Thursday, 2 April 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)

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