2021 CrimeFest Awards

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)

eDunnit Award

 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.