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2015 Thriller Award Winners!

award_home_multiple_croppedITW 2015 Thriller Awards Nominees

We’re thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2015 ITW Thriller Awards:

BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL

Megan Abbott – THE FEVER (Little, Brown and Company)

BEST FIRST NOVEL

Laura McHugh – THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD (Spiegel & Grau)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL

Vincent Zandri – MOONLIGHT WEEPS (Down & Out Books)

BEST SHORT STORY

Tim L. Williams – “The Last Wrestling Bear in West Kentucky” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

Elle Cosimano – NEARLY GONE (Kathy Dawson Books)

BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL

C.J. Lyons – HARD FALL (Legacy Books)

Congratulations to all the finalists!

The 2015 ITW Thriller Award Banquet was held at ThrillerFest X, July 11, 2015, at the Grand Hyatt (New York City.)

Very special thanks to:

Joshua Corin, Awards Committee Chair
Jennifer Kreischer, Awards Coordinator
Suzanne Rorhus, Awards Coordinator
And all the 2015 ITW Thriller Awards Judges

Carla Buckley, Vice President, Awards
Carla Buckley
ITW Board of Directors, Vice President, Awards

Class of 2014/2015

Please note: Class designations are based on members’ release dates, and run from ThrillerFest to ThrillerFest. (August – July)


THE EUTHANIST
Diversion Books
6/2/2015
DEVIL'S HARBOR
Forge
6/23/2015
THE SAFFRON CROCUS
Black Opal Books
12/6/2014
THE LIFE WE BURY
Seventh Street
10/14/2014
CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE
Henery Press
3/25/2014
INTERPRETATION OF MURDER
Black Opal Books
4/18/2015
THE RED QUEEN'S RUN
Henery Press
12/9/2015
A CRY FROM DUST
Thomas Nelson
8/12/2014
WOLF WINTER
Hodder Stoughton
1/27/2015
DRESSED TO KILL
Black Opal Books
8/29/2014
THE WILD INSIDE
Atria
6/16/2015
CONCH TOWN GIRL
Black Opal Books
11/1/2014
CALVIN'S HEAD
Bold Strokes Books
9/15/2014
BLACK VENOM
Endeavor Press
7/15/2014
THE FOURTH RULE
Oak Tree Press
12/1/2015
HOUSE OF HOMICIDE
Oak Tree Press
6/1/2015
CHASING THE DOLLAR
9/22/2014
THE UNDYING
Simon & Schuster
10/7/2014
PAST CRIMES
Willam and Morrow
3/3/2015
THE MEMORY PAINTER
Macmillan
4/28/2015
PRODIGIOUS SAVANT
Black Opal Books
9/23/2014
DEADLINE
Suspense Publishing
6/9/2015
JESUS JACKSON
The Poisoned Pencil
10/1/2014
THE BOY WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
Intrigue Publishing
6/1/2015
CONDUIT
Dark Fuse
9/16/2014
NIGHT OF THE JAGUAR
Minotaur Books
9/9/2014
RUINS OF WAR
Berkley
5/5/2015
FIVE DAYS LEFT
Putnam
9/9/2014
HOW WE FALL
Merit Press
11/3/2014
RELUCTANT ASSASSIN
Oak Tree Press
7/17/2014
DEAD DON'T LIE
Harlequin
9/1/2014
NASHVILLE MERCY
Greenleaf Book Group
3/1/2015
MURDER AT THE BOOK CLUB
Pocket
12/10/2014
WHO R U REALLY
Merit Press
9/18/2014
MR. WICKER
Raw Dog Screaming Press
9/16/2014
NAMES OF THE DEAD
Fledgling Press
7/31/2015
DEATH IN NOSTALGIA CITY
Black Opal Books
9/13/2014
TRUST ME, I'M LYING
Delacorte
10/14/2015
SABOTAGE
Forge
9/9/2014
COTTONCREST CURSE
LSU Press
9/10/2014
PLAYLIST FOR THE DEAD
Harper Collins
1/27/2015
ICE SHEAR
William and Morrow
7/22/2014
REVENGE SCHOOL
Suspense Publishing
12/9/2014
BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT
Macmillan
5/12/2015
THE KILL LIST
Alibi/Penguin Random House
12/2/2014
THE COMMUTER
Argo/Navis
7/22/2014
LAST WORDS
Camel Press
10/1/2014
TERMINAL LIFE: A Suited Hero Novel
Oceanview
7/11/2014
STINKING RICH
Down and Out Books
8/24/2014
GEMINI
Black Opal Books
TBA
LANE CHANGES
Black Opal Books
12/20/2014
LITTLE BLACK LIES
Grand Central Publishing/Hachette
2/17/2015
METHOD 15/33
Oceanview
5/5/2014
DEAD OF AUTUMN
Sunbury Press
9/1/2014
THE THIN BLACK LINE
The Story Plant
4/7/2015
BLACK WOOD
Black and White Publishing
3/19/2015
THE DEFENCE
Orion Books
3/12/2015
THE FOUNDATION
Momentum
9/11/2014
THE ORGAN BROKER
Skyhorse
5/1/2015
TUNNEL VISION
Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin
1/20/2015
BLOWN RED
Simon & Schuster
1/1/2015
FETA ATTRACTION
Berkeley
1/6/2015
LINCOLN'S BODYGUARD
Oceanview Publishing
4/7/2015
THE DARKEST HOUR
William Morrow
9/23/2014
UNTRUE COLORS
Entangled Select Suspense
3/10/2015
AMAZON BURNING
Astor & Blue
11/7/2014
A TWIST OF HATE
Five Star
6/17/2015


 

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