• 2008 WHAT THE DEAD KNOW by Laura Lippman
  • 2007 NO GOOD DEEDS by Laura Lippman
  • 2006 MERCY FALLS by William Kent Krueger
  • 2005 BLOOD HOLLOW by William Kent Kruger
  • 2004 EVERY SECRET THING by Laura Lippman
  • 2003 CITY OF BONES by Michael Connelly
  • 2002 MYSTIC RIVER by Dennis Lehane
  • 2001 A PLACE OF EXECUTION by Val McDermid
  • 2000 IN A DRY SEASON by Peter Robinson
  • 1999 BLOOD WORK by Michael Connelly
  • 1998 NO COLDER PLACE by S. J. Rozan
  • 1997 THE POET by Michael Connelly
  • 1996 UNDER THE BEETLE'S CELLAR by Mary Willis Walker
  • 1995 SHE WALKS THESE HILLS by Sharon McCrumb
  • 1994 WOLF IN THE SHADOWS by Marcia Muller
  • 1993 BOOTLEGGER'S DAUGHTER by Margaret Maron
  • 1992 THE LAST DETECTIVE by Peter Lovesey
  • 1991 G IS FOR GUMSHOE by Sue Grafton
  • 1990 THE SIRENS SING OF MURDER by Sarah Caudwell
  • 1989 THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS by Thomas Harris
  • 1988 SKINWALKERS by Tony Hillerman
  • 1987 C IS FOR CORPSE by Sue Grafton
  • 1986 B IS FOR BURGLAR by Sue Grafton
Author Comments: 

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.

Highlighted books are books I've read.
Bold print is books I own.