ROBERT CRAIS: AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Novels Short Stories Television
                                                                                                       
   
          Novels AWARDS:  
     
 
MWA Grand Master Award - RC received the 2014 Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. The Grand Master Award is the highest honor bestowed by the MWA. It represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing, and was established to acknowledge important contributions to the genre as well as a body of work that is both significant and of consistent high quality. Previous Grand Masters include Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen, James M. Cain, Stephen King, James Lee Burke, Elmore Leonard, Joseph Wambaugh, Sue Grafton, and Ross Macdonald.

Ross Macdonald Literary Award – RC was the 2006 recipient of the Ross Macdonald Literary Award, presented to a California writer for raising the standards of literary excellence.

 
 
Chasing Darkness
Simon & Schuster -- 2008
New York Times bestseller
Southern California Independent Booksellers Association
Best Mystery Award nomination 2008
 
The Watchman
Simon & Schuster -- 2007
New York Times bestseller
The Barry Award
Best Thriller -- 2007
presented in 2008
Mystery Ink Gumshoe Award
Best Thriller, The Watchman, 2007
presented in 2008
Anthony Award Nomination
Best Novel, The Watchman, 2008
International Thriller Writers Thriller Award Nomination
Best Novel, The Watchman, 2008
 
The Two Minute Rule
Simon & Schuster -- 2006
New York Times bestseller
Best Crime Novel of the Year
London Evening Standard
Top Ten Best Crime Novels of the Year
Otto Penzler, New York Sun
Top Ten Best Crime Novels of the Year
Oline Cogdill, Sun-Sentinel
Best Books of 2006
January Magazine
Audie Award Finalist
 
The Forgotten Man
Doubleday -- 2005
New York Times bestseller
Shamus Award nomination
Best Novel, The Forgotten Man, 2005
 
The Last Detective
Simon & Schuster -- 2003
Audie Award Finalist
 
Hostage
Doubleday -- 2001
New York Times Bestseller List 
#10 - Hostage, 2001
New York Times Book Review
Notable Book, Hostage, 2001
People Magazine
"Beach Book of the Week," Hostage, 2001
 
Demolition Angel
Doubleday -- 2000
Mary Higgins Clark Award Nomination
Best Novel, Demolition Angel, 2000
 
L. A. Requiem
Doubleday -- 1999
Dilys Award,Independent Mystery Booksellers
Novel Most Enjoyed Selling, L.A. Requiem
Edgar Award Nomination
Best Novel, L.A. Requiem, 1999
Anthony Award Nomination
Best Novel, L.A. Requiem, 1999
Shamus Award Nomination
                  Best Novel, L.A. Requiem, 1999
 
Indigo Slam
Hyperion --1997
People Magazine
"Page Turner of the Week," Indigo Slam, 1998
Shamus Award nomination
Best Novel, Indigo Slam, 1998
 
Sunset Express
Hyperion -- 1996
Publisher’s Weekly
"Best Books of 1996" selection, Sunset Express
People Magazine
"Page Turner of the Week," Sunset Express, 1996
Shamus Award, Private Eye Writers of America
Best Novel, Sunset Express, 1996
 
Voodoo River
Hyperion -- 1995
People Magazine
"Beach Book of the Week," Voodoo River, 1995
 
Free Fall
Bantam -- 1993
Edgar Award nomination
Best Novel, Free Fall, 1994
 
Lullaby Town
Bantam -- 1992
Anthony Award nomination
Best Novel, Lullaby Town, 1992
Shamus Award nomination
Best Novel, Lullaby Town, 1992
 
The Monkey’s Raincoat
Bantam -- 1987 paperback original
Anthony Award
Best Paperback Original Novel, The Monkey’s Raincoat, 1987
Macavity Award, Mystery Readers International
Best Paperback Original Novel, The Monkey’s Raincoat, 1987
Edgar Award nomination
Best Paperback Original Novel, The Monkey’s Raincoat, 1987
Shamus Award nomination, Private Eye Writers of America
                  Best Paperback Original Novel, The Monkey’s Raincoat, 1987

 

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          Short Stories AWARDS:  
     
  Shamus Award nomination,
Private Eye Writers of America
Best Short Story
The Man Who Knew Dick Bong
-- Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe: A Centennial Celebration, edited by Byron Preiss -- Knopf -- 1988.
 
 

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          TELEVISION AWARDS:  
     
  Emmy Award nomination
The Second Oldest Profession, Hill Street Blues, 1981

Certificate of Commendation,
American Women in Radio and Television

The Second Oldest Profession, Hill Street Blues, 1981

Humanitas Certificate
The World According to Freedom, Hill Street Blues, 1981

 
 

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