LOS ANGELES—December 16, 2014—2014 Suspense Magazine “Best of” List Announced

Well, here we are again. For those of you who have followed the magazine for the past few years, you know that it’s time to announce our
“Best of 2014” and this year, we’re excited to award the third recipient of “The Crimson Scribe.” We have eleven categories with four books
listed in each—except in Thriller/Suspense, where we listed ten.
Two years ago, Tess Gerritsen won for “Last to Die.” As 2013 came to a close, the second “Crimson Scribe” award was bestowed upon M.
J. Rose for “Seduction.” This time around, a debut author has taken the prize. It was difficult to only pick one winner, with so many books
more-than-worthy books on the list.
We have listed winners within each of the categories—books we consider a must for all suspense/thriller fans to read and enjoy. It’s been a
spectacular year for fans of the genre and we look forward to an exciting 2015!

Cozy
“The Silence of the Library” by Miranda James (Penguin Group (USA): January 2014)
“Hanging by a Hair” by Nancy J. Cohen (Gale Group: April 2014)
“Nine Lives to Die” by Rita Mae Brown (Random House Publishing Group: June 2014)
“Gator Bait” A Miss Fortune Mystery by Jana DeLeon (Jana DeLeon: October 2014)

Debut
“The Life We Bury” by Allen Eskins (Prometheus Books: October 2014)
“You” by Caroline Kepnes (Atria/Emily Bestler Books)
“The Good Girl” by Mary Kubica (Harlequin: July 2014)
“Murdering Lawyers” by Larry Fine (Grey Swan Press: July 2014)

Romantic Suspense
“Booty Bones” by Carolyn Haines (St. Martin’s Press: May 2014)
“Alone” by Kendra Elliot (Montlake Romance: January 2014)
“Betrayed” by Lisa Scottoline (St. Martin’s Press: November 2014)
“Shattered Secrets” by Karen Harper (Harlequin: August 2014)

Horror
“The Vines” by Christopher Rice (Amazon Publishing: October 2014)
“The Devil’s Workshop” by Alex Grecian (Penguin Group (USA): May 2014)
“Code Zero” by Jonathan Maberry (St. Martin’s Press: March 2014)
“Broken Monsters” by Lauren Beukes (Little, Brown and Company: September 2014)

Dark Urban Fantasy
“M & K Tracking” by Kate Danley (CreateSpace Publishing: March 2014)
“Deeply Odd” by Dean Koontz (Random House Publishing Group: May 2014)
“The Witch With No Name” by Kim Harrison (HarperCollins Publishers: September 2014)
“The Ninth Circle” by Brendan Deneen (Permuted Platinum: June 2014)

Indie
“Mazie Baby” by Julie Frayn (Julie Frayn: July 2014)
“Going Gray” by Brian Spangler (Brian Spangler: November 2014)
“Sleep Tight” by Rachel Abbott (Black Dot Publishing Limited: February 2014)
“The Shroud Key” by Vincent Zandri (Vincent Zandri: January 2014)

Historical
“Written in my Own Heart’s Blood” by Diana Gabaldon (Random House Publishing Group: June 2014)
“The Secret of Magic” by Deborah Johnson (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam: January 2014)
“The Lincoln Myth” by Steve Berry (Random House Publishing Group: May 2014)
“The Counterfeit Heiress” by Tasha Alexander (St. Martin’s Press: October 2014)

Anthology
“Faceoff” by ITW Authors and Edited by David Baldacci (Simon & Schuster: June 2014)
“One Winter’s Night: A Regency Yuletide” Sharon Sobel, Karen Frisch, Jo Ann Ferguson and Shereen Vedam (BelleBooks: October 2014)  
“Walking After Midnight: Tales for Halloween” by Evan Camby (Evan Camby: October 2014)

Professional
“Fatal Rhythm” by Ron O’Gorman (Inmaculada Books: September 2014)
“Supreme Justice” by Max Allan Collins (Amazon Publishing: July 2014)
“Judgment” by Carey Baldwin (HarperCollins Publishers: November 2014)
“In Doubt” by Drusilla Campbell (Grand Central Publishing: August 2014)

True Crime
“The Killing of Karen Silkwood” by Richard Rashke (Delphinium Books, Incorporated: August 2014)
“The Map Thief” by Michael Blanding (Gotham: May 2014)
“Lying in Wait” by Ann Rule (Pocket Books: November 2014)
“Doctor, Doctor” by Merry Freer (Amazon Digital Services, Inc: September 2014)

Young Adult
“The Luthier’s Apprentice” by Mayra Calvani (Paladin Timeless Books: December 2014)
“Black Ice” by Becca Fitzpatrick (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers: October 2014)
“Panic” by Lauren Oliver (HarperCollins Publishers: March 2014)
“Don’t Let Go (Don’t Turn Around)” by Michelle Gagnon (HarperCollins Publishers: August 2014)

Thriller/Suspense
“The Lewis Man” by Peter May (Quercus: September 2014)
“Ruin Falls” by Jenny Milchman (Random House Publishing Group: April 2014)
“Beauty with a Bomb” by M.C. Grant (Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd: September 2014)
“In the Blood” by Lisa Unger (Pocket Books: July 2014)
“Spectrum” by Alan Jacobson (Open Road Integrated Media LLC: October 2014)
“Stay Dead” by Anne Frasier (Amazon Publishing: April 2014)
“Strong Darkness” by Jon Land (Tom Doherty Associates: September 2014)
“Notorious” by Allison Brennan (St. Martin’s Press: March 2014)
“Checkmate” by Steven James (Signet: December 2014)
“My Sister’s Grave” by Robert Dugoni (Amazon Publishing: November 2014)

Crimson Scribe: 2014
“I Am Pilgrim” by Terry Hayes (Atria/Emily Bestler Books: May 2014)

John Raab
CEO/Publisher
Suspense Magazine

About Suspense Publishing/Suspense Magazine: Suspense Magazine was founded in 2007 on the premise that every author in the genre
needed a platform to have a voice. From that original concept, Suspense Publishing was born in 2010 to publish high quality books in the
suspense/mystery/horror/thriller genre. Suspense Publishing now represents over twenty authors and has published over fifty books.
Suspense Publishing’s goal is to be a leader in producing the highest quality books in the genre.
Suspense Magazine “Best of” List Announced