During a gala banquet and celebration held on Saturday, July 14 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City, the International Thriller Writers announced the winners of the 2012 Thriller Awards.
Best Hard Cover Novel
11/23/63, Stephen King (Scribner)
Best Paperback Original Novel
The Last Minute, Jeff Abbott (Sphere/Little, Brown UK)
Best First Novel
Spiral, Paul McEuen (The Dial Press)
Best Short Story
“Half-Lives,” Tim L. Williams (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
Also receiving special recognition during the ThrillerFest VI Awards Banquet:
Jack Higgins, ThrillerMaster – in recognition of his legendary career and outstanding contributions to the thriller genre
Ann Rule, True Thriller Award
Richard North Patterson, Silver Bullet Award
The board of directors and members of the International Thriller Writers wish to congratulate all the winners and nominees of the 2012 Thriller Awards.