The 2011 ITW Thriller Award for the Best Short Story

We now conclude our look at the 2011 ITW Thriller Award nominations with a look at the award for the Best Short Story.

Best Short Story

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“Second Wind”

Author: Carey, Mike
Format: Print Anthology
Type: Thriller Short Story
Pub. Date: February 2010
Published in: The New Dead

 

Nominated for the 2011 ITW Thriller Award for the Best Short Story

Publisher’s Summary:
RESURRECTION!

The hungry dead have risen. They shamble down the street. They hide in back yards, car lots, shopping malls. They devour neighbors, dogs and police officers. And they are here to stay.

The real question is, what are you going to do about it? How will you survive?

HOW WILL THE WORLD CHANGE WHEN THE DEAD BEGIN TO RISE?

Stoker-award-winning author Christopher Golden has assembled an original anthology of never-before-published zombie stories from an eclectic array of today’s hottest writers.

Inside there are stories about military might in the wake of an outbreak, survival in a wasted wasteland, the ardor of falling in love with a zombie, and a family outing at the circus. Here is a collection of new views on death and resurrection.

With stories from Mike Carey, Joe Hill, John Connolly, Max Brooks, Kelley Armstrong, Tad Williams, David Wellington, David Liss, Aimee Bender, Jonathan Maberry, and many others, this is a wildly diverse and entertaining collection . . . the Last Word on the New Dead.

“Blue on Black”

Author: Connelly, Michael
Format: Print Magazine
Type: Thriller Short Story
Pub. Date: 2010
Published in: The Strand Magazine

 

Nominated for the 2011 ITW Thriller Award for the Best Short Story

“Blue on Black” is a short story by Michael Connelly published in The Strand Magazine in 2010.

“The Gods for Vengeance Cry”

Author: Helms, Richard
Format: Print Magazine
Type: Thriller Short Story
Pub. Date: November 2010
Published in: Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

 

Nominated for the 2011 ITW Thriller Award for the Best Short Story

“The Gods for Vengeance Cry” is a short story by Richard Helms published in the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in November 2010.

“Madeeda”

Author: Kozak, Harley Jane
Format: Print Anthology
Type: Thriller Short Story
Pub. Date: April 2011
Published in: Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side

 

Nominated for the 2011 ITW Thriller Award for the Best Short Story

Publisher’s Summary:
A winning mystery collection edited by and featuring an original story by #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris.

Nighttime is the perfect time for the perfect crime — especially in the realm of the paranormal.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris edits and contributes an original story — set in her Sookie Stackhouse universe — to this anthology of mysteries from the dark side.

Other featured Mystery Writers of America include Carolyn Hart, Harley Jane Kozak, Barbara D’Amato, Margart Maron, Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane, and Elaine Viets.

Chasing the Dragon

Author: Kaufmann, Nicholas
Format: Digest Paperback
Type: Thriller Novella
Page Count: 140pp.
Pub. Date: March 2010
Publisher: ChiZine Publications

 

Nominated for the 2011 ITW Thriller Award for the Best Short Story

Publisher’s Summary:
Centuries ago, St. George fought and killed a dragon — or so the legend goes.

The truth is somewhat different.

George failed in his mission, and the Dragon still walks the Earth, protected by an undead army, hiding in the shadows and slaughtering men, women, and children for its prey.

Each of George’s descendants through time has been tasked with killing the Dragon, and each has failed.

Twenty-five-year-old Georgia Quincey is the last of the line. But Georgia is also an addict, driven to the warm embrace of the needle by the weight of her responsibility and the loss of everything and everyone she has ever loved.

“Long Time Dead”

Author: Spillane, Mickey and Max Allan Collins
Format: Print Magazine
Type: Thriller Short Story
Pub. Date: 2010
Published in: The Strand Magazine

 

Nominated for the 2011 ITW Thriller Award for the Best Short Story

“Long Time Dead” is a short story by Spillane published in The Strand Magazine in 2010.

The 2011 ITW Thriller Award Nominations Series:

Part 1 — Best Hard Cover Novel
Part 2 — Best Paperback Original
Part 3 — Best First Novel
Part 4 — Best Short Story
Part 5 — The 2011 ITW Thriller Award Winners

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