Crimefest Awards Shortlist Announced

April 25, 2017
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THE 2016 CRIMEFEST AWARDS SHORTLISTS

The winners will be announced at the CRIMEFEST Gala Awards Dinner on Saturday, 21 May.

SHORTLIST DETAILS:

 

AUDIBLE SOUNDS OF CRIME AWARD

The Audible Sounds of Crime Award is for the best unabridged crime audiobook first published in the UK in 2016 in both printed and audio formats, and available for download from audible.co.uk, Britain’s largest provider of downloadable audiobooks. Courtesy of sponsor Audible UK, the winning author and audiobook reader(s) share the £1,000 prize equally and each receives a Bristol Blue Glass commemorative award.

 

Nominees for Best Unabridged Crime Audiobook:

– Rachel Abbott for Kill Me Again, read by Lisa Coleman (Bolinda / Audible)

– Fiona Barton for The Widow, read by Clare Corbett (Bolinda / Audible)

– Clare Mackintosh for I See You, read by Rachel Atkins (Sphere)

– Holly Seddon for Try Not to Breath, read by Jot Davies, Lucy Middleweek & Katy Sobey (Bolinda)

– Ben Aaronovitch for The Hanging Tree, read by Kobna Holdbrook– Smith (Orion Publishing Group)

– Lee Child for Night School, read by Jeff Harding (Transworld Digital)

– Anthony Horowitz for Magpie Murders, read by Allan Corduner & Samantha Bond (Orion Publishing Group)

– Peter May for Coffin Road, read by Peter Forbes (Riverrun)

 

Eligible titles were submitted by publishers, and Audible UK listeners established the shortlist and the winning title.

eDUNNIT AWARD

 

The eDunnit Award is for the best crime fiction ebook first published in both hardcopy and in electronic format in the British Isles in 2016.

 

Nominees for the eDunnit Award:

– Linwood Barclay for The Twenty– Three (Orion Publishing Group)

– Steph Broadribb for Deep Down Dead (Orenda Books)

– Michael Connelly for The Wrong Side of Goodbye (Orion Publishing Group)

– Ragnar Jonasson for Blackout (Orenda Books)

– Laura Lippman for Wilde Lake (Faber & Faber)

– Ian Rankin for Rather Be the Devil (Orion Publishing Group)

– Andrew Taylor for The Ashes of London (HarperFiction)

– L.C. Tyler for Cat Among the Herrings (Allison & Busby)

 

Eligible titles were submitted by publishers, and a team of British crime fiction reviewers voted to establish the shortlist and the winning title.

LAST LAUGH AWARD
The Last Laugh Award is for the best humorous crime novel first published in the British Isles in 2016. The winner receives a Bristol Blue Glass commemorative award.

 

Nominees for the Last Laugh Award:

– Ken Bruen & Jason Starr for PIMP (Hardcase Crime)

– John Dufresne for I Don’t Like Where This Is Going (Serpent’s Tail)

– Judith Flanders for A Cast of Vultures (Allison & Busby)

– Mick Herron for Real Tigers (John Murray)

– Carl Hiaasen for Razor Girl (Little, Brown Book Group)

– Vaseem Khan for The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown (Hodder & Stoughton)

– L.C. Tyler for Cat Among the Herrings (Allison & Busby)

– Chris Whitaker for Tall Oaks (Twenty7)
Eligible titles were submitted by publishers, and a team of British crime fiction reviewers voted to establish the shortlist and the winning title.

 

H.R.F. KEATING AWARD

The H.R.F. Keating Award is for the best biographical or critical book related to crime fiction first published in the British Isles in 2016. The award is named after H.R.F. ‘Harry’ Keating, one of Britain’s most esteemed crime novelists, crime reviewers and writer of books about crime fiction. The winning author receives a commemorative Bristol Blue Glass award.

 

Nominees for the H.R.F. Keating Award:

– Mark Aldridge for Agatha Christie on Screen (Palgrave Macmillan)
– J.C. Berthnal for Queering Agatha Christie (Palgrave Macmillan)

– Barry Forshaw for Brit Noir (No Exit Press)

– Rachel Franks & Alistair Rolls for Crime Uncovered: Private investigator (Intellect)

– Katharina Hall for Crime Fiction in German: Der Krimi (University of Wales Press)

– Megan Hoffman for Gender and Representation in British ‘Golden Age’ Crime Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan)

– Elizabeth Mannion for The Contemporary Irish Detective Novel (Palgrave Macmillan)

 

BEST CRIME NOVEL FOR CHILDREN (08 – 12)

– Lyn Gardner for Rose Campion and The Stolen Secret (Nosy Crow)

– Fleur Hitchcock for Murder In Midwinter (Nosy Crow)

– Gareth P. Jones for The Thornthwaite Betrayal (Piccadilly Press)

– Tom McLaughlin for The Accidental Secret Agent (Oxford University Press)

– Robin Stevens for Murder Most Unladylike: Jolly Foul Play (Puffin)

– Robin Stevens for Murder Most Unladylike: Mistletoe and Murder (Puffin)

– Harriet Whitehorn for Violet and the Smugglers (Simon & Schuster)

– Katherine Woodfine for The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth (Egmont)

 

Eligible titles were submitted by publishers, and reviewers of fiction for children and young adults voted to establish the shortlist and the winning title.

 

BEST CRIME NOVEL FOR YOUNG ADULTS (12 – 16)

– Leigh Bardugo for Crooked Kingdom (Hachette Children’s Group)

– Kerry Drewery for Cell 7 (Hot Key Books)

– John Grisham for Theodore Boone: The Scandal (Hodder & Stoughton)

– Erin Lange for Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah (Faber & Faber)

– Patrice Lawrence for Orangeboy (Hachette Children’s Group)

– Simon Mason for Kid Got Shot (David Fickling Books)

– Simon Mayo for Blame (Penguin)

– Eliza Wass for In The Dark, In The Woods (Hachette Children’s Group)

 

Eligible titles were submitted by publishers, and reviewers of fiction for children and young adults voted to establish the shortlist and the winning title.

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