Tuesday, June 14, 2011

2011 Thriller Awards

Nominees have been announced for the 2011 Thriller Awards. The awards, given by the International Thriller Writers, will be handed out next month at the 2011 ThrillerFest.

2011 Thrillmaster Award: R.L. Stine

2011 Silver Bullet Award: Karin Slaughter

2011 True Thrill Award: Joe McGinniss

Best Hardcover Novel
The Reversal by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
Edge: A Novel by Jeffrey Deaver (Simon & Schuster)
The Burying Place by Brian Freeman (Minatour)
Skin by Mo Hayder (Grove)
Bad Blood by John Sanford (Putnam)

Best Paperback Original Novel
Down Among the Dead Men by Robert Gregory Browne (St. Martin's)
You Can't Stop Me by Max Allan Collins and Matthew Clemens (Pinnacle)
The Cold Room by J.T. Ellison (Mira)
Torn Apart by Shane Gericke (Pinnacle)
The Venice Conspiracy by Jon Trace (Hachette Digital)

Best First Novel
The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley (Random House)
The Poacher's Son by Paul Doirson (Minatour)
The Insider by Reece Hirsch (Berkley)
Drink the Tea by Thomas Kaufman (Minatour)
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens (St. Martin's)

Best Short Story 
"Second Wind" by Mike Carey (The New Dead, St. Martin's)
"Blue on Black" by Michael Connelly (Strand Magazine)
"The Gods for Vengeance Cry" by Richard Helms (Dell Magazine)
"Madeeda" by Harley Jane Kozak (Crimes by Midnight) 
"Chasing the Dragon" by Nicolas Kaufman (ChiZine Magazine)
"Long Time Dead" by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins (Strand Magazine)

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