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Jul 17 2017 1:00pm

2017 Thrillerfest Wrap Up

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

Allison Brennan

Andrew Gross

Peter Blauner

Michael Cannell

Brad Parks

Julia Dahl

John Farrow

Anthony Franze

Christine Goff

Jon Land

Ellison Cooper

Steven James


Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to all that attended!

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