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Monday, September 7, 2009

Falcon Award (1982-2008)

from Wikipedia accessed 09/07/09

The Falcon Award is awarded by the members of the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan for the best hardboiled novel published in Japan. The winning author receives a certificate of merit and a falcon sculpture crafted in wood.

* 1983 Early Autumn by Robert B. Parker (Spencer Book 7)
* 1984 The Old Dick by L.A. Morse
* 1985 The Wrong Case by James Crumley
* 1986 Hammett by Joe Gores
* 1987 When the Sacred Ginmill Closes by Lawrence Block
* 1988 Hard Line by Michael Z. Lewin
* 1989 Strega by Andrew Vachss
* 1990 A Girl Who I Killed by Ryo Hara
* 1991 'F' Is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton
* 1992 A Ticket to the Boneyard by Lawrence Block
* 1993 Book Case by Stephen Greenleaf
* 1994 A Cool Breeze on the Underground by Don Winslow
* 1995 Black Ice by Michael Connelly
* 1996 no winner
* 1997 White Jazz by James Ellroy
* 1998 no winner
* 1999 The Big Blowdown by George Pelecanos
* 2000-2004 no winner
* 2005 The Wrong Goodbye by Toshihiko Yahagi
* 2006 Lost Light by Michael Connelly
* 2007 Under the Skin by James Carlos Blake
* 2008 No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

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