Monday, April 28, 2014

Listen and laugh: Crimefest shortlists announced

The winners of the CRIMEFEST awards will be announced during the Gala Dinner at CrimeFest on Saturday, May 17.

Audible Sounds Of Crime Award
The Audible Sounds of Crime Award is for the best unabridged crime audiobook first published in the UK in 2013 in both printed and audio formats, and available for download from, Britain’s largest provider of downloadable audiobooks. Courtesy of sponsor Audible UK, the winning author and audiobook reader share the £1,000 prize equally.


  • Ben Aaronovitch for Broken Homes, read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Orion Audio)
  • John le CarrĂ© for A Delicate Truth, read by John le CarrĂ© (Penguin)
  • Robert Galbraith for The Cuckoo's Calling, read by Robert Glenister (Hachette Audio)
  • Peter James for Dead Man’s Time, read by Daniel Weyman (Macmillan Audio)
  • Peter May for The Chessmen, read by Peter Forbes (Quercus)
  • James Oswald for Natural Causes, read by Ian Hanmore (Penguin)

eDunnit Award
The eDunnit Award is for the best crime fiction ebook first published in both hardcopy and in electronic format in the British Isles in 2013. The winning author receives £500 and a Bristol Blue Glass commemorative award.


  • A.K. Benedict for The Beauty of Murder (Orion)
  • Thomas H. Cook for Sandrine (Head of Zeus)
  • Sara Gran for Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway (Faber and Faber)
  • Elizabeth Haynes for Under a Silent Moon (Sphere)
  • Val McDermid for Cross and Burn (Sphere)
  • Derek B. Miller for Norwegian by Night (Faber and Faber)
  • Denise Mina for The Red Road (Orion)
  • Thomas Mogford for Sign of the Cross (Bloomsbury)
  • George Pelecanos for The Double (Orion)
  • Anne Zouroudi for The Feast of Artemis (Bloomsbury)

Goldsboro Last Laugh Award
The Goldsboro Last Laugh Award is for the best humorous crime novel first published in the British Isles in 2013. The £500 prize is sponsored by Goldsboro Books, the UKs largest specialist in first edition, signed books.


  • Colin Bateman for Fire and Brimstone (Headline)
  • Alan Bradley for Speaking from Among the Bones (Orion)
  • Colin Cotterill for The Axe Factor (Quercus)
  • Shamini Flint for A Calamitous Chinese Killing (Little, Brown)
  • Carl Hiaasen for Bad Monkey (Little, Brown)
  • Suzette A. Hill for A Little Murder (Allison & Busby)
  • Derek B. Miller for Norwegian by Night (Faber and Faber)
  • Teresa Solana for The Sound of One Hand Killing (Bitter Lemon Press)

Hat tip to Janet Rudolph at the excellent Mystery Fanfare website. 

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