Capital Crime Reveals Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards Shortlists

The Capital Crime Festival is cancelled this year, however, through their social media the Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards shortlist was announced. The crime fiction and media award sponsored by Amazon Publishing premiered last year at the Capital Crime event in London.

The shortlists were decided by Capital Crime’s advisory board of authors, industry leaders and reviewers. Festival passholders and Capital Crime Book Club members will vote on the winners, which will be announced on October 13.

CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR 

  • Find Them Dead by Peter James 
  • Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha 
  • Bryant & May – Oranges and Lemons by Christopher Fowler 
  • Without A Trace by Mari Hannah 
  • Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz 

DEBUT BOOK OF THE YEAR 

  • Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi 
  • The Creak on the Stairs by Eva Björg Ægisdottir 
  • Black Sun by Owen Matthews 
  • A Shadow on the Lens by Sam Hurcom 
  • The Wreckage by Robin Morgan Bentley 

THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR 

  • The Split by Sharon Bolton 
  • Witchfinder by Andrew Wilson 
  • Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton
  • Knife Edge by Simon Mayo 
  • All Fall Down by MJ Arlidge 

MYSTERY BOOK OF THE YEAR 

  • Rules for Perfect Murder by Peter Swanson 
  • The Mist by Ragnar Jónasson 
  • The House Guest by Mark Edwards 
  • Island of Secrets by Rachel Rhys 
  • The Holdout by Graham Moore 

E-BOOK OF THE YEAR 

  • Three Perfect Liars by Heidi Perks 
  • Strangers by C L Taylor 
  • Death in the East by Abir Mukherjee 
  • The Less Dead by Denise Mina 
  • Remember Me by Amy McLellan 

AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR 

  • The Guest List by Lucy Foley 
  • If It Bleeds by Stephen King 
  • Death in the East by Abir Mukherjee 
  • The Dance of the Serpents by Oscar Muriel 
  • Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz 

INDEPENDENT VOICE BOOK OF THE YEAR 

  • Beast by Matt Wesolowski 
  • The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda 
  • Little Siberia by Antti Tuomainen 
  • The Creak on the Stairs by Eva Bjorg Ægisdóttir 
  • A Dark Matter by Doug Johnstone 

CRIME MOVIE OF THE YEAR 

  • Knives Out 
  • Joker 
  • Uncut Gems 
  • Parasite
  • Queen & Slim 

CRIME TV SHOW OF THE YEAR 

  • The Stranger 
  • I May Destroy You 
  • Giri/Haji
  • Quiz 
  • The Liar (Season 2) 

[Thanks to Cora Buhlert for the story.]

1 thought on “Capital Crime Reveals Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards Shortlists

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