Grand Prix de Littérature Policière

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The Grand Prix de Littérature Policière is a French literary prize founded in 1948 by author and literary critic Maurice-Bernard Endrèbe.
It is the most prestigious award for crime and detective fiction in France.
Two prizes are awarded annually to the best French novel and to the best international crime novel published in that year.[1]
 
 
Categories…
Best French Novel
Best International Crime Novel
Winner’s…
1940s
               1948 – Le Cinquième procédé by Léo Malet
               1949 – La Parole est au mort by Odette Sorensen (fr)
1950s
               1950 – Jeux pour mourir by Géo-Charles Véran (fr)
               1951 – Fumées sans feu by Jacques Decrest et Germaine Decrest (fr)
               1952 – Passons la monnaie by André Piljean (fr)
               1953 – Opération Odyssée by Jean-Pierre Conty (fr)
               1954 – La Beauté qui meurt by François Brigneau (fr)
               1955 – Assassin mon frère by Gilles-Maurice Dumoulin (fr)
            1956 – Pleins feux sur Sylvie by Michel Lebrun (fr) and Les Petites mains de la Justice by Guy Venayre (fr)
               1957 – Le Bourreau pleure by Frédéric Dard
               1958 – On n’enterre pas le dimanche by Fred Kassak (fr)
               1959 – Deuil en rouge by Paul Gerrard
1960s
               1960 – Les Mantes religieuses by Hubert Monteilhet (fr)
               1962 – Le Procès du Diable by Pierre Forquin (fr)
               1963 – Piège pour Cendrillon by Sébastien Japrisot
               1964 – La Jeune morte by Michel Carnal (fr)
               1965 – Bâteau en Espagne by Marc Delory (fr)
               1966 – L’interne de service by Laurence Oriol (fr)
               1967 – Le Crocodile est dans l’escalier by Jean-Pierre Alem (fr)
               1968 – Un beau monstre by Dominique Fabre
               1969 – Drôle de pistolet by Francis Ryck
1970s
               1970 – Zigzags by Paul Andréota
               1971 – L’Assassin maladroit by René Réouven (fr)
               1972 – Le Canal rouge by Gilbert Tanugi (fr)
               1973 – O Dingos, O Châteaux by Jean-Patrick Manchette
               1974 – De 5 à 7 avec la mort by André-Paul Duchâteau
               1975 – Un incident indépendant de notre volonté by Yvon Toussaint (fr)
               1976 – Les Sirènes de minuit by Jean-François Coatmeur (fr)
              1977 – La Plus longue course d’Abraham Coles, chauffeur de taxi by Christopher Diable (fr)
               1978 – Dénouement avant l’aube by Madeleine Coudray
               1979 – Le Salon du prêt à saigner by Joseph Bialot (fr)
1980s
               1980 – Le Crime d’Antoine by Dominique Roulet (fr)
               1981 – Reflets changeants sur mare de sang, L’Unijambiste de la côte 284, and Aime le maudit by Pierre Siniac
               1982 – L’Audience solennelle by Jean-Pierre Cabannes (fr)
               1983 – Collabo song by Jean Mazarin (fr)
               1984 – Sur la terre comme au ciel by René Belletto
               1985 – Meurtres pour mémoire by Didier Daeninckx
               1986 – La queue du scorpion by Christian Gernigon (fr)
               1986 – N’oubliez pas l’artiste by Gérard Delteil (fr)
               1987 – Trois morts au soleil by Jacques Sadoul
               1988 – Aix abrupto by Jean-Paul Demure (fr)
               1989 – Un gros besoin d’amour by Tito Topin (fr)
1990s
               1990 – Billard à l’étage by Michel Quint
               1991 – Hôpital souterrain by Hervé Jaouen (fr)
               1992 – La Commedia des ratés by Tonino Benacquista
               1993 – Boulevard des ombres by Paul Couturiau (fr)
               1994 – Tiré à part by Jean-Jacques Fiechter (fr)
               1995 – La Main morte by Philippe Huet (fr)
               1996 – Ambernave by Jean-Hugues Oppel (fr)
               1997 – La Mort des bois by Brigitte Aubert
               1998 – Sans homicide fixe by Serge Gardebled (fr)
               1999 – La Paresse de Dieu by Laurent Bénégui (fr)
2000s
               2000 – Du bruit sous le silence by Pascal Dessaint (fr)
               2001 – Chasseurs de têtes by Michel Crespy (fr)
               2002 – Les Brouillards de la Butte by Patrick Pécherot (fr)
               2003 – L’Ivresse des dieux by Laurent Martin (fr)
               2004 – Double peine by Virginie Brac (fr)
               2004 – Les Silences de Dieu by Gilbert Sinoue
               2005 – Le Testament de Dieu by Philippe Le Roy (fr)
               2006 – La Colère des enfants déchus by Catherine Fradier (fr)
               2007 – Citoyens clandestins by DOA (fr)
               2008 – Zulu by Caryl Férey (fr)
               2009 – Les Cœurs déchiquetés by Hervé Le Corre (fr)
2010s
               2010 – Adieu Jérusalem by Alexandra Schwartzbrod (fr)
               2011 – L’Honorable Société by DOA (fr) and Dominique Manotti (fr)
               2012 – Arab jazz by Karim Miské (fr)
               2013 – Des nœuds d’acier by Sandrine Collette[2] (fr)
               2014 – Pur by Antoine Chainas (fr)
International Prize
1940s
               1948 – The Bellamy Trial by Frances Noyes Hart (USA, 1927)
               1949 – Puzzle for Pilgrims by Patrick Quentin (USA, 1947)
1950s
               1950 – After Midnight by Martha Albrand (USA, 1948)
               1951 – The Red Right Hand by Joel Townsley Rogers (USA, 1945)
               1952 – Follow as the Night by Patricia McGerr (USA, 1951)
