Thriller Killer Writers!

It was an honor to be there in New York last week when the winners of this year’s International Thriller Writers competition were announced. Congratulations to this years honorees!


Best Hardcover Novel: Jennifer Hillier — JAR OF HEARTS

Best First Novel: C. J. Tudor — THE CHALK MAN

Best Paperback Oroginal: Jane Harper — THE LOST MAN

Best Short Story: Helen Smith — “Nana” in KILLER WOMEN: CRIME CLUB ANTHOLOGY No. 2 

Best E-Book Original Novel: Alan Orloff — PRAY FOR THE INNOCENT 


Best Young Adult Novel: Teri Bailey Black — GIRL AT THE GRAVE 

Also receiving special recognition at the 15th annual even in New York :John Sandford, named ThrillerMaster, for his his legendary career and outstanding contributions to the thriller genre.

Harlan Coben, Silver Bullet Award, for his great novels and also his philanthropy.

Two ThrillerFan awares were presented, to “Mystery Mike” Bursaw and Margaret Marbury

On a personal note: My friend Keith Kahla at Minotaur Books edited “Jar of Hearts.” He’s a tremendous editor. Great job, man!