This year's Thrillerfest was a blast! Hosted at the Grand Hyatt in New York City, it was five glorious days of meeting authors, hearing their stories, getting advice and writing tips, and schmoozing with authors, industry, and fans alike.
Criminal Element was lucky enough to be there for it all, and in case you missed it, we streamed a few of the best panels on Facebook Live! Watch some great interviews with authors like Lee Child, Steve Berry, Kathy Reichs, Lisa Gardner, Karin Slaughter, and more:
Saturday, the International Thriller Writers presented the winners of the 2017 Thriller Awards:
BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
BEST FIRST NOVEL: The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL: The Body Reader by Anne Frasier
BEST SHORT STORY: “Big Momma” by Joyce Carol Oates (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL: Steeplejack by A. J. Hartley
BEST EBOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL: Romeo's Way by James Scott Bell
2017 SILVER BULLET LITERARY AWARD: Lisa Gardner
2017 THRILLERMASTER AWARD: Lee Child
Congratulations to Tom Doherty on winning the inaugural Thriller Legend Award!
Finally, we had some fun all week asking authors what their murder weapon of choice is!
C. J. Box