Oline H. Cogdill

The nominations for mystery fiction awards continue to roll in.

Here are the nominees for the 2018 International Thriller Writers' Thriller Award. Winners will be announced at ThrillerFest XIII, July 14, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

Congratulations to all the finalists.

BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL
Dan Chaon: Ill Will (Ballantine)
Denise Mina: The Long Drop (Little, Brown and Company)
B.A. Paris: The Breakdown (St. Martin's Press)
Gin Phillips: Fierce Kingdom (Viking)
Riley Sager: The Final Girls (Dutton)

BEST FIRST NOVEL
Steph Broadribb: Deep Down Dead (Orenda Books)
Daniel Cole: Ragdoll (Ecco)
Walt Gragg: The Red Line (Berkley)
K.J. Howe: The Freedom Broker (Quercus)
Sheena Kamal: The Lost Ones (William Morrow)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL
Christine Bell: Grievance (Lake Union)
Rachel Caine: Stillhouse Lake (Thomas & Mercer)
Layton Green: The Resurrector (Layton Green)
Adrian McKinty: Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly (Seventh Street Books)
Lori Rader-Day: The Day I Died (William Morrow)

BEST SHORT STORY
Lee Child: “Too Much Time” (Delacorte)
Mat Coward: “What Could Possibly Go Boing?” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
Zoë Z. Dean: “Charcoal and Cherry” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
Willy Vlautin: “The Kill Switch” (Hachette)
Ben H. Winters: “Test Drive” (Hachette)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
Gregg Hurwitz: The Rains (TOR Teen)
Gregg Olsen: The Boy She Left Behind (Polis Books)
Sheryl Scarborough: To Catch a Killer (TOR Teen)
Rysa Walker: The Delphi Effect (Skyscape)
Diana Rodriguez Wallach: Proof of Lies (Entangled Publishing)

BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL
Sean Black: Second Chance (Sean Black)
Jeff Gunhus: Resurrection America (Seven Guns Press)
Alan McDermott: Trojan (Thomas & Mercer)
Caroline Mitchell: Witness (Thomas & Mercer)
Kevin Wignall: A Fragile Thing (Thomas & Mercer)

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