Award Winners All Grand Master Award Winners

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-51 Items- Complete list of Grand Master Award winners since its inception. Photos are included for almost every Grand Master Award winner. Winners of the Grand Master Award in every year are listed here alphabetically, but you can sort this Grand Master Award list by any column. Examples include Agatha Christie and Judson Philips. -51 Items-You can use the items in this fact-based list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to.

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George Bagby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
George Bagby Edgar Grand Master Award George Bagby was the nom de plume of the American novelist Aaron Marc Stein, who specialized in mystery fiction. Bagby's focus was on police investigators, especially the fictional Inspector ...more

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Agatha Christie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Anthony Award for Best Writer Of The Century, Edgar Grand Master Award, Anthony Award for Best Series Of The Century Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE was an English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best known for ...more

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Alfred Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, Golden Globe Award for Best TV Show, AFI Life Achievement Award Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE was an English film director and producer. Often nicknamed "The Master of Suspense", he pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological ...more

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Barbara Mertz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement, Agatha Award for Best Novel, Edgar Grand Master Award Barbara Mertz was an American author who wrote under her own name as well as under the pseudonyms Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels. In 1952 she received a PhD in Egyptology from the ...more

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Baynard Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Edgar Grand Master Award Baynard Hardwick Kendrick wrote whodunit mystery novels about Duncan Maclain, a blind private investigator who worked with his two German shepherds and his household of assistants to solve ...more

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Bill Pronzini is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Shamus Award for Best P. I. Short Story, Shamus Award for Best P. I. Series/Characters – The Hammer, Grand Prix de Littérature Policière - International Category Bill Pronzini is an American writer of detective fiction. He is also an active anthologist, having compiled more than 100 collections, most of which focus on mystery, western, and science ...more

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Daphne du Maurier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Edgar Grand Master Award, Anthony Award for Best Novel Of The Century Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning DBE was an English author and playwright. Many of her works have been adapted into films, including the novels Rebecca and Jamaica Inn and the short stories ...more

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Dick Francis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Cartier Diamond Dagger, Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement, Edgar Grand Master Award Richard Stanley "Dick" Francis CBE FRSL was a British steeplechase jockey and crime writer, whose novels centre on horse racing in England. After wartime service in the RAF, Francis ...more

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Donald E. Westlake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Edgar Grand Master Award, Edgar Award for Best Novel, THE EYE – Lifetime Achievement Award Donald Edwin Westlake was an American writer, with over a hundred novels and non-fiction books to his credit. He specialized in crime fiction, especially comic capers, with an occasional foray ...more

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Dorothy B. Hughes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Edgar Grand Master Award Dorothy B. Hughes was an American crime writer and literary critic. Hughes wrote fourteen crime and detective novels, primarily in the hardboiled and noir styles, and is best known for the ...more

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Dorothy Salisbury Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Edgar Grand Master Award Dorothy Margaret Salisbury Davis was an American crime fiction writer.

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Evan Hunter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Cartier Diamond Dagger, Edgar Grand Master Award Ed McBain was an American author and screenwriter. Born Salvatore Albert Lombino, he legally adopted the name Evan Hunter in 1952. While successful and well known as Evan Hunter, he was even ...more

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Edward D. Hoch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Anthony Award for Best Short Story, Edgar Grand Master Award, Barry Award for Best Short Story Edward Dentinger Hoch was an American writer of detective fiction. Although he wrote several novels, he was primarily known for his vast output of over 950 short stories.

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Ellery Queen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Edgar Grand Master Award, Grand Prix de Littérature Policière - International Category Ellery Queen is both a fictional character and a pseudonym used by two American cousins from Brooklyn, New York—Daniel Nathan, alias Frederic Dannay and Emanuel Benjamin Lepofsky, alias Manfred ...more

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Elmore Leonard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Cartier Diamond Dagger, Grand Prix de Littérature Policière - International Category, Martin Beck Award Elmore John Leonard, Jr. was an American novelist and screenwriter. His earliest novels, published in the 1950s, were Westerns, but Leonard went on to specialize in crime fiction and suspense ...more

