2022 Thriller Awards


We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2022 ITW Thriller Awards:

Best Hardcover Novel

  • Megan Abbott

    THE TURNOUT

    Penguin/Putnam

  • 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 FIRST NOVEL

  • Abigail Dean

    GIRL A

    HarperCollins

  • Eloísa Díaz

    REPENTANCE

    Agora Books

  • Amanda Jayatissa

    MY SWEET GIRL

    Berkley

  • David McCloskey

    DAMASCUS STATION

    W.W. Norton & Company

  • Eric Redman

    BONES OF HILO

    Crooked Lane Books

BEST AUDIOBOOK

  • S. A. Cosby

    RAZORBLADE TEARS

    Macmillan
    Narrated by
    Adam Lazarre-White

  • Samantha Downing

    SLEEPING DOGS LIE

    Audible Originals
    Narrated by
    Melanie Nicholls-King and Lindsey Dorcus

  • Rachel Howzell Hall

    HOW IT ENDS

    Audible Originals
    Narrated by
    Joniece Abbott-Pratt

  • Gregg Hurwitz

    PRODIGAL SON

    Macmillan
    Narrated by
    Scott Brick

  • Nadine Matheson

    THE JIGSAW MAN

    HarperCollins
    Narrated by
    Davine Henry

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

  • 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

    Down & Out Books

  • William Burton McCormick

    Demon in the Depths

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • Scott Loring Sanders

    The Lemonade Stand

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • Jeff Soloway

    The Interpreter and the Killer

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • John Wimer

    Bad Chemistry

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

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

  • 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

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

  • Maureen Johnson

    THE BOX IN THE WOODS

    HarperCollins

  • Nova McBee

    CALCULATED

    Wolfpack Publishing LLC

  • Ginny Myers Sain

    DARK AND SHALLOW LIES

    Penguin Young Readers

  • Courtney Summers

    THE PROJECT

    Wednesday Books

  • Krystal Sutherland

    HOUSE OF HOLLOW

    Penguin Young Readers

Congratulations to all the finalists!

Also receiving special recognition during the ThrillerFest XVII Awards Banquet:

2022 ThrillerMasters Frederick Forsyth and Diana Gabaldon
2022 Spotlight Guest Joseph Finder
2022 Spotlight Guest Veronica Roth
2022 Thriller Legend Writers House
2022 ThrillerFans Theresa Lee and Rosie Stroy

The Board of Directors and members of the International Thriller Writers wish to congratulate all the winners and nominees of the 2022 Thriller Awards.

Special thanks to the Thriller Award judges for their hard work and dedication!

Tosca Lee
ITW Board of Directors, Vice President, Awards

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