Gewinner der Thriller Awards 2007

vom Krimiblogger

Am vergangenen Samstag haben die →International Thriller Writers (ITW), eine Vereinigung von Thriller-Autoren, die Preisträger der diesjährigen → Thriller Awards bekannt gegeben. Insgesamt gibt es vier Kategorien, in denen die besten Thriller des Jahres ausgezeichnet werden. Alle nominierten Titel finden sich → hier, es folgt die Liste mit den Preisträgern 2007 nach Kategorien.

– Best Novel –
Killer Instinct
Joseph Finder: Killer Instinct

Jason Steadman is a thirty-year-old sales executive living in Boston and working for a electronics giant, a competitor to Sony and Panasonic. He’s a witty, charismatic guy who’s well liked at the office, but he lacks the “killer instinct” necessary to move up the corporate ladder. To the chagrin of his ambitious wife, it looks as if his career has hit a ceiling. Jason’s been sidelined.
But all that will change one evening when Jason meets Kurt Semko, a former Special Forces officer just back from Iraq. Looking for a decent pitcher for the company softball team, Jason gets Kurt, who was once drafted by the majors, a job in Corporate Security. Soon, good things start to happen for Jason – and bad things start to happen to Jason’s rivals. His career suddenly takes off. He’s an overnight success

Only too late does Jason discover that his friend Kurt has been secretly paving his path to the top by the most “efficient” – and ruthless – means available. After all, Kurt says, “Business is war, right?”
But when Jason tries to put a stop to it, he finds that his new best friend has become the most dangerous enemy imaginable. And now it’s far more than just his career that lies in the balance.
A riveting tale of ambition, intrigue, and the price of success, Killer Instinct is Joseph Finder at his best.

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– Best First Novel –
Mr. Clarinet
Nick Stone: Mr. Clarinet

Pied Piper. Soul Stealer. Serial Killer. Who is Mr. Clarinet?
It was a job Miami private investigator Max Mingus found hard to refuse: $10 million to locate billionaire’s son Charlie Carver – missing now for over three years.

Young Charlie disappeared on the island of Haiti, where over the decades scores of children have vanished. In a country dominated by voodoo, rumours abound of black magic and a mythical figure called ‚Mr Clarinet‘, who for years has been tempting children away from their families.

But could the truth be even more shocking than the legend?
To find out, Max will have to succeed where previous detectives have not only failed – but where some have died. And suddenly, this job isn’t all about finding Charlie or his killers for the money – it’s just about staying alive…

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– Best Paperback Original –
An Unquite Grave
P.J. Parrish: An Unquiet Grave

Not Every Soul Rest in Peace
In a remote corner of the Michigan woods, behind rusted iron gates and crumbling stone walls, lie one of the country’s most notorious sanitariums and its forgotten cemetery. The sprawling ruin is empty now, and the bulldozers have come to raze it. But as they do, a terrifying secret begins to emerge.

The body in Claudia Olsen’s grave is that of a stranger who died horribly. This much Louis Kincaid knows. But what happened to the woman who should be buried there? It’s a question no one will answer, one that leads Kincaid to the long, dark tunnels below the asylum and crimes of unimaginable depravity…

Now, in a place where the walls are stained with secrets, the air thick with the lingering history of screams, Louis Kincaid is on his darkest journey yet, matching wits with a monster whose work will not be silenced…

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– Best Screenplay –
The Good Shepherd
Eric Roth: The Good Shepherd

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– Thriller Master Award –

Für sein Lebenswerk wird in diesem Jahr der Thrillerautor James Patterson ausgezeichnet.

Weitere Informationen zu den Preisträgern gibt es → hier.