|The International Thriller Writers "prize is the world's most prestigious thriller book prize" according to the ITW web site.|
Killer Instinct by Joseph Finder.
False Impression by Jeffrey Archer.
Cold Kill by Stephen Leather.
The Messenger by Daniel Silva.
Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger.
|Best First Novel||Winner:|
Mr. Clarinet by Nick Stone.
Shadow of Death by Patricia Gussin.
Switchback (British novel) by Matthew Klein.
A Thousand Suns by Alex Scarrow.
18 Seconds by George D. Shuman.
|Best Paperback Original||Winner:|
An Unquiet Grave by P.J. Parrish.
Skeleton Coast by Clive Cussler with Jack DuBrul.
The Deep Blue Alibi by Paul Levine.
Headstone City by Tom Piccirilli.
Mortal Faults by Michael Prescott.