Monday, April 01, 2013

In Need of Some Thrills?

The International Thriller Writers (ITW) organization today announced its nominees for the 2013 Thriller Awards as follows:

Best Hardcover Novel:
The Trinity Game, by Sean Chercover (Thomas & Mercer)
Spilled Blood, by Brian Freeman (SilverOak)
The Survivor, by Gregg Hurwitz (St. Martin’s Press)
Catch Me, by Lisa Gardner (Dutton)
Defending Jacob, by William Landay (Delacorte Press)

Best First Novel:
Don’t Ever Get Old, by Daniel Friedman (Minotaur)
The Expats, by Chris Pavone (Crown)
The 500, by Matthew Quirk (Reagan Arthur)
Black Fridays, by Michael Sears (Putnam)

Best Paperback Original Novel:
Pines, by Blake Crouch (Thomas & Mercer)
Lake Country, by Sean Doolittle (Bantam)
And She Was, by Alison Gaylin (Harper)
The Wicked Girls, by Alex Marwood (Penguin)
Night Blind, by Michael W. Sherer (Thomas & Mercer)

Best Short Story:
“The Devil to Pay,” by David Edgerley Gates (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, April 2012)
“The Street Ends at the Cemetery,” by Clark Howard (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine [EQMM], August 2012)
“The Consumers,” by Dennis Lehane (from Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance, edited by Lee Child; Mulholland Books)
“The History Lesson,” by Gordon McEachern (EQMM, May 2012)
“Lost Things,” by John Rector (Thomas & Mercer e-book)

Best Young Adult Novel:
Don’t Turn Around, by Michelle Gagnon (HarperCollins)
If We Survive, by Andrew Klavan (Thomas Nelson)
False Memory, by Dan Krokos (Hyperion)
Crusher, by Niall Leonard (Delacorte)
Dark Eyes, by William Richter (Razorbill)

Best E-book Original Novel:
Pandora’s Temple, by Jon Land (Open Road)
Blind Faith, by C.J. Lyons (C.J. Lyons)
Huntress Moon, by Alexandra Sokoloff (Alexandra Sokoloff)
Dead End Deal, by Allen Wyler (Astor + Blue Editions)
Dead Wrong, by Allen Wyler (Astor + Blue Editions)

Winners will be singled out on July 13 during ThrillerFest VIII.


Anonymous said...

Why are some of these titles highlighted?

J. Kingston Pierce said...

Simply because they are books reviewed in The Rap Sheet or in my Kirkus Reviews column.