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Eric Ambler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Cartier Diamond Dagger, Grand Prix de Littérature Policière - International Category, Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Eric Clifford Ambler OBE was an influential British author of spy novels who introduced a new realism to the genre. Ambler also used the pseudonym Eliot Reed for books co-written with Charles

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Erle Stanley Gardner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, Edgar Grand Master Award Erle Stanley Gardner was an American lawyer and author. Though best known for the Perry Mason series of detective stories, he wrote numerous other novels and shorter pieces, as well as a series ...more

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George Harmon Coxe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Edgar Grand Master Award George Harmon Coxe was an American writer of crime fiction. He is perhaps best known for his series Jack "Flashgun" Casey, which became a popular radio show airing through to the

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Georges Simenon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Edgar Grand Master Award Georges Joseph Christian Simenon was a Belgian writer. A prolific author who published nearly 200 novels and numerous short works, Simenon is best known as the creator of the fictional detective ...more

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Graham Greene is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Edgar Grand Master Award, Dos Passos Prize, Jerusalem Prize Henry Graham Greene, OM, CH was an English novelist and author regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Combining literary acclaim with widespread popularity, Greene had ...more

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Helen McCloy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Nero Award, Edgar Grand Master Award Helen McCloy, pseudonym Helen Clarkson, was an American mystery writer, whose series character Dr. Basil Willing debuted in Dance of Death. Willing believes, that "every criminal leaves ...more

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Hillary Waugh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Hillary Waugh Edgar Grand Master Award Hillary Baldwin Waugh was a pioneering American mystery novelist. In 1989, Waugh was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.

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Ira Levin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement, Edgar Grand Master Award Ira Marvin Levin was an American novelist, dramatist and songwriter. Five of his novels and three of his plays have been adapted to film.

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James M. Cain is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Edgar Grand Master Award James Mallahan Cain was an American author and journalist. Although Cain himself vehemently opposed labeling, he is usually associated with the hardboiled school of American crime fiction and ...more

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John Creasey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Edgar Grand Master Award, Edgar Award for Best Novel John Creasey MBE was an English crime and science fiction writer who wrote more than six hundred novels using twenty-eight different pseudonyms. He created several characters which are now ...more

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John D. MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Grand Prix de Littérature Policière - International Category, National Book Award for Mystery, Edgar Grand Master Award John Dann MacDonald was an American writer of novels and short stories, known for his thrillers. MacDonald was a prolific author of crime and suspense novels, many of them set in his adopted ...more

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John Dickson Carr is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Grand Prix de Littérature Policière - International Category, Edgar Grand Master Award John Dickson Carr was an American author of detective stories, who also published under the pen names Carter Dickson, Carr Dickson and Roger Fairbairn. Carr is generally regarded as one of the ...more

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John le Carré is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Cartier Diamond Dagger, Martin Beck Award, Edgar Grand Master Award David John Moore Cornwell, pen name John le Carré, is a British author of espionage novels. During the 1950s and the 1960s, Cornwell worked for the British intelligence services MI5 and ...more

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Joseph Wambaugh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, Edgar Grand Master Award Joseph Aloysius Wambaugh, Jr. is a bestselling American writer known for his fictional and non-fictional accounts of police work in the United States. Several of his first novels were set in Los ...more

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Judson Philips is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Nero Award, Edgar Grand Master Award Judson Pentecost Philips was an American writer who wrote more than 100 mystery and detective novels under the pseudonyms Hugh Pentecost and Philip Owen, as well as under his own name. As Judson ...more

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Julian Symons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Cartier Diamond Dagger, Martin Beck Award, Edgar Grand Master Award Julian Gustave Symons was a British crime writer and poet. He also wrote social and military history, biography and studies of literature.

