Thriller Awards Announced!

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This year’s Thriller Award have been handed out! Congrats to all the winners and nominees!

Click here for the full list!

BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL

Lou Berney — NOVEMBER ROAD
Julia Heaberlin — PAPER GHOSTS
WINNER: Jennifer Hillier –  JAR OF HEARTS
Karin Slaughter — PIECES OF HER
Paul Tremblay — THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD

BEST FIRST NOVEL

Jack Carr — THE TERMINAL LIST
Karen Cleveland — NEED TO KNOW
Ellison Cooper — CAGED
Catherine Steadman — SOMETHING IN THE WATER
WINNER: C. J. Tudor – THE CHALK MAN

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

WINNER: Teri Bailey Black – GIRL AT THE GRAVE
Gillian French — THE LIES THEY TELL
Marie Lu — WARCROSS
Dana Mele — PEOPLE LIKE US
Peter Stone — THE PERFECT CANDIDATE

Also receiving special recognition during the ThrillerFest XIV Awards Banquet

John Sandford – ThrillerMaster – In recognition of his legendary career and outstanding contributions to the thriller genre.

Harlan Coben – Silver Bullet Award

Lefty Awards

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This weekend Left Coast Crime held its annual convention in Vancouver, British Columbia – and you know what that means….This year’s Lefty Awards were given out! Here are the winner and nominees, grats to both.

Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel

Ellen Byron – Mardi Gras Murder 
Kellye Garrett – Hollywood Ending
Timothy Hallinan – Nighttown
Leslie Karst – Death al Fresco 
Cynthia Kuhn – The Spirit in Question
Catriona McPherson – Scot Free 

Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial)
for books covering events before 1960

Rhys Bowen – Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding 
David Corbett – The Long-Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday 
Laurie R. King – Island of the Mad
Sujata Massey – The Widows of Malabar Hill 
Ann Parker – A Dying Note
Iona Whishaw – It Begins in Betrayal 

Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel

Tracy Clark – Broken Places 
A.J. Devlin – Cobra Clutch
A.J. Finn – The Woman in the Window 
Dianne Freeman – A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder 
Aimee Hix – What Doesn’t Kill You
Keenan Powell – Deadly Solution
J.G. Toews – Give Out Creek

Lefty for Best Mystery Novel

Lou Berney – November Road 
Matt Coyle – Wrong Light 
Louise Penny – Kingdom of the Blind 
Lori Rader-Day – Under a Dark Sky 
Terry Shames – A Reckoning in the Back Country 
James W. Ziskin – A Stone’s Throw