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International Thriller Awards 2015

3 January 2017

The International Thriller Writers is an honorary society of authors, both fiction and nonfiction, who write books broadly classified as 'thrillers'.

This would include (but isn't limited to) such subjects as murder mystery, detective, suspense, horror, supernatural, action, espionage, true crime, war, adventure, and myriad similar subject areas.

The following nominated titles are available to purchase from Ulverscroft.

Best Hardcore Novel

Natchez Burning by Greg Iles
Penn Cage is facing a son's worst nightmare - having his father stand accused of murder. Worse, each effort to defend the legendary Dr Tom Cage unearths new, shocking secrets, leaving Penn to question whether he ever really knew his father at all. At issue is the murder of Viola Turner, once Tom Cage's nurse, now back in Natchez and a corpse in her sister's house. What was the relationship between Tom, Viola, and the "Double Eagle Club", an ultra-violent group of hardened men who considered themselves more elite than their peers in the Ku Klux Klan? In Natchez, where the past is never truly "past", long-buried secrets turn lethal when exposed to the light of day.

Available to purchase in CD and MP3 CD formats.

Best First Novel

The Weight Of Blood by Laura McHugh
Seventeen-year-old Lucy is well acquainted with loss: her mother disappeared without a trace when she was a small child, and the dismembered body of her friend Cheri, who went missing a year ago, has recently been found in a creek. Lucy feels haunted by the two lost women: by the mother she never knew, and the friend she couldn't protect. But her search for answers, in a place where secrets are easily concealed, leads her to a chilling discovery. And with this revelation, she must grapple with the meaning of family, the secrets we keep, and the lengths to which we will go to protect the ones we love...

Available to purchase in large print.