Hammett Prize

Given by International Association of Crime Writers, North American Branch

157 Works 147,063 Books 5,430 Reviews ½ 3.9
ACW/NA awards the Hammet 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 show more "Thin Man" trophy, designed by sculptor Peter Boiger.

The list of nominees can be found here.
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All, Winner (32), Special Mention (1), Nominee (156)
All, 2022 (5), 2021 (5), 2020 (5), 2019 (5), 2018 (5), 2017 (4), 2016 (4), 2015 (5), 2014 (5), 2013 (5), 2012 (5), 2011 (5), 2010 (4), 2009 (5), 2008 (5), 2007 (5), 2006 (5), 2005 (5), 2004 (5), 2003 (5), 2002 (5), 2001 (5), 2000 (5), 1999 (5), 1998 (5), 1997 (5), 1996 (5), 1995 (5), 1994 (5), 1993 (5), 1992 (5), 1991 (5)

Winner 32

Special Mention 1

Nominee 156

Pay Dirt Road by Samantha Jayne Allen2022
Don't Know Tough by Eli Cranor2022
Gangland by Chuck Hogan2022
What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline2022
Copperhead Road by Brad Smith2022
Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby2021
Stung: An Arthur Beauchamp Novel (An Arthur Beauchamp Novel, 8) by William Deverell2021
Five Decembers by James Kestrel2021
Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead2021
The Sacrifice of Lester Yates: A Novel by Robin Yocum2021
When These Mountains Burn by David Joy2020
Three Hours in Paris by Cara Black2020
Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March2020
The Mountains Wild by Sarah Stewart Taylor2020
Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden2020
Bluff by Jane Stanton Hitchcock2019
The Murals by William Bayer2019
Norco '80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History by Peter Houlahan2019
The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols by Nicholas Meyer2019
Blood Relations by Jonathan Moore2019
November Road by Lou Berney2018
The Lonely Witness: A Novel by William Boyle2018
Paris in the Dark by Robert Olen Butler2018
Under My Skin by Lisa Unger2018
Cut You Down by Sam Wiebe2018
August Snow (An August Snow Novel) by Stephen Mack Jones2017
The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne2017
The Tragedy of Brady Sims by Ernest J. Gaines2017
Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis2017
The White Devil by Domenic Stansberry2016
The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton2016
The Drifter by Nick Petrie2016
Revolver by Duane Swierczynski2016
The Do-Right by Lisa Sandlin2015
The Stranger by Harlan Coben2015
Sorrow Lake by Michael J. McCann2015
The Whites by Richard Price2015
The Organ Broker: A Novel by Stu Strumwasser2015
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King2014
Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke2014
Smoke River by Krista Foss2014
Gangsterland by Tod Goldberg2014
Goodhouse: A Novel by Peyton Marshall2014
Angel Baby: A Novel by Richard Lange2013
Cataract City by Craig Davidson2013
Green Light for Murder (Detective Tommy Veasy Mysteries) by Heywood Gould2013
Caught by Lisa Moore2013
The Double by George P. Pelecanos2013
Oregon Hill by Howard Owen2012
Defending Jacob by William Landay2012
Truth Like the Sun by Jim Lynch2012
Clara by Kurt Palka2012
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson2012
The Killer Is Dying by James Sallis2011
Feast Day of Fools by James Lee Burke2011
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran2011
The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje2011
The Informant by Thomas Perry2011
The Nearest Exit by Olen Steinhauer2010
Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster by Jonathan Eig2010
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin2010
Iron River by T. Jefferson Parker2010
The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry2009
Bury Me Deep by Megan Abbott2009
Devil's Garden by Ace Atkins2009
