Cosby won the awards for best hardcover novel and, along with narrator Adam Lazarre-White, best audiobook. Cosby’s book, published last year by Flatiron, was previously a nominee for an Edgar Award; a critic for Kirkus gave it a starred review, calling it “a bloody good yarn.”
Cosby won the best hardcover novel award from the ITW last year, for his novel Blacktop Wasteland.
Courtney Summers was named the winner in the best young adult novel category for The Project, and E.J. Findorff won the best e-book original novel prize for Blood Parish. Scott Loring Sanders won in the short story category for “The Lemonade Stand.”
Authors Frederick Forsyth and Diana Gabaldon were honored at the ceremony as this year’s “ThrillerMasters.”
Michael Schaub, a journalist and regular contributor to NPR, lives near Austin, Texas.