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Winners of the best novel category for 3 different awards for the past 10 years. For more information, including a more extensive list of past winners and nominees, see the Agatha Awards, Edgar Awards and the Anthony Awards.

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  Cover Art: Birds of a Feather Winspear, Jacqueline
Birds of a Feather
When Maisie Dobbs is hired to find the missing daughter of a wealthy grocery magnate, she discovers that three of the heiress's friends have died violently, leading her to investigate the connection between the disappearance and the murders. [Agatha Awards]
2004
Adult Mystery
  Cover Art: Citizen Vince Walter, Jess
Citizen Vince
It's the fall of 1980, and Vince Camden, a small time hood in the Witness Protection program, is spotted in Spokane, Washington. Vince bolts to New York's Lower East Side, but finds that it's not so easy to hide. At this point, all Vince wants is a second chance. [Edgar Awards]
2005
Adult Fiction
  Cover Art: Resurrection Men Rankin, Ian
Resurrection Men
Packed off to the remote Scottish Police College for a lesson in teamwork -- after hurling a mug in his supervisor's face -- Inspector John Rebus finds himself in a snake pit. Rebus must work undercover on a drug heist that involves his classmates, known as the Resurrection Men. [Edgar Awards]
2010
Adult Fiction
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  Cover Art: The Virgin of Small Plains Pickard, Nancy
The Virgin of Small Plains
Seventeen years after the discovery of a female murder victim near Small Plains, Kansas, the girl's grave has become the source of strange miracles and legends, until the return of prodigal son Mitch Newquist threatens to bring old secrets to light. [Agatha Awards]
2006
Adult Mystery
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  Cover Art: A Trick of the Light Penny, Louise
A Trick of the Light
Investigating a murder at a solo artist's Quebec village home, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team encounter deceptive nuances in the art world that distort every clue they find with tales of duality and broken hearts. [Anthony Awards]
2011
Adult Mystery
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  Cover Art: The Brutal Telling Penny, Louise
The Brutal Telling
A stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store and all clues point to bistro owner Olivier being the killer. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to strip back layers of lies, exposing both treasures and rancid secrets long buried--but not forgotten. [Agatha Awards] [Anthony Awards]
2009
Adult Mystery
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  Cover Art: Bury Your Dead Penny, Louise
Bury Your Dead
An obsessive historian's quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly 400 years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it? Although he is supposed to be on leave, Chief Inspector Gamache cannot walk away from a crime that threatens to ignite long-smoldering tensions between the English and the French. Meanwhile, he is receiving disquieting letters from the village of Three Pines, where beloved Bistro owner Olivier was recently convicted of murder. [Agatha Awards] [Anthony Awards]
2010
Adult Mystery
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  Cover Art: A Fatal Grace Penny, Louise
A Fatal Grace
Sent to a village south of Montreal to investigate the death of CC de Poitiers, an extremely unpopular woman apparently killed in an electrical accident, Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec finds that nearly everyone in town had a motive to kill her. [Agatha Awards]
2007
Adult Mystery
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  Cover Art: The Beautiful Mystery Penny, Louise
The Beautiful Mystery
When a peaceful monastery in Que´bec is shattered by the murder of their renowned choir director, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Sa~urete du Que´bec are challenged to find the killer in a cloistered community that has taken a vow of silence. [Agatha Awards]
2012
Adult Mystery
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  Cover Art: California Girl Parker, T. Jefferson
California Girl
It's 1968. For the Becker brothers, however, the past is always present -- and it comes crashing back full force when the body of the lovely and mysterious Janelle Vonn is discovered in an abandoned orange-packing plant. The Beckers and the Vonns have a history, beginning years ago in high school with a rumble between the brothers of each clan...As suspects multiply [in the search for Janelle's murderer] and secrets are exposed, the three Becker brothers are drawn further into the case, deeper into the past, and closer to danger. [Edgar Awards]
2004
Adult Mystery
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  Cover Art: Three-day Town Maron, Margaret
Three-day Town
While in New York, Judge Deborah Knott has been asked to deliver a package to Lt. Sigrid Harald of the NYPD. Sigrid offers to swing by the apartment with her husband to pick up the box, but when they reach the apartment, they discover that the box is missing and the doorman has been murdered. [Agatha Awards]
