The David Thompson Memorial Special Service Award

The David Thompson Memorial Special Service Award is given by the Bouchercon Board to honor the memory and contributions to the crime fiction community of David Thompson, a much beloved Houston bookseller who passed away in 2010. Past winners selected by the Bouchercon National Board of Directors for their “extraordinary efforts to develop and promote the crime fiction field” are:

                                         2021 – Janet Rudolph

                                         2020 – Al Abramson

                                         2019 – Don and Jenn Longmuir
                                         2018 – Lesa Holstine
                                         2017 – George Easter
                                         2016 – Otto Penzler
                                         2015 – Bill and Toby Gottfried
                                         2014 – Judy Bobalik
                                         2013 – Marv Lachman
                                         2012 – Len and June Moffatt
                                         2011 – Ali Karim

The award is given out each year during the Bouchercon Convention.

David Thompson

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Lesa Holstine

(Photo courtesy of Chris Aldrich)

George Easter

(Photo courtesy of John Bychowski)

Otto Penzler

(Photo courtesy of John Bychowski)

2018

2017

2019

2016

2015

Bill and Toby Gottfried

(Photo courtesy of John Bychowski)

Ali Karim

2021

Janet Rudolph

Al Abramson

2020

Jenn and Don Longmuir

(Photo Courtesy of Brody Longmuir) 

2019

Marv Lachman

2013

Judy Bobalik

with Board Chair Dave Magayna

2014

Len and June Moffatt

(Photo courtesy by Art Scott)

2012

2011

Ali Karim