The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny (Armand Gamache, #5) #1 Still Life
The Shanghai Moon by S.J. Rozan

2009 Trigger City by Sean Chercover
* The Victoria Vanishes by Christopher Fowler
* Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn
* Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
* Dawn Patrol by Don Winslow

2008 Thunder Bay by William Kent Krueger
* Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
* The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
* Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
* The Blade Itself by Marcus Sakey

2007 Still Life by Louise Penny
* Billy Boyle by James R. Benn
* Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith
* Mournful Teddy by John J. Lamb
* The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
* The Virgin of the Small Plains by Nancy Pickard

2006 Thirty-Three Teeth by Colin Cotterill
* In a Teapot by Terence Faherty
* The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
* Half Broken Things by Morag Joss
* The Tenor Wore Tap Shoes by Mark Schweitzer
* The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow

2005 Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay by
* The Enemy by Lee Child
* Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
* The Intelligencer by Leslie Silbert
* Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear
* The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

2004 Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
* Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon by Donna Andrews
* The Sixth Lamentation by William Brodrick
* Monkeewrench by P. J. Tracy
* Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

2003 In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming
* You've Got Murder by Donna Andrews
* Without Fail by Lee Child
* The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
* Hell to Pay by George Pelecanos

2002 Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
* The Cold Blue Blood by David Handler
* Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
* Purgatory Ridge by William Kent Krueger
* The Reaper by Peter Lovesey

2001 A Place of Execution by Val McDermid
* The Sibyl in Her Grave by Sarah Caudwell
* The Hearse You Came in On by Tim Cockey
* Demolition Angel by Robert Crais
* Hot Six by Janet Evanovich

2000 L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais
* River of Darkness by Rennie Airth
* Murder with Peacocks by Donna Andrews
* Boundary Waters by William Kent Krueger
* California Fire and Life by Don Winslow

1999 Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane
* Blind Descent by Nevada Barr
* The Ghosts of Morning by Richard Barre
* Sunset Limited by James Lee Burke
* Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger
* Wings of Fire by Charles Todd

1998 Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich
* Killing Floor by Lee Child
* Back Spin by Harlan Coben
* Sacred by Dennis Lehane
* Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs
* The Devil in Music by Kate Ross

1997 The Poet by Michael Connelly
* Fade Away by Harlan Coben
* Hearts and Bones by Margaret Lawrence
* Darkness, Take My Hand by Dennis Lehane [#1 A Drink Before the War]
* Tularosa by Michael McGarrity
* Moody Gets the Blues by Steve Oliver
* Dance for the Dead by Thomas Perry
* A Test of Wills by Charles Todd

1996 The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
* Voodoo River by Robert Crais
* Who in Hell is Wanda Fuca? by G. M. Ford
* If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him by Sharyn McCrumb
* The Codicil by Tom Topor

1995 One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
* Do Unto Others by Jeff Abbott
* Aunt Dimity and the Duke by Nancy Atherton
* A Superior Death by Nevada Barr
* The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
* Mallory's Oracle by Carol O'Connell
* Walking Rain by Susan Wade

1994 Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg
* Death Comes As Epiphany by Sharan Newman
* Wolf in the Shadows by Marcia Muller
* By Evil Means by Sandra West Prowell
* Catilina's Riddle by Stephen Saylor
* The Sculptress by Minette Walters
* Way Down On The High Lonely by Don Winslow

1993 Booked to Die by John Dunning
* The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
* Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron
* The Ice House by Minette Walters

1992 Native Tongue by Carl Hiaasen
* A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George
* Book Case by Stephen Greenleaf
* Hour of the Hunter by J.A. Jance
* We Wish You A Merry Murder by Valerie Wolzien

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