Mystery Books

Mystery Movies

  • 12 Monkeys (Special Edition)

    In this science fiction masterpiece, Cole (Bruce Willis) is sent back in time to save the human race from a deadly virus that has

  • The Butterfly Effect (Infinifilm Edition)

    Butterfly Effect, The (DVD)Ashton Kutcher stars as a man who has lost track of time. From an early age, crucial

  • Triangle

    When Jess sets sail on her friend Greg's (Michael Dorman, "The Secret Life Of Us") yacht with a group of friends, she cannot shake

  • Memento

    Point blank in the head a man shoots another. In flashbacks, each one earlier in time than what we've just seen, the two men's pas

  • Exam

    Like Saw for corporate go-getters, in EXAM eight young people vying for a sought-after job are locked together in a room and given

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Mystery Authors

The Best Mystery Books - Top 100

JOHN CREASEY MEMORIAL AWARD FOR BEST FIRST CRIME NOVEL


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.

1 Acts of Violence Ryan David Jahn 2010
2 Echoes From The Dead Johan Theorin 2009
3 The Bethlehem Murders Matt Rees 2008
4 Sharp Objects Gillian Flynn 2007
5 Still Life Louise Penny 2006
6 Running Hot Dreda Say Mitchell 2005
7 Amagansett Mark Mills 2004
8 Mission Flats William Landay 2003
9 The Cutting Room Louise Welsh 2002
10 The Earthquake Bird Susanna Jones 2001
11 God Is A Bullet Boston Teran 2000
12 Lie In The Dark Dan Fesperman 1999
13 Garnethill Denise Mina 1998
14 Deaths Bright Angel Janet Neel 1998
15 Body Politic Paul Johnston 1997
16 One for the Money Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum novels 1994
17 Big Town Doug J. Swanson 1994
18 The Ice House Minette Walters 1992
19 Deep Sleep Frances Fyfield 1991
20 Postmortem Patricia Cornwell Kay Scarpetta novels 1990
21 A Real Shot In The Arm Annette Roome 1989
22 Dark Apostle Denis Kilcommons 1987
23 Tinplate Neville Steed 1986
24 The Latimer Mercy Robert Richards 1985
25 A Very Private Enterprise Elizabeth Ironside 1984
26 The Ariadne Clue Carol Clemeau 1983
27 The Night The Gods Smiled Eric Wright 1983
28 Caroline Miniscule Andrew Taylor 1982
29 The Ludi Victory James Leigh 1981
30 Dupe Liza Cody 1980
31 Saturday Of Glory David Serafin 1979
32 A Running Duck Paula Gosling 1978
33 The Judas Pair Jonathan Gash 1977
34 Death Of A Thinskinned Animal Patrick Alexander 1976
35 Acid Drop Sara George 1975
36 The Big Fix Roger Simon 1974
37 Dont Point That Thing At Me Kyril Bonfiglioli 1973