About the Spotted Owl Award

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.

For a book to be considered for the 2016 Spotted Owl Award:

  • The author must have primary residence in the states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho or the Province of British Columbia.
  • The mystery is published in the current calendar year (January 1 – December 31, 2016).

Please send a complimentary reading copy to the Spotted Owl Committee at: PO Box 8251, Portland, Oregon, 97207. Also include bio or publicity information and an email contact address.

The contact person for the Spotted Owl Award is Jeannette Voss, owlaward@friendsofmystery.org.

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Bloody Thursdays

Upcoming Bloody Thursdays

March 23, 2017
Robert Wollheim, retired judge

May 25, 2017
Young Adult Mystery Panel: Jenn Bosworth, Bill Cameron, Kelly Garrett, and Sheryl Scarsborough

Please note: Bloody Thursday takes place at, The Old Church.