Thanks to Rap Sheet contributor Ali Karim’s Facebook alerts, we can now announce the winners of the four awards presented earlier today at CrimeFest in Bristol, England.
Last Laugh Award (for best humorous crime novel of 2010): The Herring in the Library, by L.C. Tyler (Macmillan)
Also nominated: Dr. Yes, by Colin Bateman (Headline); Love Songs from a Shallow Grave, by Colin Cotterill (Quercus); The Good Thief’s Guide to Vegas, by Chris Ewan (Simon & Schuster); Bank of the Black Sheep, by Robert Lewis (Serpent’s Tail); and Old Dogs, by Donna Moore (MaXcrime)
E-Dunnit Award (for best crime e-book of 2010): Field Grey, by Philip Kerr (Quercus)
Also nominated: Spies of the Balkans, by Alan Furst (Weidenfeld & Nicolson); A Room Swept White, by Sophie Hannah (Hodder & Stoughton); Where the Shadows Lie, by Michael Ridpath (Corvus); Heartstone, by C.J. Sansom (Mantle); The Anatomy of Ghosts, by Andrew Taylor (Penguin); and To Kill a Tsar, by Andrew Williams (John Murray)
Sounds of Crime Awards (for best audiobooks of 2010):
Abridged: Our Kind of Traitor, by John le Carré; read by John le Carré, abridged by Peter Mackie (AudioGO)
Also nominated: Fear the Worst, by Linwood Barclay; read by Jeff Harding, abridged by Elsbeth McPherson (Orion); Worth Dying For, by Lee Child; read by Kerry Shale, abridged by Carolanne Lyme (Random House); The Reversal, by Michael Connelly; read by Michael Brandon, abridged by Kati Nicholl (Orion); Dead Like You, by Peter James; read by William Gaminara, abridged by Kati Nicholl (Macmillan); Mortal Remains, by Kathy Reichs; read by Linda Emond, abridged by Jan Werner (Random House); and Heartstone, by C. J. Sansom; read by Anton Lesser, abridged by Kati Nicholl (Macmillan)
Unabridged: Dead Like You, by Peter James; read by David Bauckham (Whole Story Audio Books)
Also nominated: Fear the Worst, by Linwood Barclay; read by Buck Schirner (Orion); Caught, by Harlan Coben; read by Christopher Evan Welch (Whole Story Audio Books); The Reversal, by Michael Connelly; read by Peter Giles (Orion); Nemesis, by Lindsey Davis; read by Christian Rodska (AudioGO); and Edge, by Jeffery Deaver; read by Skipp Sudduth (Whole Story Audio Books)
Congratulations to everyone, victors and nominees alike!
(NOTE: This post has been modified from its original incarnation in order to include the Last Laugh Award results.)
READ MORE: “CrimeFest Day 3,” by Ayo Onatade (Shotsmag Confidential).