Announces the Year's Best Thrillers Across 15 Categories

David Klein's The Money wins Book of the Year. Winners are global, diverse.
LOS ANGELES - Dec. 27, 2021 - PRLog -- LOS ANGELES - has revealed the winners of its Best Thriller Book Awards, recognizing 2021's top English-language books from around the world.

The awards series honors one winner and two finalists in 15 subcategories of the Mystery and Thriller genre. The list is remarkably diverse, including writers from many different backgrounds, ethnicities and regions around the world, including Chas Murrell (Yearn to Fear, Australia), Bob Van Laerhoven (Alejandro's Lie, Belgium), Michael Pronko (Tokyo Zangyo, Japan), Alexandrea Weis (Have You Seen Me?, United States), Alexi Venice (Standby Counsel, United States) and N.E. Miller (The Achilles Gene, United Kingdom).

Winners included both established writers and first-time novelists. Bestselling author Captain Kevin Miller, a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, won in the historical thriller category for The Silver Waterfall: A Novel of the Battle of Midway. Former Olympic athlete, Amazon #1 bestselling author and attorney Ronald S. Barak won best conspiracy thriller for his fourth book, J.K.'s Code. Conversely, Daco Auffenorde is a first-time novelist. N.E. Miller, a medical scientist and geneticist best known for discovering the link between "good" cholesterol and protection against heart disease, published his first work of fiction. Likewise, attorney and debut novelist David Shawn Klein won Book of the Year for his novel The Money.

A complete list of winners follows:

Book of the Year

The Money by David Shawn Klein

Action Thriller

Cover Your Tracks By Daco Auffenorde

Conspiracy Thriller

JK's Code by Ronald S. Barak

Crime Thriller

The Three Lives of Richie O'Malley by William Lobb

Historical Thriller

The Silver Waterfall by Kevin Miller

Horror Novel

Have You Seen Me? by Alexandrea Weis

Legal Thriller

Standby Counsel by Alexi Venice

Medical Thriller

The Achilles Gene by N.E. Miller

Military Thriller

Treason Flight by T.R. Matson

Mystery Novel

Tokyo Zangyo by Michael Pronko

Paranormal Thriller

Soul Seeker by Kaylin McFarren

Political Thriller

Alejandro's Lie by Bob Van Laerhoven

Psychological Thriller

The Hiding Girl by Dorian Box

Romantic Suspense

Newark Minutemen by Leslie K. Barry

Spy Thriller

Yearn to Fear by Chas Murrell

Sci-Fi Thriller

Quantum Alibi by Liam Fialkov

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