The Crime Writers Association

The On-Line Mystery Awards
(OLMA's)

The On-line Mystery Awards were inspired by Janna McGlasson, Reading Forum Mystery Assistant on Microsoft Network, who envisioned a mystery book award presented by the on-line community.

Members and users are asked to vote in three categories: Best Mystery, Best First Mystery, and Best Paperback Mystery. Votes are gathered from Microsoft Network's Books and Reading Community Mystery newsgroup, America Online's Mystery newsgroup, the Internet newsgroup rec.arts.mystery, and the Internet reading list Dorothy-L. Each winning author receives an engraved plaque.

For more information, please e-mail Steve Brock.


| 1997 | 1998 | 1999 |

As usual, private eye novels, or at least those of more than general interest to P.I. fans are marked by an asterisk.


1997 ON-LINE MYSTERY AWARDS


1998 ON-LINE MYSTERY AWARDS


1999 ON-LINE MYSTERY AWARDS

BEST MYSTERY

BEST FIRST MYSTERY

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL MYSTERY

1999's awards were particularly gratifying to us, not just because they're all novels featuring a private eye as the central character, but because both Elizabeth and Henry's books were first presented right here on this site as excerpts. In fact, the opening chapters from Elizabeth's book formed our very first-ever published fiction, way back in September 1998. And Henry previewed a chapter from his book in the Novemer 1998 issue. And Katy? Well, she's just one hell of a woman. We congratulate all of 'em, and wish 'em the best of luck all over the damn place.


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