Friday, April 25, 2014

Coming CrimeFest Commendations

A month in advance of this year’s CrimeFest (May 15-18), organizers have announced the shortlists of nominees for three prizes to be given out during that event in Bristol, England.

Audible Sounds of Crime Award
(honoring “the best unabridged crime audiobook first published in the UK in 2013 in both printed and audio formats, and available for download from Audible UK”):

Broken Homes, by Ben Aaronovitch, read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Orion Audio)
A Delicate Truth, by John le Carré, read by John le Carré (Penguin)
The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith, read by Robert Glenister (Hachette Audio)
Dead Man’s Time, by Peter James, read by Daniel Weyman (Macmillan Audio)
The Chessmen, by Peter May, read by Peter Forbes (Quercus)
Natural Causes, by James Oswald, read by Ian Hanmore (Penguin)

eDunnit Award
(honoring “the best crime fiction ebook first published in both hardcopy and in electronic format in the British Isles in 2013”):

The Beauty of Murder, by A.K. Benedict (Orion)
Sandrine, by Thomas H. Cook (Head of Zeus)
Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway, by Sara Gran (Faber and Faber)
Under a Silent Moon, by Elizabeth Haynes (Sphere)
Cross and Burn, by Val McDermid (Sphere)
Norwegian by Night, by Derek B. Miller (Faber and Faber)
The Red Road, by Denise Mina (Orion)
Sign of the Cross, by Thomas Mogford (Bloomsbury)
The Double, by George Pelecanos (Orion)
The Feast of Artemis, by Anne Zouroudi (Bloomsbury)

Goldsboro Last Laugh Award
(honoring “the best humorous crime novel first published in the British Isles in 2013”):

Fire and Brimstone, by Colin Bateman (Headline)
Speaking from Among the Bones, by Alan Bradley (Orion)
The Axe Factor, by Colin Cotterill (Quercus)
Calamitous Chinese Killing, by Shamini Flint (Little, Brown)
Bad Monkey, by Carl Hiaasen (Little, Brown)
A Little Murder, by Suzette A. Hill (Allison & Busby)
Norwegian by Night, by Derek B. Miller (Faber and Faber)
The Sound of One Hand Killing, by Teresa Solona (Bitter Lemon Press)

“It is fantastic to see such a brilliant and diverse range of authors and publishers on this year’s shortlist,” says CrimeFest co-director Adrian Muller. “Amongst the names are past winners and nominees, but new novelists are also well represented.”

Winners will be announced during a “gala dinner” to be held at CrimeFest on Saturday, May 17.

(Hat tip to Shotsmag Confidential.)

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