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Mystery Awards   2000 Herodotus Awards

The Herodotus Awards, begun in 1999 and sponsored by The Historical Mystery Appreciation Society, are given for excellence in the field of mystery writing. The awards were presented at Bouchercon 2000, held September 7-10th in Denver, Colorado.

The award is named after Herodotus, the author of the first great narrative history, The History of the Greco-Persian Wars. It has been said of Herodotus that he never let history stand in the way of a good story.

The Historical Mystery Appreciation Society, founded in 1998, publishes a newsletter, "Murder: Past Tense," which features news, previews, reviews, and interviews about historical mysteries and related genres.

 

BEST SHORT STORY HISTORICAL MYSTERY
 
“Neither Pity, Love Nor Fear”
Royal Whodunnits
(Carroll & Graf)
by Margaret Fraze, ed. by Mike Ashley

BEST FIRST U.S. HISTORICAL MYSTERY
 
Faded Coat of Blue
(Morrow)
by Owen Parry

BEST FIRST INTERNATIONAL HISTORICAL MYSTERY
 
Guilty Knowledge
(St. Martin’s)
by Clare Curzon

BEST U.S. HISTORICAL MYSTERY
 
Rubicon
(St. Martin’s)
by Steven Saylor

BEST INTERNATIONAL HISTORICAL MYSTERY
 
Absent Friends
(St. Martin’s)
by Gillian Linscott

HERODOTUS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN HISTORICAL MYSTERIES
 
Paul Doherty


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