Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest Winners

Between 1986 and 2014, The Private Eye Writers of America ran a contest for first-time P.I. writers, in conjunction with St. Martin's Press. The winne ...more

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The Red Storm

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3.39 avg rating — 95 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (2014)
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Cuts Through Bone (Guthrie ...

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2.92 avg rating — 91 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (2012)
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In Search of Mercy

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3.14 avg rating — 42 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (2009)
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Drink the Tea

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3.47 avg rating — 158 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (2008)
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Father's Day: A Mystery

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3.15 avg rating — 34 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (2007)
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The Last Striptease (Joe Ko...

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3.57 avg rating — 146 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (2006)
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First Kill

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3.18 avg rating — 17 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (2004)
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Tonight I Said Goodbye (Lin...

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3.83 avg rating — 3,697 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (2003)
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The Sterling Inheritance

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3.75 avg rating — 51 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (2002)
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Catching Water in a Net

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3.62 avg rating — 96 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (2000)
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Street Legal

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3.11 avg rating — 9 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (1999)
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The Losers' Club

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2.33 avg rating — 18 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (1998)
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A Cold Day in Paradise (Ale...

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3.78 avg rating — 8,895 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (1997)
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Diamond Head

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3.58 avg rating — 64 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (1995)
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The Heaven Stone (Alex Rasm...

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3.78 avg rating — 18 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (1994)
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The Harry Chronicles (Harry...

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3.74 avg rating — 19 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (1993)
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Hour of the Manatee (Tony L...

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2.94 avg rating — 17 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (1992)
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A Sudden Death at the Norfo...

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3.32 avg rating — 31 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (1991)
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The Loud Adios (Hickey Fami...

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3.31 avg rating — 26 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (1990)
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Kindred Crimes (Jeri Howard...

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4.21 avg rating — 1,241 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (1989)
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Katwalk (Kat Colorado, #1)

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3.81 avg rating — 1,599 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (1988)
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Fear of the Dark (Aaron Gun...

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3.57 avg rating — 69 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (1987)
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An Infinite Number of Monke...

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3.68 avg rating — 62 ratings
Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest (1986)
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