Crime Fiction Awards News for August 2022

BOUCHERCON GIVES ANTHONY AWARD PERMANENT DESIGN

The Anthony Award trophy has been redesigned. Art Taylor posted a picture: “Anthony Award Design Reveal”.

On Saturday, July 9, Bouchercon hosted the reveal of the new design for the Anthony Award—a design which will be used each year from now on as opposed to having each new Bouchercon design a specific award for their host year. The new design pays homage to Anthony Boucher, writer, critic, and namesake for the convention. I love the pipe and bowtie!

LINDISFARNE PRIZE FOR CRIME FICTION

The Lindisfarne Prize for Crime Fiction is a literary prize which recognizes outstanding writing in the genre of crime or thriller fiction. The 2022 shortlist has been announced.

  • Can’t Hide by Clare Sewell
  • Sharp Focus by Duncan Robb
  • Salted Earth by Katherine Graham
  • The Children of Gaia by Jacqueline Auld
  • The Taste of Iron by Ramona Slusarczyk

The winning entry will be awarded a prize of £2500 to support the completion of their work and funding towards a year’s membership of both the Society of Authors (SoA) and the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), and smaller financial awards to shortlisted candidates. 

DEAD GOOD READER AWARDS

The winners of The Dead Good Reader Awards 2022 have been announced.

THE SOMETHING IN THE AIR AWARD FOR MOST ATMOSPHERIC NOVEL

Winner

  • I Know What You’ve Done by Dorothy Koomson

Shortlist

  • Bamburgh by L J Ross
  • Breathless by Amy McCulloch
  • I Know What You’ve Done by Dorothy Koomson
  • No Honour by Awais Khan
  • The Shadows of Men by Abir Mukherjee
  • The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell

THE LOVE IS BLIND AWARD FOR MOST TWISTED COUPLE

Winner

  • The Couple at No 9 by Claire Douglas

Shortlist

  • The Couple at No 9 by Claire Douglas
  • The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
  • Into the Dark by Fiona Cummins
  • Lie Beside Me by Gytha Lodge
  • Nasty Little Cuts by Tina Baker
  • Nobody But Us by Laure van Rensburg

THE COLD AS ICE AWARD FOR MOST CHILLING READ

Winner

  • The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

Shortlist

  • Breathless by Amy McCulloch
  • Deadly Cure by Mahi Cheshire
  • The Hollows by Mark Edwards
  • The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson
  • One For Sorrow by Helen Fields
  • The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

THE RACE-AGAINST-TIME AWARD FOR BEST ACTION THRILLER

Winner

  • Hostage by Clare Mackintosh

Shortlist

  • Better Off Dead by Lee Child and Andrew Child
  • Dark Horse by Gregg Hurwitz
  • Dead Ground by M W Craven
  • The Devil’s Advocate by Steve Cavanagh
  • Hostage by Clare Mackintosh
  • No Way to Die by Tony Kent

THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK AWARD FOR BEST NEW SERIES

Winner

  • Richard Osman’s Thursday Murder Club series

Shortlist

  • Joy Kluver’s Bernadette Noel series
  • Neil Lancaster’s Max Craigie series
  • Val McDermid’s Allie Burns series
  • C K McDonnell’s Stranger Times series
  • Richard Osman’s Thursday Murder Club series
  • Glenda Young’s Helen Dexter series

THE DEAD GOOD RECOMMENDS AWARDS FOR MOST RECOMMENDED BOOK

Winner

  • The Locked Room by Elly Griffiths

Shortlist

  • Deadly Cure by Mahi Cheshire
  • Do No Harm by Jack Jordan
  • I Know What You’ve Done by Dorothy Koomson
  • The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean
  • Lie Beside Me by Gytha Lodge
  • The Locked Room by Elly Griffiths

[Thanks to Cora Buhlert for the stories.]

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