Category List – Best Critical / Biographical Work

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Award YearAward CategoryTitleAuthor's NamePublisher/ProducerNotes
2001 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Red-Hot Typewriter: The Life & Times of John D. Macdonald Hugh Merrill Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press/Minotaur
2001 Best Critical/Biographical Work Women of Mystery: The Lives & Works of Notable Women Crime Novelists Martha Hailey Dubose, Margaret Caldwell Thomas St. Martin's Press/Minotaur
2000 Best Critical/Biographical Work Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle Daniel Stashower Henry Holt & Sons
2000 Best Critical/Biographical Work A Suitable Job for a Woman Val McDermid Poisoned Pen Press
2000 Best Critical/Biographical Work Oxford Companion to Crime & Mystery Writing Rosemary Herbert Oxford University Press
2000 Best Critical/Biographical Work Ross Macdonald Tom Nolan Scribners
2000 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Web of Inquity: Early Detective Fiction by American Women Catherine Ross Nickerson Duke University Press
1999 Best Critical/Biographical Work Mystery and Suspense Writers Maureen Corrigan, Robin W. Winks Scribners Comment: associate editor, editor in chief
1999 Best Critical/Biographical Work Cordially Yours, Brother Cadfael K. Anne Kaler Bowling Green Popular Press Comment: editor
1999 Best Critical/Biographical Work Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir Eddie Muller St. Martin's Press
1999 Best Critical/Biographical Work Midnight Dreary: The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe John Evangelist Walsh Rutgers University Press
1999 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Seven Deadly Sins in the Work of Dorothy L. Sayers Janice Brown The Kent State University Press
1998 Best Critical/Biographical Work G is for Grafton: The World of Kinsey Millhone Natalie Hevener Kaufman, Carol McGinnis Kay Henry Holt
1998 Best Critical/Biographical Work AZ Murder Goes...Classic Susan Malling, Barbara Peters The Poisoned Pen Press
1998 Best Critical/Biographical Work Crime Fiction and Film in the Sunshine State: Florida Noir Steve Glassman, Maurice O'Sullivan Popular Press
1998 Best Critical/Biographical Work Deadly Women: The Woman Mystery Readers' Indispensable Companion Jan Grape, Dean James, Ellen Nehr Carroll & Graf
1998 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Reader and the Detective Story George M. Dove Popular Press
1997 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Secret Marriage of Sherlock Holmes Michael Atkinson University of Michigan Press
1997 Best Critical/Biographical Work Agatha Christie: A to Z Dawn B. Sova Facts on File, Inc.
1997 Best Critical/Biographical Work Detecting Women 2: A Reader's Guide and Checklist for Mystery Series Written by Women Willetta L. Heising Purple Moon Press
1997 Best Critical/Biographical Work Elusion Aforethought: The Life and Writing of Anthony Berkeley Cox Malcolm J. Turnbull Bowling Green Popular Press
1997 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Blues Detective: A Study of African-American Detective Fiction Stephen F. Soitos University of Massachusetts Press
1996 Best Critical/Biographical Work Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson Robert Polito Knopf
1996 Best Critical/Biographical Work John Dickson Carr: The Man Who Explained Miracles Douglas G. Greene Otto Penzler Books
1996 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Cadfael Companion: The World of Brother Cadfael Robin Whiteman Mysterious/Warner
1996 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Life of Graham Greene Norman Sherry Viking Volume: Volume II: 1939-1955
1995 Best Critical/Biographical Work Encyclopedia Mysteriosa William L. DeAndrea Prentice-Hall
1995 Best Critical/Biographical Work By a Woman's Hand Dean James, Jean Swanson Berkley
1995 Best Critical/Biographical Work Dick Tracey and American Culture Garyn G. Roberts McFarland
1995 Best Critical/Biographical Work Great Women Mystery Writers Kathleen Gregory Klein Greenwood Press
1995 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Tony Hillerman Companion Martin Greenberg HarperCollins
1994 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Saint: A Complete History Burl Barer McFarland & Co.
