The 10th anniversary of CrimeFest was held in Bristol, England. Attended by over 500 fans, writers, agents, and publishers this year, the CrimeFest Awards began as a variation of the USA’s Left Coast Crime Awards and has become one of the best crime fiction conferences in Europe.
In most cases, eligible titles for the various awards were submitted by publishers, and a team of British crime fiction reviewers voted to establish the shortlist and the winning title. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners (indicated in red). Click on the book titles to discover more about the nominees and winners.
The eDunnit Award is for the best crime fiction ebook first published in both hardcopy and in electronic format in the British Isles in 2017.
– Chris Brookmyre, Want You Gone
– Ken Bruen, The Ghosts of Galway
– Michael Connelly, The Late Show
– Joe Ide, IQ
– Dennis Lehane, Since We Fell
– Steve Mosby, You Can Run
– Gunnar Staalesen, Wolves in the Dark
– Sarah Stovell, Exquisite
LAST LAUGH AWARD
The Last Laugh Award is for the best humorous crime novel first published in the British Isles in 2017.
– Simon Brett, Blotto, Twinks and the Stars of the Silver Screen
– Christopher Fowler, Bryant & May – Wild Chamber
– Mick Herron, Spook Street
– Vaseem Khan, The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star
– Khurrum Rahman, East of Hounslow
– C.J. Skuse, Sweetpea
– Antti Tuomainen, The Man Who Died
– L.C. Tyler, Herring in the Smoke
BEST CRIME NOVEL FOR YOUNG ADULTS (12 – 16)
CRIMEFEST presents this award to celebrate the burgeoning interest in fiction for young adults as a whole. Eligible titles are crime novels for children (ages 12-16) first published in the British Isles in 2017.
– Cat Clarke, Girlhood
– Zana Fraillon, The Ones That Disappeared
– Will Hill, After the Fire
– Patrice Lawrence, Indigo Donut
– E. Lockhart, Genuine Fraud
– Sophie McKenzie, SweetFreak
– Teri Terry, Dark Matter: Contagion
– Teresa Toten, Beware That Girl
Please visit http://www.crimefest.com/awards-cf/ for nominees and winners in the AUDIBLE SOUNDS OF CRIME, the BEST CRIME NOVEL for CHILDREN 8-12, the H.R.F. KEATING AWARD, and the PETRONA AWARD.