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The ForeWord Book of the Year Award

ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards were established to bring increased attention from librarians and booksellers to the literary achievements of independent publishers and their authors. A jury of readers, librarians and booksellers select their top categories as well as choose the winning titles. The winners below are for the Mystery and Thriller/Suspense (added in 2010) categories.

 

    2011
  • Mystery: Gold: Trick of the Dark by Val McDermid (Bywater Books)Review of Trick of the Dark by Val McDermid
  • Mystery: Silver: Poison Makers by Jimmy Olsen (Hoffman House Press)
  • Mystery: Bronze: Medieval Murders by Aaron Stander (Writers and Editors)
  • Thriller/Suspense: Gold: Fly by Night by Ward Larsen (Oceanview Publishing)
  • Thriller/Suspense: Silver: The Parsifal Pursuit by Michael McMenamin and Patrick McMenamin (Enigma Books)
  • Thriller/Suspense: Bronze: Waiting for the Bones by Donna Cousins (iUniverse)
    2010
  • Mystery: Gold: Water Mark by J. M. Redmann (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Mystery: Silver: Shelf Ice by Aaron Stander (Writers & Editors)
  • Mystery: Bronze: The Kill by Jan Neuharth (Paper Chase Farms)
  • Thriller/Suspense: Gold: Frame Up by John F. Dobbyn (Oceanview Publishing)Review of Frame Up by John F. Dobbyn
  • Thriller/Suspense: Silver: The DeValera Deception by Michael McMenamin and Patrick McMenamin (Enigma Books)Review of The DeValera Deception by Michael McMenamin and Patrick McMenamin
  • Thriller/Suspense: Bronze: And Then There Was One by Patricia Gussin (Oceanview Publishing)Review of And Then There Was One by Patricia Gussin
    2007
  • Gold: Stuff To Die For by Don Bruns Review of Stuff To Die For by Don Bruns
  • Silver: The Castro Gene by Todd Buchholz Review of The Castro Gene by Todd Buchholz
  • Bronze: Son of the Ripper! by Patrick Glendon McCullogh
    2005
  • Gold: The Grail Conspiracy by Lynn Sholes and Joe Moore
  • Silver: Judas Burning by Carolyn Haines
  • Bronze: Cold Burn by Kit Ehrman
    2004
  • Gold: Death in the Age of Steam by Mel Bradshaw
  • Silver: Chop Shop by Tim Downs
  • Bronze: Third and Forever by Lowen Clausen
    2002
  • Gold: Restless Spirit by Sandra Tooley
  • Silver: Beward the Solitary Drinker by Cornelius Lehane
  • Bronze: The Whisper of Leaves by Craig Smith
    2001
  • Gold: The Marquis de Fraud by Philip Reed
  • Silver: Home Killings by Marcos McPeek
  • Bronze: The Serial Killer's Diet Book by Kevin Postupack
    2000
  • Gold: Nothing Else Matters by Sandra Tooley
  • Silver: Diamond Trump by Ron Robinson
  • Bronze: Tracon by Paul McElroy

If present, Mystery Book Reviews by Mysterious Reviews indicates a review by Mysterious Reviews.

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