Scarpetta novels, read and otherwise

  • Postmortem
  • Body of Evidence
  • All That Remains
  • Cruel and Unusual
  • The Body Farm
  • From Potter's Field
  • Cause of Death
  • Unnatural Exposure
  • Point of Origin
  • Black Notice
  • The Last Precinct
  • Blow Fly
  • Trace
  • Predator
  • Book of the Dead
  • Scarpetta
  • The Scarpetta Factor
  • Port Mortuary
  • Red Mist
  • The Bone Bed
  • Dust
  • Flesh and Blood

The Dilys Awards Winners and Nominees

  1. 2013

  2. Before the Poison by Peter Robinson
  3. Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach by Colin Cotterill
  4. Broken Harbor by Tana French
  5. Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal
  6. The Expats by Chris Pavone
  7. 2012

  8. Ghost Hero by S. J. Rozan
  9. When Elves Attack by Tim Dorsey - Morrow
  10. Wicked Autumn by G. M.

The 100 Favorite Mysteries of the 20th Century as picked by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association

  1. The 39 Steps by John Buchan
  2. "A" is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
  3. Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton
  4. The Beast Must Die by Nicholas Blake
  5. The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie King
  6. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  7. Black Cherry Blues by James Lee Burke
  8. Blood at the Root by Peter Robinson
  9. Blue Lonesome by Bill Pronzini
  10. Booked to Die by John Dunning
  11. Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron
  12. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey
  13. A Broken Vessel by Kate Ross
  14. Cat of Many Tails by Ellery Queen
  15. Child of Silence by Abigail Padgett
  16. The Chill by Ross Macdonald
  17. Chinaman's Chance by Ross T


If you love mystery thrillers you will love this new detective book by Julie Dolcemashio. John Testarossa is an LAPD cop and he has seen it all. The dead, the dying and the decomposing are all in a day’s work for John Testerossa from New York City and now working in Los Angeles. His day begins with pulling a college boy out of the Venice Canals who turns out to be alive and ends with an arm rolling up on the shores of Santa Monica Bay. Great start.


  • 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.

The 100 Favorite Mysteries of the 20th Century as picked by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association

  • The 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century

  • Allingham, Margery. The Tiger in the Smoke
  • Ambler, Eric. A Coffin for Dimitrios
  • Armstrong, Charlotte. A Dram of Poison
  • Atherton, Nancy. Aunt Dimity's Death
  • Ball, John. In the Heat of the Night
  • Barnard, Robert. Death by Sheer Torture
  • Barr, Nevada. Track of the Cat
  • Blake, Nicholas. The Beast Must Die
  • Block, Lawrence. When the Sacred Ginmill Closes
  • Brand, Christianna. Green for Danger
  • Brown, Frederic.


  • The Barry Award

  • 2011
  • Best Novel: Steve Hamilton, for The Lock Artist
  • Best First Novel: Paul Doiron, for The Poacher's Son
  • Best British Novel: Reginald Hill, for The Woodcutter
  • Best Thriller: Deon Meyer, for Thirteen Hours
  • Best Paperback Novel: Val McDermid, for Fever of the Bone
  • 2010
  • Best Novel: John Hart for The Last Child
  • Best First Novel: Alan Bradley for The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
  • Best British Novel: Philip Kerr for If The Dead Not Rise
  • Best Paperback Novel: Bryan Gruley for Starvation Lake
  • Best Thriller: Jamie Freveletti f


  1. The Dilys Award

  2. 2012 Winner: Ghost Hero by S.J.


  1. The Macavity Awards

  2. 2008
  3. ◊ Best Mystery Novel: What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman (Morrow)
  4. ◊ Best First Mystery Novel: In the Woods by Tana French (Viking)
  5. 2007
  6. ◊ Best Mystery Novel: The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard (Ballantine)
  7. ◊ Best First Mystery Novel: Mr. Clarinet by Nick Stone (HarperCollins)
  8. 2006
  9. ◊ Best Mystery Novel: The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
  10. ◊ Best First Mystery Novel: Immoral by Brian Freeman (St. Martin's Minotaur)
  11. 2005
  12. ◊ Best Mystery Novel: The Killing of the Tinkers by Ken Bruen (St.


  • The Nero Award

  • 2008
  • ◊ Winner: Anatomy of Fear by Jonathan Santlofer
  • 2007
  • ◊ Winner: All Mortal Flesh by Julia Spencer-Fleming
  • 2006
  • ◊ Winner: Vanish by Tess Gerritsen
  • 2005
  • ◊ Winner: The Enemy by Lee Child
  • 2004
  • ◊ Winner: Fear Itself by Walter Mosley
  • 2003
  • ◊ Winner: Winter and Night by S. J.