Best Novel: Defending Jacob by William Landay won the Strand Magazine Critics Award.
Best Debut Novel: The 500 by Matthew Quirk
Faye Kellerman was given The Strand’s Lifetime Achievement award for excellence in crime writing.
This award recognizes excellence in the field of mystery fiction. The Critics Awards were judged by a select group of book critics and journalists, from news venues such as The Washington Post, LA Times, Chicago Sun Times, Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, The Guardian, and several other daily papers.