Agatha Awards salutes the traditional mystery—books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. The genre is loosely defined as mysteries which contain no explicit sex or excessive gore or violence.
Edgar Awards are presented by the Mystery Writers of America and are widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the genre.
CWA Dagger presented by The Crime Writers’ Association, The Daggers have been synonymous with quality crime writing for over fifty years.
Dilys Award was annually given by Independent Mystery Booksellers Association from 1993 until 2014 to the mystery titles of the year which the member booksellers most enjoyed hand selling.
Lefty Awards are fan awards presently annually at the Left Coast Crime Convention.
Shamus Awards presented by The Private Eye Writers of America.
Thriller Awards presented by the International Thriller Writers.