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While the Crime Writers' Association of Great Britain began presenting awards for excellence in crime writing in 1955, the John Creasey Memorial Award was not instituted until 1973. It is made for the best crime novel by an author who has not previously published a full-length work of fiction. John Creasey (1908-1973) was an English author of mystery, crime, suspense, and detective novels. Creasey was the most prolific writer in the genre, with close to 600 books published under twenty-eight pseudonyms.

Acts of Violence

Ryan David Jahn 2010
Echoes From The Dead

Johan Theorin 2009
The Bethlehem Murders

Matt Rees 2008
Sharp Objects

Gillian Flynn 2007
Still Life

Louise Penny 2006
Running Hot

Dreda Say Mitchell 2005

Mark Mills 2004
Mission Flats

William Landay 2003
The Cutting Room

Louise Welsh 2002
The Earthquake Bird

Susanna Jones 2001
God Is A Bullet

Boston Teran 2000
Lie In The Dark

Dan Fesperman 1999

Denise Mina 1998
Deaths Bright Angel

Janet Neel 1998
Body Politic

Paul Johnston 1997
One for the Money

Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum novels 1994
Big Town

Doug J. Swanson 1994
The Ice House

Minette Walters 1992
Deep Sleep

Frances Fyfield 1991

Patricia Cornwell Kay Scarpetta novels 1990
A Real Shot In The Arm

Annette Roome 1989
Dark Apostle

Denis Kilcommons 1987

Neville Steed 1986
The Latimer Mercy

Robert Richards 1985
A Very Private Enterprise

Elizabeth Ironside 1984
The Ariadne Clue

Carol Clemeau 1983
The Night The Gods Smiled

Eric Wright 1983
Caroline Miniscule

Andrew Taylor 1982
The Ludi Victory

James Leigh 1981

Liza Cody 1980
Saturday Of Glory

David Serafin 1979
A Running Duck

Paula Gosling 1978
The Judas Pair

Jonathan Gash 1977
Death Of A Thinskinned Animal

Patrick Alexander 1976
Acid Drop

Sara George 1975
The Big Fix

Roger Simon 1974
Dont Point That Thing At Me

Kyril Bonfiglioli 1973