1994 Best Critical/Biographical Work A Reader's Guide to the American Novel of Detection Marvin Lachman G.K. Hall
1994 Best Critical/Biographical Work Dorothy L. Sayers: Her Life and Soul Barbara Reynolds St. Martin's Press
1994 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Fine Art of Murder Jon L. Breen, Ed Gorman, Martin Greenberg, Larry Segriff Carroll & Graf
1994 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Man Who Wasn't Maigret Patrick Marnham Farrar, Straus, Giroux
1993 Best Critical/Biographical Work Alias S.S. Van Dine John Loughery Scribners
1993 Best Critical/Biographical Work Dorothy L. Sayers: A Careless Rage for Life David Coomes Lion Publishing
1993 Best Critical/Biographical Work Doubleday Crime Club Compendium Ellen Nehr Offspring Press Volume: 1928-1991
1993 Best Critical/Biographical Work Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Legacy Jeffrey Meyers Scribners
1992 Best Critical/Biographical Work Edgar A. Poe: Mournful and Never-Ending Remembrance Kenneth Silverman HarperCollins
1992 Best Critical/Biographical Work Agatha Christie: Murder in Four Acts Peter Haining Virgin Books
1992 Best Critical/Biographical Work Jim Thompson: Sleep with the Devil Michael J. McCauley Mysterious Press
1992 Best Critical/Biographical Work Out of the Woodpile: Black Characters in Crime and Detective Fiction Frankie E. Bailey Greenwood Press
1992 Best Critical/Biographical Work Talking Mysteries: A Conversation with Tony Hillerman Ernie Bulow, Tony Hillerman University of New Mexico Press
1991 Best Critical/Biographical Work Trouble is Their Business: Private Eyes in Fiction, Film, and Television, 1927-1988 John Conquest Garland
1991 Best Critical/Biographical Work Eric Ambler Peter Lewis Continuum
1991 Best Critical/Biographical Work Hillary Waugh's Guide to Mysteries and Mystery Writing Hillary Waugh Writer's Digest Books
1991 Best Critical/Biographical Work John Dickinson Carr: A Critical Study S.T. Joshi Bowling Green Popular Press
1991 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Remarkable Case of Dorothy L. Sayers Catherine Kenney Kent State University Press
1990 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Life of Graham Greene Norman Sherry Viking Volume: Volume I: 1904-1939
1990 Best Critical/Biographical Work Film Noir: Reflections in a Dark Mirror Bruce Crowther Continuum
1990 Best Critical/Biographical Work Murder on the Air Ric Meyers Mysterious Press
1990 Best Critical/Biographical Work Mysterium and Mystery: The Clerical Crime Novel William David Spencer UMI Research Press
1990 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Perfect Murder: A Study in Detection David Lehman Free Press/Macmillan
1989 Best Critical/Biographical Work Cornell Woolrich: First You Dream, Then You Die Francis M. Nevins, Jr. Mysterious Press
1989 Best Critical/Biographical Work Silk Stalkings: When Women Write of Murder Victoria Nichols, Susan Thompson Black Lizard
1989 Best Critical/Biographical Work Sisters in Crime: Feminism and the Crime Novel Maureen T. Reddy Continuum
1989 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Dime Detectives Ron Goulart Mysterious Press
1988 Best Critical/Biographical Work Introduction to the Detective Story Leroy Lad Panek Popular Press
1988 Best Critical/Biographical Work Campion's Career: A Study of the Novels of Margery Allingham B. A. Pike Bowling Green Popular Press
1988 Best Critical/Biographical Work Corridors of Deceit, The World of John le Carre Peter Wolfe Popular Library
1988 Best Critical/Biographical Work Crime and Mystery, The 100 Best Books H.R.F. Keating Carroll & Graf
1987 Best Critical/Biographical Work Here Lies: An Autobiography Eric Ambler Farrar, Straus, Giroux
1987 Best Critical/Biographical Work 1001 Midnights: The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery Fiction Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini Arbor House
