2020 CrimeFest Awards

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.