Thursday, April 14, 2011

Nominations for the 2011 Thriller Awards Announced

Mystery Book Awards

The finalists for the 2011 Thriller Awards have been announced by the International Thriller Writers organization, recognizing the best books and short stories published in this genre from the previous year. The winners will be announced this July during ThrillerFest VI.

The finalists are:

◊ Best Novel
The Reversal by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
Edge by Jeffery Deaver (Simon & Schuster)
The Burying Place by Brian Freeman (Minatour Books)
Skin by Mo Hayder (Grove)
Bad Blood by John Sandford (Putnam)

◊ Best Paperback Original
Down Among the Dead Men
by Robert Gregory Browne (St. Martin's Press)
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 John Trace (Sphere)

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

◊ Best Short Story
"Second Wind" by Mike Carey (The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology)
"Long Time Dead" by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins (The Strand Magazine)
"Blue on Black" by Michael Connelly (The Strand Magazine)
"The God for Vengeance Cry" by Richard Helms (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
"Chasing the Dragon" by Nicolas Kaufman (ChiZine Magazine)
"Madeeda" by Harley Jane Kozak (Crimes by Moonlight)

Mysterious Reviews indicates a review by Mysterious Reviews.

(Hat tip to The Rap Sheet.)


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