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Congratulations to the First Place Category Winners and the Grand Prize Winner of the GLOBAL THRILLER Book Awards for High Stakes Fiction, a division of the 2019 CIBAs.

The CIBAs Search for the Best Suspense High Stakes Thriller and Lab Lit  Novels

Chanticleer Book Reviews is celebrating the best books featuring Suspense, Thrilling stories that put the balance of world power or that will end the world as we know it. We include with Global Thrillers the Lab Lit genre. Lab Lit is when Fiction Meets Real Science and Research or stories that are based on real science and research up to a certain “what if” point. We love them all.

The 2019 GLOBAL THRILLER Book Awards First Place Category Winners and the GLOBAL THRILLER  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.

Sara Stamey, author of The Ariadne Connection –  2017 GLOBAL THRILLER  Grand Prize Winner announced the 2019 GLOBAL THRILLER Book Award Winners.

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

Congratulations to:

  • Randall Krzak for Carnage in Singapore
  • Courtney Leigh Pahlke for Life Force Preserve
  • Jett Ward for Execute Order
  • Nicole Mabry for Past This Point
  • Avanti Centrae for VanOps: The Solstice Shadows
  • Joanne Jaytanie for Salvaging Truth, Hunters & Seekers, Book 1


2019 Grand Prize Winner is 


by Avanti Centrae


This is the badge for the 2018 GLOBAL THRILLER Grand Prize Winner – The Moving Blade by Michael Pronko


How to Enter the 2020 GLOBAL THRILLER Book Awards?

We are accepting submissions into the 2020 GLOBAL THRILLER  Book Awards until October  31, 2020. After this date, all entries will go into the 2021 GLOBAL THRILLER Book Awards. 

The 2020 GLOBAL THRILLER 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.