Thursday, November 09, 2023

Your Votes Are Requested

Based on nominations from its readers, the British Web site Crime Fiction Lover today announced its lists of nominees for the 2023 Crime Fiction Lover Awards. There are six categories of contenders, covering both print books and televised crime dramas:

Crime Book of the Year:
All the Sinners Bleed, by S.A. Cosby (Headline)
Everybody Knows, by Jordan Harper (Faber and Faber)
Kill For Me, Kill For You, by Steve Cavanagh (Headline)
Strange Sally Diamond, by Liz Nugent (Sandycove)
The Last Remains, by Elly Griffiths (Quercus)
The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels, by Janice Hallett (Viper)

Best Debut Crime Novel:

City Under One Roof, by Iris Yamashita (Berkley)
Lies After Death, by K.J. Dando (Cahill Davis)
You’d Look Better as a Ghost, by Joanna Wallace (Viper)
Squeaky Clean, by Callum McSorley (Pushkin Vertigo)
The Peacock and the Sparrow, by I.S. Berry (Atria)
The Trial, by Rob Rinder (Century)

Best Crime Novel in Translation:
Murder at the Residence, by Stella Blómkvist,
translated by Quentin Bates (Corylus)
Red Queen, by Juan Gómez-Jurado, translated by Nicholas Caistor (Macmillan)
Thirty Days of Darkness, by Jenny Lund Madsen,
translated by Megan E. Turney (Orenda)
The Collector, by Anne Mette Hancock,
translated by Tara Chase (Swift Press)
The Mill House Murders, by Yukito Ayatsuji,
translated by Ho Ling Wong (Pushkin Press)
The Sins of Our Fathers, by Åsa Larsson,
translated by Frank Perry (MacLehose Press)

Best Indie Crime Novel:
Sunset and Jericho, by Sam Weibe (Harbour)
The Associate, by Victoria Goldman (Three Crowns)
Scratching the Flint, by Vern Smith (Run Amok Crime)
The Forcing, by Paul E. Hardisty (Orenda)
The Man in the Corduroy Suit, by James Wolff (Bitter Lemon Press)

Best Crime Show:
Happy Valley, Season 3 (Apple TV+)
Only Murders in the Building, Season 3 (Hulu)
Black Snow (Stan)
Crime (aka Irvine Welsh’s Crime), Season 2 (BritBox)
Slow Horses: Dead Lions, Season 2 (Apple TV+)
Astrid: Murder in Paris, Season 2 (France 2)

Best Crime Author:
Michael Connelly
Jordan Harper
Janice Hallett
S.A. Cosby
Mick Herron
Joanna Wallace

Mystery, crime, and thriller enthusiasts are now invited to vote for their favorites among these contenders. You have until noon GMT on Monday, December 4, to cast your ballot. The winners in this third-annual Crime Fiction Lover Awards competition are expected to be declared soon after that.

Recipients of the 2022 Crime Fiction Lover Awards are here.

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