Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller

Award added in 2000.

 

2014 selection

Dry Bones in the Valley: A Novel

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2014

by Tom Bouman

Winner of the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller and Winner of the 2015 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.

When an elderly recluse discovers a corpse on his land, Officer Henry Farrell is...


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

New York Times bestseller and quintessential Tana French thriller—a damaged hero, an unspeakable crime, and an intricately plotted mystery—the novel that "proves anew that [Tana French] is one of the...


2011 selection

11/22/63: A Novel

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2011

by Stephen King

One of the Ten Best Books of The New York Times Book Review

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize

Soon to be a miniseries from Hulu starring James Franco

ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963, THREE SHOTS RANG OUT IN DALLAS,...


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...


2007 selection

The Indian Bride

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2007

by Karin Fossum & Charlotte Barslund

When perpetual bachelor Gunder Jomann goes to India for two weeks and comes home married, the town of Elvestad is stunned. On the day the Indian bride is supposed to arrive, the battered body of a woman is found...


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...