Friends of Mystery announced the winner of the Spotted Owl Award for 2016 – Jon Talton. Talton won for his novel, High Country Nocturne, published by Poisoned Pen Press.
Robert Dugoni, Her Final Breath Warren Easley, Never Look Down Elizabeth George, A Banquet of Consequences M.E. (Mike) Lawson, Viking Bay Mike Lawson, House Rivals G.M. Ford, Threshold Ingrid Thoft, Brutality Roger Hobbs, Vanishing Games Martin Limon, The Ville Rat