The Spotted Owl is chosen by a volunteer committee of Friends of Mystery members, and is announced in the spring of the year. Judging is currently underway for the 2015 award.
Spotted Owl Award news and updates continue below.
The winner of the 2013 Friends of Mystery Spotted Owl award is Mike Lawson for House Blood.
The winner of the 2012 Friends of Mystery Spotted Owl award is Bill Cameron for County Line. The committee also selected Dove Season by Johnny Shaw to receive a special Stan Johnson Outstanding Debut Mystery award.
The history of the Spotted Owl Award for the years 2011 and earlier, including finalists.