2017 THRILLER AWARD WINNERS

The International Thriller Writers has announced the winners for the 2017 Thriller Awards as follows:

BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL:
Megan Abbott - YOU WILL KNOW ME (Little, Brown)
Reed Farrel Coleman - WHERE IT HURTS (Putnam)
WINNER Noah Hawley - BEFORE THE FALL (Grand Central)
Laura McHugh - ARROWOOD (Spiegel & Grau)
Ben H. Winters - UNDERGROUND AIRLINES (Mulholland)

BEST FIRST NOVEL:
Bob Bickford - DEADLY KISS (Black Opal)
J.L. Delozier - TYPE AND CROSS (WiDo)
David McCaleb - RECALL (Lyrical Underground)
WINNER Nicholas Petrie - THE DRIFTER (Putnam)
E.Z. Rinsky - PALINDROME (Witness Impulse)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL:
Robert Dugoni - IN THE CLEARING (Thomas & Mercer)
WINNER Anne Frasier - THE BODY READER (Thomas & Mercer)
Paul Kemprecos - THE MINOAN CIPHER (Suspense Publishing)
Jonathan Maberry - KILL SWITCH (St. Martin's Griffin)
Stephen Maher - SALVAGE (Dundurn)

BEST SHORT STORY:
Eric Beetner - "The Business of Death" UNLOADED: CRIME WRITERS WRITING WITHOUT GUNS (Down & Out)
Laura Benedict - "The Peter Rabbit Killers" (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 2016)
Brendan DuBois - "The Man from Away" (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Julyn 2016)
WINNER Joyce Carol Oates - "Big Momma" (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March/April 2016)
Art Taylor - "Parallel Play" CHESAPEAKE CRIMES: STORM WARNING (Wildside)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL:
Pierce Brown - MORNING STAR (Del Rey)
Elle Cosimano - HOLDING SMOKE (Disney-Hyperion)
WINNER A.J. Hartley - STEEPLEJACK (TOR Teen)
Billy Taylor - THIEVING WEASELS (Dial)
Kara Thomas - THE DARKEST CORNERS (Delacorte)

BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL:
WINNER James Scott Bell - ROMEO'S WAY (Compendium)
Sean Black - THE EDGE OF ALONE (Sean Black)
Sibel Hodge - UNTOUCHABLE (Wonder Women)
J.F. Penn - DESTROYER OF WORLDS (J.F. Penn)
Richard Thomas - BREAKER (Alibi)

2017 ThrillerMaster: Lee Child

2017 Silver Bullet Award Recipient: Lisa Gardner

2017 Thriller Legend Award Recipient: Tom Doherty for publishing & supporting thrllers

The winners were announced at on July 15, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City during ThrillerFest XII.


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