ITW Awards

The International Thriller Writers have announced the winners for the 2016 Thriller Awards.

Best Hardcover Novel:
THE FIFTH GOSPEL, by Ian Caldwell (Simon & Schuster)

Other nominees
PLAYING WITH FIRE, by Tess Gerritsen (Ballantine)
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead)
INSPECTOR OF THE DEAD, by David Morrell (Mulholland)
Pretty Girls, by Karin Slaughter (Morrow)

Best First Novel:
BULL MOUNTAIN, by Brian Panowich (Putnam)

Other nominees
LITTLE BLACK LIES, by Sandra Block (Grand Central)
THE DROWNING GAME, by L.S. Hawker (Witness Impulse)
WHAT SHE KNEW, by Gilly Macmillan (Morrow)
THE GATES OF EVANGELINE, by Hester Young (Putnam)

Best Paperback Original Novel:
AGAINST ALL ENEMIES, by John Gilstrap (Pinnacle)

Other nominees
DAY ZERO, by Marc Cameron (Pinnacle)
NAME OF THE DEVIL, by Andrew Mayne (Bourbon Street)
THE ANGEL OF EDEN, by D.J. McIntosh (Penguin Canada)
POCKETS OF DARKNESS, by Jean Rabe (WordFire Press)

Best Short Story:
“Gun Accident: An Investigation,” by Joyce Carol Oates
(EQMM, July 2015)

Other nominees
“Feeding the Crocodile,” by Reed Farrel Coleman (from Jewish Noir, edited by Kenneth Wishnia; PM Press)
“Repressed,” Jeffery Deaver (from Killer Nashville Noir: Cold Blooded, edited by Clay Stafford; Diversion)
“The Water Was Rising,” by Sharon Hunt (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine [EQMM], August 2015)
“El Cambalache,” by Terrence McCauley (ThugLit 17, edited by Todd Robinson; ThugLit)

Best Young Adult Novel:
PRETENDING TO BE ERICA, by Michelle Painchaud (Viking Books for
Young Readers)

Other nominees:
CODE OF HONOR, by Alan Gratz (Scholastic Press)
THE FORGETTING, by Nicole Maggi (Sourcebooks Fire)
HALF IN LOVE WITH DEATH, by Emily Ross (Merit Press)
THE DOGS, by Allan Stratton (Sourcebooks Fire)

Best E-book Original Novel:
THE PRISONER’S GOLD, by Chris Kuzneski (Chris Kuzneski)

Other nominees
JACK AND JOE, by Diane Capri (AugustBooks)
DEADLY LULLABY, by Robert McClure (Alibi)
IVORY GHOSTS, by Caitlin O’Connell (Alibi)
LIE IN WAIT, by Eric Rickstad (Witness Impulse)