HAMMETT PRIZE 
FOR 
BEST WORK IN CRIME WRITING

1992-2002

 The North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers, established in 1987, has presented the North American Hammett Prize annually since 1992 for the best work (fiction or nonfiction) of literary excellence in crime writing by a U.S. or Canadian author. The winning book does not have to be hardboiled or a detective novel.

[Humphrey Bogart on the trail of The Maltese Falcon looks wisfully at the book's author, Dashiell Hammett.]

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2002 Alan Furst Kingdom of Shadows
2001 Margaret Atwood Blind Assasin
2000 Martin Cruz Smith Havana Boy
1999 William Hoffman Tidewater Blood
1998 William Deverell Trial of Passion
1997 Martin Cruz Smith Rose
1996 Mary Willis Walker Under the Beetle's Cellar
1995 James Lee Burke Dixie City Jam
1994 James Crumley Mexocan Tree Duck 
1993 Alice Hoffman Turtle Moon
1992 Elmore Leonard  Maximum Bob

 
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