2022 THRILLER AWARD WINNERS

The International Thriller Writers (ITW) has announced the winners for the 2022 Thriller Awards as follows:

BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL:
Megan Abbott - THE TURNOUT (Penguin/Putnam)
WINNER S.A. Cosby - RAZORBLADE TEARS (Flatiron Books)
Alice Feeney - ROCK PAPER SCISSORS (Flatiron Books)
Rachel Howzell Hall - THESE TOXIC THINGS (Thomas & Mercer)
Alma Katsu - RED WIDOW (Penguin/Putnam)
Eric Rickstad - I AM NOT WHO YOU THINK I AM (Blackstone Publishing)

BEST AUDIOBOOK:
WINNER S.A. Cosby - RAZORBLADE TEARS, Narrated by Adam Lazarre-White (Macmillan)
Samantha Downing - SLEEPING DOG LIE, Narrated by Melanie Nicholls-King and Lindsey Dorcus (Audible Originals)
Rachel Howzell Hall - HOW IT ENDS, Narrated by Joniece Abbott-Pratt (Audible Originals)
Gregg Hurwitz - PRODIGAL SON, Narrated by Scott Brick (Macmillan)
Nadine Matheson - THE JIGSAW MAN, Narrated by Davine Henry (HarperCollins)

BEST FIRST NOVEL:
Abigail Dean - GIRL A (HarperCollins)
Eloisa Diaz - REPENTANCE (Agora Books)
WINNER Amanda Jayatissa - MY SWEET GIRL (Berkley)
David McCloskey - DAMASCUS STATION (W.W. Norton & Company)
Eric Redman - BONES OF HILO (Crooked Lane Books)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL:
Joy Castro - FLIGHT RISK (Lake Union)
Aaron Philip Clark - UNDER COLOR OF LAW (Thomas & Mercer)
C.J. Cooke - THE LIGHTHOUSE WITCHES (Berkley)
WINNER Jess Lourey - BLOODLINE (Thomas & Mercer)
Terry Roberts - MY MISTRESS' EYES ARE RAVEN BLACK (Turner Publishing Company)

BEST SHORT STORY:
S.A. Cosby - "Not My Cross to Bear" (in TROUBLE NO MORE, edited by Mark Westmoreland; Down & Out Books)
William Burton McCormick - "Demon in the Depths" (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September/October 2021)
WINNER Scott Loring Sanders - "The Lemonade Stand" (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, January/February 2021)
Jeff Soloway - "The Interpreter and the Killer" (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, January/February 2021)
John Wimer - "Bad Chemistry" (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July/August 2021)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL:
Maureen Johnson - THE BOX IN THE WOODS (HarperCollins)
Nova McBee - CALCULATED (Wolfpack Publishing)
Ginny Myers Sain - DARK AND SHALLOW LIES (Penguin Young Readers)
WINNER Courtney Summers - THE PROJECT (Wednesday Books)
Krystal Sutherland - HOUSE OF HOLLOW (Penguin Young Readers)

BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL:
Greig Beck - THE DARK SIDE: ALEX HUNTER 9 (Pan Macmillan)
John Connell - WHERE THE WICKED TREAD (John Connell)
Wendy Dranfield - LITTLE GIRL TAKEN (Bookouture)
WINNER E.J. Findorff - BLOOD PARISH (E.J. Findorff)
S. E. Green - MOTHER MAY I (S. E. Green)
Andrew Kaplan - BLUE MADAGASCAR (Andrew Kaplan)
Karin Nordin - LAST ONE ALIVE (HarperCollins)

Two ThrillerMaster Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:
Frederick Forsyth
and
Diana Gabaldon

Thriller Legend Award Recipient:
Writers House, a literary agency

The winners were announced on Saturday, June 04, 2022 during ThrillerFest XVII held at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York City.


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