International Association of Crime Writers/North American Branch awards The Hammett Prize annually for literary excellence in the field of crime-writing, as reflected in a book published in the English language in the US and/or Canada. The winner receives a "Thin Man" trophy, designed by sculptor Peter Boiger.
This year's nominees were:
- Bury Me Deep by Megan Abbott
- Devil's Garden by Ace Atkins (not in ABC Libraries' catalog)
- The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry
- The Long Fall by Walter Mosley
- The Way Home by George Pelecanos
Congratulations to the winner, Jedediah Berry's The Manual of Detection!