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Thriller Suspense Fiction AwardCongratulations to the First Place Category Winners and the Grand Prize Winner of the CLUE Book Awards for Suspense, Thriller, and Mystery Novels, a division of the 2019 CIBAs.

The CIBAs Search for the Best Suspense Thrillers Novels

Chanticleer International Book Awards is celebrating the best books featuring Suspense, Thrilling Adventure, Detective Work, Private Eye, Police Procedural, and Crime Solving. We enjoy reading them all.

The 2019 CLUE Book Awards First Place Category Winners and the CLUE  Grand Prize winner were announced at the Virtual Chanticleer Authors Conference that was broadcast via ZOOM webinar the week of Sept 8 -13, 2020 from the Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, Wash.

J.L. Oakley, author of Tree SoldierPrevious Overall  Grand Prize Winner announced the 2019 CLUE Book Award Winners.

This is the OFFICIAL 2019 LIST of the CLUE Book Awards First Place Category Winners and the CLUE Grand Prize Winner.

Congratulations to:

  • John W Feist – Blind Trust
  • Nancy Adair – RABYA     
  • Janet K. Shawgo – Legacy of Lies 
  • V. & D. Povall – Jackal in the Mirror
  • Joanne Jaytanie – Salvaging Truth, Hunters & Seekers, Book 1 
  • Marian Exall – A Splintered Step 
  • J.P. Kenna – Joel Emmanuel   


The CLUE Book Awards

2019 Grand Prize Winner is 

Salvaging Truth by  Joanne Jaytanie



This is the badge for the 2018 CLUE Grand Prize Winner – California Son by Timothy Burgess


How to Enter the CLUE Book Awards?

We are accepting submissions into the 2020 CLUE  Book Awards until September 30, 2020. After this date, all entries will go into the 2021 CLUE Book Awards. 

The 2020 CLUE Book Awards winners will be announced at CAC 21 on April 17, 2021.

Don’t delay! Enter today! 

A Note to ALL the WINNERS: The coveted CIBA Blue Ribbons will be mailed out starting in October. We will contact you with an email to verify your mailing address and other items. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

If you have any questions, please email == we will try our best to reply in 3 or 4 business days.