CrimeFest 2013 Award Winners

CrimeFest bills itself as “a convention for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics.” In other words, a convention for everyone in the world. And since CrimeFest 2013, held as it is every year in Bristol, England, included a panel discussion with the creators of BBC’s Sherlock, we’re figuring the world (and his wife) attended.

Naturally, CrimeFest bestows awards, and here is a list of this year’s nominees and winners (in bold):

The Audible Sounds of Crime Award, for best audiobook crime novel

  • The Black Box by Michael Connelly, read by Michael McConnohie
  • The Racketeer by John Grisham, read by J.D. Jackson
  • The Lewis Man by Peter May, read by Peter Forbes
  • Phantom by Jo Nesbø, read by Sean Barrett
  • Standing In Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin; read by James MacPherson

The Goldsboro Last Laugh Award, for best humorous crime novel

  • The Prisoner of Brenda by Colin Bateman
  • The Corpse on the Court by Simon Brett
  • Slaughter’s Hound by Declan Burke
  • Killing the Emperors by Ruth Dudley Edwards
  • Bryant & May and the Invisible Code by Christopher Fowler
  • The Iron Will of Shoeshine Cats by Hesh Kestin

eDunnit Award, for best crime novel published in both hardcover and ebook format

  • The Age of Doubt by Andrea Camilleri
  • Killing the Emperors by Ruth Dudley Edwards
  • Bryant & May and the Invisible Code by Christopher Fowler
  • Dominion by C.J. Sansom

H. R. F. Keating Award, for best biography or critical book related to crime fiction published between 2008 and 2012

  • Books to Die For by Declan Burke & John Connolly (2012)
  • Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks by John Curran (2009)
  • British Crime Writing: an Encyclopaedia Barry Forshaw, editor (2008)
  • Invisible Ink by Christopher Fowler (2012)
  • Following the Detectives Maxim Jakubowski, editor (2010)
  • Talking about Detective Fiction by P.D. James (2009)

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