Category List – Best First Novel

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* BOLD records denote winners
Total Records Found: 338, showing 100 per page
Award YearAward CategoryTitleAuthor's NamePublisher/ProducerNotes
1960 Best First Novel The Grey Flannel Shroud Henry Slesar Random House
1960 Best First Novel A Dream of Falling Mary O. Rank Houghton Mifflin
1959 Best First Novel The Bright Road to Fear Richard Martin Stern Ballantine
1959 Best First Novel Death of a Spinster Frances Duncombe Scribners
1959 Best First Novel Now Will You Try for Murder? Harry Olesker Simon & Schuster
1959 Best First Novel The Man Who Disappeared Edgar J. Bohle Random House
1958 Best First Novel Root of Evil James Cross Messner
1958 Best First Novel Knock and Wait a While William Rawle Weeks Houghton Mifflin
1958 Best First Novel Bay of the Damned Warren Carrier John Day
1957 Best First Novel Rebecca's Pride Donald McNutt Douglass Harper
1956 Best First Novel The Perfectionist Lane Kauffman Lippincott
1956 Best First Novel In His Blood Harold R. Daniels Dell
1956 Best First Novel Much Ado About Murder Fred Levon Dodd, Mead
1955 Best First Novel Go, Lovely Rose Jean Potts Scribners
1954 Best First Novel A Kiss Before Dying Ira Levin Simon & Schuster
1953 Best First Novel Don't Cry for Me William Campbell Gault Dutton
1953 Best First Novel The Inward Eye Peggy Bacon Scribners
1952 Best First Novel Strangle Hold Mary McMullen Harper
1952 Best First Novel Carry My Coffin Slowly Lee Herrington Simon & Schuster
1952 Best First Novel Cure it with Honey Thurston Scott Harper
1952 Best First Novel The Christmas Card Murders David William Meredith Knopf
1952 Best First Novel The Eleventh Hour Robert B. Sinclair Mill
1951 Best First Novel Nightmare in Manhattan Thomas Walsh Little, Brown
1951 Best First Novel Happy Holiday! Thaddeus O'Finn Rinehart & Co.
1951 Best First Novel Strangers on a Train Patricia Highsmith Harper
1951 Best First Novel The House Without a Door Thomas Sterling Simon & Schuster
1950 Best First Novel What A Body Alan Green Simon & Schuster
1950 Best First Novel The Dark Light Bart Spicer Dodd, Mead
1950 Best First Novel The End is Known Geoffrey Holiday Hall Simon & Schuster
1950 Best First Novel The Innocent Evelyn Piper Simon & Schuster
1950 Best First Novel The Shadow and the Blot G.G. Lobell, N.D. Lobell Harper
1950 Best First Novel Walk the Dark Streets William Krasner Harper
1949 Best First Novel The Room Upstairs Mildred Davis Simon & Schuster
1949 Best First Novel Shoot the Works Richard Ellington Wm. Morrow
1949 Best First Novel Wilders Walk Away Herbert Brean Wm. Morrow
1948 Best First Novel The Fabulous Clipjoint Fredric Brown Dutton
1947 Best First Novel The Horizontal Man Helen Eustis Harper
1946 Best First Novel Watchful at Night Julius Fast Rinehart & Co.