1987 Best Critical/Biographical Work 13 Mistresses of Murder Elaine Budd Ungar
1987 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Mystery Lover's Companion Art Bourgeau Crown
1987 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Secret of the Stratemeyer Syndicate: Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys and the Million Dollar Fiction Factory Carol Billman Ungar
1986 Best Critical/Biographical Work John le Carre Peter Lewis Ungar
1986 Best Critical/Biographical Work Agatha Christie Janet Morgan Knopf
1986 Best Critical/Biographical Work Private Eyes: 101 Knights, A Survey of American Fiction Robert A. Baker, Michael T. Nietzel Bowling Green Popular Press
1986 Best Critical/Biographical Work The American Private Eye: The Image in Fiction David Geherin Ungar
1986 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Lord Peter Wimsey Companion Stephan P. Clarke Mysterious Press
1985 Best Critical/Biographical Work Novel Verdicts: A Guide to Courtroom Fiction Jon L. Breen Scarecrow Press
1985 Best Critical/Biographical Work Inward Journey: Ross MacDonald Ralph B. Sipper Cordelia Editions
1985 Best Critical/Biographical Work One Lonely Knight: Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Max Allan Collins, James L. Traylor Bowling Green Popular Press
1985 Best Critical/Biographical Work Ross Macdonald Matthew J. Bruccoli Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
1985 Best Critical/Biographical Work The James Bond Bedside Companion Raymond Benson Dodd, Mead
1984 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock Donald Spoto Little, Brown
1984 Best Critical/Biographical Work Dashiell Hammett Diane Johnson Random House
1984 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Mystery of Georges Simenon Fenton Bresler Beaufort
1984 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Poetics of Murder Glen W. Most, William W. Stowe Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
1983 Best Critical/Biographical Work Cain Roy Hoopes Holt, Rinehart & Winston
1983 Best Critical/Biographical Work Gun in Cheek Bill Pronzini Coward, McCann & Geoghegan
1983 Best Critical/Biographical Work Modus Operandi Robin W. Winks David R. Godine
1983 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Police Procedural George M. Dove Bowling Green Popular Press
1982 Best Critical/Biographical Work What About Murder? Jon L. Breen Scarecrow Press
1982 Best Critical/Biographical Work Selected Letters of Raymond Chandler Frank MacShane Columbia University Press
1982 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Annotated Tales of Edgar Allan Poe Stephen Peithman Doubleday
1982 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Whodunit Stefano Benvenuti, Gianni Rizzoni Macmillan
1982 Best Critical/Biographical Work TV Detectives Richard Meyers A.S. Barnes & Co.
1981 Best Critical/Biographical Work Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers John Reilly St. Martin's Press
1981 Best Critical/Biographical Work A Talent to Deceive: An Appreciation of Agatha Christie Robert Barnard Dodd, Mead
1981 Best Critical/Biographical Work Watteau's Shepherds: The Detective Novel in Britain 1914-1940 Leroy Lad Panek Bowling Green Popular Press
1980 Best Critical/Biographical Work Dorothy L. Sayers, A Literary Biography Ralph E. Hone Kent State University Press
1980 Best Critical/Biographical Work As Her Whimsey Took Her Margaret Hannay Kent State University Press
1980 Best Critical/Biographical Work Sherlock Holmes, The Man and His World H.R.F. Keating Scribners
1980 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Secret of Grown-Ups Vera Caspary McGraw-Hill
1979 Best Critical/Biographical Work The Mystery of Agatha Christie Gwen Robins Doubleday
1979 Best Critical/Biographical Work Erle Stanley Gardner: The Case of the Real Perry Mason Dorothy B. Hughes Wm. Morrow