Monday, September 30, 2019

Toasts of London

I must have missed the memo about all of this. I didn’t realize that any prizes were scheduled to be given out during this weekend’s inaugural Capital Crime festival in London. But apparently there were: the 2019 Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards. Mystery Fanfare reports the winners, in nine categories.

Best Mystery: In A House of Lies, by Ian Rankin

Also nominated: Cruel Acts, by Jane Casey; The Sentence Is
, by Anthony Horowitz; The Island, by Ragnar Jónasson; and Metropolis, by Philip Kerr

Best Thriller: London Rules, by Mick Herron

Also nominated: Twisted, by Steve Cavanagh; Out of the Dark, by
Gregg Hurwitz; A Treachery of Spies, by Manda Scott; and Changeling, by Matt Wesolowski

Best Debut: My Sister, the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Also nominated: The Rumour, by Lesley Kara; Blood & Sugar, by
Laura Shepherd-Robinson; Blood Orange, by Harriet Tyce; and To the Lions, by Holly Watt

Best E-book: Sleep, by C.L. Taylor

Also nominated: Brothers in Blood, by Amer Anwar; Last of the Magpies, by Mark Edwards; The Silent Patient, by Alex Michaelides; and Nine Perfect Strangers, by Liane Moriarty

Best Audiobook: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton, read by Jot Davies

Also nominated: Lethal White, by Robert Galbraith, read by Robert Glenister; The Sentence Is Death, by Anthony Horowitz, read by Rory Kinnear; Something in the Water, by Catherine Steadman, read by Catherine Steadman; and Blood Orange, by Harriet Tyce,
read by Julie Teal

Best Independent Voice: Red Snow, by Will Dean

Also nominated: Little, by Edward Carey; Good Samaritans, by Will Carver; What Was Lost, by Jean Levy; and Changeling,
by Matt Wesolowski

Best Crime Novel: In a House of Lies, by Ian Rankin

Also nominated: Our House, by Louise Candlish; The Mobster’s Lament, by Ray Celestin; The Puppet Show, by M.W. Craven; and Stone Mothers, by Erin Kelly

Best Feature Film: BlacKkKlansman

Also nominated: American Animals, John Wick 3, The Sisters
, and Widows

Best TV Show: Killing Eve

Also nominated: Bodyguard, Bosch, Line of Duty, and You

Congratulations to all of this year’s contenders!

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