Thriller Awards Banquet


Join us in honoring this year’s ThrillerMasters, Thriller Legend, and Thriller Award winners!

On Saturday, June 4, 2022, we will welcome everyone to the 17th annual banquet where we will honor 2022 ThrillerMasters Frederick Forsyth and Diana Gabaldon, present the Thriller Awards, and offer other entertainment. We also host a cocktail party before the dinner and an after-party following the dinner. During the banquet, the key individuals who make this organization work are introduced. Highlights include hearing from our ThrillerMasters and finding out who wins the coveted Thriller Awards, which are given every year for the best thriller books in hardcover, paperback original, debut, e-book original, and other categories.

A special thanks to Tosca Lee, the VP of Awards and all the volunteers who read, judge, and choose the winners.

The nominees and winners for the 2022 Thriller Awards are listed below.


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 AUDIOBOOK

  • 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

  • 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 ORIGINAL PAPERBACK 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 Sander

    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 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

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

ITW will announce the winners at ThrillerFest XVII on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York City.

Congratulations to all the finalists!

Tosca Lee
ITW Board of Directors, Vice President, Awards

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