2010 Strand Critics Award Winners

On July 7, The Strand Magazine announced the winners of the 2010 Strand Critics Awards as follows:

Best Novel:

NINE DRAGONS, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)

Best First Novel (ties):

BEAT THE REAPER, by Josh Bazell (Little, Brown)

STARVATION LAKE, by Bryan Gruley (Touchstone)

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Elmore Leonard

2010 Thriller Award Winners

On July 10 in New York City, The International Thriller Writers announced the winners of the 2010 Thriller Awards as follows:

Best Hardcover Novel:

THE NEIGHBOR, by Lisa Gardner (Bantam)

Best Paperback Original Novel:

THE COLDEST MILE, by Tom Piccirilli (Bantam)

Best First Novel:

RUNNING FROM THE DEVIL, by Jamie Freveletti (Morrow)

Best Short Story:

“A Stab in the Heart,” by Twist Phelan (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, February 2009)

ThrillerMaster: Ken Follett

True Thriller Award:

Mark Bowden

Silver Bullet Award:

Linda Fairstein

Silver Bullet Award (Corporate):

US Airways