Awards And Honours

 
Macmillan/Panther First Crime Novel Prize
 
CWA Dagger shortlist
 
Prix du Roman d’Aventures
 
Grand Prix de Littérature Policière
Waxwork (1978)
 
CWA Silver Dagger
 
CWA Gold Dagger
Dagger of Daggers shortlist
Vandals
(short story, 1984)
 
Anthony Award shortlist 
The Secret Lover
(short story, 1985)
 
CWA Veuve Clicquot Award
Rough Cider (1986)
 
MWA Edgars shortlist
The Wasp
(short story, 1988)
 
Ellery Queen Readers’ Award shortlist 
 
Anthony Award
Supper with Miss Shivers  (short story, 1991)
 
Ellery Queen Readers’ Award shortlist
You May See A Strangler (short story, 1992)    
 
Ellery Queen Readers’ Award shortlist 
The Crime of Miss Oyster Brown
(short story, 1991)
 
Ellery Queen Readers’ Award
Anthony Award shortlist 
The Summons (1995)
 
MWA Edgars shortlist
CWA Macallan Silver Dagger
The Pushover (short story, 1995)
 
MWA Golden Mysteries Prize
 
CWA Macallan Silver Dagger
Barry Award
Macavity Award
A Parrot is Forever (Short Story, 1996) 
 
Anthony Award shortlist 
The Corbett Correspondence
(short story with Keith Miles, 1997)
 
Agatha Award shortlist 
James Who? (article, 1999)
 
CWA Leo Harris Award
Lifetime Achievement Award (2000)
 
CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger
The Reaper (2000)
 
Barry Award shortlist
 
Barry Award shortlist
 
Macavity Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize shortlist
Barry Award shortlist
Needle Match (short story, 2007)
 
CWA Short Story Award
 
Crime Writers’ Association Chairman
 
1991-2
Guest of Honour, Malice Domestic
 
1996
Mystery Masters Guest of Honour, Magna Cum Murder
 
1996
International Guest of Honour, Bouchercon 2001
 
2001
Lifetime Achievement Award, Malice Domestic
 
2008
International Society of Olympic Historians 
 
Vikelas Plaque, 2008 
Swedish Academy of Detection
 
Grand Master, 2010 
The Strand Critics
 
Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014