Thursday, April 26, 2012

Prepping for CrimeFest

In advance of CrimeFest, the annual crime-fiction convention set to take place this year in Bristol, England, from May 24 to 27, organizers have released the shortlists of nominees for the 2012 CrimeFest Awards in four categories:

Best Abridged Crime Audiobook:
The Affair, by Lee Child; read by Kerry Shale
(Random House Audiobooks)
First Frost, by James Henry; read by David Jason
(Random House Audiobooks)
The Payback, by Simon Kernick; read by Daniel Weyman
(Random House Audiobooks)
Drawing Conclusions, by Donna Leon; read by Andrew Sachs
(Random House Audiobooks)
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, by Alexander McCall Smith; read by Adjoa Andoh (Hachette Digital)

Best Unabridged Crime Audiobook:
Rivers of London, by Ben Aaronovitch; read by Kobna
(Orion Audio/Holdbrook-Smith)
The Fifth Witness, by Michael Connelly; read by Peter Giles
(Orion Audio)
The Fallen Angel, by David Hewson; read by Saul Reichlin
(Whole Story Audio Books)
The House of Silk, by Anthony Horowitz; read by Derek Jacobi
(Orion Audio)
Before I Go to Sleep, by S.J. Watson; read by Susannah Harker (Random House Audio with AudioGO)

The Goldsboro Last Laugh Award
(for the best humorous crime novel):

Absolute Zero Cool, by Declan Burke (Liberties Press)
Killed at the Whim of a Hat, by Colin Cotterill (Quercus)
The Good Thief’s Guide to Venice, by Chris Ewan (Simon & Schuster)
Bryant & May and The Memory of Blood, by Christopher Fowler (Doubleday)
Star Island, by Carl Hiaasen (Sphere)
Smokeheads, by Doug Johnstone (Faber and Faber)
Djibouti, by Elmore Leonard (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Herring on the Nile, by L.C. Tyler (Macmillan)

The e-Dunnit Award (for the best crime-fiction e-book first published in both hardcopy and in electronic format:
The Accident, by Linwood Barclay (Orion)
Burned, by Thomas Enger (Faber and Faber)
Moonlight Mile, by Dennis Lehane (Little, Brown)
Death on the Rive Nord, by Adrian Magson (Allison & Busby)
The End of the Wasp Season, by Denise Mina (Orion)
Black Flowers, by Steve Mosby (Orion)
The Cut, by George Pelecanos (Orion)

There’s more about these awards and what else to expect from CrimeFest in Shotsmag Confidential.

1 comment:

Michael Malone said...

YAY! Looking forward to it.