During a gala banquet and celebration held on Saturday, July 9 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City, the International Thriller Writers announced the winners of the 2011 Thriller Awards.
Best Hard Cover Novel: John Sandford, Bad Blood
Best Paperback Original Novel: J.T. Ellison, The Cold Room
Best First Novel: Chevy Stevens, Still Missing
Best Short Story: Richard Helms, "The Gods for Vengeance Cry"
ThrillerMaster: R.L. Stine, for his legendary career and outstanding contributions to the thriller genre
True Thriller Award: Joe McGinniss
Silver Bullet Award: Karin Slaughter
The 2012 Thriller awards are now open for submissions!
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!