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.

Learn more about the Spotted Owl Award, including eligibility and submission requirements, here.

Spotted Owl Award news and updates continue below.

Cain and Shaw Receive 2014 Spotted Owl Awards

Chelsea Cain and Johnny Shaw have been chosen as recipients of the twentieth annual Friends of Mystery Spotted Award. Cain is receiving her award for her book, One Kick, published in August 2014 by Simon & Schuster. Johnny Shaw is receiving his award for his book,...

Friends of Mystery Announces 2012 Spotted Owl Award

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.

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Bloody Thursdays

The 2015-2016 Bloody Thursday Season is underway. Guests so far have featured Johnny Shaw and Steven Saylor.

2016 Events

January 28
Chelsea Cain

March 24
Dr. Karen Gunson
Oregon State Medical Examiner

May 26
David Osborne

Please note: All events in 2016 will be held at our new location, The Old Church.