Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Nominees for the 2012 Thriller Awards Announced

Mystery Book Awards

A nominees for the 2012 Thriller Awards have been announced by the International Thriller Writers organization, recognizing the best in crime thriller fiction. The winners will be announced during ThrillerFest VII in New York City this July, 2012.

The nominees are:

Best Hardcover Novel …
Buried Secrets by Joseph Finder (St. Martin’s Press)
A Hard Death by Jonathan Hayes (Harper)
11/22/63 by Stephen King (Scribner)
The Ridge by Michael Koryta (Little, Brown)
The Two Deaths Of Daniel Hayes by Marcus Sakey (Dutton) Review of The Two Deaths Of Daniel Hayes by Marcus Sakey

Best Paperback Original …
The Last Minute by Jeff Abbott (Sphere)
Threat Warning by John Gilstrap (Pinnacle)
The Glass Demon by Helen Grant (Delacorte Press)
The Queen by Steven James (Revell) Review of The Queen by Steven James
Already Gone by John Rector (Thomas & Mercer)

Best First Novel …
The Genesis Key by James Barney (Harper)
She Can Run by Melinda Leigh (Montlake Romance)
Spiral by Paul McEuen (The Dial Press)
The Fund by H. T. Narea (Forge Books)
Midnight Caller by Leslie Tentler (Mira)

Best Short Story …
• "One More Lie" by James Scott Bell (Compendium Press)
• "Anything to Win" by Michael Lewin (Strand Magazine)
• "Happine$$" by Twist Phelan (Mystery Writers of America Presents The Rich and the Dead, Grand Central Publishing)
• "Half-Lives" by Tim L. Williams (Dell Magazine)
• "A Hostage Situation" by Dave Zeltserman (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)

Mysterious Reviews indicates a review by Mysterious Reviews.

(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare for alerting us to this information.)

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