This is the official announcement of the 2019 CLUE Book Awards for Suspense, Thrillers, and Crime stories, a division of the CIBAs, First Place Category Winners and the CLUE Grand Prize Winner. Congratulations to all! The CLUE Book Awards were presented by J.L. Oakley, 2012 Overall Grand Prize Winner.
FORGOTTEN RAGE: Never Forgive. Never Forget. (Book One in the Forgotten Series) by Melodie Hernandez – Serial Killers, Detective, Mystery/Thrillers, Pacific Northwest
A smart, sophisticated Latina cop aims to unravel a string of murders, and what ensues is nothing short of an action-packed thrill-ride you won’t be able to put down. A first in series crime novel from a new author we love. Recommended.
TOKYO TRAFFIC by Michael Pronko – International Crime Thriller, Detective Story, Crime Thriller/Suspense
In a dangerous and evolving world of human trafficking and porn, one man returns to make certain the Tokyo streets remain safe. Pronko delivers another breath-taking, action-packed thriller you won’t be able to put down! Highly recommended.
CLUE AWARDS – Police Procedurals, Hard-Boiled Detectives, Thriller/Suspense/Mystery – in the SPOTLIGHT – CIBAS
Our gumshoe is hot on the trail of those killer stories that make you turn the page. You know the kind, police procedurals, good-man-gone-wrong tales, the who-dun-its and the why-didn't-I-see-that-coming books that leave you breathless, reaching for the Alka-Seltzer or the next book in the series.
Against a backdrop colored by 1970’s music and surfer culture, our hero returns to fight crime and solve the whodunit in a nail-biting pursuit of justice!
AGED in CHARCOAL: A Stu Fletcher, PI Mystery Novel by Jeffrey Ridenour – Noir, Mystery, Detective Mystery
In a city with a justice system that has a seedy underbelly, where dirty cops and inefficient courts run ramped, the only good ending may be the justice you make for yourself.
A RING of TRUTH: Henrietta and Inspector Howard, Book 2 by Michelle Cox – Mystery, Romance, Historical Romance
A ring, a mystery, and a possible new mother-in-law. What more could a girl want? Unless the girl is Henrietta and the man she loves is the Inspector.
Congratulations to the CLUE Book Awards 2018 Semi-Finalists! Each one of these is a page-turner! Good luck to all in this highly competitive division!