Annual awards are made by the International Thriller Writers Association at their July conference.
The awards for 2012 are:
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
See past winners and get more information at ThrillerFest.