The Long Fall by Walter Mosley2009
The Way Home by George Pelecanos2009
The Turnaround by George Pelecanos2008
Leading Lady (Five Star Mystery Series) by Heywood Gould2008
The Finder by Colin Harrison2008
City of the Sun by David Levien2008
South by South Bronx by Abraham Rodriguez2008
The Outlander by Gil Adamson2007
The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon2007
End Games: An Aurelio Zen Mystery by Michael Dibdin2007
Dahlia's Gone by Katie Estill2007
Stalin's Ghost by Marin Cruz Smith2007
The Prisoner of Guantanamo by Dan Fesperman2006
Ghost Dancer by John Case2006
Dark Companion by Jim Nisbet2006
The Crimes of Jordan Wise by Bill Pronzini2006
Four Kinds of Rain by Robert Ward2006
Alibi by Joseph Kanon2005
Islandbridge by John Brady2005
The Door to Bitterness by Martin Limón2005
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy2005
The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow2005
Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan2004
The Havana Room by Colin Harrison2004
The Madman's Tale by John Katzenbach2004
California Girl by T. Jefferson Parker2004
Playing with Fire by Peter Robinson2004
The Seduction of Water by Carol Goodman2003
The Delicate Storm by Giles Blunt2003
Tropic of Night by Michael Gruber2003
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane2003
Every Secret Thing by Laura Lippman2003
Honor's Kingdom by Owen Parry2002
Jolie Blon's Bounce by James Lee Burke2002
The Eighth Day by John Case2002
Flykiller by J. Robert Janes2002
Bad Boy Brawly Brown by Walter Mosley2002
Kingdom of Shadows by Alan Furst2001
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane2001
Silent Joe by T. Jefferson Parker2001
Right as Rain by George P. Pelecanos2001
Hollowpoint by Robert Reuland2001
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood2000
Hot Springs by Stephen Hunter2000
The Bottoms by Joe R. Lansdale2000
The Ice Harvest by Scott Phillips2000
One-Eyed Jacks by Brad Smith2000
Havana Bay by Marin Cruz Smith1999
Heartwood by James Lee Burke1999
L. A. Requiem by Robert Crais1999
In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson1999
Personal Injuries by Scott Turow1999
Tidewater Blood by William Hoffman1998
Praying to a Laughing God: A Novel by Kevin McColley1998
The Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa by Robert Noah1998
The Last Days of Il Duce by Domenic Stansberry1998
Tomato Red by Daniel Woodrell1998
Cimarron Rose by James Lee Burke1997
Trunk Music by Michael Connelly1997
A Wasteland of Strangers by Bill Pronzini1997
Acts of Murder by L. R. Wright1997
Rose by Marin Cruz Smith1996
The Poet by Michael Connelly1996
Buzz Cut by James Hall1996
Innocent Graves by Peter Robinson1996
Damaged Goods by Stephen Solomita1996
Under the Beetle's Cellar by Mary Willis Walker1995
Smithereens by Susan Taylor Chehak1995
The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly1995
Breakheart Hill by Thomas H. Cook1995
True Crime by Andrew Klavan1995
Dixie City Jam by James Lee Burke1994
Dogs of God by Pinckney Benedict1994
Shot in the Heart by Mikal Gilmore1994
Third and Indiana: A Novel by Steve Lopez1994
Shinjū by Laura Joh Rowland1994
The Mexican Tree Duck by James Crumley1993
The Black Ice by Michael Connelly1993
By Evil Means by Sandra West Prowell1993
Catilina's Riddle by Steven Saylor1993
Occasional Hell by Randall Silvis1993
Turtle Moon by Alice Hoffman1992
The Ones You Do by Daniel Woodrell1992
Trick of the Eye by Jane Stanton Hitchcock1992
White Butterfly by Walter Mosley1992
Humans by Donald E. Westlake1992
Maximum Bob by Elmore Leonard1991
Elsinore by Jerome Charyn1991
Murther and Walking Spirits by Robertson Davies1991
Harlot's Ghost by Norman Mailer1991
The Women of Whitechapel and Jack the Ripper by Paul West1991


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