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 2020 award.
Spotted Owl Award news and updates continue below.
The Friends of Mystery is proud to announce our 2019 Spotted Owl Award Winner, Mike Lawson for House Witness.
The Friends of Mystery is proud to announce our 2018 Spotted Owl Award Winner, Ingrid Thoft for Duplicity.
Join Friends of Mystery on September 28, 2017 as we present Robert Dugoni with the 2017 Spotted Award for Best Mystery for The 7th Canon.
On September 22, 2016, Friends of Mystery welcomes Jon Talton to open our the 2016-2017 Bloody Thursday season.
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,...
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.