The Nero Award is given by the Nero Wolfe fan club, The Wolfe Pack. It is presented each year at the Black Orchid Banquet, which commemorates a dinner which took place in one of the Nero Wolfe novels. The Award is given to the best American mystery novel written in the year previous to the year the award is given. Publishing houses nominate up to three books which they published in the given year and send copies of the books to the club where they are read by a panel of judges. The award itself is a statuette of Nero Wolfe.
Below is a list of those books which have won the Nero.