Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller

Award added in 2000.

 

2019 selection

Your House Will Pay

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2019

by Steph Cha

WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE

“[A] suspense-filled page-turner.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Sympathizer

"A touching portrait of two families bound together by a...


2017 selection

A Book of American Martyrs

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2017

by Joyce Carol Oates

“Oates’ American saga captivates because it exists within an actual drama playing out across the country...Martyrs is a graceful and excruciating story of two families who do not live very far apart, but...


2010 selection

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel

Gold Dagger Award 2011, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2010

by Tom Franklin

“The classic trifecta of talent, heart, and a bone-deep sense of storytelling….A masterful performance, deftly rendered and deeply satisfying. For days on end, I woke with this story on my mind.”

   — David...


2008 selection

Envy the Night

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2008

by Michael Koryta

In the seven years since he learned that his U.S. marshal father lead a double life as a contract killer--and committed suicide to avoid prosecution--Frank Temple III has mostly drifted through life. But when...