The winner of the 2012 Friends of Mystery Spotted Owl award is Bill Cameron for County Line. 

Other finalists are:

  • Heather Sharfeddin for Damaged Goods
  • Urban Waite for The Terror of Living
  • Chelsea Cain for The Night Season
  • Robert Dugoni for Murder One
  • Dana Stabenow for Though Not Dead
  • Aaron Elkins for The Worst Thing
  • Mike Lawson for House DividedDove Season
  • Kate Wilhelm for Heaven is High
  • Gary McKinney for Darkness Bids the Dead Goodbye

The committee also selected Dove Season by Johnny Shaw to receive a special Stan Johnson Outstanding Debut Mystery award.