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Elsinore by Jerome Charyn1991
Murther and Walking Spirits by Robertson Davies1991
The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer1991
The Women of Whitechapel and Jack the Ripper by Paul West1991
Humans by Donald E. Westlake1992
Trick of the Eye by Jane Stanton Hitchcock1992
White Butterfly by Walter Mosley1992
The Black Ice by Michael Connelly1993
By Evil Means by Sandra West Prowell1993
Catilina's Riddle by Steven Saylor1993
Occasional Hell by Randall Silvis1993
Dogs of God by Pinckney Benedict1994
Shinjū by Laura Joh Rowland1994
Shot in the Heart by Mikal Gilmore1994
Third and Indiana: A Novel by Steve Lopez1994
Breakheart Hill by Thomas H. Cook1995
The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly1995
Smithereens by Susan Taylor Chehak1995
True Crime by Andrew Klavan1995
Buzz Cut by James Hall1996
DAMAGED GOODS: A Stanley Moodrow Crime Novel (A Stanley Moodrow Novel) by Stephen Solomita1996
Innocent Graves by Peter Robinson1996
The Poet by Michael Connelly1996
Acts of Murder by L. R. Wright1997
Cimarron Rose by James Lee Burke1997
Trunk Music by Michael Connelly1997
A Wasteland of Strangers by Bill Pronzini1997
The Last Days of Il Duce by Domenic Stansberry1998
The Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa by Robert Noah1998
Praying to a Laughing God: A Novel by Kevin McColley1998
Tomato Red by Daniel Woodrell1998
Heartwood by James Lee Burke1999
In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson1999
L. A. Requiem by Robert Crais1999
Personal Injuries by Scott Turow1999
The Bottoms by Joe R. Lansdale2000
Hot Springs by Stephen Hunter2000
The Ice Harvest by Scott Phillips2000
One-Eyed Jacks by Brad Smith2000
Hollowpoint by Robert Reuland2001
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane2001
Right as Rain by George P. Pelecanos2001
Silent Joe by T. Jefferson Parker2001
Bad Boy Brawly Brown by Walter Mosley2002
The Eighth Day by John Case2002
Flykiller (A St-Cyr & Kohler mystery) by J. Robert Janes2002
Jolie Blon's Bounce by James Lee Burke2002
The Delicate Storm by Giles Blunt2003
Every Secret Thing by Laura Lippman2003
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane2003
Tropic of Night by Michael Gruber2003
California Girl: A Novel by T. Jefferson Parker2004
The Havana Room by Colin Harrison2004
The Madman's Tale by John Katzenbach2004
Playing with Fire by Peter Robinson2004
The Door to Bitterness by Martin Limón2005
Islandbridge: A Matt Minogue Mystery by John Brady2005
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy2005
The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow2005
The Crimes of Jordan Wise by Bill Pronzini2006
Dark Companion by Jim Nisbet2006
Ghost Dancer by John Case2006
Shedding Skin by Robert Ward2006
Dahlia's Gone: A Novel by Katie Estill2007
End Games by Michael Dibdin2007
Stalin's Ghost by Martin Cruz Smith2007
The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon2007
City of the Sun by David Levien2008
The Finder by Colin Harrison2008
Leading Lady (Five Star Mystery Series) by Heywood Gould2008
South by South Bronx by Abraham Jr. Rodriguez2008
Bury Me Deep: A Novel by Megan Abbott2009
Devil's Garden by Ace Atkins2009
The Long Fall by Walter Mosley2009
The Way Home by George Pelecanos2009
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin2010
Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster by Jonathan Eig2010
Iron River by T. Jefferson Parker2010
The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje2011
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran2011
Feast Day of Fools by James Lee Burke2011
The Informant: An Otto Penzler Book (Butcher's Boy) by Thomas Perry2011
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson2012
Clara by Kurt Palka2012
Defending Jacob by William Landay2012
Truth Like the Sun by Jim Lynch2012
Cataract City by Craig Davidson2013
Caught by Lisa Moore2013
The Double by George P. Pelecanos2013
Green Light for Murder (Detective Tommy Veasy Mysteries) by Heywood Gould2013
Gangsterland: A Novel by Tod Goldberg2014
Goodhouse: A Novel by Peyton Marshall2014
Smoke River by Krista Foss2014
Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke2014
The Organ Broker: A Novel by Stu Strumwasser2015
Sorrow Lake by Michael J. McCann2015
The Stranger by Harlan Coben2015
The Whites: A Novel by Richard Price2015

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International Association of Crime Writers/North American Branch (IACW/NA) awards THE HAMMETT PRIZE annually for literary excellence in the field of crime-writing, as reflected in a book published in the English language in the US and/or Canada. The winner receives a "Thin Man" trophy, designed by sculptor Peter Boiger.
Nominations are solicited from the membership, as well as distinguished crime specialist booksellers and critics. The Officers and Executive Council may also nominate books of merit that they feel have been overlooked.

The Hammet Prize Winners can be found here.

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