Awards

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

Join us for the 2017-2018 Bloody Thursday season.

  • September 28, 2017: Robert Dugoni, Spotted Owl Award winner
  • November 16, 2017: Finn JD John, Off-Beat Oregon
  • January 25, 2018: Local Women of Mystery Panel with Kate Dyer-Seely, Cindy Brown, and Angela Sanders, moderated by Bill Cameron
  • March 22, 2018: Lou Berney
  • May 24, 2018: Local Men of Mystery Panel with Baron Birtcher, Warren Easley, and Grant Bywaters moderated by Kelly Garrett

For our new season, we will be moving to TaborSpace at 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215.