July 27th, 2009
According to Booklist Online, Jeffery Deaver was awarded the Best Thriller of the Year Award for his super scary novel The Bodies Left Behind. This award came from members of International Thriller Writers, Inc. at their annual “ThrillerFest” meeting in New York.
Other awards included:
Silver Bullet Award (for advancing literacy):
Brad Meltzer, author of The Book of Lies
Best First Novel:
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
Best Short Story:
“The Edge of Seventeen” (The Darker Mask) by Alexandra Sokoloff
Runner-ups for the above awards included:
Best Short Story
“Between the Dark and the Daylight” (Ellery Queen Magazine) by Tom Piccirilli
“Last Island South” (Ellery Queen Magazine) by John C. Boland
“The Point Guard” (Killer Year Anthology) by Jason Pinter
“Time of the Green” (Killer Year Anthology) by Ken Bruen
Click here to see a booklist of the above titles.
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