Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Lover Flaunts Its Finalists

Wow, that was fast! Only three weeks ago, we alerted you to Crime Fiction Lover’s public call for nominations, in six categories, for what is expected to be that British Web site’s first annual awards competition. Today, we bring you the shortlists of 2021 nominees.

Best Crime Novel:
The Dark Remains, by William McIlvanney and Ian Rankin (Canongate)
Razorblade Tears, by S.A. Cosby (Headline)
The Devil’s Advocate, by Steve Cavanagh (Orion)
I Know What I Saw, by Imran Mahmood (Raven)
True Crime Story, by Joseph Knox (Doubleday)
The Night Hawks, by Elly Griffiths (Quercus)
1979, by Val McDermid
(Little, Brown)

Best Debut Crime Novel:
The Source, by Sarah Sultoon (Orenda)
Black Drop, by Leonora Nattrass (Viper)
Edge of the Grave, by Robbie Morrison (Macmillan)
The Waiter, by Ajay Chowdhury (Harvill Secker)
Winter Counts, by David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Simon & Schuster)
Burying the Newspaper Man, by Curtis Ippolito (Red Dog Press)

Best Crime Novel in Translation:
Hotel Cartagena, by Simone Buchholz,
translated by Rachel Ward (Orenda)
Bullet Train, by Kotaro Isaka,
translated by Sam Malissa (Harvill Secker)
The Rabbit Factor, by Antti Tuomainen,
translated by David Hackston (Orenda)
Riccardino, by Andrea Camilleri,
translated by Stephen Sartarelli (Mantle)
The Girl Who Died, by Ragnar Jónasson,
translated by Victoria Cribb (Michael Joseph)
Cold As Hell, by Lilja Sigurdardóttir,
translated by Quentin Bates (Orenda)
Little Rebel, by Jérôme Leroy,
translated by Graham H Roberts (Corylus)

Best Indie Crime Novel:
Strangers of Braamfontein, by Onyeka Nwelue (Abibiman)
Black Reed Bay, by Rod Reynolds (Orenda)
Evaders, by E.C. Scullion (RedDoor Press)
Little Lies, by Valerie Keogh (Bloodhound)
The Butcher’s Prayer, by Anthony Neil Smith (Fahrenheit 13)
The Quiet People, by Paul Cleave (Orenda)
The Corpse with the Iron Will, by Cathy Ace (Four Tails)

Best Crime Show:
Line of Duty
Mare of Easttown
Paris Police 1900

Crime Author of the Year:
Ian Rankin
M.W. Craven
Ann Cleeves
Elly Griffiths
William Shaw
S.A. Cosby

Click here if you’d like to participate in the final selection process. The deadline for voting is noon GMT on Wednesday, December 1. I don’t see details on when the winners will be announced.

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