A Red Letter Day

And yet another friend studded list! Congrats to all!

 

2020 ITW Thriller Awards Nominees

We’re thrilled to announce the finalists for the
2020 ITW Thriller Awards:

BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL

David Baldacci — ONE GOOD DEED (Grand Central Publishing)
Joe Clifford — RAG AND BONE (Oceanview Publishing)
Blake Crouch — RECURSION (Crown)
Rachel Howzell Hall — THEY ALL FALL DOWN (Forge Books)
Adrian McKinty — THE CHAIN (Mulholland Books)
Denise Mina — CONVICTION (Mulholland Books)

BEST FIRST NOVEL

Samantha Downing — MY LOVELY WIFE (Berkley)
Angie Kim — MIRACLE CREEK (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
John McMahon — THE GOOD DETECTIVE (G.P. Putnam’s Son)
Alex Michaelides — THE SILENT PATIENT (Celadon Books)
Lauren Wilkinson — AMERICAN SPY (Random House)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL

Max Allan Collins — GIRL MOST LIKELY (Thomas & Mercer)
Alison Gaylin — NEVER LOOK BACK (William Morrow Paperbacks)
Alastair Luft — JIHADI BRIDE (Black Rose Writing)
Dervla McTiernan — THE SCHOLAR (Penguin Books)
Lisa Sandlin — THE BIRD BOYS (Cinco Puntos Press)
Kate White — SUCH A PERFECT WIFE (Harper Paperbacks)

BEST SHORT STORY

Hector Acosta — “Turistas” (Down & Out Books)
Michael Cowgill — “Call Me Chuckles” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
Tara Laskowski — “The Long-Term Tenant” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
Lia Matera — “Snow Job” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
Twist Phelan — “Fathers-in-Law” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

Jen Conley — SEVEN WAYS TO GET RID OF HARRY (Down & Out Books)
Naomi Kritzer — CATFISHING ON CATNET (Tor Teen)
Natalie Lund — WE SPEAK IN STORMS (Philomel Books/Penguin Young Readers)
Randy Ribay — PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING (Kokila/Penguin Young Readers))
Tom Ryan — KEEP THIS TO YOURSELF (Albert Whitman & Company)

BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL

Brett Battles — NIGHT MAN (Brett Battles)
Sean Black — THE DEEP ABIDING (Sean Black)
Brian Shea — MURDER BOARD (Severn River Publishing)
LynDee Walker — LEAVE NO STONE (Severn River Publishing)
Kerry Wilkinson — CLOSE TO YOU (Bookouture)
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