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Book awards: Anthony Boucher's Best Crime Fiction of the Year

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14 Great Detective Stories by Howard Haycraft1949
Below Suspicion by John Dickson Carr1949
Blue Harpsichord by Francis Steegmuller1949
The Cabinda Affair by Matthew Head1949
The Case of the Dubious Bridegroom by Erle Stanley Gardner1949
Cat of Many Tails by Ellery Queen1949
The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey1949
The Innocent by Evelyn Piper1949
The Journeying Boy by Michael Innes1949
Knight's Gambit by William Faulkner1949
The Moving Target by Ross Macdonald1949
What a Body! by Alan Green1949
Blues for the Prince by Bart Spicer1950
Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey1950
The Bride of Newgate by John Dickson Carr1950
The Case of the Negligent Nymph by Erle Stanley Gardner1950
Diagnosis: Homicide by Lawrence G. Blochman1950
The Drowning Pool by Ross Macdonald1950
Frightened Amazon by Aaron Marc Stein1950
Mischief by Charlotte Armstrong1950
The Motive by Evelyn Piper1950
A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie1950
The Queen's Awards: Fifth Series by Ellery Queen1950
The Rim of Terror by Hildegarde Tolman Teilhet1950
The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler1950
Through a Glass, Darkly by Helen McCloy1950
Verdict in Dispute by Edgar Lustgarten1950
The Wind Blows Death by Cyril Hare1950
The 31st of February by Julian Symons1951
Big Shot by Lawrence Treat1951
Black Sheep, Run by Bart Spicer1951
The Devil in Velvet by John Dickson Carr1951
An English Murder by Cyril Hare1951
A Gentle Murderer by Dorothy Salisbury Davis1951
The Golden Door by Bart Spicer1951
Mr Byculla by Eric Linklater1951
Mr. Blessington's Imperialist Plot by John Sherwood1951
Murder on the Left Bank by Elliot Paul1951
Opening Night by Ngaio Marsh1951
Operation Pax by Michael Innes1951
The Origin of Evil by Ellery Queen1951
A Rough Shoot by Geoffrey Household1951
Shield for Murder by William P. McGivern1951
They Came to Baghdad by Agatha Christie1951
A Time to Kill by Geoffrey Household1951
The Way Some People Die by Ross Macdonald1951
Barbary Hoard by John Appleby1952
Black Widow by Patrick Quentin1952
The Bloody Bokhara by William Campbell Gault1952
Catch a tiger by Owen Cameron1952
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey1952
Deadlock by Ruth Fenisong1952
Death Has Deep Roots by Michael Gilbert1952
Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler1952
The Inward Eye by Peggy Bacon1952
The Ivory Grin by Ross Macdonald1952
The Key to Nicholas Street by Stanley Ellin1952
The Long Green by Bart Spicer1952
Mrs. McGinty's Dead by Agatha Christie1952
They Died Laughing by Alan Green1952
Vanish in an Instant by Margaret Millar1952
Beat Not the Bones by Charlotte Jay1953
The Canvas Coffin by William Campbell Gault1953
The Case of the Hesitant Hostess by Erle Stanley Gardner1953
Fear to Tread by Michael Francis Gilbert1953
A Kiss before Dying by Ira Levin1953
Meet Me at the Morgue by Ross Macdonald1953
Murder in the Mill-Race by E.C.R. Lorac1953
Post Mortem by Guy Cullingford1953
Reputation for a Song by Edward Grierson1953
The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey1953
Their Nearest and Dearest by Bernice Carey1953
Appleby Talks by Michael Innes1954
Find a Victim by Ross Macdonald1954
The Fugitive Eye by Charlotte Jay1954
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler1954
Lucinda by Howard Rigsby1954
Murder in Pastiche by Marion Mainwaring1954
A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie1954
Rogue Cop by William P. McGivern1954
A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey1954
The Third Bullet by John Dickson Carr1954
The time of the fire by Marc Brandel1954
The Whisper in the Gloom by Nicholas Blake1954
All Through the Night by Whit Masterson1955
Beast in View by Margaret Millar1955
