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Best First Crime Novel Contest

The annual Best First Crime Novel Contest is sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America and Minotaur Books (an imprint of St. Martin's Press). The contest is open to any professional or non-professional writer who has never been the author of a published crime novel (as defined by the contest sponsors).


  • Winner: The Impersonator by Mary Miley (Minotaur Books)

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

Page Author: Lance Wright. Site Publisher: Crime Fiction Awards (Mystery Awards) — The Omnimystery Family of Mystery Websites.