Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Seeking CrimeFest Rewards

The organizers of this year’s CrimeFest—which is set to take place in Bristol, England, from May 19 through 22—have announced the nominees for five different awards to be given out during a special ceremony on Saturday, May 21. They are as follows …

Audible Sounds of Crime Award (for best unabridged
crime audiobook):

Sleep Tight, by Rachel Abbott; read by Melody Grove and
Andrew Wincott (Whole Story Audiobooks)
Make Me, by Lee Child; read by Jeff Harding
(Random House Audiobooks)
The Stranger, by Harlan Coben; read by Eric Meyers (Orion)
Career of Evil, by Robert Galbraith; read by Robert Glenister (Hachette Audio)
The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins; read by Clare Corbett, India Fisher, and Louise Brealey (Random House Audiobooks)
Finders Keepers, by Stephen King; read by Will Patton
(Hodder & Stoughton)
The Girl in the Spider’s Web, by David Lagercrantz;
read by Saul Reichlin (Quercus)
I Let You Go, by Clare Mackintosh; read by David Thorpe and
Julia Barrie (Hachette Audio)
Even Dogs in the Wild, by Ian Rankin; read by
James Macpherson (Orion)

Kobo eDunnit Award (for the best crime fiction e-book):
Broken Promise, by Linwood Barclay (Orion)
The Crossing, by Michael Connelly (Orion)
A Bed of Scorpions, by Judith Flanders (Allison & Busby)
A Southwold Mystery, by Suzette A. Hill (Allison & Busby)
Dreaming Spies, by Laurie R. King (Allison & Busby)
Freedom’s Child, by Jax Miller (HarperCollins)
Blood, Salt, Water, by Denise Mina (Orion)
The Silent Boy, by Andrew Taylor (HarperCollins)

The Last Laugh Award (for the best humorous crime novel):
The Truth and Other Lies, by Sascha Arango (Simon & Schuster)
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, by Alan Bradley (Orion)
Mrs. Pargeter’s Principle, by Simon Brett (Severn House)
Bryant & May and the Burning Man, by Christopher Fowler (Transworld)
Smoke and Mirrors, by Elly Griffiths (Quercus)
The Case of the ‘Hail Mary’ Celeste, by Malcolm Pryce (Bloomsbury)
Mr. Campion’s Fox, by Mike Ripley (Severn House)
Savage Lane, by Jason Starr (No Exit Press)

The H.R.F. Keating Award (for the best biographical or
critical book related to crime fiction):

The Sherlock Holmes Book, by David Stuart Davies and
Barry Forshaw (Dorling Kindersley)
The Golden Age of Murder, by Martin Edwards (HarperCollins)
The Man with the Golden Typewriter: Ian Fleming’s James Bond Letters, by Fergus Fleming (Bloomsbury)
Crime Uncovered: Detective, by Barry Forshaw (Intellect)
Curtains Up: Agatha Christie—A Life in Theatre, by Julius Green (HarperCollins)
Criminal Femmes Fatales in American Hard-boiled Crime Fiction,
by Maysam Hasam Jaber (Palgrave Macmillan)
Crime Uncovered: Anti-hero, by Fiona Peters and
Rebecca Stewart (Intellect)
John le Carré: The Biography, by Adam Sisman (Bloomsbury)

In addition, there are six contenders for the 2016 Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year. Those books and authors were announced earlier this month.

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare.)

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