The Best That Ever Did It by Ed Lacy1955
The Evil of the Day by Thomas Sterling1955
F.O.B. Murder by Bert Hitchens1955
The Mean Streets by Thomas B. Dewey1955
The rare adventure. by Bernard Fergusson1955
Room for Murder by Doris Miles Disney1955
Scales of Justice by Ngaio Marsh1955
Somewhere in This City by Maurice Procter1955
The Tall Dark Man by Anne Chamberlain1955
Tour de Force by Christianna Brand1955
The Yellow Turban by Charlotte Jay1955
The Barbarous Coast by Ross Macdonald1956
A Capitol Offense by Jocelyn Davey1956
Compulsion by Meyer Levin1956
Cop Hater by Ed McBain1956
A Dram of Poison by Charlotte Armstrong1956
HARM INTENDED. by Richard Parker1956
Inspector Queen's Own Case by Ellery Queen1956
The Lenient Beast by Fredric Brown1956
The Man Who Didn't Fly by Margot Bennett1956
The Mugger by Ed McBain1956
Murder in Haiti by John W. Vandercook1956
The Second Man by Edward Grierson1956
A Tangled Web by Nicholas Blake1956
An Air That Kills by Margaret Millar1957
Be Shot For Sixpence by Michael Gilbert1957
Bony Buys a Woman by Arthur Upfield1957
Bunny Lake Is Missing by Evelyn Piper1957
The Con Man by Ed McBain1957
Death of an Old Sinner by Dorothy Salisbury Davis1957
Fire, Burn! by John Dickson Carr1957
Gideon's Night by J. J. Marric1957
The Night of the Good Children by Marjorie Carleton1957
Stopover: Tokyo by John P. Marquand1957
The Tiger Among Us by Leigh Brackett1957
What Rough Beast by John Trench1957
Agent of the Devil by Hans Habe1958
The April Robin Murders by Craig Rice1958
Blind Date by Leigh Howard1958
The Colour of Murder by Julian Symons1958
The Doomsters by Ross Macdonald1958
The Finishing Stroke by Ellery Queen1958
Heat Wave by Elleston Trevor1958
Killer's Choice by Ed McBain1958
The Midnight Plumber by Maurice Procter1958
A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson1958
The Stopped Clock by Joel Townsley Rogers1958
Untimely Death by Cyril Hare1958
The Woman in the Woods by Charity Blackstock1958
'Til Death by Ed McBain1959
Blood and Judgement by Michael Gilbert1959
Bony and the Mouse by Arthur Upfield1959
The Chinese Bell Murders by Robert van Gulik1959
Devil by the Sea by Nina Bawden1959
A Dream of Falling by Mary O. Rank1959
The End of Violence by Ben Benson1959
The Foggy, Foggy Dew by Charity Blackstock1959
The Hours Before Dawn by Celia Fremlin1959
Killer's Wedge by Ed McBain1959
King's Ransom by Ed McBain1959
Lament for Four Brides by Evelyn Berckman1959
The Listening Walls by Margaret Millar1959
No Grave for a Lady by John Bonett1959
Psycho by Robert Bloch1959
The Sands Of Windee by Arthur William Upfield1959
Scandal at High Chimneys by John Dickson Carr1959
Seven Steps East by Ben Benson1959
The Twisted Ones by M. E. Kerr1959
Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie1960
Dead Men Don't Ski by Patricia Moyes1960
End of the Night by John D. MacDonald1960
The Ferguson Affair by Ross Macdonald1960
Give the Boys a Great Big Hand by Ed McBain1960
The Little Wax Doll by Norah Lofts1960
My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart1960
Passage of Arms by Eric Ambler1960
The Progress of a Crime by Julian Symons1960
Send Another Hearse by Harold Q. Masur1960
Strike for a Kingdom by Menna Gallie1960
The Traces of Brillhart by Herbert Brean1960
Uncle Paul by Celia Fremlin1960
Versus Inspector Maigret; containing Maigret and the reluctant witnesses by Georges Simenon1960
Watcher in the Shadows by Geoffrey Household1960
The Case of the Spurious Spinster by Erle Stanley Gardner1961
The Cipher by Alex Gordon1961
Counsel for the Defense by Jeffrey Ashford1961
The Eye of the Needle by Thomas Walsh1961
Gideon's Fire by J. J. Marric1961
The House of Soldiers by Andrew Garve1961
Killing Time by Donald E. Westlake1961
The Red Pavilion by Robert van Gulik1961
Seven Lean Years by Celia Fremlin1961
The Smartest Grave by Reginald James White1961
That Night It Rained by Hillary Waugh1961
The Wrong Side of the Sky by Gavin Lyall1961
