The 2020 CrimeFest Award winners were announced July 7.
Specsavers Crime Fiction Debut Award (for a crime novel by a debut author first published in the British Isles in 2019)
- Laura Shepherd-Robinson for Blood & Sugar (Mantle)
Audible Sounds of Crime Award (for the best unabridged crime audiobook)
- Lee Child for Blue Moon, read by Jeff Harding (Penguin Random House Audio)
Courtesy of sponsor Audible UK, the winning author and audiobook reader(s) share the £1,000 prize equally and each receives a Bristol Blue Glass commemorative award.
eDunnit Award (“for the best crime fiction e-book first published in both hardcopy and in electronic format”)
- Holly Watt for To The Lions (Raven Books)
Last Laugh Award (for the best humorous crime novel)
- Helen FitzGerald for Worst Case Scenario (Orenda Books)
H.R.F. Keating Award (for the best biographical or critical book related to crime fiction)
- John Curran for The Hooded Gunman (HarperCollins Crime Club)
Best Crime Novel for Children (aged 8-12)
- Thomas Taylor for Malamander (Walker Books)
Best Crime Novel for Young Adults (aged 12-16)
- Kathryn Evans for Beauty Sleep (Usborne Publishing)
The awards would have been presented during CrimeFest in Bristol, U.K. but the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.