2018 Thriller Awards

We’re thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2018 ITW Thriller Awards:

 

BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL
Dan Chaon — ILL WILL (Ballantine)
Denise Mina — THE LONG DROP (Little, Brown and Company)
B.A. Paris — THE BREAKDOWN (St. Martin’s Press)
Gin Phillips — FIERCE KINGDOM (Viking)
Riley Sager — FINAL GIRLS (Dutton)

BEST FIRST NOVEL
Steph Broadribb — DEEP DOWN DEAD (Orenda Books)
Daniel Cole — RAGDOLL (Ecco)
Walt Gragg — THE RED LINE (Berkley)
K.J. Howe — THE FREEDOM BROKER (Quercus)
Sheena Kamal — THE LOST ONES (William Morrow)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL
Christine Bell — GRIEVANCE (Lake Union)
Rachel Caine — STILLHOUSE LAKE (Thomas & Mercer)
Layton Green — THE RESURRECTOR (Layton Green)
Adrian McKinty — POLICE AT THE STATION AND THEY DON’T LOOK FRIENDLY (Seventh Street Books)
Lori Rader-Day — THE DAY I DIED (William Morrow)

BEST SHORT STORY
Lee Child — “Too Much Time” (Delacorte)
Mat Coward — “What Could Possibly Go Boing?” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
Zoë Z. Dean — “Charcoal and Cherry” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
Willy Vlautin — “The Kill Switch” (Hachette)
Ben H. Winters — “Test Drive” (Hachette)

BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL
Sean Black — SECOND CHANCE (Sean Black)
Jeff Gunhus — RESURRECTION AMERICA (Seven Guns Press)
Alan McDermott — TROJAN (Thomas & Mercer)
Caroline Mitchell — WITNESS (Thomas & Mercer)
Kevin Wignall — A FRAGILE THING (Thomas & Mercer)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
Gregg Hurwitz — THE RAINS (TOR Teen)
Gregg Olsen — THE BOY SHE LEFT BEHIND (Polis Books)
Sheryl Scarborough — TO CATCH A KILLER (TOR Teen)
Rysa Walker — THE DELPHI EFFECT (Skyscape)
Diana Rodriguez Wallach — PROOF OF LIES (Entangled Publishing)

Congratulations to all the finalists!

ITW will announce the winners at ThrillerFest XIII on July 14, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt, New York City.

Anthony Franze
ITW Board of Directors, Vice President, Awards

 


Entry guidelines and submission requirements for the 2019 Thriller Awards
will be posted here in early September 2018.