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Lawrence Block is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Shamus Award for Best P. I. Short Story, Shamus Award for Best P. I. Series/Characters – The Hammer, Cartier Diamond Dagger Lawrence Block is an American crime writer best known for two long-running New York–set series about the recovering alcoholic P.I. Matthew Scudder and the gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr. ...more

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Marcia Muller is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Shamus Award for Best P. I. Short Story, Shamus Award for Best P. I. Series/Characters – The Hammer, Macavity Awards for Best Critical/Biographical Mystery Work Marcia Muller is an American author of fictional mystery and thriller novels. Muller has written many novels featuring her Sharon McCone female private detective character. Vanishing Point won ...more

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Margaret Millar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Edgar Grand Master Award, Edgar Award for Best Novel, Derrick Murdoch Award Margaret Ellis Millar was an American-Canadian mystery and suspense writer. Born in Kitchener, Ontario, she was educated at the Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute and the University of ...more

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Mary Higgins Clark is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Grand Prix de Littérature Policière - International Category, Edgar Grand Master Award, Anthony Award for Best Anthology/Short Story Collection Mary Higgins Clark is a novelist.

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Michael Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Cartier Diamond Dagger, Grand Prix de Littérature Policière - International Category, Edgar Grand Master Award Michael Gilbert is a screenwriter.

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Mickey Spillane is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Shamus Award for Best P. I. Short Story, Edgar Grand Master Award, THE EYE – Lifetime Achievement Award Frank Morrison Spillane, better known as Mickey Spillane, was an American author of crime novels, many featuring his signature detective character, Mike Hammer. More than 225 million copies of ...more

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Mignon G. Eberhart is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement, Edgar Grand Master Award Mignon Good Eberhart was an American author of mystery novels. She had one of the longest careers among major American mystery writers.

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Ngaio Marsh is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Edgar Grand Master Award Dame Ngaio Marsh DBE, born Edith Ngaio Marsh, was a New Zealand crime writer and theatre director. She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1966. Internationally Marsh ...more

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P. D. James is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Cartier Diamond Dagger, Grand Prix de Littérature Policière - International Category, Edgar Grand Master Award Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park, OBE, FRSA, FRSL, known as P. D. James, was an English crime writer. She rose to fame for her series of detective novels starring police ...more

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Phyllis A. Whitney is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement, Edgar Award for Best Juvenile, Edgar Grand Master Award Phyllis Ayame Whitney was a Japanese-born American mystery writer. Rare for her genre, she wrote mysteries for both the juvenile and the adult markets, many of which feature exotic locations. ...more

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Rex Stout is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Edgar Grand Master Award Rex Todhunter Stout was an American writer noted for his detective fiction, particularly the 33 novels and approximately 40 novellas that featured the detective Nero Wolfe and his assistant ...more

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Robert B. Parker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Edgar Grand Master Award, Edgar Award for Best Novel, THE EYE – Lifetime Achievement Award Robert Brown Parker was an American crime writer. His most famous works were the novels about the private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For ...more

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Ross Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Edgar Grand Master Award, THE EYE – Lifetime Achievement Award Ross Macdonald is the main pseudonym that was used by the American-Canadian writer of crime fiction Kenneth Millar. He is best known for his series of hardboiled novels set in southern ...more

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Ruth Rendell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Cartier Diamond Dagger, Martin Beck Award, Edgar Grand Master Award Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, is an English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries. Rendell's best-known creation, Chief Inspector Wexford, is the hero ...more

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Stanley Ellin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Grand Prix de Littérature Policière - International Category, Edgar Grand Master Award, Edgar Award for Best Novel Stanley Bernard Ellin was an American mystery writer. Ellin was born in Brooklyn, New York. After a brief tenure in the Army, at the insistence of his wife, Ellin began writing full-time. While ...more

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Stephen King is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
German Fantastic Prize, World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, World Horror Convention Grand Master Award Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which ...more

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Stuart M. Kaminsky is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Edgar Grand Master Award, Edgar Award for Best Novel, THE EYE – Lifetime Achievement Award Stuart M. Kaminsky was an American mystery writer and film professor. He is known for three long-running series of mystery novels featuring the protagonists Toby Peters, a private detective in ...more

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Tony Hillerman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Grand Prix de Littérature Policière - International Category, Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement, Nero Award Tony Hillerman was an award-winning American author of detective novels and non-fiction works best known for his Navajo Tribal Police mystery novels. Several of his works have been adapted as ...more

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Vincent Starrett is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list All Grand Master Award Winners
Vincent Starrett Edgar Grand Master Award Charles Vincent Emerson Starrett, known as Vincent Starrett, was an American writer and newspaperman.