• Ice Cold, by Tess Gerritsen (Ballantine)
• The Book of Spies, by Gayle Lynds (St. Martin’s Press)
• Bury Your Dead, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
• The Midnight Show Murders, by Al Roker and Dick Lochte (Delacorte)
• Think of a Number, by John Verdon (Crown)
This prize will be presented during the Black Orchid Banquet, traditionally held on the first Saturday in December in New York City.
Previous winners and finalists are listed here.