Readers Choice Award

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Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (EQMM) honors authors each year as voted upon by readers, hence the name, Readers Choice Award. Recipients include many of the most popular authors of thrillers and mysteries.[1][2]

Presentation[edit]

Awards are bestowed in April of the following year, coinciding with the annual Mystery Writers of America conference, at an informal ceremony sponsored by Dell Publishing.

Recipients[edit]

2011[edit]

2010[edit]

    • 1st : Dave Zeltserman, "Archie’s Been Framed", Sep-Oct 2010
    • 2nd : Doug Allyn, "The Scent of Lilacs", Sep-Oct 2010
    • 3rd : Doug Allyn, "Days of Rage", Mar-Apr 2010

2009[edit]

    • 1st : Doug Allyn, (tied) "An Early Christmas", Jan 2009
    • 1st : Mick Herron, "Dolphin Junction", Dec 2009
    • 2nd : Clark Howard, "White Wolves", Nov 2009
    • 3rd : Dave Zeltserman, "Julius Katz", Sep-Oct 2009

2008[edit]

    • 1st : Kristine Kathryn Rusch, "The Secret Lives of Cats", Jul 2008
    • 2nd : Doug Allyn, "The Sonnets of September", Jul 2008
    • 3rd : Brendan DuBois, "The Blue Plate Special", Mar-Apr 2008

2007[edit]

    • 1st : David Dean, (tied) "Ibrahim's Eyes", Jun 2007
    • 1st : Edward D. Hoch, "The Theft of the Ostracized Ostrich", Sep-Oct 2007
    • 2nd : Dale C. Andrews and Kurt Sercu, "The Book Case", May 2007
    • 3rd : Doug Allyn, "Stone-Cold Christmas", Jan 2007

2006[edit]

    • 1st : Leigh Lundin (writing under L. Leigh), "Swamped", Aug 2006
    • 2nd : Doug Allyn, "The Black Chapel", Sep-Oct 2006
    • 3rd : Edward D. Hoch, "A Convergence of Clerics", Dec 2006

2005[edit]

    • 1st : Doug Allyn, "Wolf Woman Bay", Jun 2005
    • 2nd : J.A. Konrath, "With a Twist", Dec 2005
    • 3rd : Robert S. Levinson, "Death Conquers All", Sep-Oct 2005

2004[edit]

    • 1st : Doug Allyn, "The Gin Mill", Sep-Oct 2004
    • 2nd : Clark Howard, "Deep Lock", Dec 2004
    • 3rd : Clark Howard, "Tequila Memories", Jun 2004

2003[edit]

    • 1st : Doug Allyn, "Palace in the Pines", Jul 2003
    • 2nd : Clark Howard, "The Mask of Peter", Apr 2003
    • 3rd : Clark Howard, "The Leper Colony", Aug 2003

2002[edit]

    • 1st : Jeffery Deaver, "Without Jonathan", Nov 2002
    • 2nd : Edward D. Hoch, "The Problem of Bailey's Buzzard", Dec 2002
    • 3rd : Doug Allyn, "Telephone to Forever", Jul 2002

2001[edit]

    • 1st : Peter Sellers, "Avenging Miriam", Dec 2001
    • 2nd : David Handler, "The Mondo Whammy", Sep-Oct 2001
    • 3rd : Neil Schofield, "Groundwork", Nov 2001

2000[edit]

    • 1st : Doug Allyn, "The Death Row Pet Show", Apr 2000
    • 2nd : Doug Allyn, "The Christmas Mitzvah", Dec 2000
    • 3rd : Donald Olson, "Don't Go Upstairs", Aug 2000

1999[edit]

    • 1st : Clark Howard, "The Global Man", Dec 1999
    • 2nd : Michael A. Kahn, "The Bread of Affliction", Sep-Oct 1999
    • 3rd : Minette Walters, ", The Tinder Box", Dec 1999

1998[edit]

    • 1st : Kristine Kathryn Rusch, "Details", Dec 1998
    • 2nd : Barbara D'Amato, "Of Course You Know That Chocolate Is a Vegetable", Nov 1998
    • 3rd : Joan Richter, "Recipe Secrets", Sep-Oct 1998

1997[edit]

