Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Thrilled to Make This News Known

Although I somehow missed receiving the memo (ahem!), the International Thriller Writers organization earlier today announced its nominees for the 2024 Thriller Awards.

Best Hardcover Novel:
All the Sinners Bleed, by S.A. Cosby (Flatiron)
Her Deadly Game, by Robert Dugoni (Thomas & Mercer)
It’s One of Us, by J.T. Ellison (Mira)
The Secret Hours, by Mick Herron (Soho Crime)
Fixit, by Joe Ide (Mulholland)
The Drift, by C.J. Tudor (Ballantine)

Best Audiobook:
The Peacock and the Sparrow, by I.S. Berry;
narrated by Pete Simonelli (Atria)
The Last Orphan, by Gregg Hurwitz;
narrated by Scott Brick (Macmillan)
The Housemaid’s Secret, by Freida McFadden;
narrated by Lauryn Allman (Bookouture)
The House of Wolves, by James Patterson and Mike Lupica;
narrated by Ellen Archer (Hachette Audio)
Bad Summer People, by Emma Rosenblum;
narrated by January LaVoy (Macmillan)

Best First Novel:
The Peacock and the Sparrow, by I.S. Berry (Atria)
The Golden Gate, by Amy Chua (Minotaur)
Scorched Grace, by Margot Douaihy (Zando)
Lenny Marks Gets Away with Murder, by Kerryn Mayne (Bantam)
Perfect Shot, by Steve Urszenyi (Minotaur)

Best Paperback Original Novel:
Hide, by Tracy Clark (Thomas & Mercer)
The Paleontologist, by Luke Dumas (Atria)
The Spy Coast, by Tess Gerritsen (Thomas & Mercer)
To Die For, by Lisa Gray (Thomas & Mercer)
Cave 13, by Jonathan Maberry (St. Martin’s Griffin)
Call the Dark, by J. Todd Scott (Thomas & Mercer)

Best Short Story:
Slot Machine Fever Dreams, by Chris Bohjalian (Amazon
Original Stories)
These Cold Strangers, by J.T. Ellison (Amazon Original Stories)
“An Honorable Choice,” by Smita Harish Jain (Black Cat Weekly #96; Wildside Press)
“Rush Hour,” by Richard Santos (from Austin Noir, edited by Scott Montgomery, Hopeton Hay, and Molly Odintz; Akashic)
Unknown Caller, by Lisa Unger (Amazon Original Stories)
“One Night in 1965,” by Stacy Woodson (from More Groovy Gumshoes: Private Eyes in the Psychedelic Sixties, edited by Michael Bracken; Down & Out)

Best Young Adult Novel:
Red As Blood, by Sorboni Banerjee and Dominique
Richardson (Wolfpack)
Where He Can’t Find You, by Darcy Coates (Sourcebooks Fire)
Where Echoes Die, by Courtney Gould (Wednesday)
Where Darkness Blooms, by Andrea Hannah (Wednesday)
Stateless, by Elizabeth Wein (Little, Brown)

Best E-Book Original Novel:
The Vulture Fund, by Jeff Buick (Self-published)
The Bigamist, by Rona Halsall (Bookouture)
A Good Rush of Blood, by Matt Phillips (RunAmok)
Close Her Eyes, by Lisa Regan (Bookouture)
The Killing Room, by Robert Swartwood (Blackstone)
The In-Laws, by Laura Wolfe (Bookouture)

The winners are to be declared during ThrillerFest XIX on June 1 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City.

(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare.)

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