Saturday, April 13, 2024

Positive Impressions

We’re still more than a month out from the start of the 2024 Capital Crime festival in London, but organizers have already announced the shortlists for this year’s Fingerprint Awards, in seven divisions.

Overall Best Crime Book of the Year:
The Murder Game, by Tom Hindle (Century)
None of This Is True, by Lisa Jewell (Century)
The Secret Hours, by Mick Herron (Baskerville)
In the Blink of an Eye, by Jo Callaghan (Simon & Schuster UK)
Strange Sally Diamond, by Liz Nugent (Sandycove)

Thriller Book of the Year:
Fearless, by M.W. Craven (Constable)
The Silent Man, by David Fennell (Zaffre)
The Rule of Three, by Sam Ripley (Simon & Schuster UK)
The Only Suspect, by Louise Candlish (Simon & Schuster UK)
The House Hunt, by C.M. Ewan (Macmillan)

Historical Crime Book of the Year:
Death of a Lesser God, by Vaseem Khan (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Square of Sevens, by Laura Shepherd-Robinson (Mantle)
The Murder Wheel, by Tom Mead (Head of Zeus/Aries)
The Good Liars, by Anita Frank (HQ)
The House of Whispers, by Anna Mazzola (Orion)

Genre-Busting Book of the Year:
Ink Blood Sister Scribe, by Emma Törzs (Century)
The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels, by Janice Hallett (Viper)
Killing Jericho, by William Hussey (Zaffre)
Murder in the Family, by Cara Hunter (HarperFiction)
The Looking Glass Sound, by Catriona Ward (Viper)

Debut Crime Book of the Year:
Death of a Bookseller, by Alice Slater (Hodder & Stoughton)
The List, by Yomi Adegoke (Fourth Estate)
Geneva, by Richard Armitage (Faber and Faber)
The Bandit Queens, by Parini Shroff (Allen & Unwin)
Thirty Days of Darkness, by Jenny Lund Madsen (Orenda)

True Crime Book of the Year:
No Ordinary Day: Espionage, Betrayal, Terrorism and Corruption—the Truth Behind the Murder of WPC Yvonne Fletcher, by Matt
Johnson (Ad Lib)
My Girl: The Babes in the Woods Murders. A Mother’s Fight for Justice, by Michelle Hadaway (Penguin)
Vital Organs: A History of the World’s Most Famous Body Parts,
by Suzie Edge (Wildfire)
Unlawful Killings: Life, Love and Murder: Trials at the Old Bailey,
by Her Honour Wendy Joseph QC (Doubleday)
Order Out of Chaos: A Kidnap Negotiator’s Guide to Influence and Persuasion, by Scott Walker (Piatkus)

Audiobook of the Year:
The Running Grave, by Robert Galbraith (narrated by Robert Glenister; Oakhill)
The Blackbird, by Tim Weaver (narrated by Joe Coen, Brendan McDonald, Anjili Mohindra; Penguin Audio)
The Bedroom Window, by K.L. Slater (narrated by Clare
Corbett; Audible)
Conviction, by Jack Jordan (narrated by Sophie Roberts; Audible)
Over My Dead Body, by Maz Evans (narrated by Maz Evans; Headline)

Click here to vote for your favorite nominees in each of these categories. The winners are set to be declared on opening day of this year’s convention, Thursday, May 30.

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