Nominees for 2015 Crimefest Awards

The folks behind Crimefest have announced the nominees for the Crimefest awards. The winners will be announced, on Saturday, 16 May,  at a Gala Dinner

Audible.comAUDIBLE SOUNDS OF CRIME AWARD
The Audible Sounds of Crime Award recognises the best crime audiobook published in both print and audio in 2014. Courtesy of sponsor Audible UK, the winning author and audiobook reader share the £1,000 prize equally and each receives a Bristol Blue Glass commemorative award.

Ben Aaronovitch for Foxglove Summer, read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Orion Publishing Group)
Lee Child for Personal, read by Jeff Harding (Penguin Random House Audio)
Robert Galbraith for The Silkworm, read by Robert Glenister (Little, Brown Book Group)
Anthony Horowitz for Moriarty, read by Derek Jacobi & Julian Rhind-Tutt (Orion Publishing Group)
Peter James for Want You Dead, read by Daniel Weyman (Macmillan Digital Audio)
Stephen King for Mr Mercedes, read by Will Patton (Hodder & Stoughton)
Jo Nesbø for The Son, read by Sean Barrett (Penguin Random House Audio)
James Oswald for The Hangman’s Song, read by Ian Hanmore (Penguin Random House Audio)

Goldsboro BooksGOLDSBORO LAST LAUGH AWARD
The Goldsboro Last Laugh Award is for the best humorous crime novel first published in the British Isles in 2014. The £500 prize is sponsored by Goldsboro Books, the UK’s largest specialist in signed and/or first edition books. The winner also receives a Bristol Blue Glass vase.

Lawrence Block for The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons (Orion Publishing Group)
Declan Burke for Crime Always Pays (Severn House Publishers)
Christopher Fowler for Bryant & May – The Bleeding Heart (Bantam/Transworld)
Shane Kuhn for Kill Your Boss (Little, Brown Book Group)
Chris Pavone for The Accident (Faber & Faber)
L. C. Tyler for Crooked Herring (Allison & Busby)

eDUNNIT AWARD
The eDunnit Award is for the best crime fiction ebook first published in both hardcopy and in electronic format in the British Isles in 2014. The winning author receives a cash prize as well as a commemorative Bristol Blue Glass vase.

Linwood Barclay for No Safe House (Orion Publishing Group)
Lawrence Block for The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons (Orion Publishing Group)
Charles Cumming for A Colder War (HarperCollins)
Chris Ewan for Dark Tides (Faber & Faber)
Greg Illes for Natchez Burning (HarperCollins)
Thomas Mogford for Hollow Mountain (Bloomsbury)
Thomas Sweterlitsch for Tomorrow and Tomorrow (Headline)
Andrew Taylor for The Silent Boy (HarperCollins)

 

H.R.F. KEATING AWARD
The H.R.F. Keating Award is for the best biography or critical book related to crime fiction published between 2013 and 2014. The award is named for Harry Keating, who died in 2011. Harry was one of Britain’s most esteemed crime novelists, a reviewer for The Times, and a writer of books about crime fiction. The winning author receives a commemorative Bristol Blue Glass vase.

Pamela Bedore for Dime Novels and the Roots of American Detective Fiction (Palgrave 2013)
Clare Clarke for Late Victorian Crime Fiction in the Shadows of Sherlock (Palgrave, 2014)
Barry Forshaw for Nordic Noir (Pocket Essentials, 2013)
Barry Forshaw for Euro Noir (No Exit Press, 2014)
John Martin for Crime Scene: Britain & Ireland (Five Leaves, 2014)
Lucy Worsley for A Very British Murder (BBC Books, 2013)

 

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