2011
Adult Mystery
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  Cover Art: Every Secret Thing Lippman, Laura
Every Secret Thing
Seven years after inadvertently causing a death while walking home from a birthday party, estranged friends Alice and Ronnie are forced to confront the truth about what happened when another child goes missing under disturbingly similar circumstances. [Anthony Awards]
2003
Adult Mystery
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  Cover Art: No Good Deeds Lippman, Laura
No Good Deeds
The unsolved murder of a prosecutor becomes too personal when her boyfriend brings home a street kid who holds an important key to the case. She finds out how far official authorities will go to get their way. Soon she's facing felony charges, and the boy has gone into hiding beyond her reach. [Anthony Awards]
2006
Adult Mystery
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  Cover Art: What the Dead Know Lippman, Laura
What the Dead Know
Thirty years ago two sisters disappeared from a shopping mall. Their bodies were never found...Now a clearly disoriented woman involved in a rush-hour hit-and-run claims to be the younger of the long-gone Bethany sisters. But her involuntary admission and subsequent attempt to stonewall investigators only deepens the mystery...In a story that moves back and forth across the decades, there is only one person who dares to be skeptical of a woman who wants to claim the identity of one Bethany sister without revealing the fate of the other. Will he be able to discover the truth? [Anthony Awards]
2007
Adult Mystery
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  Cover Art: Live By Night Lehane, Dennis
Live By Night
In 1926, during the Prohibition, Joe Coughlin defies his strict law-and-order upbringing by climbing a ladder of organized crime that takes him from Boston to Cuba where he encounters a dangerous cast of characters who are all fighting for their piece of the American dream...But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns battle for control, no one can be trusted. For men like Joe one fate seems more likely than all others, an early death. [Edgar Awards]
2012
Adult Fiction
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  Cover Art: Blood Hollow Krueger, William Kent
Blood Hollow
When the corpse of a beautiful high school student is discovered on a hillside four months after her disappearance on New Year's Eve, all evidence points to her boyfriend, local bad boy Solemn Winter Moon. Despite Solemn's self-incriminating decision to go into hiding, Cork O'Connor, Aurora's former sheriff, isn't about to hang the crime on the kid, whom O'Connor is convinced is innocent. [Anthony Awards]
2004
Adult Mystery
  Cover Art: Mercy Falls Krueger, William Kent
Mercy Falls
Lured to the nearby Ojibwe reservation on what appears to be a routine domestic disturbance call, Cork finds himself the target of a sniper's deadly fire. He has little time to worry about his own precarious situation, however. Soon after the shooting, he's called to investigate a mutilated body found perched above the raging waters of Mercy Falls...Now Cork must deal with a high-profile murder contaminated with the blood of the rich and powerful. Murder, greed, sex, and jealousy all play a part in the maze of danger and intrigue Cork is caught in. [Anthony Awards]
2005
Adult Mystery
  Cover Art: Gone Hayder, Mo
Gone
Investigating a serial carjacker whose actual targets are young children in back seats, Jack Caffery teams up once again with police diver Sergeant Flea Marley, whose life is endangered by a discovery in an abandoned, half-submerged tunnel. [Edgar Awards]
2010
Adult Mystery
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  Cover Art: Down River Hart, John
Down River
Adam has has a violent streak, and not without reason. As a boy, he saw things that no child should see, suffered wounds that cut to the core and scarred thin. The trauma left him passionate and misunderstood - a fighter. After being narrowly acquitted of a murder charge, Adam is hounded out of the only home he's ever known, exiled for a sin he did not commit. For five long years he disappears, fades into the faceless gray of New York City. Now he's back and nobody knows why, not his family or the cops, not the enemies he left behind. But Adam has his reasons. Within hours of his return, he is beaten and accosted, confronted by his family and the women he still holds dear. No one knows what to make of Adam's return, but when bodies start turning up, the small town rises against him and Adam again finds himself embroiled in the fight of his life, not just to prove his own innocence, but to reclaim the only life he's ever wanted. [Edgar Awards]
2007
Adult Mystery
  Cover Art: The Last Child Hart, John
The Last Child
After his twin sister Alyssa disappears, thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon is determined to find her. When a second girl disappears from his rural North Carolina town, Johnny makes a discovery that sends shock waves through the community in this multi-layered tale of broken families and deadly secrets. [Edgar Awards]
2009
Adult Mystery
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