Thursday, May 12, 2011

Specialty Shortlists for CrimeFest

Nominees have been announced for four different awards, all to be given out during this year’s CrimeFest, May 19-22 in Bristol, England.

E-Dunnit Award (for best crime e-book of 2010):
Spies of the Balkans, by Alan Furst (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
A Room Swept White, by Sophie Hannah (Hodder & Stoughton)
Field Grey, by Philip Kerr (Quercus)
Where the Shadows Lie, by Michael Ridpath (Corvus)
Heartstone, by C.J. Sansom (Mantle)
The Anatomy of Ghosts, by Andrew Taylor (Penguin)
To Kill a Tsar, by Andrew Williams (John Murray)

Last Laugh Award (for best humorous crime novel of 2010):
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)
Old Dogs, by Donna Moore (MaXcrime)
The Herring in the Library, by L.C. Tyler (Macmillan)

Sounds of Crime Awards (for best audiobooks of 2010):

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)
Our Kind of Traitor, by John le Carré; read by John le Carré, abridged by Peter Mackie (AudioGO)
Mortal Remains, by Kathy Reichs; read by Linda Emond, abridged by Jan Werner (Random House)
Heartstone, by C. J. Sansom; read by Anton Lesser, abridged by Kati Nicholl (Macmillan)

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)
Edge, by Jeffery Deaver; read by Skipp Sudduth (Whole Story Audio Books)
Dead Like You, by Peter James; read by David Bauckham (Whole Story Audio Books)

Recipients of these commendations will be announced during a celebratory dinner on May 21.

(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare.)

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