ThrillerFest XII • July 11 - 15, 2017 • Grand Hyatt • New York City

Thriller Awards

award_home_multiple_croppedITW 2016 Thriller Awards

We’re thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2016 ITW Thriller Awards. Winners are identified in red:

BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL
Ian Caldwell – THE FIFTH GOSPEL (Simon & Schuster)
Tess Gerritsen – PLAYING WITH FIRE (Ballantine)
Paula Hawkins – THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (Riverhead Books)
David Morrell – INSPECTOR OF THE DEAD (Mulholland Books)
Karin Slaughter – PRETTY GIRLS (William Morrow)

BEST FIRST NOVEL
Sandra Block – LITTLE BLACK LIES (Grand Central)
LS Hawker – THE DROWNING GAME (Witness Impulse)
Gilly Macmillan – WHAT SHE KNEW (William Morrow)
Brian Panowich – BULL MOUNTAIN (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
Hester Young – THE GATES OF EVANGELINE (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL
Marc Cameron – DAY ZERO (Pinnacle)
John Gilstrap – AGAINST ALL ENEMIES (Pinnacle)
Andrew Mayne – NAME OF THE DEVIL (Bourbon Street Books)
D.J. McIntosh – THE ANGEL OF EDEN (Penguin Canada)
Jean Rabe – POCKETS OF DARKNESS (WordFire Press)

BEST SHORT STORY
Reed Farrel Coleman – “Feeding the Crocodile” JEWISH NOIR (PM Press)
Jeffrey Deaver – “Repressed” (Diversion Books)
Sharon Hunt – “The Water Was Rising” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine)
Terrence McCauley – “El Cambalache” (Thuglit)
Joyce Carol Oates – “Gun Accident: An Investigation” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
Alan Gratz – CODE OF HONOR (Scholastic Press)
Nicole Maggi – THE FORGETTING (Sourcebooks Fire)
Michelle Painchaud – PRETENDING TO BE ERICA (Viking Books for Young Readers)
Emily Ross – HALF IN LOVE WITH DEATH (Merit Press)
Allan Stratton – THE DOGS (Sourcebooks Fire)

BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL
Diane Capri – JACK AND JOE (AugustBooks)
Chris Kuzneski – THE PRISONER’S GOLD (Chris Kuzneski)
Robert McClure – DEADLY LULLABY (Alibi)
Caitlin O’Connell – IVORY GHOSTS (Alibi)
Eric Rickstad – LIE IN WAIT (Witness Impulse)

Congratulations to all the finalists!

The 2016 ITW Thriller Award Winners will be announced at ThrillerFest XI, July 9, 2016, 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 2016 ITW Thriller Awards Judges

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