Thriller Suspense Fiction AwardThe CLUE Awards Writing Competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of  Suspense/Thriller Fiction. The CLUE Awards is a division of Chanticleer International Novel Writing Competitions.

 Congratulations to the 2016 CLUE Awards First In Category Award Winning Suspense/Thriller Fiction Novels:

  • Detective: A Matter of Justice by Keith Tittle
  • Private Eye/Noir: The Innocent Dead by Keith Dixon
  • Legal Thriller: Almost Mortal by Christopher Leibig
  • Suspense: The Sage Wind Blows Cold by Clint Hollingsworth
  • International Espionage: Epstein’s Pancake by Bjarne Rostaing
  • U.S. Political Thriller: Do Not Assume by Elaine Williams Crockett
  • Undercover Work: Behind The Mask by Dana Ridenour
  • Eco/Natural Resources Thriller: Seed of Control by Lawrence Verigin
  • Investigative: Striking Blind by Lonna Enox

CONGRATULATIONS to  Keith Tittle author of the CLUE GRAND PRIZE winner — A Matter of Justice!

The 2016 CLUE Short Listers competed for these First Place Category Positions. The CLUE First Place Category Award Winners’ novels have competed for the CLUE Grand Prize Award for the 2016 Suspense/Thriller Fiction Novels. These winners were announced and recognized at the annual Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Gala, Bellingham, Wash., on April 1st, 2017.

The First In Category award winning titles will receive an award package including a complimentary Chanticleer Book Review of the winning title, digital award badges, shelf talkers, book stickers, and more.

Congratulations to those whose works made the CLUE Awards 2016 FINALISTS and SHORT-LISTERS lists.

More than $30,000 worth of cash and prizes will be awarded to the 2017 Chanticleer Novel Writing Competition winners! Fifteen different genres to enter your novels and compete on an international level.

We are now accepting entries into the 2017 CLUE Awards. The deadline is September 30, 2017.  Click here for more information or to enter.

More than $30,000 worth of cash and prizes will be awarded to the 2017 Chanticleer Novel Writing Competition winners! Fifteen different  genres to enter your novels and compete on an international level.

More than $30,000 dollars in cash and prizes are awarded to Chanticleer International Blue Ribbon Awards Winners annually.

Please note that Global Thrillers and Lab Lit fiction entries were moved to the newly offered Global Thrillers Awards 2017.