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The Best Mystery Books - Top 100

Anthony Award for Best Mystery Novel

This award for the Best Novel of the Year is named for Anthony Boucher, a writer, critic, and fan of the mystery genre. The Anthony is presented each year during the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention for a novel published in the previous year.

1 Ordinary Grace William Kent Krueger 2014
2 The Beautiful Mystery Louise Penny Chief Inspector Gamache 2013
3 A Trick of the Light: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Louise Penny 2011
4 Bury Your Dead Louise Penny Chief Inspector Gamache 2011
5 A Brutal Telling Louise Penny 2009
6 The Brass Verdict Michael Connelly Harry Bosch series novels 2008
7 What the Dead Know Laura Lippman 2008
8 No Good Deeds Laura Lippman Tess Monaghan 2007
9 Mercy Falls William Kent Krueger 2006
10 Blood Hollow William Kent Krueger 2005
11 Every Secret Thing Laura Lippman 2004
12 City of Bones Michael Connelly Harry Bosch series novels 2002
13 A Place Of Execution Val McDermid 2001
14 Mystic River Dennis Lehane novels 2001
15 In a Dry Season Peter Robinson Inspector Banks novels 1999
16 No Colder Place S. J. Rozan 1998
17 Blood Work Michael Connelly novels 1998
18 Under The Beetles Collar Mary Willis Walker 1996
19 The Poet Michael Connelly Jack McEvoy series novels 1996
20 She Walks These Hills Sharyn McCrumb Spencer Arrowood, Appalachian sheriff novels 1994
21 Wolf In The Shadows Marcia Muller Sharon McCone 1994
22 Bootleggers Daughter Margaret Maron 1992
23 The Last Detective Peter Lovesey Peter Diamond 1992
24 The Sirens Sing Of Murder Sarah Caudwell 1990
25 G Is for Gumshoe Sue Grafton Kinsey Millhone novels 1990
26 The Silence Of The Lambs Thomas Harris 1989
27 Skinwalkers* Tony Hillerman Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn novel 1986
28 C Is for Corpse Sue Grafton Kinsey Millhone novels 1986
29 B Is for Burglar Sue Grafton Kinsey Millhone novels 1985