CrimeFest, a crime fiction con in Bristol UK, has announced the finalists for their various awards.
Specsavers Debut Crime Novel Award
• The Man on the Street, by Trevor Wood (Quercus)
Audible Sounds of Crime Award
• The Thursday Murder Club, by Richard Osman, read by Lesley Manville (Viking)
H.R.F. Keating Award
• Howdunit: A Masterclass in Crime Writing by Members of the Detection Club, edited by Martin Edwards (Collins Crime Club)
Last Laugh Award
• Squeeze Me, by Carl Hiaasen (Little, Brown)
• A Song for the Dark Times, by Ian Rankin (Orion)
Best Crime Novel for Children (Ages 8-12)
• Anisha, Accidental Detective, by Serena Patel (Usborne)
Best Crime Novel for Young Adults (Ages 12-16)
• Eight Pieces of Silva, by Patrice Lawrence (Hodder Children’s Books)
All winners receive a Bristol Blue Glass commemorative award. The Debut winner also gets a £1,000 prize, and sponsor Audible UK provides the winning author and audiobook reader(s) a £1,000 prize to share equally.