               1953 – The End is Known by Geoffrey Holiday Hall (USA, 1949)
               1953 – Horns for the Devil by Louis Malley (USA, 1951)
               1954 – The Body in Grant’s Tomb (short story) by Cornell Woolrich (USA, 1943)
               1955 – Death in Captivity by Michael Gilbert (UK, 1952)
               1956 – The Desperate Hours by Joseph Hayes (USA, 1955)
               1956 – Nothing in Her Way by Charles Williams (USA, 1953)
               1957 – The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith (USA, 1955)
               1958 – The Five-Cornered Square by Chester Himes (USA, 1956)
               1959 – Orders to Kill by Donald Downes (USA, 1958)
1960s
               1960 – The Evil of the Day by Thomas Sterling (UK, 1955)
               1961 – no prize awarded
               1962 – The Green Stone by Suzanne Blanc (USA, 1961)
               1963 – The Ballad of the Running Man by Shelley Smith (UK, 1961)
               1964 – A Key to the Suite by John D. MacDonald (USA, 1963)
               1965 – Gun before Butter by Nicolas Freeling (UK, 1963)
               1966 – The Berlin Memorandum by Adam Hall (UK, 1965)
               1967 – I Start Counting by Audrey Erskine Lindop (UK, 1966)
               1968 – Betrayers of All (Traditori di tutti) by Giorgio Scerbanenco (Italy, 1966)
               1969 – The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey (UK, 1951)
               1969 – Fire, Burn! by John Dickson Carr (USA, 1957)
1970s
               1970 – The Flaw (To Lathos) by Antonis Samarakis (Greece, 1965)
               1971 – Hit and Run, Run, Run (Hændeligt uheld) by Anders Bodelsen (Denmark, 1968)
               1971 – The Ledger by Dorothy Uhnak (USA, 1970)
               1972 – The Children Are Watching by Laird Koenig & Peter L. Dixon (USA, 1970)
               1973 – Millie by E. V. Cunningham (USA, 1973)
               1974 – Mirror, Mirror on the Wall by Stanley Ellin (USA, 1972)
               1975 – The Dark Number by Edward Boyd & Roger Parkes (UK, 1973)
               1976 – Doctor Frigo by Eric Ambler (UK, 1974)
               1977 – City of the Death by Herbert Lieberman (USA, 1976)
               1978 – And on the Eighth Day by Ellery Queen (USA, 1964)
               1979 – The Chain of Chance (Katar) by Stanisław Lem (Poland, 1975)
1980s
               1980 – A Stranger is Watching by Mary Higgins Clark (USA, 1977)
               1981 – Southern Seas (Los mares del Sur) by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán (Spain, 1979)
               1982 – Party of the Year by John Crosby (USA, 1982)
               1983 – No Comebacks by Frederick Forsyth (UK, 1982)
               1984 – The Maine Massacre by Janwillem Van de Wetering (USA, 1979)
               1985 – Swing, Swing Together by Peter Lovesey (UK, 1976)
               1986 – City Primeval by Elmore Leonard (USA, 1980)
               1987 – Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman (USA, 1974)
               1988 – A Taste for Death by P. D. James (UK, 1986)
               1988 – Strega by Andrew Vachss (USA, 1987)
               1989 – Snowbound by Bill Pronzini (USA, 1974)
1990s
               1990 – A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George
               1991 – The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
               1992 – Black Cherry Blues by James Lee Burke
               1993 – The Flanders Panel by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
               1994 – Cabal by Michael Dibdin
               1995 – Degree of Guilt by Richard North Patterson
               1996 – The Alienist by Caleb Carr
               1997 – Imperfect Strangers by Stuart Woods
               1998 – Shadow Play by Frances Fyfield
               1999 – Blood Work by Michael Connelly
2000s
               2000 – River of Darkness by Rennie Airth (South Africa, 1999)
               2001 – In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson (Canada, 1999)
               2002 – One Foot in the Grave by Peter Dickinson (UK, 1979)
               2003 – Dead before Dying by Deon Meyer (South Africa, 1999)
               2004 – The Analyst by John Katzenbach (USA, 2002)
               2005 – Dead Souls by Ian Rankin (UK, 1999)
               2006 – The Librarian by Larry Beinhart (USA, 2004)
               2007 – Voices by Arnaldur Indriðason (Röddin, Iceland, 2003)
               2008 – The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg (Isprinsessan, Sweden, 2002)
               2009 – Priest by Ken Bruen (UK, 2006)
2010s
               2010 – Twilight by William Gay (USA, 2006)
               2011 – Limassol by Yishai Sarid (Israel, 2009)
               2012 – The Devil All The Time by Donald Ray Pollock (USA, 2011)
               2013 – The Killer Is Dying by James Sallis (USA, 2011)
               2014 – The Cove by Ron Rash (USA, 2012)
Notes…

1. ^ (French) Guide des Prix littéraires (http://www.rayonpolar.com/Guides/Prix/Prix_pdf.php), online ed. Le Rayon du Polar. Synopsis of French prizes rewarding French and international crime litterature, with lists of laureates for each Prize. Grand Prix de littérature policière: pp. 18-36.

2. ^ (French) Livreshebdo.fr (http://www.livreshebdo.fr/actualites/DetailsActuRub.aspx?id=11288)

References…
.        Retrieved from “http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php? title=Grand_Prix_de_Littérature_Policière&oldid=641078048″
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