Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller

Award added in 2000.

 

2013 selection

The Cuckoo's Calling

Cormoran Strike #1

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2013

by Robert Galbraith

A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide.

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private...


2012 selection

Broken Harbor: A Novel

Dublin Murder Squad #4

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2012

by Tana French

An addictive thriller from New York Times bestseller and the acclaimed author of In the Woods and Faithful Place

Tana French's rise can only be called meteoric. Starting with her award-winning debut, French...


2010 selection

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel

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

by Tom Franklin

Tom Franklin's extraordinary talent has been hailed by the leading lights of contemporary literature—Philip Roth, Richard Ford, Lee Smith, and Dennis Lehane. Reviewers have called his fiction "ingenious" (...


2008 selection

Envy the Night

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2008

by Michael Koryta

In this first stand-alone novel from the critically acclaimed Edgar Award-finalist, Michael Koryta fulfills his early promise with a dark and mature novel of a young man trying to escape his past.

It has been...


2006 selection

Echo Park

Harry Bosch #12

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2006

by Michael Connelly

In 1995, Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket in Hollywood. Harry Bosch worked the case but couldn't crack it, and the 22-year-old woman never turned up, dead or alive. Now Bosch is in...