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We are excited and honored to officially announce the Grand Prize Winner and the First Place Category Winners for the 2018 GLOBAL THRILLER Book Awards at the annual Chanticleer Authors Conference and the 2018 Chanticleer International Book Awards ceremony. This year’s ceremony and banquet were held on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at the Hotel Bellwether by beautiful Bellingham Bay, Wash.

We want to thank all of those who entered and participated in the 2018 GLOBAL THRILLER Book Awards for Lab Lit & High Stakes Thriller Novels, a division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards (the CIBAs).

Sara Stamey, the author of the 2017 GLOBAL THRILLER award-winning The Ariadne Connection announced the 2018 Global Thriller Award Winners at the Chanticleer International Book Awards Banquet and Ceremony.

PublishDrive and Hindenburg Systems awarded additional prizes to the 2018 Global Thriller Book Award winners. Thank you!

Congratulations to the 2018 Global Thriller Book Awards for Lab Lit & High Stakes Thriller Novels First in Category Winners!

  • Magenta is Missing by Richard Garis
  • Dangerous Alliance by Randall Krzak
  • The War Beneath by Timothy S. Johnston
  • The Sunken Forest by R. Barber Anderson
  • The Moving Blade by Michael Pronko
  • Never Again by Harvey A. Schwartz   
  • Beyond Control by  Lawrence Verigin

And now for the 2018 Global Thriller Book Awards GRAND PRIZE WINNER for Lab Lit & High Stakes Thriller Novels:

The Moving Blade by Michael Pronko

took home the Global Thrillers Grand Prize Ribbon




An email will go out to all First Place Category Winners and Grand Prize Winners with more information, the timing of awarded reviews, links to digital badges, and more before May 31st, 2019 (approximately four weeks after the awards ceremony). Please look for it in your email inbox.

When we receive the digital photographs from the Official CAC19 professional photographer, Dwayne Rogge of Photo Treehouse, we will post the photographs of Global Thriller award winners on this page.

Click here for the link to the Global Thriller Semi-Finalists.

This post will be updated with photos and more information. Please do visit it again!

The deadline for submissions into the 2019 Global Thriller Book Awards is November 30, 2019 Midnight (PST).

Our next Chanticleer International Book Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 18th, 2020, for the 2019 CIBA winners.

 Enter your book or manuscript in a contest today!