Saturday, May 21, 2016

Championed at CrimeFest

Thanks to the indefatigable Ali Karim, we can now bring you the winners of five different awards given out this evening at CrimeFest.

Audible Sounds of Crime Award (for best unabridged crime audiobook): The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins; read by Clare Corbett, India Fisher, and Louise Brealey (Random House Audiobooks)

Also nominated: 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); 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); and Even Dogs in the Wild, by Ian Rankin; read by James Macpherson (Orion)

Kobo eDunnit Award (for the best crime fiction e-book): The Crossing, by Michael Connelly (Orion)

Also nominated: Broken Promise, by Linwood Barclay (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); and The Silent Boy, by Andrew Taylor (HarperCollins)

The Last Laugh Award (for the best humorous crime novel): Bryant & May and the Burning Man, by Christopher Fowler (Transworld)

Also nominated: 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); 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); and 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 Golden Age of Murder: The Mystery of the Writers Who Invented the Modern Detective Story, by Martin Edwards (HarperCollins)

Also nominated: The Sherlock Holmes Book, by David Stuart Davies and Barry Forshaw (Dorling Kindersley); 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); and John le Carré: The Biography, by Adam Sisman (Bloomsbury)

Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year: The Caveman, by Jørn Lier Horst, translated by Anne Bruce
(Sandstone Press; Norway)

Also nominated: The Drowned Boy, by Karin Fossum, translated by Kari Dickson (Harvill Secker; Norway); The Defenceless, by Kati Hiekkapelto, translated by David Hackston (Orenda; Finland); The Girl in the Spider's Web, by David Lagercrantz, translated by George Goulding (MacLehose Press; Sweden); Satellite People, by Hans Olav Lahlum, translated by Kari Dickson (Mantle; Norway); and Dark As My Heart, by Antti Tuomainen, translated by Lola Rogers
(Harvill Secker; Finland)

Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees!

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