2013 Thriller Award Winners

Tonight, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City, the International Thriller Writers presented the 2013 Thriller Awards.

BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL
Brian Freeman – SPILLED BLOOD (SilverOak)

Other nominees:
Sean Chercover – THE TRINITY GAME (Thomas & Mercer)
Lisa Gardner – CATCH ME (Dutton Books)
Gregg Hurwitz – THE SURVIVOR (St. Martin’s Press)
William Landay – DEFENDING JACOB (Delacorte Press)

BEST FIRST NOVEL
Matthew Quirk – THE 500 (Reagan Arthur Books)

Other nominees:
Daniel Friedman – DON’T EVER GET OLD (Minotaur Books)
Owen Laukkanen – THE PROFESSIONALS (Putnam Adult)
Chris Pavone – THE EXPATS (Crown)
Michael Sears – BLACK FRIDAYS (Putnam Adult)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL
Sean Doolittle – LAKE COUNTRY (Bantam)

Other nominees
Blake Crouch – PINES (Thomas & Mercer)
Alison Gaylin – AND SHE WAS (Harper)
Alex Marwood – THE WICKED GIRLS (Penguin Books)
Michael W. Sherer – NIGHT BLIND (Thomas & Mercer)

BEST SHORT STORY
John Rector – “Lost Things” (Thomas & Mercer)

Other nominees
David Edgerley Gates – “The Devil to Pay” (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine)
Clark Howard – “The Street Ends at the Cemetery” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine)
Dennis Lehane – “The Consumers” (Mulholland Books)
Gordon McEachern – “The History Lesson” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
Dan Krokos – FALSE MEMORY (Hyperion Books CH)

Other nominees
Michelle Gagnon – DON’T TURN AROUND (HarperCollins)
Andrew Klavan – IF WE SURVIVE (Thomas Nelson)
Niall Leonard – CRUSHER (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
William Richter – DARK EYES (Razorbill)

BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL
CJ Lyons – BLIND FAITH (CJ Lyons)

Other nominees
Jon Land – PANDORA’S TEMPLE (Open Road E-riginal)
Alexandra Sokoloff – HUNTRESS MOON (Alexandra Sokoloff)
Allen Wyler – DEAD END DEAL (Astor + Blue Editions)
Allen Wyler – DEAD WRONG (Astor + Blue Editions)

Also honored:
Anne Rice, ThrillerMaster
in recognition of her legendary career and outstanding contributions to the thriller genre
Steve Berry, Literary Silver Bullet Award
USO, Corporate Silver Bullet Award

Congratulations to all of winners and nominees.