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 2020 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

Our 2019-2020 Season opens on September 26, 2019 when we welcome Mike Lawson, winner of the 2019 Spotted Owl Award for House Witness. This year we’ll also be joined by authors Rene Denfeld in January and Cara Black March. Our November and May guests will be announced soon.

For 2019-2020, we will continue to be at TaborSpace at 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215.