Sunday, 18 March 2007

Nominees for 2007 Thriller Awards

The International Thriller Writers (ITW) just announced the nominees for this year's Thriller Awards. The winners will be revealed at ThrillerFest, this July in New York City.

The nominees are:

Best Novel
False Impression, Jeffrey Archer (St. Martin's Press)
Killer Instinct, Joseph Finder (St. Martin's Press)
Cold Kill, Stephen Leather (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Messenger, Daniel Silva (Putnam)
Beautiful Lies, Lisa Unger (Shaye Areheart Books/Bantam)

Best First Novel
Shadow of Death, Patricia Gussin (Oceanview Publishing)
Switchback, Matthew Klein (Orion)
A Thousand Suns, Alex Scarrow (Orion)
18 Seconds, George D. Shuman (Simon & Schuster)
Mr. Clarinet, Nick Stone (Michael Joseph Ltd/Penguin)

Best Paperback Original
Skeleton Coast, Clive Cussler with Jack DuBrul (Berkley Trade)
The Deep Blue Alibi, Paul Levine (Bantam)
An Unquiet Grave, P.J. Parrish (Pinnacle)
Headstone City, Tom Piccirilli (Spectra Books/Crown)
Mortal Faults, Michael Prescott (Onyx Books)

Best Screenplay
Inside Man: Russell Gewirtz
The Departed: William Monahan
The Good Shepherd: Eric Roth
Children of Men: Alfonse CuarĂ³n, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata,
Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby
Casino Royale: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Paul Haggis

Congratulations to all the nominees! Some excellent books on there. And how about some predictions?
Best Novel
Killer Instinct, Joseph Finder (St. Martin's Press)

Best First Novel
Mr Clarinet, Nick Stone (Michael Joseph Ltd/Penguin)

Best Screenplay
The Departed, William Monahan

Any way it pans out, I'll be in New York to clap all the nominees.

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