Monday, July 16, 2007

Thrillerfest Announces The 2007 Best Thriller

Although the romance world was focussed on RWA National this past week, another important genre conference was held from July 12-15. The Second Annual Thrillerfest for thriller writers, readers and booksellers took place at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan.

Thrillermaster James Patterson announced the winners of the Thriller awards for 2007. I've listed the nominees for each category below. The winner's name is bolded:

Best Novel
False Impression, Jeffrey Archer (St. Martin's Press)
Killer Instinct, Joseph Finder (St. Martin's Press)
Cold Kill, Stephen Leather (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Messenger, Daniel Silva (Putnam)
Beautiful Lies, Lisa Unger (Shaye Areheart Books/Bantam)

Best First Novel
Shadow of Death, Patricia Gussin (Oceanview Publishing)
Switchback, Matthew Klein (Orion)
A Thousand Suns, Alex Scarrow (Orion)
18 Seconds, George D. Shuman (Simon & Schuster)
Mr. Clarinet, Nick Stone (Michael Joseph Ltd/Penguin)

Best Paperback Original
Skeleton Coast, Clive Cussler with Jack DuBrul (Berkley Trade)
The Deep Blue Alibi, Paul Levine (Bantam)
An Unquiet Grave, P.J. Parrish (Pinnacle)
Headstone City, Tom Piccirilli (Spectra Books/Crown)
Mortal Faults, Michael Prescott (Onyx Books)

Best Screenplay
Inside Man: Russell Gewirtz
The Departed: William Monahan
The Good Shepherd: Eric Roth
Children of Men: Alfonse CuarĂ³n, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby
Casino Royale: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Paul Haggis

You can visit the International Thriller Writer website and choose among a number of audio interviews with great writers like Joseph Finder, this year's winner; Lee Child; and Lisa Gardner here.

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