Sunday, July 10, 2011

Suspense Account

Last night during ThrillerFest VI, held in New York City and hosted by the International Thriller Writers (ITW), the winners of this year’s Thriller Awards were announced as follows:

Best Hardcover Novel: Bad Blood, by John Sandford (Putnam)

Also nominated: The Reversal, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown); Edge, by Jeffery Deaver (Simon & Schuster); The Burying Place, by Brian Freeman (Minotaur); and Skin, by Mo Hayder (Grove)

Best First Novel: Still Missing, by Chevy Stevens (St. Martin’s)

Also nominated: The Things That Keep Us Here, by Carla Buckley (Random House); The Poacher’s Son, by Paul Doiron (Minotaur); The Insider, by Reece Hirsch (Berkley); and Drink the Tea, by Thomas Kaufman (Minotaur)

Best Paperback Original: The Cold Room, by J.T. Ellison (Mira)

Also nominated: Down Among the Dead Men, by Robert Gregory Browne (St. Martin’s); You Can’t Stop Me, by Max Allan Collins and Matthew Clemens (Pinnacle); Torn Apart, by Shane Gericke (Pinnacle); and The Venice Conspiracy, by John Trace (Hachette Digital)

Best Short Story: “The Gods for Vengeance Cry,” by Richard Helms (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)

Also nominated: “Second Wind,” by Mike Carey (from The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology, edited by Christopher Golden; St. Martin’s); “Blue on Black,” by Michael Connelly (The Strand Magazine); “Madeeda,” by Harley Jane Kozak (from Crimes By Midnight, edited by Charlaine Harris; Berkley); “Chasing the Dragon,” by Nicolas Kaufman (ChiZine Magazine); and Long Time Dead,” by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins (The Strand Magazine)

True Thriller Award (non-fiction): Joe McGinniss

Silver Bullet Award: Karin Slaughter

In addition, author R.L. Stine was named this year’s ThrillerMaster “in recognition of his legendary career and outstanding contributions to the thriller genre.”

(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare.)

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