Raven Mystery Award Winners
Complete List of All Since Start in 1953
The Raven Award is a special award given for outstanding achievement in the mystery field
outside the realm of creative writing.
The Edgar Awards, which first were awarded in 1946, are given in a
number of different categories. All Raven Mystery Award Winners
since the award began are listed below.
1998 Raven Mystery Award Winner
1998 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Sylvia Burack, editor of The Writer
1997 Raven Mystery Award Winner
1996 Raven Mystery Award Winner
The Library of America, for their publication of the collected writings of Raymond Chandler
1995 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Dr. Paul LeClerc, President, New York Public Library
1993 Raven Mystery Award Winner
President Bill Clinton, Reader of the Year
1992 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Harold Q. Masur, for his years of service to MWA as general counsel
1991 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Sarah Booth Conroy, Reader of the YearCarol Brener, for her skill in selling books to the public
1989 Raven Mystery Award Winner
The Bouchercon Annual World Mystery Convention
"Shear Madness," by Marilyn Abrams and Bruce Jordan (Cranberry Productions), for longest-running off-Broadway play
1988 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Angela LansburyVincent Price
1986 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Suzi Oppenheimer, Reader of the Year
1985 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Eudora Welty, Reader of the Year
1984 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Sylvia Porter, Reader of the Year
1983 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Isaac Bashevis Singer, Reader of the Year
1980 Raven Mystery Award Winner
"Muppet Murders" ("Muppets Show")
1979 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Alberto Tedeschi (Mondadori), publisher of the succesful Italian mystery series
1978 Raven Mystery Award Winner
I Am My Brother's Keeper, by Richard N. Hughes (WPIX) for being the best showcase for mystery stories
Danny Arnold, (ABC) as the executive producer of "Barney Miller" TV police series
Edward Gorey, for the sets he designed for "Dracula" on Broadway
1976 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Eddie Lawrence, Reader of the Year
Leo Margolies, as editor of Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine
1975 Raven Mystery Award Winner
ABC-TV, for its World Wide Mystery series
Royal Shakespeare Company, for the company's revival of the play "Sherlock Holmes"
Radio Mystery Theatre (CBS), for the Hy Brown nightly mysteries.
Hardcover Book Jacket: Tales of the Black Widowers (Doubleday), Feral (Harper & Row), They Can't Hang Me (Harper & Row), Nella Waits (Putnam).
Softcover Book Jacket: The Hubschmann Effect (Pocket Books), The Mousetrap (Dell), Anima (Fawcett-Crest)
1974 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Hardcover Book Jacket: Reprisal (Dodd, Mead), Hail to the Chief (Random House), The Cold Ones (Simon & Schuster)
Softcover Book Jacket: The Abductor (Curtis Books), Inspector Maigret and the Madwoman (Curtis Books), Daughter of Darkness (Dell)
1973 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Hardcover Book Jacket: The Erection Set(E. P. Dutton), G. P. Putnam's Sons (Tricks of the Trade), Mrs. Knox's Profession (McKay), Dead Skip (Random House).
Softcover Book Jacket: Fetish Murders(Ace), Death Can Be Beautiful (Dell), Rolling Gravestones (Dell)
1972 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Hardcover Book Jacket: If You Want to See Your Wife Again (G. P. Putnam's Sons), Whim to Kill (Wm. Morrow), The Stalker (Random House).
Softcover Book Jacket: Black Man White Man (Ace), The Shadows of the House (Avon), The Lady of the Lake (Ballantine)
1971 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Judith Crist, Reader of the Year
Hardcover Book Jacket: Dodd, Mead (Act of Violence), If Laurel Shot Hardy the World Would End (Doubleday), If the Shroud Fits (Inner Sanctum).
Softcover Book Jacket: Last Case (Avon Classic Crime Collection), One Man Show (Avon), Picture Miss Seeton (Popular Library)
1970 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Hardcover Book Jacket: The Spanish Prisoner (E. P. Dutton ). Tales of Unease (Doubleday), The Black General (Wm. Morrow)
Softcover Book Jacket: Avon for Classic Crime Collection
1969 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Hardcover Book Jacket: God Speed the Night (Scribners), Die Quickly, Dear Mother (Doubleday ), Singapore Wink (Wm. Morrow).
Softcover Book Jacket: The Dresden Green (Ballantine), Nothing Is the Number When You Die (Ballantine), A Tangled Web (Berkley Books)
1968 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Joey Adams, Reader of the Year.Hardcover Book Jacket: Perturbing Spirit
(Doubleday), The Reluctant Medium (Doubleday), Rain with Violence (A. A.
Mills).Softcover Book Jacket: Johnny Underground (Ballantine), Malice
Matrimonial(Ballantine), A Doll for the Toff (Pyramid Books)
1967 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Richard Watts Jr., Reader of the Year
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine on its twenty-sixth anniversary and as the best showcase for mystery stories.
Hardcover Book Jacket Let Sleeping Girls Lie (Wm. Morrow), The Crimson Madness of Little Doom (Doubleday), The Baron and the Mogul Sword (Scribners).
Softcover Book Jacket Some of Your Blood (Ballantine), Crowell-Collier; Bantam Books; I Am the Cat (Collier)
1966 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Hardcover Book Jacket Girl on the Run (Random House; Doubleday) Simon & Schuster; Viking.
Softcover Book Jacket Knock and Wait a While(Bantam), Dell; Popular Library
1965 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Dr. Milton Helpern, for his work in forensic medicine
Philip Wittenberg, for his long years of voluntary service (Scroll)
Hardcover Book Jacket: Doubleday; Simon & Schuster's Inner Sanctum Mysteries; Walker & Co.
Softcover Book Jacket: Bantam Books; Dell; Popular Library
1964 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Hardcover Book Jacket: Harper & Row; Simon & Schuster.
Softcover Book Jacket: Berkley Medallion Books; Popular Library
1963 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Hardcover Book Jacket: Doubleday.
Softcover Book Jacket: Collier Books
1962 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Book Jacket: Walker & Co.; Doubleday, Harper Bros.
The Defenders, a TV show in its first year
1961 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Ilka Chase, Reader of the Year
Hardcover Book Jacket: A Mark of Displeasure (Scribners).
Paperback Book Jacket: The Three Coffins (Dell)
1960 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Ray Brennan, for crime reporting
David C. Cook, for Best Detective Stories of the Year
Phyllis McGinley, Mystery Fan of the Year
Alfred Hitchcock, for his contribution to the mystery
Gail Jackson, producer of Perry Mason TV series
1959 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, (posthumous), Reader of the Year (Scroll accepted by
Lawrence G. Blochman, for long and distinguished service to MWA and The Third
Frederic G. Melcher, on his retirement after thirty-five years with Publishers Weekly Western Printing & Lithographing Co., for Dell book jackets
1958 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Harper & Bros., for general excellence
Dell, a Scroll for their Great Mystery Series book jackets
1957 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Miss Dorothy Kilgallen, Reader of the Year
Hardcover Book Jacket: Inspector Maigret and the Burglar's Wife (Doubleday)
1956 Raven Mystery Award Winner
1955 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Berton Rouche, for his collection of stories of medical detection, Eleven Blue Men
Softcover Book Jacket: Dell
1954 Raven Mystery Award Winner
Dr. Harrison Martland, retiring medical examiner, Essex County, New Jersey
Dr. Thomas A. Gonzales, retiring medical examiner, New York City
Tom Lehrer for his mystery parodies
1953 Raven Mystery Award Winner
E. T. Guymon Jr., for his outstanding library of mystery literature.