Previous Award Winners

2014 Award Winners

Claymore Awards

2014 CLAYMORE WINNERS

Winner: Dana Chamblee Carpenter, Bohemian Gospel
1st Runner Up: Ronald Kidd, The Raven and Me
2nd Runner Up (tie, listed in alphabetical order):
Philip Cioffari, The Cold Eye of Danger
Barbara Nickless, White Line Fever


John Seigenthaler Legends Award

Donald Bain


Silver Falchion Award

Best Novel

Cozy / Traditional Mystery

Maggie Toussaint, Dime if I Know

Maggie Touissant Dime If I Know

Crime Thriller

Michael Sears,  Mortal Bonds

Michael Sears Mortal Bonds

Historical

Anne Perry, Blind Justice

Anne Perry, Blind Justice

Literary Mystery / Suspense / Thriller

William Kent Krueger, Ordinary Grace

William Kent Krueger, Ordinary Grace

Political / Adventure / Espionage Thriller

Jeffery Deaver, The Kill Room

Jeffrey Deaver, The Kill Room

Private Detective / Police Procedural / Mystery

Sue Grafton, “W” is for Wasted

Sue Grafton, W Is For Wasted

Romantic Suspense

Lisa Jackson, Tell Me

Lisa Jackson, Tell Me

Speculative / Horror / Science Fiction / Fantasy

Dean Koontz, Innocence

Dea Koontz, Innocence

Long-Form Novelty Fiction: Poetry / Graphic Novel / Experimental

Lee Child et al., Inherit the Dead

Jonathan  Santlofer, Inherit the Dead


 Best First Novel

Cozy, Traditional, and Historical

Dee Phelps, The Disappointment Room

Dee Phelps, The Disappointment Room

Literary Suspense

Jamie Mason, Three Graves Full

Jamie Mason, Three Graves Full

Thriller, Mystery

Lisa Cutts,  Never Forget

Lisa Cutts, Never Forget


Best Nonfiction

Academic (Tie)

Charles J. Rzepka, Being Cool: The Work of Elmore Leonard

Charles J. Rzepka, Being Cool

Bruce Shaw, Jolly Good Detecting: Humor in English Crime Fiction of the Golden Age

Bruce Shaw, Jolly Good Detecting

Craft and Business of Writing

Chuck Wendig, The Kick-Ass Writer

Chuck Weedig, The Kick-Ass Writer

Mainstream Crime Reference

Brad Meltzer with Katie Ferrell, History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time

Brad Meltzer with Keith Ferrell, History Decoded

Memoir / Biography

Anne Serling, As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling

Annie Serling, As I knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling

True Crime

Judith Yates, The Devil You Know

Judith Yates, The Devil You Know


Best Children, Middle Grade, and Young Adult Books

Children’s Picture Book

Janice S. C. Petrie (Writer, Illustrator), Did You Make the Hole In the Shell In the Sea?

Did You Make The Hole In the Shell In the Sea?

Children’s Chapter Book (Tie)

Annie Barrows (Writer), Sophie Blackall (Illustrator), Ivy + Bean Take the Case

Ivy + Bean Take the Case

Lewis B. Montgomery (Writer), Amy Wummer –  The Case of the Locked Box

Milo & Jazz - The Case Of the Locked Box

Middle Grade

Jessica Scott Kerrin,  The Spotted Dog Last Seen

Jessica Scott Kerrin, The Spotted Dog Last Seen

Young Adult

Elisa Nader, Escape from Eden

Elisa Nader, Escape From Eden


Best Anthology, Collection, and Attending Author

Multi-Author Anthology

Mike Ashley (Editor), Sisters In Crime: Early Crime and Mystery Stories by Women

Mike Ashley (Editor), Sisters In Crime: Early Crime and Mystery Stories by Women

Single-Author Collection

Barb Goffman, Don’t Get Mad, Get Even: 15 Tales Tales of Revenge and More

Don't Get Mad, Get Even: 15 Tales of Revenge and More

Attending Author

Don Bruns, Reel Stuff

Don Bruns, Reel Stuff


2014 Dupin Detective Award

Logan Masterson


2014 Magnolia Award

Karen McCullough


2013 Award Winners

2013 CLAYMORE WINNERS

Winner: Terri Coop, Dial 1-Pro-Hac-Vice
1st Runner Up: Jacob M. AppelThe Man Who Trounced God at Chess
2nd Runner Up: Elizabeth Visser, Profile of a Killer

2013 CLAYMORE FINALISTS
(in alphabetical order by Author):

Laura BrennanThe End of All Things
Vinnie HansenBlack Beans & Venom
Charles Kingsman, Unbelievers
John Madinger, Hot Shot
Joan Kane Nichols, A Novel By Dickens
Ray PedenOne Tenth of the Law
Shellie WilliamsDeadly Secrets


