Dilys Award

Given by Independent Mystery Booksellers Association

130 Works 341,466 Books 13,469 Reviews ½ 3.9
The Dilys award is named in honor of Dilys Winn, founder of the first specialty bookseller of mystery books in the U.S. It was given annually by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association from show more 1993 until 2014. show less
All, Winner (23), Nominee (107)
All, 2014 (6), 2013 (5), 2012 (5), 2011 (6), 2010 (7), 2009 (5), 2008 (5), 2007 (6), 2006 (6), 2005 (6), 2004 (5), 2003 (5), 2002 (5), 2001 (5), 2000 (5), 1999 (6), 1998 (6), 1997 (8), 1996 (5), 1995 (7), 1994 (7), 1993 (4), 1992 (5)

Winner 23

Nominee 107

Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye2014
The Black Country by Alex Grecian2014
Spider Woman's Daughter by Anne Hillerman2014
Pagan Spring by G. M. Malliet2014
The Land of Dreams by Vidar Sundstøl2014
Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach by Colin Cotterill2013
Broken Harbour by Tana French2013
Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal2013
The Expats by Chris Pavone2013
When Elves Attack by Tim Dorsey2012
Wicked Autumn by G. M. Malliet2012
Tag Man by Archer Mayor2012
A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny2012
Love Songs From a Shallow Grave by Colin Cotterill2011
The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton2011
Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane2011
Once A Spy: A Novel by Keith Thomson2011
Savages by Don Winslow2011
A Quiet Belief in Angels by R.J. Ellory2010
The Dark Horse by Craig Johnson2010
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson2010
The Twelve by Stuart Neville2010
The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny2010
The Shanghai Moon by S. J. Rozan2010
The Victoria Vanishes by Christopher Fowler2009
Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn2009
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith2009
The Dawn Patrol by Don Winslow2009
Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen2008
The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz2008
Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn2008
The Blade Itself by Marcus Sakey2008
Billy Boyle by James R. Benn2007
Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith2007
The Mournful Teddy by John J. Lamb2007
The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard2007
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield2007
In a Teapot (Scott Elliott Mysteries) by Terence Faherty2006
The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson2006
Half Broken Things by Morag Joss2006
The Tenor Wore Tapshoes by Mark Schweizer2006
The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow2006
The Enemy by Lee Child2005
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde2005
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón2005
The Intelligencer by Leslie Silbert2005
Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear2005
Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon by Donna Andrews2004
The Sixth Lamentation by William Brodrick2004
Monkeewrench by P. J. Tracy2004
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear2004
You've Got Murder by Donna Andrews2003
Without Fail by Lee Child2003
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde2003
Hell to Pay by George P. Pelecanos2003
The Cold Blue Blood by David Handler2002
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris2002
Purgatory Ridge by William Kent Krueger2002
The Reaper by Peter Lovesey2002
The Sibyl in Her Grave by Sarah Caudwell2001
The hearse you came in on by Tim Cockey2001
Demolition Angel by Robert Crais2001
Hot Six by Janet Evanovich2001
River of Darkness by Rennie Airth2000
Murder with Peacocks by Donna Andrews2000
Boundary Waters by William Kent Krueger2000
California Fire and Life by Don Winslow2000
The Ghosts of Morning by Richard Barre1999
Blind Descent by Nevada Barr1999
Sunset Limited by James Lee Burke1999
Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger1999
Wings of Fire by Charles Todd1999
Killing Floor by Lee Child1998
Back Spin by Harlan Coben1998
Sacred by Dennis Lehane1998
Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs1998
The Devil in Music by Kate Ross1998
Fade Away by Harlan Coben1997
Hearts and Bones by Margaret Lawrence1997
Darkness, Take My Hand by Dennis Lehane1997
Tularosa by Michael McGarrity1997
Moody Gets the Blues (Moody Gets Blues) by Steve Oliver1997
Dance for the Dead by Thomas Perry1997
A Test of Wills by Charles Todd1997
Voodoo River by Robert Crais1996
Who the Hell is Wanda Fuca? by G. M. Ford1996
If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him by Sharyn McCrumb1996
The Codicil by Tom Topor1996
Do Unto Others by Jeff Abbott1995
Aunt Dimity and the Duke by Nancy Atherton1995
A Superior Death by Nevada Barr1995
The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly1995
Mallory's Oracle by Carol O'Connell1995
Walking Rain by Susan Wade1995
Wolf in the Shadows by Marcia Muller1994
Death Comes as Epiphany by Sharan Newman1994
By Evil Means by Sandra West Prowell1994
Catilina's Riddle by Steven Saylor1994
The Sculptress by Minette Walters1994
Way Down on the High Lonely by Don Winslow1994
The Black Echo by Michael Connelly1993
Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron1993
The Ice House by Minette Walters1993
A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George1992
Book Case by Stephen Greenleaf1992
Hour of the Hunter by J. A. Jance1992
We Wish You a Merry Murder by Valerie Wolzien1992


The Dilys award is named in honor of Dilys Winn, founder of the first specialty bookseller of mystery books in the U.S. It was given annually by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association from 1993 until 2014. (English, Member-written)
discontinued (Russian, Member-written)


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