The 2022 Best Thrillers Book Award.

The only award series specifically devoted to recognizing amazing mystery and thriller novels across 15 categories.


Best Thrillers Book Award

Get Noticed. Grow Sales. 

Book awards can help deserving authors stand out from the pack and build a readership. 

Win $1,000 in cash. 

The 2022 Overall Book of the Year Winner will receive $1000 in cash, our gold-and-black award seal for their book cover or website, top billing in our awards press release, inclusion in a weekly featured books newsletter and more. 

Win in One of 15 Categories

Twelve category winners will receive a winner's seal for their book cover, a book post on, inclusion in our press release and more. Categories include Action, Crime, Conspiracy, Historical, Horror, Legal, Medical, Military, Mystery, Paranormal, Political, Psychological, Romantic Suspense, Sci-Fi and Spy. Detailed rules forthcoming in 2022.


Be One of 30 Category Finalists

Second and third place category finalists receive a press kit including a silver seal for their book cover or website, and a one-sentence quote from for use in book marketing campaigns. Detailed rules coming in 2022.


Who is Eligible? 

Any English-language mystery or thriller published in 2021 or 2022 is eligible. If your book is not yet published, pre-published manuscripts targeting a release prior to December 31, 2022 will be accepted. Details coming in 2022.


Entry Fee

The award entry fee will be announced in 2022. 

Award Dates

Winners and finalists will be notified in November 2022. 

Submission Criteria

 Contestants must submit a PDF of their book, story synopsis, publication date or planned future publication date. No hard copies will be required or accepted.


Multiple Categories

Contestants may submit in multiple categories. Each category requires a separate submission to ensure books are routed to the correct judging group.

Entry details coming in 2022.


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