2013 SILVER FALCHION WINNERS

Winner: Sara J. HenryA Cold And Lonely Place
1st Runner Up: Alana WhiteThe Sign Of The Weeping Virgin
2nd Runner Up (tie, listed in alphabetical order)
Jamie MasonThree Graves Full
Molly MacRaeLast Wool & Testament


2013 DUPIN DETECTIVE AWARD WINNER

Lisa Anderson


2013 SEMWA MAGNOLIA AWARD WINNER

Mary Saums


2012 Award Winners

2012 CLAYMORE WINNERS

Winner Jonathan Stone, “Again”
1st Runner Up V.R. Barkowski, “A Twist of Hate”
2nd Runner Up (tie, listed in alphabetical order)
Carol Baier, “Wicked Schemes”
Mark Troy, “The Law of the Splintered Paddle”

2012 CLAYMORE FINALISTS
(in alphabetical order by Author):

Anna Castle, “Murder By Misrule”
Philip Cioffari, “The Bronx Kill”
Marianna Heusler, “Hallowed Darkened Space”
Susan Lindgren “Forgotten Treasures”
Terry Shames, “The Last Death of Jack Harbin”
Maris Soule, “A Killer Past”


2012 SILVER FALCHION WINNER

C. Hope Clark, “Lowcountry Bribe”


2012 DUPIN DETECTIVE AWARD WINNER

Logan Masterson


2012 SEMWA MAGNOLIA AWARD WINNER

Chester D. Campbell


2011 Award Winners

2011 CLAYMORE WINNERS

Winner Judith Dailey “Animal, Vegetable, Murder”
1st Runner Up Craig Faustus Buck, “Go Down Hard”
2nd Runner Up Joan Lipinsky Cochran, “The Yiddish Gangster’s Daughter”

2011 CLAYMORE FINALISTS
(in alphabetical order by Author):

Baron R. Birtcher, “Rain Dogs”
Bryan Camp, “Where the Dead Remain”
Debora Dale’ “Canyon Road”
Jessica Ferguson, “A Bad Guy Forever”
Frank Jenkins, “An Embarrassment of Riches”
Doc Macomber, “Riff Raff”
E. Joan Sims’ “A.K.A. Love”


2011 SILVER FALCHION WINNER

Marco Conelli, “Matthew Livingston and the Politics of Death”


2011 CRIME SCENE DETECTIVE AWARD WINNER

Deborah DeLong


2011 SEMWA MAGNOLIA AWARD WINNER

Clay Stafford


2010 Award Winners

2010 CLAYMORE WINNERS

Winner Tom Wallace “Gnosis”
1st Runner Up Carolyn McSparren, “A Disciplined Death”
2nd Runner Up Korey Kaul, “Jury Rig”

2010 CLAYMORE FINALISTS
(in alphabetical order by Author):

Ronnie Casella, “The Watchers”
Philip Cioffari, “Dark Road, Dead End”
Alan Lewis, “The Blood in Snowflake Garden”
E. J. Rand, “Labyrinth”
Terry Shames, “The Art of Murder”
Michael Siverling, “The Blood of Alexander”
J. J. White, “Prayer Offerings”


2010 SILVER FALCHION WINNER

Radine Trees Nehring, “Journey to Die For”


2010 CRIME SCENE DETECTIVE AWARD WINNER

Laura Hayden


2010 SEMWA MAGNOLIA AWARD WINNER

Charles Todd


2009 Award Winners

2009 CLAYMORE WINNER (Inaugural Year)

Linda Black, “The Death of Noble Dancer”

2009 CLAYMORE FINALISTS
(in alphabetical order by Author):

Glen Allison, “Hunka Burnin’ Death”
David Booker, “The Painted Beast”
Nancy Horgan, “The Murder Rules”
David E. Knop, “Mining Sacred Ground”
Joseph Newcum, “Cast Out of Paradise”
Sarah Parrott, “The Blonde Leading the Blonde”
Peter Price, “An Unsolicited Manuscript”
Jonathan Sicherman, “Watchman’s Tale”
Marylee Woods, “Temporarily Dead”


2009 SILVER FALCHION WINNER

Chester Campbell


2009 SEMWA MAGNOLIA AWARD WINNER

Beth Terrell


2008 Award Winners

2008 SILVER FALCHION WINNER (Inaugural Year)

Don Bruns


2008 CRIME SCENE DETECTIVE AWARD WINNER

Stephen Wherley


2008 SEMWA MAGNOLIA AWARD WINNER

Margaret Maron


2007 Award Winners

2007 CRIME SCENE DETECTIVE AWARD WINNER (Inaugural Year)

Stephen Wherley


2007 SEMWA MAGNOLIA AWARD WINNER

Chris Roerdan


2006 Award Winners

2006 SEMWA MAGNOLIA AWARD WINNER

Gwen Hunter


2005 Award Winners

2005 SEMWA MAGNOLIA AWARD WINNER

Tamar Myers