Mystery Books

  • Claws and Effect: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

    CLAWS AND EFFECTWinter puts tiny Crozet, Virginia, in a deep freeze and everyone seems to be suffering from the winter bla

  • The Dead Zone (Signet)

    Beware, The Wheel of Fortune…Johnny, the small boy who skated at breakneck speed into an accident that for one ho

  • The False Inspector Dew

    The year is 1921. A passionate affair between voracious romance reader Alma Webster and her dentist, Walter Baranov, has led to hi

  • Killing Time: A Novel

    Returning to the entrancing supernatural territory of her popular novels Dream Man and Son of the Morning, New York Times bestsell

  • The Stabbing In The Stables (Fethering Mysteries)

    Fethering's favorite sleuths are at it again as Jude and Carole Seddon find themselves in the midst of some horseplay, after stumb

  • Silent Joe

    Scarred for life by a brutal father, Joe Trona found a safe haven and a loving childhood in the home of the couple who adopted him

  • Code to Zero

    In this classic Cold War thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett puts his own electrifying twist on t

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Mystery Movies

  • Mystic River

    Three friends who grew up in working-class Boston drift apart after a terrible tragedy. Years later, brutal events reconnect them.

  • Flightplan (Widescreen Edition)

    Academy Award(R) winner Jodie Foster (Best Actress, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, 1991) gives an outstanding performance in the heart-

  • The Killing Room

    In this highly charged, psychological thrill ride, four strangers are recruited as volunteers in a scientific research study. But

  • 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

  • Orphan

    Orphan (DVD)Peter Sarsgaard and Vera Farmiga star as a couple who adopt a 9-year-old girl after losing their ow

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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.

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
Amagansett

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
Garnethill

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
Postmortem

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

Annette Roome 1989
Dark Apostle

Denis Kilcommons 1987
Tinplate

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
Dupe

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
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