Nominees for the 2013 Crimefest Awards

The fine folks behind CrimeFest has announced the nominees for the 2013 CrimeFest awards. Winners will be announced at the CrimeFest Dinner on June 1.

AUDIBLE SOUNDS OF CRIME AWARD
The Audible Sounds of Crime Award recognizes the best crime audiobook published in both print and audio in 2012. Courtesy of sponsor Audible UK, the winning author and audiobook reader share the £1,000 prize equally and each receives a commemorative Bristol Blue Glass vase.

The nominees are:
– Michael Connelly for The Black Box read by Michael McConnohie (Orion Audio)
– John Grisham for The Racketeer read by J.D. Jackson (Hodder & Stoughton)
– Peter May for The Lewis Man read by Peter Forbes (Quercus)
– Jo Nesbø for Phantom read by Sean Barrett (Random House with Isis Publishing)
– Ian Rankin for Standing In Another Man’s Grave read by James MacPherson (Orion Audio)
Eligible titles were submitted by publishers for the longlist, and Audible UK listeners established the shortlist and the winning title.

GOLDSBORO LAST LAUGH AWARD
The Last Laugh Award is for the best humorous crime novel of 2012. The £500 prize is sponsored by Goldsboro Books, the book collector’s bookseller. The winner also receives a Bristol Blue Glass vase.
The nominees are:
– Colin Bateman for The Prisoner of Brenda (Headline)
– Simon Brett for The Corpse on the Court (Severn House)
– Declan Burke for Slaughter’s Hound (Liberties Press)
– Ruth Dudley Edwards for Killing The Emperors (Allison & Busby)
– Christopher Fowler for Bryant & May and the Invisible Code (Doubleday, Transworld)
– Hesh Kestin for The Iron Will of Shoeshine Cats (Mulholland Books, Hodder & Stoughton)
Eligible titles were submitted by publishers for the longlist, and a team of British crime fiction reviewers voted to establish the shortlist and the winning title.

eDUNNIT AWARD
The eDunnit Award is for the best crime fiction ebook published in 2012 in both hardcopy and in electronic format. The winning author receives £500, an eReader, as well as a commemorative Bristol Blue Glass vase.

The nominees are:
– Andrea Camilleri for The Age of Doubt (Mantle, Macmillan)
– Ruth Dudley Edwards for Killing The Emperors (Allison & Busby)
– Christopher Fowler for Bryant & May and the Invisible Code (Transworld)
– C.J. Sansom for Dominion (Mantle, Macmillan)
Eligible titles were submitted by publishers for the longlist, and a team of British crime fiction reviewers voted to establish the shortlist and the winning title.

THE 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 2008 and 2012. The award is named for Harry Keating, who died in 2011, one of Britain’s most esteemed crime novelists, a reviewer for The Times, and writer of books about crime fiction.The winning author receives a commemorative Bristol Blue Glass vase.

The nominees are:
– Declan Burke & John Connolly for Books to Die For (Hodder & Stoughton, 2012)
– John Curran for Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks (HarperCollins, 2009)
– Barry Forshaw (editor) for British Crime Writing: an Encyclopaedia (Greenwood World Publishing, 2008)
– Christopher Fowler for Invisible Ink (Strange Attractor, 2012)
– Maxim Jakubowski (editor) for Following the Detectives (New Holland Publishers, 2010)
– P.D. James for Talking about Detective Fiction (The Bodleian Library, 2009)

Eligible titles were collated by author and crime fiction expert Martin Edwards, and from submissions by CRIMEFEST newsletter subscribers. A team of British crime fiction reviewers voted to establish the shortlist and the winning title.