The Dilys Award have been presented every year since 1992 by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. It is given to the mystery title of the year which the member booksellers have most enjoyed selling. The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association is an association of retail businesses that are either wholly or substantially devoted to the sale of mystery books. The Dilys award is named after Dilys Winn, who founded the first specialty bookseller of mystery books in the United States.
Winners and nominated titles for each year:
- Clark, Candace; Charles, John; Morrison, Joanna (2002). The mystery readers' advisory: the librarian's clues to murder and mayhem. Chicago: American Library Association. pp. p75. ISBN 0-8389-0811-X.
- Tere Stouffer (2007). The Complete Idiot's Guide to the World of Harry Potter (Complete Idiot's Guide to). Indianapolis, IN: Alpha. pp. p107. ISBN 1-59257-599-4.
- "The DILYS AWARD". Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. Retrieved 2010-06-18.
- Wilda W. Williams (2007-04-15). "Genre Spotlight 2007 "Mystery": The Killer Genre - 4/15/2007 - Library Journal". Archived from the original on 2008-08-27. Retrieved 2008-08-27.