    • 1st : Jeffery Deaver, "Double Jeopardy", Sep-Oct 1997
    • 2nd : Doug Allyn, "Copperhead Run", Jun 1997
    • 3rd : George C. Chesbro, "The Problem with the Pigs", Jun 1997

1996[edit]

    • 1st : Doug Allyn, "Roadkill", May 1996
    • 2nd : Doug Allyn, "Puppyland", Sep-Oct 1996
    • 3rd : Steven Saylor, "The White Fawn", Dec 1996

1995[edit]

    • 1st : Doug Allyn, (tied) "Franken Kat", mid-Dec 1995
    • 1st : Jeffery Deaver, "Gone Fishing", Oct 1995
    • 2nd : Brendan DuBois, "Heirlooms", Jul 1995
    • 3rd : Edward D. Hoch, "The Killdeer Chronicles", Mid-Dec 1995

1994[edit]

    • 1st : Jan Burke, "Unharmed", mid-Dec 1994
    • 2nd : Doug Allyn, "Black Water", Oct 1994
    • 3rd : Doug Allyn, "The Cross-Wolf", Mid-Dec 1994

1993[edit]

    • 1st : Doug Allyn, "The Ghost Show", Dec 1993
    • 2nd : Steven Saylor, "The House of the Vestals", Apr 1993
    • 3rd : Peter Lovesey, "You May See a Strangler", Mid-Dec 1993

1992[edit]

    • 1st : Doug Allyn, "Candles in the Rain", Nov 1992
    • 2nd : Jo Bannister, "Howler", Oct 1992
    • 3rd : Doug Allyn, "Icewater Mansions", Jan 1992

1991[edit]

    • 1st : Peter Lovesey, "The Crime of Miss Oyster Brown", May 1991
    • 2nd : Clark Howard, "Dark Conception", Oct 1991
    • 3rd : Peter Lovesey, "Supper with Miss Shivers", Mid-Dec 1991

1990[edit]

    • 1st : Clark Howard, "Deeds of Valor", Nov 1990
    • 2nd : Clark Howard, "Challenge the Widow-Maker", Aug 1990
    • 3rd : Peter Massarelli, "Once Upon a Time", Dec 1990

1989[edit]

    • 1st : James Powell, "A Dirge for Clowntown", Nov 1989
    • 2nd : Doug Allyn, "Star Pupil", Oct 1989
    • 3rd : Patricia Moyes, "The Faithful Cat", Dec 1989

1988[edit]

    • 1st : Clark Howard, "The Dakar Run", Aug 1988
    • 2nd : Peter Lovesey, "The Wasp", Nov 1988
    • 3rd : Clark Howard, "The Color of Death", Jun 1988

1987[edit]

    • 1st : Robert Barnard, "The Woman in the Wardrobe", Dec 1987
    • 2nd : Ann Bayer, "A Pleasure to Deal With", Nov 1987
    • 3rd : John F. Suter, "That Man's Moccasins Have Holes", Jul 1987

1986[edit]

    • 1st : Clark Howard, "Scalplock", Jul 1986
    • 2nd : Thomas Adcock, "Thrown-Away Child", Oct 1986
    • 3rd : Nell Lamburn, "Tom's Thatch", Jul 1986

1985[edit]

    • 1st : Clark Howard, "Animals", Jun 1985
    • 2nd : Lawrence Block, "Like a Bug on a Windshield", Oct 1985
    • 3rd : Clark Howard, "McCulla's Kid", Sep 1985

Records[edit]

Edward D. Hoch, who contributed a story each month, had so many stories nominated, they kept him from taking first place until 2007. He received notification shortly before his death.

Clark Howard often won first place and placed second or third in the same year.

Doug Allyn has won more often than any other author.

Leigh Lundin (under the pseudonym L. Leigh[4]) in 2006 became the first first-time writer to take first place in a major Ellery Queen award.

Dale Andrews, a student of the Ellery Queen canon, became the first to place with an Ellery Queen story.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lachman, Marvin (2010). "About EQMM". Prizes, Awards, and Nominations. Dell Magazines. 
  2. ^ Rudolph, Janet (2011). "Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine’s Readers Choice Awards". Mystery Fanfare. Berkeley: Mystery Readers Journal. 
  3. ^ "2011 Readers Award". Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine 139 (6). May 2012. p. 75. 
  4. ^ Flax, Margery (2009). "Books". Member Bibliography. Mystery Writers of America. 

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