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International Thriller Writers Awards 2020

Awards

International Thriller Writers Awards 2020

The International Thriller Writers (ITW) has announced the finalists for the 2020 ITW Thriller Awards. The winners will be revealed in a special presentation on July 11th during “Virtual” ThrillerFest hosted by the International Thriller Writers Facebook page.

For more information about ITW and the awards, visit http://thrillerwriters.org
 


 

2020 Finalists

 

BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL

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

BEST FIRST NOVEL

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

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL

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

BEST SHORT STORY

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

BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL

  • NIGHT MAN: The Night Man Chronicles, Book 1 by Brett Battles (Brett Battles)
  • THE DEEP ABIDING: A Ty Johnson Novel, by Sean Black (Sean Black)
  • MURDER BOARD by Brian Shea (Severn River Publishing)
  • LEAVE NO STONE: A Faith McClellan Novel, by LynDee Walker (Severn River Publishing)
  • CLOSE TO YOU by Kerry Wilkinson (Bookouture)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

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