Tuesday, March 31, 2015

2015 Thriller Award Nominees

The 2015 Thriller Award Nominees from the International Thriller Writers organization. Winners will be named at ThrillerFest X in July.

Best Hardcover Novel:
• The Fever, by Megan Abbott (Little, Brown)
• Broken Monsters, by Lauren Beukes (Mulholland)
• Suspicion, by Joseph Finder (Dutton)
• Natchez Burning, by Greg Iles (Morrow)
• That Night, by Chevy Stevens (St. Martin’s Press)

Best First Novel:
• The Axeman’s Jazz, by Ray Celestin (Mantle UK)
• Invisible City, by Julia Dahl (Minotaur)
• The Life We Bury, by Allen Eskens (Seventh Street)
• The Weight of Blood, by Laura McHugh (Spiegel & Grau)
• The Martian, by Andy Weir (Crown)

Best Paperback Original Novel:
• The Buried, by Shelley Coriell (Forever)
• My Sister’s Grave, by Robert Dugoni (Thomas & Mercer)
• Shadow Maker, by James R. Hannibal (Berkley)
• Whirlwind, by Rick Mofina (Harlequin Mira)
• Moonlight Weeps, by Vincent Zandri (Down & Out)

Best Short Story:
• “Busting Red Heads,” by Richard Helms (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine [EQMM], March 2014)
• “Pussycat, Pussycat,” by Stephen Ross (EQMM, September/October 2014)
• “Show Stopper,” by Gigi Vernon (from Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War, edited by Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson; Grand Central)
• “The Honey Trap,” by Bev Vincent (from Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War)
• “The Last Wrestling Bear in West Kentucky,” by Tim L. Williams (EQMM, September/October 2014)

Best Young Adult Novel:
• Nearly Gone, by Elle Cosimano (Kathy Dawson)
• Tabula Rasa, by Kristen Lippert-Martin (EgmontUSA)
• The Eighth Guardian, by Meredith McCardle (Skyscape)
• The Unbound, by Victoria Schwab (Disney-Hyperion)
• Wicked Little Secrets, by Kara Taylor (St. Martin’s Griffin)

Best E-book Original Novel:
• Post, by Sean Black (Sean Black Digital)
• The Metaxy Project, by Layton Green (Sixth Street Press)
• Wannabes, by Michael Logan (Michael Logan)
• Hard Fall, by C.J. Lyons (Legacy)
• 13 Hollywood Apes, by Gil Reavill (Alibi)

HT: The Rap Sheet!

1 comment:

Marni said...

Invisible City and The Weight of Blood were two great books I read last year. Happy to see them both nominated for Best First~