The Wycherly Woman by Ross Macdonald1961
361 by Donald E. Westlake1962
The Chinese Nail Murders by Robert van Gulik1962
Cormorant's Isle by Allan MacKinnon1962
The Demoniacs by John Dickson Carr1962
How Like an Angel by Margaret Millar1962
Investigations Are Proceeding by Jeffrey Ashford1962
The Killing of Francie Lake by Julian Symons1962
Murder By Proxy by Brett Halliday1962
The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie1962
Perfect Pigeon by Richard Wormser1962
The Spoilt Kill by Mary Kelly1962
When I Grow Rich by Joan Fleming1962
The Zebra-Striped Hearse by Ross Macdonald1962
The Assassination Bureau, Ltd. by Jack London1963
Black Sister by Dagmar Edqvist1963
The Dead of Summer by Mary Kelly1963
The Expendable Man by Dorothy B. Hughes1963
Gideon's Ride by J. J. Marric1963
It's Different Abroad by Henry Calvin1963
The Light of Day by Eric Ambler1963
A Little Less Than Kind by Charlotte Armstrong1963
The Massingham Affair by Edward Grierson1963
The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side by Agatha Christie1963
The Most Dangerous Game by Gavin Lyall1963
Murder à la Mode by Patricia Moyes1963
The Player on the Other Side by Ellery Queen1963
The Trouble Makers by Celia Fremlin1963
Burning is a Substitute for Loving by Jennie Melville1964
The Chill by Ross Macdonald1964
The Clocks by Agatha Christie1964
The Fiend by Margaret Millar1964
Five times Maigret by Georges Simenon1964
Gideon's Vote by J. J. Marric1964
Greenmask! by Elizabeth Linington1964
Gun Before Butter by Nicolas Freeling1964
A Kind of Anger by Eric Ambler1964
The Merry Hippo by Elspeth Huxley1964
The Night of the Generals by Hans Hellmut Kirst1964
The Road to Hell by Hubert Monteilhet1964
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John le Carré1964
This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart1964
Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart1965
Cunning as a Fox by Michael Halliday1965
The Day the Call Came by Thomas Hinde1965
Double-Barrel by Nicolas Freeling1965
The Far Side of the Dollar by Ross Macdonald1965
For Kicks by Dick Francis1965
Funeral in Berlin by Len Deighton1965
The Jealous One by Celia Fremlin1965
Midnight Plus One by Gavin Lyall1965
The Perfect Murder by H. R. F. Keating1965
Petrovka 38 by Yulian Semyonov1965
The Quiller Memorandum by Adam Hall1965
The Second Maigret Omnibus by Georges Simenon1965
At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie1966
Black Money by Ross Macdonald1966
Blind Spot by Joseph Harrington1966
The Crack in the Teacup by Michael Francis Gilbert1966
The Crimson Madness of Little Doom by Mark McShane1966
The hands of innocence by Jeffrey Ashford1966
Killer Dolphin by Ngaio Marsh1966
The King of the Rainy Country by Nicolas Freeling1966
The Night is a Time for Listening by Elliot West1966
Odds Against by Dick Francis1966
The Pedestal by George Lanning1966
Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry by Harry Kemelman1966
The Spy in the Ointment by Donald E. Westlake1966
Flying Finish by Dick Francis1967
God Save the Mark by Donald E. Westlake1967
The Hochmann Miniatures by Robert L. Pike1967
The Last One Left by John D. MacDonald1967
Lemon in the Basket by Charlotte Armstrong1967
A Most Contagious Game by Catherine Aird1967
Murder Against the Grain by Emma Lathen1967
Murder Fantastical by Patricia Moyes1967
A Parade of Cockeyed Creatures, or Did Someone Murder Our Wandering Boy? by George Baxt1967
Sly As a Serpent by Michael Halliday1967
Something wrong by Elizabeth Linington1967
The Tower by P. M. Hubbard1967
The Walking Stick by Winston Graham1967

Award description

Each year from 1949 through 1967, New York Times crime fiction critic Anthony Boucher published his list of about 12-15 best crime fiction books of the year. For the Times' best mysteries of the year starting in 1968, see the award New York Times Best Mysteries of the Year.


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