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The International Thriller Writers has announced its 2019 Thriller Awards nominees. ITW will announce the winners at ThrillerFest XIV on July 13, 2019 at the Grand Hyatt, New York City.

BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL
November Road, Lou Berney (William Morrow)
Paper Ghosts, Julia Heaberlin (Ballantine Books)
Jar of Hearts, Jennifer Hillier (Minotaur Books)
Pieces of Her, Karin Slaughter (William Morrow)
The Cabin at the End of the World, Paul Tremblay (William Morrow)

BEST FIRST NOVEL
The Terminal List, Jack Carr (Atria/Emily Bestler Books)
Need to Know, Karen Cleveland (Ballantine Books)
Caged, Ellison Cooper (Minotaur Books)
Something in the Water, Catherine Steadman (Ballantine Books)
The Chalk Man, C. J. Tudor (Crown)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL
The Lost Man, Jane Harper (Pan Macmillan Australia)
The Good Samaritan, John Marrs (Thomas & Mercer)
The Naturalist, Andrew Mayne (Thomas & Mercer)
Gone Dark, Kirk Russell (Thomas & Mercer)
Mister Tender's Girl, Carter Wilson (Sourcebooks Landmark)

BEST SHORT STORY
“The Victims’ Club,” Jeffery Deaver, (Amazon Original Stories)
“10,432 Serial Killers (In Hell),” Emily Devenport, (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine)
“Window to the Soul”, Scott Loring Sanders, (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
“Nana,” Helen Smith, Killer Women: Crime Club Anthology #2 (Killer Women Ltd.)
“Tough Guy Ballet,” Duane Swierczynski, For the Sake of the Game: Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon (Pegasus Books)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
Girl at the Grave, Teri Bailey Black (Tor Teen)
The Lies They Tell, Gillian French (HarperTeen)
Warcross, Marie Lu (Penguin Young Readers/G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers)
People Like Us, Dana Mele (Penguin Young Readers/G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers)
The Perfect Candidate, Peter Stone (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL
Murder on the Marshes, Clare Chase (Bookouture)
Executive Force, Gary Grossman (Diversion Books)
The Reunion, Samantha Hayes (Bookouture)
The Memory Detective, T.S. Nichols (Alibi)
Pray for the Innocent, Alan Orloff (Kindle Press)

Congratulations to all the finalists!

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